Enrollment Services

CARES Act Reporting (Updated as of 7/7/2021)

1. An acknowledgment that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and 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.

Saint Peter’s University signed and returned the Certification and Agreement to the U.S. Department of Education on April 9, 2020, and Saint Peter’s University 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.

Saint Peter’s University Funding Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants

2. The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

Saint Peter’s University has received $1,957,293 from the U.S. Department of Education pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

Saint Peter’s University Funding Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants

3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and every 45 days thereafter).

As of August 14, 2020, the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to Saint Peter’s University students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is $1,398,500.

As of September 24, 2020, the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to Saint Peter’s University students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is $1,505,700

As of January 8, 2021, the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to Saint Peter’s University students under Section 18004 (a) (1) of the CARES Act is $1,505,700

As of April 10, 2021, there has been no additional disbursement of CARES Act emergency grants  however the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to Saint Peter’s University students under Section 18004 (a) (1) of the CARES Act is $1,566,100. This amount is a update to previous reporting and supported by our annual reported submitted in February, 2021.

As of July 7, 2021 the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to Saint Peter’s University student under Section 18004 (a) (1) of the CARES ACT is $1,957,293. In addition, the University has disbursed an additional $1,981,757 in HERFII funds to students.

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.

There are approximately 2,200 students at who are 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 under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

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.

As of August 14, 2020, a total of 1822 students have received awards in the Phase 1 and 2 distribution of CARES Act funds at Saint Peter’s University with a total number 2118 checks distributed.

As of September 24 2020, a total of 1810 students have received awards in the Phase 1, 2, 3 distribution of CARES Act funds at Saint Peter’s University.

As of January 8, 2021, a total of 1810 students have received awards in the Phase 1, 2, 3 distribution of CARES Act funds at Saint Peter’s University; this information did not change from our last report.

As of April 10, 2021, no additional awards were disbursed but a total of 1976 students have received awards in the Phase 1, 2, 3 distribution of CARES Act funds at Saint Peter’s University; this information updated from our last report and reflected in our annual report submitted in February 2021.

As of July 7, 2021, 2065 students received funds in the most recent phase of disbursement.

6. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

Saint Peter’s University is utilizing a hybrid model to distribute funds to students. Approximately 60% of the funds will be disbursed automatically based on eligibility requirements. 35% of the funds will be available to students through an online application. Student eligibility is assessed by members of an enrollment and student success committee to ensure consistency. Awards are determined using defined amounts related to student needs in an equitable and non-discriminatory fashion. 5% of the funds will be available to students who study in the summer terms at Saint Peter’s University and continue to experience expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus.

The disbursement of HERFII funds followed the federal guidelines of providing assistance to financially neediest students first and distributing emergency grants to all eligible enrolled students.

HEERF Quarterly Expenditure Report

7. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

Please view supporting documents of instruction, direction, and guidance Saint Peter’s University provided to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

CARES Act FAQ
Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting 10/28/2020
Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting 01/08/2021
Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting 03/31/2021
CARES Act Fund Application
Letter to Students announcing CARES Act Process