Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing (BSMCON) has signed and returned to the U.S. Department of Education the Certification and Agreement for Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF), authorized by Section 18004 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Per federal requirements, BSMCON acknowledges and assures that it has used, or intends to use, no less than 50% of the HEERF received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

Students must meet the following requirements: (1) eligible to receive Title IV Funds, (2) enrolled in course(s) in the Pre-Licensure BSN program during the Spring 2020 Semester and (3) experienced financial hardship or incurred expense as a result of the disruption of BSMCON on-campus operations due to COVID-19 as of March 13, 2020, are encouraged to apply for HEERF.  Eligible expenses include items such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, child care, etc. as included in the student’s Cost of Attendance.

The BSMCON FAO awarded HEERF based upon Pell eligibility with Pell eligible students receiving $1,200 and non-Pell eligible students receiving $800 until funds are depleted.

Students can only receive this funding one time and those that have not applied before should contact the Financial Aid Office (FAO) at for more information on requesting CARES Act – HEERF funds.

Please note that the Department of Education (ED) continues to publish guidance regarding HEERF both for institutions and students.  These funds may be taxable.  BSMCON is required to report certain information to the ED regarding recipients and amount awarded and disbursed.  Students can obtain further information at or contact the FAO for additional information.

As of September 18, 2020

BSMCON allocation of total (student and institutional) HEERF


HEERF received from the Department of Education (ED) for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students


Estimated number of students eligible to receive HEERF


Actual number of students who have received HEERF


Actual HEERF amount disbursed to eligible students



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