Who is Eligible?
All families are encouraged to apply. Families of students in K2 (age 5) through Grade 8 are eligible for financial aid. There is limited need-based funding available for pre-K and K1 students. There is a $35 processing fee for the financial aid application. The financial aid process is confidential and aid is allocated based on financial need determined by the calculations on the FACTS Grant & Aid application, an objective and independent third party.
We allocate aid based on calculated need: income minus expenses, as well as other information the family may provide in support of the aid application. We also take into consideration the school’s policies and the resources available for both re-enrolling and new students. Financial aid will not be awarded to families unless all accounts are in good standing. In order to maintain need-based financial aid, families must make tuition payments on time and reapply for financial aid within the FACTS Grant & Aid system each year.
Financial Aid Workshops
The Business Office will be hosting Financial Aid Workshops by appointment. During this 45-minute workshop, applicants are able to fill out the FACTS Grant & Aid application for tuition and other programs and ask any questions they may have. Applicants should make an appointment for the workshop to allow us to best serve and guide the family in completing the process. This worksheet may assist you in gathering all of the information needed to complete the online FACTS Grant & Aid application: English sample application or formulario de muestra para ayuda financiera en español. To request an individual appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: please bring your 2019 W2 and your completed 2019 federal tax return to the appointment, as well as proof of non-taxable income and Social Security numbers for applicants and all students for whom you are applying for financial aid.
Workshops will be posted here when available.
How to Apply and Deadlines: New Students
New students must complete the application for admission, be accepted to the school, and complete enrollment prior to applying for financial aid. Click here to submit an application for admission. The applicant for financial assistance must claim the child on the federal tax return for the prior year in order for aid to be allocated
How to Apply and Deadlines: Current Students
FACTS Grant and Aid Application: What to Expect
There is an estimated one-time non-refundable application fee of $35.00 per household. This may change based on your selected school(s). The same application can be applied to multiple institutions provided they use the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment services. We accept all major credit cards (Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover).
You will see the progress of the application on the left (desktop) or top (mobile) of your screen. The form is automatically saved as you progress through by clicking the “Previous”, “Save & Continue”, or “Save & Exit” buttons.
Depending on your application some or all of the following documents may be required.
- Copy of U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, supporting schedules, and business returns.
- 2018 IRS Federal Form 1040, Schedule 1, Schedule 2, Schedule 3, Schedule 4, Schedule 5
- 2019 IRS Federal Form 1040, Schedule 1, Schedule 2, Schedule 3
- Copies of W-2 Wage and Tax Statements.
- Copies of supporting documentation for household Nontaxable Income.
A complete list of required documents will be available once you have submitted your application along with instructions on how to upload your documents.
Family Service Program
Saint Columbkille Partnership School believes that family involvement enhances the educational experience. Parents and guardians are urged to volunteer and participate in fundraising activities, which may also be required as part of maintaining financial aid. Opportunities to volunteer include: chaperoning field trips, monitoring lunch and recess, and helping out at special events. Families who complete 25 volunteer hours will be credited $300 towards tuition for the following school year. In order to document the hours of service, volunteers must sign in and out at the school office. Please visit the Family Service Program page for additional information.
Unexpected Financial Crisis Procedures
Families who experience an unexpected financial crisis during the course of the school year must notify the Business Office at email@example.com to work out a temporary solution. If an application for financial aid has not already been submitted, families will need to complete one. Financial aid will be lost if any of the following occur: withdrawal from the school, not active in the FACTS Financial, accounts are not current, including, but not limited to tuition, after-school and other fees.
Further, the school reserves the right to audit applications for the need-based financial aid program by requesting a tax transcript for the prior year from the IRS. Information on the tax transcript can be found here.