Certification and Agreement Form

Dominican University signed and returned the certification and agreement form on April 10, 2020. As required by signing the form, the university agrees to use at least 50% of the funds received for emergency financial aid grants to students.

Total Received

Dominican University is receiving $3,025,781 in funding from the CARES Act. Half of that, $1,512,891, is specifically designated as emergency financial aid grants to students and the university is in the process of distributing those funds to eligible students who have had expenses associated with the disruption of their education due to coronavirus.

Distributed to Students

As of July 6, 2020, 619 students were awarded $318,708.67. The application is currently closed and the page will be updated soon as we work to implement final guidance from the Department of Education on student eligibility for the grant.

Estimated Number of Students Eligible to Participate in Programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and therefore eligible to receive an emergency financial aid grant

There were 2,205 students registered in the spring term who were degree seeking and had a valid FAFSA on file. There may be eligible Title IV students who do not have a FAFSA on file and they can opt to complete the FAFSA so the university can determine if they meet all eligibility requirements.

Determining Eligibility

The emergency financial aid grants are for expenses associated with the disruption of education due to coronavirus.Dominican University is using an application that students complete to note which eligible expenses they have incurred. The application is available here.

Guidance on Emergency Financial Aid Grants

Students can find more detailed information on eligibility requirements on the emergency financial aid grants at https://www.dom.edu/stars-connect/cares-act. Students can also reach out to university staff with questions at caresact@dom.edu