cares act

Immediate need-based grants ranging from $350 to $1000 are being distributed to eligible, full-time students at Saint Peter’s University.

Amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic, the government has provided stimulus funding to universities across the US, including SPU. 

In an email sent out to the campus on May 18, it stated that of the $1,957,293 the university received through funding, 65% is being used to provide support to the student body. 

The emergency funding is “to provide emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.”

Within the next few days, students should look out for an email confirming their eligibility for the check. The university will be mailing checks out, and have given students until May 22 to update their mailing addresses. 

The school has also set aside funds for those who are not immediately eligible, but choose to appeal. Those deemed ineligible can fill out a Saint Peter’s University CARES Act Emergency Fund Application to apply to receive funds. 

The application is also available for students who need additional financial support. In this case, students will be required to provide a written appeal along with evidence of their expenses. 

Along with the funding being distributed to full-time students, those enrolled in at least 3 credits this summer will receive a grant ranging from $100 to $300, which will be distributed on May 20 and May 21. 

During this time, “Saint Peter’s University hopes that these emergency grants to students through the CARES Act will help to provide some relief to the pressing financial needs of students associated with the coronavirus.”

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