COVID-19: Fall 2022 Plans

Albertus Magnus College campuses follow the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), the State of Connecticut, and local health departments. To ensure the safety, health, and well-being of the Albertus Community, effective July 1, 2022 all members — Students, Faculty, and Staff — who are on campus are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to remain up to date in their vaccinations, including receiving a booster when eligible. 

The College respects the right for any individual to continue to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. In the spirit of the Four Pillars, the College asks that all members of the Albertus community — including students, faculty, staff, and visitors — act in a manner that demonstrates respect and consideration for those around them, including for the health and safety of all community members.

The College strongly encourages that all visitors to campus be vaccinated and boosted against the COVID-19 virus.

Please Note: The policies and protocols of the College presented here may be adjusted over time as guidance from local and federal authorities may change. Please check this site regularly for updated information.


COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

Effective July 1, 2022 all members -- Students, Faculty, and Staff -- who are on campus are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date in their vaccinations, including receiving a booster when eligible.

The College accepts all World Health Association (WHO) approved vaccines.

For more information about the COVID-19 Vaccines, please visit these resources: 

Booster eligibility depends on which vaccination you had received in your initial course. To determine when you are eligible, please visit the CDC Booster page at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html.

Submit a Vaccine Record

Students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to submit their vaccine record as soon as they complete their vaccine series and after they have received their booster doses. See submission instructions below.

  • Employees - to Human Resources via mail,  interoffice mail, or fax 203-773-0237.
  • Traditional Undergraduate Students - to the Student Health Clinic via MedTunnel, address to MedTunnel ID healthclinic@albertus, or mail. How to use MedTunnel >
  • Division of Professional and Graduate Studies - Fax to June Sangapore 203-773-5257 (PGS only).

 

FAQs

The Pfizer vaccine is available for students who are under 18 years of age.

You can get your vaccine on campus through our partnership with Griffin Health.  No appointment required.  Vaccines are free and open to all.  Click here for more information.

Vaccines are free of charge in the United States.  If you present your medical insurance card, your insurer may be billed for some of the costs related to administering your vaccine.  You will not be billed.
Please contact the Student Health Clinic at healthclinic@albertus.edu
You should contact the healthcare provider who gave you your vaccine.  They will have a copy.  If you have access to your vaccine history through a patient portal such as MyChart or VAMS you may provide that documentation as well. Individuals vaccinated in Connecticut can also access the CT Wiz Public Portal.

 

Isolation & Quarantine Policy

 


Student and Residential Life

General Guidelines

  • Following the guidelines provided by the State of Connecticut and local education and health departments, residence halls are open for the 2022-2023 academic year.
  • All students are expected to abide by the regulations outlined in the Student Code of Conduct, which includes behavior expectations related to COVID-19 that are in place to keep our community safe. Violations of these and other provisions in the Student Code of Conduct will be handled through the Community Standards conduct process.
  • All members of the College community are required to display their Falcon Card ID at all times while on campus.
  • Students who are at greater risk for complications of COVID-19 may submit a request for accommodations such as a single room by contacting the Director Of Academic And Student Disability Services asejdic@albertus.edu or 203-672-1050.

Dining Services

  • The dining hall will be open and operating as-normal for the 22-23 academic year.

 


Activities, Events, and Visitors

  • The College strongly encourages that all visitors to campus be vaccinated and boosted against the COVID-19 virus.

 


Athletics

The Albertus Magnus College Athletic Department, in conjunction with the Great Northeast Athletic Conference, is excited to have a full schedule of competition this academic year. Albertus is committed to providing student athletes with the opportunity to practice and compete, while ensuring the health and safety of everyone in the Athletic Program.


 

Vaccination Clinic Availability

Vaccine Clinic VanAlbertus Magnus College is once again partnering with Griffin Health to bring the FREE mobile COVID vaccination clinic to campus.

The mobile vaccination clinic will be held on the first floor of the Hubert Campus Center Mondays, 11am-4pm through December 19th (except 9/5 and 10/10). 

No appointments needed. Bring a photo ID and a record of any previous COVID-19 vaccines. First, second, third and booster doses of Moderna, Pfizer and J&J are available for individuals 12+. This clinic is available to the community.

New Haven Health Department Vaccine Clinics.

Schedule with CVS
Schedule with Walgreens
Schedule with RiteAid
Full List of CT Vaccine Locations in the CT COVID-19 Vaccine Portal

Vaccination is the best protection against the COVID-19 virus and that is why everyone aged 6 months and older is strongly encouraged to receive this truly lifesaving vaccine. Protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community! Get vaccinated for COVID-19.



