Students: Apply by Aug. 14 for CARES Act Emergency Aid

July 28, 2020

Lancaster Theological Seminary received $19,204 from the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund as a part of a larger $14 billion initiative to support postsecondary colleges and universities under the recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Of this $19,204, we are distributing more than half directly to students as Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

Lancaster Seminary has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement with our intention to use no less than 50-percent of these funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to directly support our students.

During this time of crisis, Emergency Financial Aid Grants will be awarded to students to help supplement the costs of living including food, housing, technology, healthcare, childcare, etc. All of our eligible enrolled Master’s-level students, of which there are roughly 80, will have the opportunity to apply for Emergency Financial Aid support.

These federal dollars will continue to be used in the ongoing effort to support our students. There are roughly 80 eligible students under Title IV funding who will have the opportunity to receive these funds. Seminary students can request funds by completing the Request for COVID-19 Emergency Financial Aid Application. Applications will need to be completed by August 14, 2020, to be considered for funding.

Any additional funds the Seminary receives from the CARES Act will be distributed in a similar fashion to support our students during this time of crisis.