HERF/Federal CARES Act – Emergency Financial Aid Grants

August 25, 2021

Update: Sofia University is proud to announce that 16 eligible students applied for the $54,924 grant funds. The students were notified on 08/19/21 of their award.

During this time of great difficulty and uncertainty, we the Sofia Grant Committee, appreciate your continued commitment to the safety and welfare of our entire extended community.

For more information on the CARES Act Fund please visit our Emergency Financial Aid Grants Resources Page

 

Acknowledgment –

Sofia University certifies that the institution has signed and returned the Department the Certification and Agreement and that we intend to use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

 

The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

 Sofia University received $54,924 in Emergency Financial Aid Grant for students.  

 

The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs (of the latest report available).

Sofia University has awarded $54,924 as of 08/19/2021.

The estimated total number of students at the institution who have received and Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.  

An email to apply was sent to all enrolled students in financial need at the university, wherein 78 students received the Emergency Financial Aid grant.

 

The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs. 

 Sofia University awarded the Emergency Financial Aid Grant to 78 students. 

The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under the SCRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

August 19, 2021

Update: Sofia University is proud to announce that 8 eligible students applied for the $22,896.50 grant funds. The students were notified on 08/03/21 of their award.

During this time of great difficulty and uncertainty, we the Sofia Grant Committee, appreciate your continued commitment to the safety and welfare of our entire extended community.

For more information on the CARES Act Fund please visit our Emergency Financial Aid Grants Resources Page

 

Acknowledgment

Sofia University certifies that the institution has signed and returned the Department the Certification and Agreement and that we intend to use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

 

The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

 Sofia University received $114,394 in Emergency Financial Aid Grant for students.  

 

The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs (of the latest report available).

Sofia University has awarded $114,394 as of 08/03/2021.

The estimated total number of students at the institution who have received and Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.  

An email to apply was sent to all enrolled students is severe financial need at the university, wherein 55 students received the Emergency Financial Aid grant.

 

The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs. 

 Sofia University awarded the Emergency Financial Aid Grant to 55students. 

The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under the SCRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

Updated July 8, 2021

Update: Sofia University is proud to announce that 47 eligible students applied for the $91,515 grant funds. The students were notified on 06/08/21 & 06/18/21 of their award.

During this time of great difficulty and uncertainty, we the Sofia Grant Committee, appreciate your continued commitment to the safety and welfare of our entire extended community. 

Acknowledgment

Sofia University certifies that the institution has signed and returned the Department the Certification and Agreement and that we intend to use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

Sofia University received $114,394 in Emergency Financial Aid Grant for students.

The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs (of the latest report available).

Sofia University has awarded $91,498 as of 06/18/2021.

The estimated total number of students at the institution who have received and Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

An email to apply was sent to all eligible students at the university, wherein 47 students applied for the Emergency Financial Aid grant.

The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under the CRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

Sofia University awarded the Emergency Financial Aid Grant to 47students.

The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under the SCRRSAA and ARP (a)(1) and (a)(4) programs.

The Grant application process is open to all eligible students. Students must fill out a form explaining the hardship they have experienced or are experiencing due to COVID-19. Each week on Wednesday, starting May 19th, 2021, the grant committee goes over applications for approval. The grant committee accepted applications until 06/09/2021.

Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

Sofia University’s goal is to help students as much as possible. As such, we have crafted a simple application process with clear instructions already sent out to all eligible students.

Updated January 8, 2020

 

  • Acknowledgment

Sofia University certifies that the institution has signed and returned the Department the Certification and Agreement and that we intend to use 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.

 

  • The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

 Sofia University received $8,151 in Emergency Financial Aid Grant for students.  The university will add its portion to this amount bringing the total to over $16,000 available to help students. Additionally, Sofia University was able to re-direct previously awarded funds to help students in the Winter and Spring quarters in the sum of $27,250.  In addition to this amount, the university used its own resources to award $250 to each international student.

 

  • The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (of the latest report available).

Sofia University has awarded $15,008 as of January 8, 2021.

  • The estimated total number of students at the institution who are or could be eligible to participate in the Federal student financial aid programs under  Section 484  of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended,  and thus are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

An email to apply was sent to all 210 eligible students of the university, wherein 33 students applied for the Emergency Financial Aid grant.

  • The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

 Sofia University awarded the Emergency Financial Aid Grant to 32 students. 

  • The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

The Grant application process is open to all eligible students. Students must have filed a FAFSA and submit a university application form along with an essay documenting financial need due to COVID-19 by October 15, 2020, to be considered.

  •  Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

Sofia University’s goal is to help students as much as possible. As such, we have crafted a simple application process with clear instructions already sent out to all students.  Of course, students are encouraged to use funds to help in areas that were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, such as updating the internet connection to ensure coverage for zoom classes.

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