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In April 2020, Barnes Jewish Hospital – Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College (GSON) certified its agreement to participate in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. Goldfarb School of Nursing is receiving $334,771 in CARES Act Funds to provide financial assistance to help offset additional expenditures students may have incurred as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.   

CARES Emergency Grant recipients must be currently enrolled in a degree program, be Title IV eligible, and meeting satisfactory academic progress. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be used to document initial eligibility. If a student believes they may qualify for Title IV, but did not complete a 2020-21 FAFSA, please reach out to the Stacy Bogier, Director of Enrollment Management in the Department of Financial Aid for assistance, Stacy.Bogier@BarnesJewishCollege.edu.

Although Goldfarb School of Nursing has approximately 400 students participating in Title IV Additionally, international students and students who are enrolled in online programs are not eligible for the CARES Emergency Grant.

On May 11, 2020 GSON students were invited through e-mail to complete a CARES Act application for assistance. As of May 19, 2020, 95 students had returned completed applications which are being reviewed and grants are expected to be processed prior to May 29, 2020.

The amount of aid awarded will vary based on expenses incurred and student need.  Because institutional funding allocations were set by a formula prescribed in the CARES Act that weighed the number of full-time students who were Pell-eligible with consideration for the total population of the College and the number of student not enrolled full-time online before the coronavirus outbreak, FASFA results are being considered as a factor of funding determinations.

It is anticipated that “EFC-based” grants will be issued to all students with an Expected Family Contribution to College (EFC) of $12,000 or less, not to exceed $500.

Students who have an EFC above $12,000, or those who receive “EFC-based” grants and have additional financial need will be able to submit applications for “need-based” grants. The anticipated maximum award for a “need-based” grant is $2,000.

Students with questions about CARES funds may contact Stacy Bogier, Director of Enrollment Management via e-mail at Stacy.Bogier@BarnesJewishCollege.edu.


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