St. John’s University Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Quarterly Report- Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

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HEERF II: CRRSAA Fund Quarterly Reporting - Student Portion

Final Quarterly Report- Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

  1. John’s University signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement required under the CARES Act and has accepted from the Department the Certification and Supplemental Agreement for the funds under Section 314(a)(1) HEERF II of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA). The University has used, or intends to use, the applicable amounts of funds designated under CRRSAA to provide Emergency Financial Grants to students.
  2. The University has been allocated $ 6,095,940, from the U.S. Department of Education under Section 314(a) (1) of the CRRSAA Act pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. Plus $12,738 under Section 314(a) (1) (E) & Section 314 (a) (1) (F). Total funding $6,108,678.
  3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 314(1)(a) of the CRRSAA Act as of June 30, 2021 :
    • $6,108,678
  4. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to receive Emergency Financial Grants to Students under the CRRSAA program.
    • 9810
  5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under CRRSAA.
    • 5584
  6. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under the CRRSAA program.
  • In order to be considered for emergency grant funding students had to meet the below criteria:
    • Students, who as of March 24, 2021 were Undergraduate, Graduate or Law matriculated degree seeking students enrolled for at least 3 credits for the spring 2021 semester with a valid 2020-21 FAFSA on file with the University.
  • The University strived to assists as many students as possible prioritizing students with exceptional financial need.
    • 2021 Federal Pell grant recipients as March 24, 2021 were automatically awarded $1,150 to be used to assist with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus pandemic such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care. Students were given the opportunity to complete an online form to instruct the University for any grant awarded to either apply the grant towards their spring 2021 semester balance or to have their grant disbursed directly to them by check or direct deposit.
    • Students enrolled in the spring 2021 who also enrolled for the summer of 2021 and were Pell eligible as of June 22, 2021 automatically awarded funds. Students with a 0 EFC awarded $550 and all other Pell recipients awarded $428.57
    • All non-Pell students eligible for CRRSAA funding consideration were notified of the opportunity to complete an online application. Students were asked to share the financial challenge/s they were facing that affected their continued learning. Students were provided the opportunity to instruct the University for any grant awarded to either apply the grant towards their spring 2021 semester balance or to have grant disbursed directly to them by check or direct deposit.
      • Students who completed the application and attested that they were facing a financial challenge were awarded $1,000 to be used to for any component of their cost of attendance.
  1. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

St. John’s University Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) under the CRRSAA Act Quarterly Report- Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

  1. St. John’s University signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement required under the CARES Act and has accepted from the Department the Certification and Supplemental Agreement for the funds under Section 314(a)(1) HEERF II of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA). The University has used, or intends to use, the applicable amounts of funds designated under CRRSAA to provide Emergency Financial Grants to students.
  2. The University has been allocated $ 6,095,940, from the U.S. Department of Education under Section 314(a) (1) of the CRRSAA Act pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. Plus $12,738 under Section 314(a) (1) (E) & Section 314 (a) (1) (F). Total funding $6,108,678.
  3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 314(1)(a) of the CRRSAA Act as of March 31, 2021 :
    • $0. Distribution of funds set to begin in April 2021.
  4. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to receive Emergency Financial Grants to Students under the CRRSAA program.
    • 9810
  5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under CRRSAA.
    • Awarding of funds set to begin in April 2021.
  6. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under the CRRSAA program.
  • In order to be considered for emergency grant funding students had to meet the below criteria:
    • Students, who as of March 24, 2021 were Undergraduate, Graduate or Law matriculated degree seeking students enrolled for at least 3 credits for the spring 2021 semester with a valid 2020-21 FAFSA on file with the University.
  • The University strived to assists as many students as possible prioritizing students with exceptional financial need.
    • 2021 Federal Pell grant recipients as March 24, 2021 were automatically awarded $1,150 to be used to assist with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus pandemic such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care. Students were given the opportunity to complete an online form to instruct the University for any grant awarded to either apply the grant towards their spring 2021 semester balance or to have their grant disbursed directly to them by check or direct deposit.
    • All non-Pell students eligible for CRRSAA funding consideration were notified of the opportunity to complete an online application. Students were asked to share the financial challenge/s they were facing that affected their continued learning. Students were provided the opportunity to instruct the University for any grant awarded to either apply the grant towards their spring 2021 semester balance or to have grant disbursed directly to them by check or direct deposit.
      • Students who completed the application and attested that they were facing a financial challenge were awarded $1,000 to be used to for any component of their cost of attendance.
  1. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

