The U.S. Department of Education has made funds available to Regis College via the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) to distribute financial grants to students under three sets of laws. Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Regis distributed funds to students in the spring of 2020. Under the provisions of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA or HEERF II), Regis began making further funds available in the spring of 2021. Most recently, as a result of the American Rescue Plan (ARP or HEERF III) Regis plans to make further funds available to students in the summer of 2021.

This page will be used to post periodic updates about Regis’ HEERF distributions.

July 8, 2021

For information regarding the most recent HEERF I expenditures for Regis’ institutional purposes, please review the HEERF I quarterly report.

Regis has distributed all HEERF II funding to students. As of July 1, 2021, 34 students have not deposited or taken possession of their funds. Regis is working to contact those students to facilitate their receipt and deposit of the funds. For information regarding the most recent HEERF II expenditures for Regis’ institutional purposes, please review the HEERF II quarterly report.

Regis is in the process of determining how HEERF III funding will be provided to students and plans to make funds available in summer 2021. In total, Regis will distribute $1,680,611 in grants to students under HEERF III. For information regarding the most recent HEERF III expenditures for Regis’ institutional purposes, please review the HEERF III quarterly report.

May 20, 2021

Regis College had no institutional expenditures under the CARES Act or HEERF II during the quarter ending March 30, 2021. For information regarding expenditures for Regis’ institutional purposes, review our CARES Act quarterly report and our HEERF II quarterly report.

April 29, 2021

Regis College has distributed all CARES Act funds to eligible students (see below). As of April 29, 2021, eight (8) students had not deposited or taken possession of their funds. As a full year has passed since the pandemic-related campus closure in March 2020, Regis’s Dear Neighbor Task Force will now distribute these unclaimed funds to other students.

March 12, 2021

Following U.S. Department of Education guidance, Regis will distribute HEERF II funds based on financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) calculation for students enrolled in the spring 2021 semester. This includes students enrolled in graduate online and in-person programs. 

 HEERF II distributions are not considered financial aid and will not affect a student’s ability to receive financial aid. 

Regis will distribute HEERF II funds to students who 1) are enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program, a graduate’s degree program, or the associate’s degree in dental hygiene program, 2) are actively attending spring 2021 courses, 3) submitted a FAFSA for the 2020-2021 academic year and are determined eligible to receive federal aid, and 4) had unmet financial need based on Estimated Family Contribution (based on the FAFSA) and cost of attendance.

Regis College will distribute HEERF II funds to students based on financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Specifically, Regis will use the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC).

Students with unmet financial need will receive the following HEERF II distributions.

Undergraduate students with unmet need
EFC HEERF II Distribution
$5,711 or less $250
$5,712 to $15,000 $175
$15,001 or more $100

Graduate students with unmet need will all receive an amount of $255

In order to receive their HEERF II distributions, 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.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at student.accounts@regiscollege.edu.

January 7, 2021

Regis College has distributed all CARES Act funds to eligible students (see below). As of January 7, 2021, 24 students have not deposited or taken possession of their funds. Regis is working to contact those students to facilitate their receipt and deposit of the funds.

For information regarding expenditures of CARES Act funds for Regis’ institutional purposes, review our quarterly report.

October 26, 2020

Regis College has distributed all CARES Act funds to eligible students (see below). As of October 23, 2020, 38 students have not deposited or taken possession of their funds. Regis is working to contact those students to facilitate their receipt and deposit of the funds.

For information regarding expenditures of CARES Act funds for Regis’ institutional purposes, review our quarterly report.

August 6, 2020

Regis College has distributed all CARES Act funds to eligible students (see below). As of this date, 86 students have not deposited or taken possession of their funds. Regis is working to contact those students to facilitate their receipt and deposit of the funds.

June 25, 2020

On May 29, 2020, Regis College signed and returned to the ED the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students (Certification) and 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 financial distributions to students (CARES Act distributions).

Regis received $512,570.00 from ED pursuant to the Certification.

As of June 25, 2020, Regis has provided a total of $512,830.00 in CARES Act distributions to students.

An estimated total of 1,247 students at Regis were eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus were eligible to receive CARES Act distributions. Regis distributed CARES Act distributions to a total of 989 students.

Regis determined which students would receive CARES Act distributions as follows:

On March 11, 2020, Regis announced that all on-campus academic programs would be transitioned to remote learning. Consequently, that date marked the first significant disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus pandemic. Regis determined that students who would receive CARES Act distributions would be those who, as of March 11, 2020:

  • Were enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program or the associate’s degree program in dental hygiene program, and
  • Were actively attending courses, and
  • 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.

As outlined in the table below, Regis used the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), as determined by the FAFSA, to determine the CARES Act distribution amount that students would receive, with students with a lower EFC receiving a greater amount of funds.

EFC Range Distribution Amount
$0 to $5,576 $800
$5,577 to $15,000 $505
$15,001 to $62,000 $250
$62,001 plus $100

Regis instructed eligible students to update their address and/or direct deposit information in order to prepare to receive CARES Act distributions and directed students to submit any questions to covid19@regiscollege.edu.