CARES Act Information

Johnson University signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students, and has used no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

On May 6, 2020, Johnson University received $498,858 from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of July 30, 2020 was $178,800.

589 students at Johnson University meet Johnson’s Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (Hereafter HEERF) Policy Guidelines and were also determined to be eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. All 589 students received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant.

Johnson distributed the money as follows:

According to HEERF policy guidelines, all student recipients had to be full-time face-to-face undergraduate students and qualified to receive Title IV funds.

1. EMERGENCY GRANT: Current (enrolled through 3-13-20) students received a cash grant of $300.00 to assist in covering the cost of attendance in light of the disruption of the semester and shift to remote instruction due to the coronavirus pandemic. The base grant addressed expenses related to transportation, housing, food, course materials, technology needs, and health care;

2.PELL/FIRST GEN GRANT: Pell-eligible and any additional First Generation students enrolled in the Fall 2020 semester received a $300.00 cash grant to assist in covering the cost of attendance in light of the detrimental effects of the coronavirus pandemic;

3. SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES GRANT: Limited additional funds will be available after September 1, 2020 to students with demonstrated financial need due to special circumstances. Applications are available on the student portal. The amount will be determined by individual need and the professional judgment of the Financial Aid Director. Maximum award is $1000.00.

4.LIMITS: The standard maximum amount any student may receive is $1,600.00.

Students were emailed this message on May 8, 2020 and were instructed that checks would be mailed out beginning no later than May 18, 2020. All checks were printed and mailed beginning May 12, 2020.