St. Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry CARES Act Reporting Requirements
COVID-19 has affected many of us financially. If you are interested in being eligible for Cares Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants, please click the button below and email your form to the Director of Admissions & Financial Aid:Apply for CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid
In accordance with the reporting requirements of Section 18004(e) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry, an institution receiving funds under this section, is providing the following:
- St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry (St. Bernard’s) acknowledges that the School signed and returned the certification, agreement and 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.
- St. Bernard’s received $13,676 in funding from the CARES Act. Half of that amount, $6,838, is specifically designated as emergency financial aid grants to students.
- The U.S. Department of Education has given institutions discretion to determine how this emergency assistance will be disbursed to eligible students. Students who have incurred expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the novel coronavirus, are eligible. As of November 30, 2020, there have been no disbursements to students.
- The estimated number of students eligible for the Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act grant under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and therefore eligible to receive an emergency financial aid grant is based on those who can satisfy the criteria stated in #6 below.
- As of November 30, 2020, no students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
- A student must meet all the conditions listed below to qualify for the Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act:
- Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a degree, certificate, or other program and not be enrolled in a fully online program;
- If the student is presently enrolled, he/she must be maintaining satisfactory progress in the course of study the student is pursuing in accordance with subsection (c) of the Section 484 [20 U.S.C 1091] Student Eligibility;
- Not owe an overpayment on Title IV grants or loans;
- File “as part of the original financial aid application process” a certificate that includes a statement of educational purpose and the student’s SSN;
- Be a U.S. citizen or national of the United States (US), a permanent resident of the US, or able to provide evidence from the Immigration and Naturalization Service that he or she is in the US for other than a temporary purpose with the intention of becoming a citizen or permanent resident, and
- If the student has been convicted of, or pled guilty to, a crime involving fraud in obtaining funds under this title, has completed the repayment of such funds to the Secretary, or to the holder in the case of a loan under this title obtained by fraud.
- Allowable expenses include expenses under a student’s cost of attendance such as:
- Housing, rent, utilities
- Course material
- Health care
- Child care
- Technology related needs
Our Declaration of Cares Act Expenditures can be viewed here.