Posted September 17, 2020
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.
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.
Sofia University expects to fully award all Emergency Financial Aid Grants after the application deadline of October 15, 2020.
Sofia estimates that approximately 130 students will be eligible for this Grant. A notice to apply has been sent to all eligible students.
As the university recently received funds, and the application deadline is October 15, 2020, no money has been awarded yet.
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.
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.