HEERF I: CARES Fund Quarterly Reporting - Student Portion

  1. St. John’s University signed and returned to the US Department of Education the Certification and Agreement with the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide emergency financial aid grants to students.
  2. The University has received $6,095,940 from the US Department of Education pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] emergency financial aid grants to students.
  3. The total amount of emergency financial aid grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act through June 7, 2021:
    • $6,095,940
  4. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • 10,337 
  5. The total number of students who have received an emergency financial aid grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • 5,551
  6. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive emergency financial aid grants to students and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  • In order to be considered for emergency grant funding, students had to meet the below criteria:
    • Currently enrolled students at the University for the Spring 2020 semester as degree-seeking undergraduate, graduate, or law students in on-campus courses.
      • Students who were enrolled in exclusively online course work prior to the transition to remote instruction in accordance with federal guidance were not eligible for funding and were therefore excluded.
    • Have a valid 2019-20 FAFSA on file with the University and meet all basic eligibility requirements for Title IV aid under Section 484 of the Higher Education Act.
  • The University strived to assist as many students as possible, prioritizing students with the highest financial need:
    • 2019-20 Federal Pell grant recipients as of July 1, 2020  were automatically awarded $1,000 to be used to assist with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus pandemic such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.
    • Continuing students who were 2019-20 Federal Pell grant recipients with a 0 Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) on their 2019-20 FAFSA as of July 1, 2020 were automatically awarded an additional $324.75 to be used to assist with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus pandemic such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.
    • Limited funds were allocated as supplemental emergency support, for the University’s Department of Student Affairs Basic Needs Program.
    • All students eligible for CARES Act funding consideration were notified of the opportunity to complete an online application. Completion of the application was not a guarantee of funding. Students were asked to share how they and their families were impacted by the pandemic. Students who were financially impacted during the spring term were awarded $1,000 to be used to assist with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus pandemic, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.
  • Funds associated with uncashed CARES checks were redistributed to other students following the CRRSAA distribution plan after reasonable attempts were made to contact students.
  1. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the emergency financial aid grants.
  1. St. John’s University signed and returned to the US Department of Education the Certification and Agreement with the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide emergency financial aid grants to students.
  2. The University has received $6,095,940 from the US Department of Education pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] emergency financial aid grants to students.
  3. The total amount of emergency financial aid grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act through March 31, 2021:
    • $6,095,940
  4. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • 10,337 
  5. The total number of students who have received an emergency financial aid grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • 5,563
  6. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive emergency financial aid grants to students and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  • In order to be considered for emergency grant funding, students had to meet the below criteria:
    • Currently enrolled students at the University for the Spring 2020 semester as degree-seeking undergraduate, graduate, or law students in on-campus courses.
      • Students who were enrolled in exclusively online course work prior to the transition to remote instruction in accordance with federal guidance were not eligible for funding and were therefore excluded.
    • Have a valid 2019-20 FAFSA on file with the University and meet all basic eligibility requirements for Title IV aid under Section 484 of the Higher Education Act.
  • The University strived to assist as many students as possible, prioritizing students with the highest financial need:
    • 2019-20 Federal Pell grant recipients as of July 1, 2020  were automatically awarded $1,000 to be used to assist with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus pandemic such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.
    • Continuing students who were 2019-20 Federal Pell grant recipients with a 0 Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) on their 2019-20 FAFSA as of July 1, 2020 were automatically awarded an additional $324.75 to be used to assist with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus pandemic such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.
    • Limited funds were allocated as supplemental emergency support, for the University’s Department of Student Affairs Basic Needs Program.
    • All students eligible for CARES Act funding consideration were notified of the opportunity to complete an online application. Completion of the application was not a guarantee of funding. Students were asked to share how they and their families were impacted by the pandemic. Students who were financially impacted during the spring term were awarded $1,000 to be used to assist with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus pandemic, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.
  1. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the emergency financial aid grants.
  1. St. John’s University signed and returned to the US Department of Education the Certification and Agreement with the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide emergency financial aid grants to students.
  2. The University has received $6,095,940 from the US Department of Education pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] emergency financial aid grants to students.
  3. The total amount of emergency financial aid grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act through December 31, 2020:
    • $6,095,940
  4. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • 10,337 
  5. The total number of students who have received an emergency financial aid grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • 5,563
  6. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive emergency financial aid grants to students and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  • In order to be considered for emergency grant funding, students had to meet the below criteria:
    • Currently enrolled students at the University for the Spring 2020 semester as degree-seeking undergraduate, graduate, or law students in on-campus courses.
      • Students who were enrolled in exclusively online course work prior to the transition to remote instruction in accordance with federal guidance were not eligible for funding and were therefore excluded.
    • Have a valid 2019-20 FAFSA on file with the University and meet all basic eligibility requirements for Title IV aid under Section 484 of the Higher Education Act.
  • The University strived to assist as many students as possible, prioritizing students with the highest financial need:
