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

Below are some of the more frequently asked questions regarding the CARES funding and alternative options available to students.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is Eligible to Receive Assistance?

    Eligible students are those who met all of the following criteria as of March 11, 2020.

    1. enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program or the associate’s degree in dental hygiene program 
    2. were actively attending in person courses
    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-campus 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.

  • Are Students in Fully Online Programs Eligible?

    The U.S. Department of Education has indicated that students exclusively enrolled in remote learning (online) programs before the COVID-19 pandemic are not eligible for CARES Act distributions.

  • How do I Receive my Funds?

    Eligible students will receive an email over the coming weeks with information about their distribution amount.

    Please make sure your address and/or direct deposit information is up to date by logging into regiscollege.afford.com/

  • Do I need to Repay any Funding I Receive?

    No, funding received from the CARES Act does not need to be repaid.

  • Will my Financial Aid Package be Impacted if I Receive Funding?

    No, financial aid packages will not be impacted.

  • Why Am I Not Receiving a CARES Distribution from Regis?

    The CARES Act requires Regis to distribute the allotted funds ($512,570) to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations. To decide how to distribute these funds, Regis gathered representatives from the faculty, Graduate Student Affairs, Undergraduate Student Affairs, and the Student Services Center. It quickly became clear that the limited funds provided would not be adequate to meet the needs of every student.

    Regis understands that, to varying degrees, all students have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the transition to remote instruction and a virtual campus community. Following guidance from the ED (see above re: online students), Regis decided after much deliberation to grant CARES Act distributions to students enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs and the associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene program as those most affected by the disruption of on-campus operations.

    Regis understands that students who are not receiving a CARES Act distribution still have need. The Dear Neighbor Fund is available to try to meet some of that need (see above). Please know we worked hard to distribute limited funding as fairly as possible.

  • Is there any other aid available for Graduate, Online, Bachelor's, or Associate Students?

    If you have an emergency need related to the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact Human Resources or the Center for Ministry and Service. Although the reserves of both the Dear Neighbor Fund and the Amazon Wish List are limited, we may be able to help you.

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