Frequently Asked Questions About Financial Aid at SJA
Many families have questions about the financial aid application process at Ste Jeanne d’Arc School. In order to make the process easier for parents, some of the more commonly asked questions are listed below. Feel free to call Mrs. Monique Letendre in the school office for more information or for help in filling out your FACTS application form.
What is SJA Tuition Assistance?
SJA Tuition Assistance provides financial aid to qualified families and their children who attend Ste Jeanne d'Arc School. Parents who enroll their children at SJA want the academically challenging and service-oriented Catholic education that we provide. However, some families may find that they are not able to fully meet the financial obligations. SJA tuition assistance allows families to realize their dream of an SJA education for their children.
Who should apply for financial aid?
All families who feel they need assistance in meeting their tuition obligations are invited to apply.
Is there a way of knowing if my family qualifies for assistance before I apply?
The only way of knowing if you qualify is to fill out the application and be evaluated by FACTS who are qualified to look at all aspects of a family’s income and expenses and can make a determination of need.
How do I apply?
SJA uses FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment, an outside company that evaluates each applicant’s financial circumstances to decide if a family qualifies for financial aid. Families can submit their applications between November and April of each year. Financial assistance applications are reviewed by the SJA administration who determines how much aid qualified families will receive. Each year, the total amount awarded depends on the available funds. All information provided by FACTS is kept strictly confidential and viewed only by those who determine the family’s need.
Who determines the amount of aid and whether or not a family receives assistance?
The school administration is the sole determiner of financial aid disbursement for funds that come from the school and from the Catholic Schools Foundation. Other agencies (for example, St. Vincent de Paul) have their own process for selection.
Does SJA receive scholarship money from FACTS?
No! FACTS is simply an agency that evaluates family need and makes recommendations to the school based on the amount of aid a family needs. This enables us to prioritize our resources and give assistance to those most in need. The