Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Culinary Institute LeNotre is assisting students who have been financially impacted for the COVID-19 outbreak. CIL is distributing the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding.

CIL received $682,153 from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to be distributed as emergency financial aid grant to eligible students. The grant funds are intended to cover the students’ expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. These expenses may include food, housing, course materials, technology health care, and child-care expenses.

The CARES Act is required to post and provide certain information on its website:

Culinary Institute LeNotre has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Cares Act Funding Certification and Agreement. CIL has the intent to use no less than 50% of the funds under the Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act, to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students.

Culinary Institute LeNotre has received $682.153.00. The total amount emergency financial aid grants allocated for distribution to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is $341,077.

UPDATE: As of September 7, 2020, $171, 370.00 CARES Act assistance has been disbursed to 168 students.  Applications continue to be processed for all remaining funding.

UPDATE: As of August 7, 2020, the total amount of funds disbursed to students was $118,370.00. Applications continue to be processed for all remaining funding.

As of July 7, 2020 the total amount of funds disbursed to students was $118,370.00

Culinary Institute LeNotre estimate that approximate 261 students will qualify and benefit from the CARES Act Funds.

The total number of students who have received an emergency financial aid grant under the Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 118.

The Institute determinate who have received an emergency financial aid grant under the Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act in the following manner:

All currently enrolled and active students as CIL who are or could be eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), will receive emergency financial aid grants.

Students that are eligible for Pell Grant and are in good standing will received based on credits they are taking:

  • Full time students (12+ credit hours) received $1200
  • ¾ Students (9 to 11 credit hours) received $1100
  • Half time students (6 to 8 credit hours) received $800

Students that are no Pell Grant eligible but received Students Loans and are in good standing will received based on credits they are taking:

  • Full time students (12+ credit hours) received $1080
  • ¾ Students (9 to 11 credit hours) received $990
  • Half time students (6 to 8 credit hours) received $720

CIL notify to the qualify students via email on July 1st , 2020 informing about they may receive  a stipend from the CARES emergency aid fund for living expenses related to the COVID-19.  A follow-up email was sent to the students informing the date of the disbursement was ready to be distributed and instructions on picking it up.

Accompanying the grant checks, the students signed a receipt of acknowledgment about the CARES Act grant.

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