    • 2019-20 Federal Pell grant recipients as of July 1, 2020  were automatically awarded $1,000 to be used to assist with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus pandemic such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.
    • Continuing students who were 2019-20 Federal Pell grant recipients with a 0 Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) on their 2019-20 FAFSA as of July 1, 2020 were automatically awarded an additional $324.75 to be used to assist with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus pandemic such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.
    • Limited funds were allocated as supplemental emergency support, for the University’s Department of Student Affairs Basic Needs Program.
    • All students eligible for CARES Act funding consideration were notified of the opportunity to complete an online application. Completion of the application was not a guarantee of funding. Students were asked to share how they and their families were impacted by the pandemic. Students who were financially impacted during the spring term were awarded $1,000 to be used to assist with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus pandemic, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.
  1. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the emergency financial aid grants.
  1. St. John’s University signed and returned to the US Department of Education the Certification and Agreement with the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide emergency financial aid grants to students.
  2. The University has received $6,095,940 from the US Department of Education pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] emergency financial aid grants to students.
  3. The total amount of emergency financial aid grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of November 20, 2020:
    • $6,095,940
  4. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • 10,330 
  5. The total number of students who have received an emergency financial aid grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • 5,563
  6. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive emergency financial aid grants to students and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  • In order to be considered for emergency grant funding, students had to meet the below criteria:
    • Currently enrolled students at the University for the Spring 2020 semester as degree-seeking undergraduate, graduate, or law students in on-campus courses.
      • Students who were enrolled in exclusively online course work prior to the transition to remote instruction in accordance with federal guidance were not eligible for funding and were therefore excluded.
    • Have a valid 2019-20 FAFSA on file with the University and meet all basic eligibility requirements for Title IV aid under Section 484 of the Higher Education Act.
  • The University strived to assist as many students as possible, prioritizing students with the highest financial need:
    • 2019-20 Federal Pell grant recipients as of July 1, 2020  were automatically awarded $1,000 to be used to assist with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus pandemic such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.
    • Continuing students who were 2019-20 Federal Pell grant recipients with a 0 Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) on their 2019-20 FAFSA as of July 1, 2020 were automatically awarded an additional $324.75 to be used to assist with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus pandemic such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.
    • Limited funds were allocated as supplemental emergency support, for the University’s Department of Student Affairs Basic Needs Program.
    • All students eligible for CARES Act funding consideration were notified of the opportunity to complete an online application. Completion of the application was not a guarantee of funding. Students were asked to share how they and their families were impacted by the pandemic. Students who were financially impacted during the spring term were awarded $1,000 to be used to assist with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus pandemic, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.
  1. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the emergency financial aid grants.
  1. St. John’s University signed and returned to the US Department of Education the Certification and Agreement with the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide emergency financial aid grants to students.
  2. The University has received $6,095,940 from the US Department of Education pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] emergency financial aid grants to students.
  3. The total amount of emergency financial aid grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of October 8, 2020:
    • $6,095,940
  4. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • 10,330 
  5. The total number of students who have received an emergency financial aid grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • 5,563
  6. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive emergency financial aid grants to students and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  • In order to be considered for emergency grant funding, students had to meet the below criteria:
    • Currently enrolled students at the University for the Spring 2020 semester as degree-seeking undergraduate, graduate, or law students in on-campus courses.
      • Students who were enrolled in exclusively online course work prior to the transition to remote instruction in accordance with federal guidance were not eligible for funding and were therefore excluded.
    • Have a valid 2019-20 FAFSA on file with the University and meet all basic eligibility requirements for Title IV aid under Section 484 of the Higher Education Act.
  • The University strived to assist as many students as possible, prioritizing students with the highest financial need:
    • 2019-20 Federal Pell grant recipients as of July 1, 2020  were automatically awarded $1,000 to be used to assist with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus pandemic such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.
    • Continuing students who were 2019-20 Federal Pell grant recipients with a 0 Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) on their 2019-20 FAFSA as of July 1, 2020 were automatically awarded an additional $324.75 to be used to assist with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus pandemic such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.
    • Limited funds were allocated as supplemental emergency support, for the University’s Department of Student Affairs Basic Needs Program.
    • All students eligible for CARES Act funding consideration were notified of the opportunity to complete an online application. Completion of the application was not a guarantee of funding. Students were asked to share how they and their families were impacted by the pandemic. Students who were financially impacted during the spring term were awarded $1,000 to be used to assist with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus pandemic, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.
  1. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the emergency financial aid grants.
  1. St. John’s University signed and returned to the US Department of Education the Certification and Agreement with the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide emergency financial aid grants to students.
  2. The University has received $6,095,940 from the US Department of Education pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] emergency financial aid grants to students.
  3. The total amount of emergency financial aid grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of August 24, 2020:
    • $6,095,940
  4. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • 10,330 
