It’s hard to believe that it’s time to start thinking about NEXT year, already! But, we are well into January, and registration for the 2020/2021 school year is just around the corner. Here are some important facts about Financial aid applications for next year.
January 8, 2020
Financial aid applications for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year are open for all applicants online at the FACTS link: https://online.factsmgt.com/aid. Applications for the upcoming school year must be completed online. The deadline for application submittal is March 1, 2020.
You will be required to submit 2019 W-2’s and tax returns with your applications, so please notify your tax advisor of this date.
The following forms of aid will be available:
- GRACE Scholars – to be eligible for a GRACE award, a student must be a resident of the state of Georgia and demonstrate a financial need. The student is either entering a Catholic school for the first time at the second grade level or above from a Georgia public school or a child eligible to enter first grade, kindergarten or an accredited pre-kindergarten program, is eligible for GRACE. In addition to completing the FACTS Grant & Aid application, a GRACE Scholars Family Registration Form must be submitted to the school (enclosed) with supporting documentation. Additional information can be found on the GRACE website: www.gracescholars.org.
- The Diocese of Savannah – provides partial tuition assistance awards (PK – 8) to families that qualify and make proper application. The Diocese of Savannah will be utilizing the services of FACTS to determine eligibility for tuition assistance. Again, this link can be found at https://online.factsmgt.com/aid.
The deadline for 2020-2021 applications is March 1, 2020.
However, applications may be submitted at any time throughout the year. Late applications will be considered if additional funds become available for distribution.
Families that have not completed the application process to Blessed Sacrament School will not be eligible for any tuition assistance awards.
Please contact me at school if you have any questions regarding financial aid. I will be happy to assist you in any way that I can.
Kathy Fialkowski, Bookkeeper