Health & Safety Updates: COVID-19
For the health and safety of our faculty, students, staff and visitors, the following is required:
Academics & Classrooms
Classes will meet in person for residential students for the fall semester. Please see the mask and social distancing guidelines for more information.
CARES Act – Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students Required Report (6/10/2020)
On March 27, 2020, the President of the United States signed the CARES Act (H.R. 748), which provides emergency relief funds to organizations and individuals affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), found in Section 18004 of the CARES Act, provides funding to institutions of higher education “to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.” The following information is provided by Calvin Theological Seminary as required by the Department of Education (“ED”) in order to comply with the reporting requirements under the CARES Act.
Institution Name: Calvin Theological Seminary
Date of Report: June 10, 2020
Calvin Theological Seminary has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement document under section 18004 of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
Total amount of funds Calvin Theological Seminary has received from the Department of Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students: $35,650
Total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004 of the CARES Act as of the date of this report: $35,650
Estimated total number of students eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965: 81
Total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant: 23
Method(s) used by Calvin Theological Seminary to determine which students received Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they received:
Students eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), were eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants. Students enrolled as of March 13, 2020 (not including guest, dual-enrolled, audit, hiatus), meeting satisfactory academic progress, were eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants. Emergency Financial Aid Grant amounts were determined based on the filed FAFSA’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) prior to any COVID-19 related professional judgments and paying particular attention to students’ socio-economic circumstances.
Instructions, directions, or guidance provided by Calvin Theological Seminary to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants: Calvin Theological Seminary repeatedly sent a communication to all eligible students via their school issued email account. The email led them to a self-certification page where they entered the necessary information and certified their eligibility. Once the deadline for submission passed, these certifications were reviewed by the financial aid director. Students were awarded funds based on their self-certification and their spring enrollment. Funding levels were determined by the student’s enrollment at the time of disruption. Once all information was received and reviewed, checks were cut and mailed to the student’s preferred address.