 

Financial Aid

Attention Borrowers

Due to the COVID-19 national emergency, the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) has announced temporary relief for federal loan borrowers by suspending federal loan payments and setting interest rates to 0%. Federal student loan payments have been suspended through December 31, 2022. For Coronavirus and Forbearance Information for Students, Borrowers, and Parents, visit FSA's COVID-19 website page.

For more information on President Biden's Student Debt Relief Plan, please review the information here.

Unfortunately, there are several known scams occurring, including phone calls to borrowers from individuals claiming to be from a loan servicer, the IRS, or an unidentified entity. You should not be receiving any phone calls soliciting money or personal information during this transitional period. Your federal loan servicer will contact you via email with any updates. If you suspect a phone call is a scam, do not disclose any information to that individual. Instead, call your federal loan servicer directly to determine what, if anything, needs to be provided.

If you are unsure of who your federal loan servicer is, you can view the information on https://studentaid.gov/ or contact the Albertus Magnus College Financial Aid Office at (203) 773-8508 or at financial_aid@albertus.edu.

FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Program:

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. If your household is eligible, you can receive:

  • Up to a $50/month discount on your broadband service and associated equipment rentals
  • Up to a $75/month discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50)

Visit their website for additional information and to see if you qualify!

We hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy. Please know we are here to help during these uncertain times.


 

COVID-19 Workgroup

Steven Gstalder, Ed.D.
Vice President for Library and Information Technology Services

Andrew Foster, M.A.
Vice President for Student Services

Elena Tamayo Heitz, RN, BSN
Registered Nurse

Andrea E. Kovacs, M.A.
Vice President for Enrollment Management & Marketing

Carolyn Behan Kraus, M.A.
Executive Director of College Events

Courtney Mattiace, Psy.D.
Director of Health and Wellness Services

Sean P. O’Connell, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty

Lauri Strimkovsky
Vice President for Finance and Administration

James Schafrick, M.A.L.S.
Assistant Vice President for Operations

Renee Sullivan, A.S.
Director of Human Resources

Mary Young, B.A.
Vice President for Advancement

Nicholas Wajnowski, M.S.
Senior Associate Athletic Director – Compliance / Head Women's Soccer Coach

 




Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)

The Federal CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund-IHE/Student Aid provides funding to institutions to provide emergency financial aid grants to students whose lives have been disrupted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet. Albertus Magnus College has received $1,362,920 in Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding (HEERF) by the Department of Education pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. The College signed and returned the required Certification and Agreement to the Department of Education to receive the allocated funds on April 13, 2020. The College’s funding became available on April 20, 2020. The College assures that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act ($681,460) to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

Albertus Magnus College has created an application for 2019-2020 HEERF funding in compliance with the Federal CARES Act. The application can be found on the Financial Aid tile of the myAlbertus Portal. Please note that emergency funding is limited and that completion of the application does not guarantee funding. To qualify for HEERF funding, students must be eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants, and only students 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), may receive emergency financial aid grants. Students must also not be a part of a fully online program. The Financial Aid Office encourages all students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the HEERF Application as institutional funding may be available to assist students who do not qualify for federal emergency financial aid grants.

Eligible students will receive HEERF funds based on the following awarding matrix:

  EFC* from 0 to 5576 EFC* from 5577 to 999,999 or unknown
Full-Time Students $600 $400
Less-Than-Full-Time Students $300 $200

*Expected Family Contribution

As of April 5, 2021, the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Federal CARES Act as of the date of submission is $681,500 to 1,180 students.

As of January 15, 2021, the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Federal CARES Act as of the date of submission is $665,300 to 1,147 students.

As of October 26, 2020, the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Federal CARES Act as of the date of submission is $665,300 to 1,147 students.

As of August 5, 2020, the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Federal CARES Act as of the date of submission is $665,300 to 1,147 students.

As of June 30, 2020, the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Federal CARES Act as of the date of submission is $665,300 to 1,147 students.

As of June 16, 2020 the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Federal CARES Act as of the date of submission is $356,300 to 714 students.

As of May 22, 2020, the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Federal CARES Act as of the date of submission is $116,600 to 227 students.

As of May 13, 2020, the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Federal CARES Act as of the date of submission is $0 to 0 students.

As of April 20, 2020, the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Federal CARES Act as of the date of submission is $0 to 0 students.

The estimated total number of students at the College eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the Federal CARES Act is 1,250.

