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CARES Act Regulatory Information
The University of Providence signed and returned the Certification and Agreement to the Department of Education in order to secure funding for students under Section 18004(a)(1) if the CARES Act. This funding is to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students who have been negatively impacted by our institutions change of operations to an on-line format due to COVID-19. Per the agreement, the University will use no less than 50% of the allotted funding for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
The University of Providence received $188,498 from the Department of Education pursuant to the signed Certification and Agreement to be used for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
As of 12/31/2020, the University of Providence has awarded $70,885.47 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. This section will be updated at least every 45 days in compliance with the signed Certification and Agreement with the Department of Education.
An analysis of students at the University of Providence found that there were 353 students 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.
As of 12/31/2020, the University has awarded Emergency Financial Aid Grants to 59 students. This information will be updated at least every 45 days in compliance with the signed Certification and Agreement with the Department of Education.
All eligible students were contacted by email and text regarding the opportunity to apply for an Emergency Financial Aid Grant from the CARES Act. The University created a CARES Act Committee, made up of several department representatives, who oversee the awarding of the Emergency Financial Aid Grants. This committee reviews the application and documentation from students, uses the guidelines set forth by the Department, and tries to award Grants to students in a fair and consistent manner.
Students wishing to apply for CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants for students are directed to a webpage containing an FAQ on the requirements for eligibility, along with an application to be submitted for committee review.
The FAQ and Application can be found here: