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CARES Act Funding
On March 27, 2020, Congress enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act or Act).  The CARES Act provides economic relief to students facing hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis, including financial assistance for Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) under Title IV of the Act.  

St. Joseph’s College of Nursing understands students may have incurred additional expenses such as course materials, technology, food, housing, utilities, transportation, healthcare/medical, and childcare, related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID19.

Please submit this required application in order to qualify for any grant funding under the CARES Act.

DEADLINE: May 24, 2020

Eligibility Requirements: 
  • Application submission
  • Matriculated during spring 2020 
  • Has filed a 2019-20 FAFSA and is Title IV eligible
  • Met Satisfactory Academic Progress (2.0 GPA) or probationary status
Ineligible Students:
  • International students
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient
  • Students enrolling for the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Students or parents (if the student is dependent) who had a loss of income in 2019 or 2020

We understand the urgency behind your request. Because we are anticipating a large number of applications, please allow a couple months for your application to be reviewed. Once your application is considered, you will be notified through your St. Joseph's College of Nursing email whether it was approved or denied. If approved, you will be notified as to the amount of financial assistance you will be receiving. * Please note: the completion of St. Joseph's College of Nursing Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Application is not a guarantee of funding and all decisions are final.

The IRS announced that the CARES Act grants to students will not be taxable.  The IRS states that these grants will be considered official federal disaster assistance, which excludes the funds from being taxed.  St. Joseph's College of Nursing and its affiliates do not provide tax, legal, or accounting advice.  Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) grants to students will be included on the 2020 IRS Form 1098-T in Box 5.  Further, the IRS FAQs: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund and Emergency Financial Aid Grants under the CARES Act make it clear that students cannot claim any education credits or deductions, so the emergency grant amounts will not appear in Box 1 of the 1098-T.