For more information on HEERF, please visit the Department of Education’s CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund page.

In compliance with public reporting requirements, below are links to Quarterly Reports for the College's Section 18004(a)(1) and (a)(2) expenditures:

1. Quarterly Report covering the period from first award through September 30, 2020
2. Quarterly Report covering the quarter of October 1 to December 31, 2020
3. Quarterly Report covering the quarter of January 1 to March 31, 2021
4. Quarterly Report covering the quarter of April 1 to June 30, 2021
5. Quarterly Report covering the quarter of July 1 to September 30, 2021
6. Quarterly Report covering the quarter of October 1 to December 31, 2021


If you have any questions regarding the FAFSA, HEERF Application, or the awarding matrix, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (203) 773-8508 or at financial_aid@albertus.edu.

To determine if your BankMobile refund selection is accurate, please review your choice online or contact the Business Office at bursar@albertus.edu.




Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II)

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) is authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA), Public Law 116-260, signed into law on Dec. 27, 2020. In total, the CRRSAA authorizes $81.88 billion in support for education, in addition to the $30.75 billion expeditiously provided last spring through the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Public Law 116-136. Albertus Magnus College has received $681,460 in HEERF II funding by the Department of Education pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. The College’s funding became available on January 17, 2021. The College assures that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 100 percent of the funds distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act ($681,460) to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

To qualify for HEERF II funding, students must be eligible to receive emergency financial aid grants, and only students 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), may receive emergency financial aid grants. The Financial Aid Office encourages all students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as institutional funding may be available to assist students who do not qualify for federal emergency financial aid grants.

Eligible students will receive HEERF II funds based on the following awarding matrix:

  EFC* from 0 to 5711 EFC* from 5712 to 999,999
Full-Time Students $743 $500
Less-Than-Full-Time Students $400 $300

*Expected Family Contribution

As of January 4, 2022 the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants disbursed to students under CRRSAA on the date of submission is $680,823 to 1144 students.

As of April 5, 2021 the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under CRRSAA on the date of submission is $681,623 to 1,146 students.   

As of November 24, 2021 the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants disbursed to students under CRRSAA on the date of submission is $681,323 to 1145 students.

The estimated total number of students at the College eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under CRRSAA is 1,144.

For more information on HEERF II, please visit the Department of Education’s CRRSAA: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II) website page.

In compliance with public reporting requirements, below are links to Quarterly Reports for the College’s CRRSAA expenditures will be posted to this website page by required deadlines:

1. Quarterly Report covering the quarter of January 1 to March 31, 2021
2. Quarterly Report covering the quarter of April 1 to June 30, 2021
3. Quarterly Report covering the quarter of July 1 to September 30, 2021
4. Quarterly Report covering the quarter of October 1 to December 31, 2021


HEERF II funds can be applied towards any component of a student’s costs of attending Albertus as well as any emergency costs incurred due to the coronavirus pandemic, such as tuition and fees, room and board, living, personal, and transportation expenses. Albertus students who are awarded emergency grants will receive a direct payment via their BankMobile account. Students who do not have a BankMobile account should set up an account, and students who already have an account must verify that the information is accurate and current. Please contact the Bursar's Office for assistance via email, phone at (203) 773-8504 / 8532, or visit the Business Office in person.

Additionally, please note that students who receive grants may request that Albertus apply the funds to their outstanding balance, including charges prior to December 27, 2020.  Eligible students can contact the Bursar's Office to authorize that payment be applied to their student account.  As a reminder, any unpaid balances on a student’s account must be paid in order to register for the next semester or, for graduating seniors, to participate and walk at this coming May’s Commencement Ceremony.  These HEERF II funds provide a unique opportunity to assist Albertus students with unpaid balances.

If you have any questions regarding HEERF II eligibility, please contact the Financial Aid Office.




Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III)

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) is authorized by the American Rescue Plan (ARP), Public Law 117-2, signed into law on March 11, 2021, providing $39.6 billion in support to institutions of higher education to serve students and ensure learning continues during the COVID-19 pandemic. Albertus Magnus College has received $2,003,763 in HEERF III funding by the Department of Education pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students. The College’s funding became available on May 12, 2021. The College assures that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 100 percent of the funds distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act ($2,003,763) to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

To qualify for HEERF III funding, students must have been enrolled in eligible terms. HEERF III funding is available to all students, not just those 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). The Financial Aid Office encourages all students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as institutional funding may be available to assist students who do not qualify for federal emergency financial aid grants.  Students will be reviewed based on each eligible term enrolled as of each term’s consensus: Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021, and Fall 2021.

