Enrollment Services

HEERF Reporting


The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020. The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, (CRRSAA) was passed on December 27, 2020. These laws established the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund and provide funding to institutions to provide emergency financial aid grants to students whose lives have been disrupted, many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet. Saint Peter’s University has received funding to help its students during this difficult time. These funds may be used by students to pay for expenses related to the cost of attending the University.

 

HEERF I and II (August 14, 2020; September 24, 2020; April 10, 2021; July 7, 2021; September 30, 2021 (Final)

  • Saint Peter’s University 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 as part of HEERF I.
  • 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 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.

CARES Act FAQ
CARES Act Fund Application
Letter to Students announcing CARES Act Process

  • 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 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, 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, 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, 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 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 the total amount of Emergency Financial AidGrants distributed to Saint Peter’s University student under Section 18004 (a) (1) of the CARES ACT (HEERF I) is $1,957,293.  Saint Peter’s University received an additional $1,957,293 of Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 18004 (a) (1) of the American Rescue Plan (HEERF II).  As of July 7, 2021 $1,981,757 in HERFII funds have been disbursed to students.  As of July 7, 2021, 2065 students received funds in the most recent phase of disbursement.
  • As of September 30, 2021, there are no additional funds disbursed to students.

HEERF III January 10, 2022 (Final)

The Federal Emergency Grants for fall 2021

Saint Peter’s University signed and returned a Certification & Agreement with the Department of Education to accept allocated funds from American Rescue Plan (ARP), Public Law 117-2.  The ARP established and funded the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERFIII) to provide emergency financial aid grants.  These critical funds help eligible Saint Peter’s University students cover expenses related to unanticipated travel, additional technology requirements, or other needs related to an emergency situation.

Federal Emergency Aid Grant Reporting:

As of May 21, 2021, Saint Peter’s University received sum of $9,422,114 (HEERF I, II, and III) for students to fund the Federal Emergency Financial Aid Grants.  The estimated number of students potentially eligible to be considered to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants in quarter 4 2021 was 3,115.  As of December 15, 2021 $2,741,850.00 in HEERF III funds has been disbursed to 2,760 unduplicated students.

Federal Emergency Aid Grant Criteria and Eligibility:

  • Saint Peter’s University made federal HEERF III funds available to undergraduate, graduate, professional, online, degree-seeking students.  For these students, grant awards were tiered based Pell eligibility, EFC, full-time vs. part-time status, and degree level.  Students received an email to notify of their grant award and a link to a form in which to opt –into using the grant to satisfy university balance.  Students were not obligated to complete the form nor to utilize grant to pay tuition balance.  University employees enrolled in degree programs were ineligible to receive emergency grants.
  • All students were eligible regardless of FAFSA filing status including DACA students, and International students.