Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the U.S. Department of Education (ED) has made funds 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.

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

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.