HEERF Grant - August 2020

  1. Saint John’s Seminary signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that we intend 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. Saint John’s Seminary has received $25,460 from the Department pursuant to our Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
  3. The $25,460 grant was awarded on July 25th, 2020. As of August 25th, 2020, there have been $0 Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  4. There are approximately 70 students at the institution who are or could be eligible to participate in the Federal student financial aid programs under Section 484 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and thus are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
  5. Less than 10 students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of August 25th, 2020.
  6. Saint John’s Seminary will allocate funds to each eligible student to cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. The amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants each eligible student will receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is not yet determined.
  7. The Emergency Financial Aid Grants will cover eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, and health care. Saint John’s Seminary will be establishing a maximum funding threshold for each student to ensure that the funds are distributed as widely as possible. There will be more information posted here in the future with instructions on how the students will certify their eligibility to receive the financial aid grant.