  5. The total number of students who have received an emergency financial aid grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • 5,561
  6. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive emergency financial aid grants to students and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  • In order to be considered for emergency grant funding, students had to meet the below criteria:
    • Currently enrolled students at the University for the Spring 2020 semester as degree-seeking undergraduate, graduate, or law students in on-campus courses.
      • Students who were enrolled in exclusively online course work prior to the transition to remote instruction in accordance with federal guidance were not eligible for funding and were therefore excluded.
    • Have a valid 2019-20 FAFSA on file with the University and meet all basic eligibility requirements for Title IV aid under Section 484 of the Higher Education Act.
  • The University strived to assist as many students as possible, prioritizing students with the highest financial need:
    • 2019-20 Federal Pell grant recipients as of July 1, 2020  were automatically awarded $1,000 to be used to assist with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus pandemic such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.
    • Continuing students who were 2019-20 Federal Pell grant recipients with a 0 Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) on their 2019-20 FAFSA as of July 1, 2020 were automatically awarded an additional $324.75 to be used to assist with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus pandemic such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.
    • Limited funds, $31,076.75, were allocated as supplemental emergency support, for the University’s Department of Student Affairs Basic Needs Program.
    • All students eligible for CARES Act funding consideration were notified of the opportunity to complete an online application. Completion of the application was not a guarantee of funding. Students were asked to share how they and their families were impacted by the pandemic. Students who were financially impacted during the spring term were awarded $1,000 to be used to assist with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus pandemic, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.
  1. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the emergency financial aid grants.
  1. St. John’s University signed and returned to the US Department of Education the Certification and Agreement with the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide emergency financial aid grants to students.
  2. The University has received $6,095,940 from the US Department of Education pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] emergency financial aid grants to students.
  3. The total amount of emergency financial aid grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of July 9, 2020:
    • $6,095,525.98
  4. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • 10,330 
  5. The total number of students who have received an emergency financial aid grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • 5,561
  6. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive emergency financial aid grants to students and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  • In order to be considered for emergency grant funding, students had to meet the below criteria:
    • Currently enrolled students at the University for the Spring 2020 semester as degree-seeking undergraduate, graduate, or law students in on-campus courses.
      • Students who were enrolled in exclusively online course work prior to the transition to remote instruction in accordance with federal guidance were not eligible for funding and were therefore excluded.
    • Have a valid 2019-20 FAFSA on file with the University and meet all basic eligibility requirements for Title IV aid under Section 484 of the Higher Education Act.
  • The University strived to assist as many students as possible, prioritizing students with the highest financial need:
    • 2019-20 Federal Pell grant recipients as of July 1, 2020  were automatically awarded $1,000 to be used to assist with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus pandemic such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.
    • Continuing students who were 2019-20 Federal Pell grant recipients with a 0 Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) on their 2019-20 FAFSA as of July 1, 2020 were automatically awarded an additional $324.75 to be used to assist with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus pandemic such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.
    • Limited funds, $30,662.73, were allocated as supplemental emergency support, for the University’s Department of Student Affairs Basic Needs Program.
    • All students eligible for CARES Act funding consideration were notified of the opportunity to complete an online application. Completion of the application was not a guarantee of funding. Students were asked to share how they and their families were impacted by the pandemic. Students who were financially impacted during the spring term were awarded $1,000 to be used to assist with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus pandemic, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.
  1. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the emergency financial aid grants.
  1. St. John’s University signed and returned to the US Department of Education the Certification and Agreement with the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide emergency financial aid grants to students.
  2. The University has received $6,095,940 from the US Department of Education pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] emergency financial aid grants to students.
  3. The total amount of emergency financial aid grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of May 28, 2020:
    • $5,396,662.73
  4. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • 10,330 
  5. The total number of students who have received an emergency financial aid grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • 5,399
  6. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive emergency financial aid grants to students and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  • In order to be considered for emergency grant funding, students had to meet the below criteria:
    • Currently enrolled students at the University for the Spring 2020 semester as degree-seeking undergraduate, graduate, or law students in on-campus courses.
      • Students who were enrolled in exclusively online course work prior to the transition to remote instruction in accordance with federal guidance were not eligible for funding and were therefore excluded.
    • Have a valid 2019-20 FAFSA on file with the University and meet all basic eligibility requirements for Title IV aid under Section 484 of the Higher Education Act.
  • The University strived to assist as many students as possible, prioritizing students with the highest financial need:
    • Federal Pell grant recipients were automatically awarded $1,000 to be used to assist with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus pandemic, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.
    • Limited funds were allocated as supplemental emergency support, for the University’s Department of Student Affairs Basic Needs Program.
    • All students eligible for CARES Act funding consideration were notified of the opportunity to complete an online application. Completion of the application was not a guarantee of funding. Students were asked to share how they and their families were impacted by the pandemic. Students who were financially impacted during the spring term were awarded $1,000 to be used to assist with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus pandemic, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.
  1. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the emergency financial aid grants.