Eligible students will receive HEERF III funds based on the following awarding matrix:

  EFC* from 0 to 5711 EFC* from 5712 to 999,999
Full-Time Students $400/eligible term $300/eligible term
Less-Than-Full-Time Students $200/eligible term $150/eligible term

*Expected Family Contribution

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) – Spring 2022

Enrolled students who have experienced financial hardships due to the COVID-19 Pandemic are encouraged to complete the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) Spring 2022 Funding Application** to see if they qualify for any emergency funding. Funds can be used to cover remaining tuition and fee balances and current out of pockets.

Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Award offers will vary depending on enrollment and financial need considerations. Eligible students will receive HEERF III funding for the Spring 2022 term based on the following awarding matrix:

EFC* from 0 to 5846 Award Range $250-$2,500
EFC* from 5847 to 999,999 Award Range $200-$2,000

*Expected Family Contribution
**Please note: The HEERF III Spring 2022 Funding Application is now closed.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) – Fall 2021

Enrolled students who have experienced financial hardships due to the COVID-19 Pandemic are encouraged to complete the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) Fall 2021 Funding Application** to see if they qualify for any emergency funding. Funds can be used to cover remaining tuition and fee balances and current out of pockets.

Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Award offers will vary depending on enrollment and financial need considerations. Eligible students will receive HEERF III funding for the Fall 2021 term based on the following awarding matrix:

EFC* from 0 to 5846 Award Range $250-$2,500
EFC* from 5847 to 999,999 Award Range $200-$2,000

*Expected Family Contribution
**Please note: The HEERF III Fall 2021 Funding Application is now closed.

As of April 4, 2022 the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants disbursed to students under ARP on the date of submission is $1,977,090 to 2089 students.

As of February 11, 2022 the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants disbursed to students under ARP on the date of submission is $1,903,113 to 2059 students.

As of January 4, 2022 the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants disbursed to students under ARP on the date of submission is $1,705,149 to 2044 students. 

As of November 24, 2021 the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants disbursed to students under ARP on the date of submission is $1,694,956 to 2049 students.

As of 9/14/21 the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students ARP on the date of submission is $1,340,050 to 1,914 students.   

The estimated number of students at the College eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under ARP will vary based upon the consensus figures for each term: Spring 2020 1,343 students, Summer 2020 354 students, Fall 2020 1,384 students, Spring 2021 1,293 students, Summer 2021 405 students, and Fall 2021: TBD. Unduplicated student total is 2,032 as of 6/29/21.

For more information on HEERF III, please visit the Department of Education’s ARP: American Rescue Plan Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF III) website page.

In compliance with public reporting requirements, below are links to Quarterly Reports for the College’s ARP expenditures will be posted to this website page by required deadlines:

1. Quarterly Report covering the quarter of April 1 to June 30, 2021
2. Quarterly Report covering the quarter of July 1 to September 30, 2021
3. Quarterly Report covering the quarter of October 1 to December 31, 2021


HEERF III funds can be applied towards any component of a student’s costs of attending Albertus as well as any emergency costs incurred due to the coronavirus pandemic, such as tuition and fees, room and board, living, personal, and transportation expenses. Albertus students who are awarded emergency grants will receive a direct payment via their BankMobile account. Students who do not have a BankMobile account should set up an account, and students who already have an account must verify that the information is accurate and current. Please contact the Bursar's Office for assistance via email, phone at (203) 773-8504 / 8532, or visit the Business Office in person.

Additionally, please note that students who receive grants may request that Albertus apply the funds to their outstanding balance, including charges prior to December 27, 2020.  Eligible students can contact the Bursar's Office to authorize that payment be applied to their student account.  As a reminder, any unpaid balances on a student’s account must be paid in order to register for the next semester or, for graduating seniors, to participate and walk at this coming May’s Commencement Ceremony.  These HEERF III funds provide a unique opportunity to assist Albertus students with unpaid balances.

Have you or your parents been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic? The Financial Aid Office accepts appeals for Special Mitigating Circumstances, including Involuntary Loss of Income, Death of a Wage Earner, and High Medical Expenses, and encourages families who have experienced a demonstrated hardship due to COVID-19 to consider pursuing an appeal if they have not done so already. If you plan to appeal for the 2021-2022 academic year, please submit all appeal documentation by July 30, 2021.
 
If you have any questions regarding HEERF III eligibility, please contact the Financial Aid Office.


 

Page last updated on 8/31/2022