FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
How are tuition assistance awards determined?
As mentioned above, Tuition Assistance is determined entirely from the data that comes from FACTS. The Saint Mary's High School Tuition Assistance Committee will review FACTS applicants and determine the amount of assistance we can provide each family individually based on available funds, how many families apply, and each family's needs.
How are scholarships awarded?
Much like Tuition Assistance, our Scholarship Committee will review your Scholarship application and the data we receive from the FACTS application to determine which scholarships you will be awarded.
Are there scholarships based on specific extra-curricular activities?
Yes! On the scholarship application, we will ask you to provide a list of extracurriculars your student is involved with. These answers will help us to determine which scholarships they may be able to receive.
How much tuition assistance can my family be awarded?
There is no pre-determined level of earnings that will automatically disqualify a family from tuition assistance. Applicants with similar income levels but different factors(number of students, assets owned, etc.) can receive different levels of assistance. Each applicant is treated as an INDIVIDUAL case. Therefore, we cannot give a range of assistance that could be awarded. Awards are determined on a case-by-case basis.
How do I apply for Tuition Assistance and/or Scholarships?
Applications for the 2023 - 2024 school year are now open, and you can begin the financial aid process by completing your FACTS application(listed above). FACTS will charge a $40 fee to apply for Tuition Assistance. Go to "Parent Login," click "Payment Plan/Financial Aid," create an account, and complete the Application. Once you've completed the FACTS application, you can apply for scholarships by filling out the Saint Mary's Scholarship Application and providing the required information. You can email [email protected] if you have any questions.
When do I need to apply by?
Our tuition assistance and scholarship applications will close on February 16th, 2023. Applications received after the deadline are not guaranteed financial aid.
If I have a student currently attending Saint Mary's High School, do I need to complete the FACTS application every school year?
Yes. You must complete your FACTS Application to be considered for Financial Aid every year. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA and remain in good disciplinary standing to be eligible for continuing assistance.
When will I be notified whether I have received tuition assistance or a scholarship?
For new students, once your child has officially entered the enrollment process in late March, your tuition assistance or awarded scholarships will be listed on your Financial Agreement. For current students, during the enrollment process of their next school year, they will be listed on your Financial Agreement.