Thank you for your patience as we address the complex issues this pandemic has presented. This message is to provide students with information about the distribution of federal economic relief funds made available to address the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) the U.S. Department of Education has made $512,570 available to Regis College to distribute to students to cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
Following U.S. Department of Education guidance, Regis will distribute these funds based on financial need to students who were eligible to receive federal aid for the 2019-2020 academic year. The U.S. Department of Education has further indicated that students exclusively enrolled in remote learning (online) programs before the COVID-19 pandemic are not eligible for CARES Act distributions.
CARES Act distributions are not considered financial aid and will not affect a student’s ability to receive financial aid.
Regis will distribute funds to students who, as of March 11, 2020, 1) were enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program or the associate’s degree in dental hygiene program, 2) were actively attending courses, and 3) had submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form for the 2019-2020 academic year and were determined eligible to receive financial aid. March 11, 2020 is the date Regis announced that all on-ground academic programs would be transitioned to remote learning and consequently marks the first date of significant disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Regis plans to distribute CARES Act funds to eligible students (see above) over the course of the next several weeks and will notify eligible individual students of their distribution amount via email.
In preparation, eligible students should review the instructions to update their address and/or direct deposit information. If this information is out of date, it will delay the distribution.