COVID-19 CARES Act Funding

St. Luke's College signed the Certification and Agreement for CARES Act Student Emergency Grants on May 25, 2020 and submitted it to the Department of Education.  The College intends to use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Grants to students.

On June, 19, 2020 St. Luke's College received $68,381 in CARES Act Student Emergency Grant funds.  These grant funds are awarded directly to eligible students to help cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19.  Expenses include, but are not limited to, food, housing, course materials, technology, utilities, health care and childcare.

CARES Act Funding is restricted to students who meet the qualifications outlined by the federal government as part of the CARES Act, which states only students who are eligible for federal Title IV financial aid and not enrolled in an online educational program may receive emergency grant funding.  The number of St. Luke's College students eligible to receive the CARES Act Student Emergency Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 123.

To determine how best to distribute CARES Act Student Emergency Grants to eligible students, a team was convened to evaluate options.   There was consensus that the funds would be evenly divided and awarded to eligible students.  As a result of this decision, 123 students received $555.95. 

Grants will be distributed to eligible students on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.   Students will receive the funds via a check mailed to their billing address on file with the Registrar's office.

St. Luke's College will continue to review guidance from the Department of Education regarding these funds.  We know this funding is important to you and our goal is to get these student emergency grants to you as quickly as possible.  Thank you for your patience.

If you have experienced a significant change in your financial situation please contact the financial aid office.