Applying for Tuition AssistanceBackgroundOur Lady of Victory Catholic School along with the Education Office of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown makes use of FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment platform to help evaluate requests for need-based tuition support (financial aid). FACTS works with nearly 5,000 educational institutions and over a million families each year, helping them achieve their goals. They have been in business since 1986 and specialize in working with schools like ours.The FACTS Grant & Aid platform is a third party data collection point. The FACTS Grant & Aid platform is separate from the FACTS online tuition payment service used by OLVCS. Further, at no time is the personal financial information that has been submitted to the FACTS Grant and Aid shared with OLVCS personnel.Parents/guardians are encouraged to download the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment Information Sheet to learn more about the program and how it works.
EligibilityIf your family meets the income-guideline criteria, it is almost guaranteed some level of tuition assistance at OLVCS. The income eligiblity guidelines for the 2019-2020 school year is posted below.
Family Income Guidelines for 2019-20 School Year
To be considered for income-based tuition assistance awards, parents/guardians must complete the FACTS Grant & Aid online application and submit all required, supporting tax and income information by March 15, 2019.NOTE: While the deadline to submit an application was March 15, 2019, all families who seek tuition support must complete the FACTS Grant & Aide application. Those that submit after the March 15, 2019 deadline may receive financial support if funds are available.How to Apply1. Complete of an application through the FACTS Grant & Aid platform.2. