St. Mary’s University has 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.

On April 23, 2020, the amount of funds that the institution received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students was $1,590,262.

On January 17, 2021, the University was notified that an additional amount of $1,590,262 supplemental emergency aid was made available under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021(CRRSAA). The total amount available for emergency grants under both acts was $3,180,524.

On May 20, 2021, the University was notified that an additional amount of $4,137,949 supplemental emergency aid was made available under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP). The total amount available for emergency grants under the three acts is now $7,318,473.

As of September 30, 2021, the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES, CRRSAA and ARP Act is $5,754,124.

  • As of September 30, 2021: $5,754,124
  • As of June 30, 2021: $3,893,974
  • As of March 31, 2021: $2,570,830
  • As of December 30, 2020: $1,562,730
  • As of October 9, 2020: $1,562,730
  • As of August 4, 2020: $1,025,230
  • As of June 29, 2020: $1,003,580
  • As of May 20, 2020: $942,780

The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants is 5,933.

The total number of unduplicated students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, the 2021 CRRSAA and ARP Act is 2,472.

  • As of September 30,2021: 2,472
  • As of June 30, 2021: 1,974
  • As of March 31, 2021: 1,442
  • As of December 30, 2020: 1,134
  • As of October 9, 2020: 1,134
  • As of August 4, 2020: 922
  • As of June 29, 2020: 890
  • As of May 20, 2020: 758

To determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, St. Mary’s University requires applications be submitted by students and then award funds based on classification, categories selected and level of need identified on FAFSA or on the application.

The instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants:

  • Students were sent an email communication outlining the details of fund and guiding them to apply within Gateway, the student portal.
  • Gateway housed a page listing a description of the funding, eligibility guidelines, categories covered, application procedures, deadlines and direct deposit information.
  • Once students submit the application, the committee made a decision. The students received notifications letting them know whether application was approved or denied.

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