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Diocesan Schools Tuition Assistance

 
BISHOP'S SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Application Deadline for Current Families:
March 15, 2019

 
 
Things to Remember
 
  • Student eligibility includes incoming Kindergarten-Grade 8 only.
 
  • Apply online via FACTS Grant & Aid application and complete all questions relative to Bishop's Scholarship Fund.
 
  • Application requires the entire 2017 IRS Federal tax return along with 2018 W-2s. If applicants do not receive W-2s, then they must submit their entire 2018 tax return.
 
  • If applicants do not file taxes, they should contact the Internal Revenue Service at 1-800-908-9946 and request verification on non-filing.
 
  • Deadline to apply - March 15, 2019 for families with a child currently enrolled in K-8 at any of our Diocesan schools
Who can apply for tuition assistance?

All families who have a child or children registered or are new registrants in a Diocesan-sponsored Catholic elementary school in Fairfield County (Grades K-8) and are in financial need of tuition assistance.

How to apply?
Complete the FACTS Grant & Aid application at www.FACTSmgt.com/aid and submit the required supporting documentation. We highly recommend scanning and uploading documents rather than mailing or faxing, which can significantly delay the process. Please note there is a non-refundable $30.00 application processing fee payable by credit card or bank information. Only one application per family is required annually. There is no paper application for the 2019-2020 year. You must complete the online FACTS Grant & Aid application and answer all questions applicable to the Bishop Scholarship Fund Application.

What is the deadline?
The deadline for RETURNING families (families with a child currently enrolled in K-8 at any Diocesansponsored Catholic elementary school) is March 15, 2019 and for NEW families April 15, 2019. Only completed FACTS Grant & Aid applications submitted online by the deadline with all required supporting documents will be considered.

How is tuition assistance awarded?
Tuition assistance is awarded to eligible students based on:

  • Program eligibility
  • Financial Need
  • Timing of completed application submission
  • Confirmation of school registration
 

When will I be notified of a decision?
Award notifications will be emailed through FACTS to returning families beginning early May 2019. New families will receive email notifications through FACTS beginning late May 2019.

How do I accept the award?
You will be given one week to accept the award online by the designated deadline. Credit to your tuition account will be made once your registration and enrollment is complete and verified.

Please note that although every effort is made to award tuition assistance to all those eligible for our program, there is limited funding available each year. If you are denied an award, please contact Pam Carragher at 203-869-4000, ext 110 to receive access to Greenwich Catholic School's Financial Aid Application. Greenwich Catholic School only awards GCS Aid to returning families in good standing with students in Grades K-8.

What documents will I need?

  • 2018 W-2 Forms (W-2s are mailed out in January by your employer. If not received by January 31, contact your employer.)
  • Entire 2017 IRS Federal Tax Return (If you do not receive W-2s, you must submit 2018 Tax Return.)
  • Include any schedules filed with your 1040.
  • If you cannot locate your tax return, contact the Internal Revenue Service at 1-800-908-9946 and request a transcript.
  • If you do not file taxes, contact the Internal Revenue Service at 1-800-908-9946 and request verification on non-filing.
 

I am having trouble uploading my forms.
It is best to scan your documents. Families can now upload JPEG images for required documents, including from a mobile device. If using a mobile device, the applicant can either take a picture of the document or upload from their camera roll. Faxing or mailing the forms to FACTS will significantly slow down the processing of your application and may cause you to miss the deadline for completion.  

For any questions or clarification of the FACTS application process, contact FACTS directly at (866) 441-4637.

For more information please visit https://www.foundationsineducation.org/bishops-scholarship-fund/www.foundationsineducation.org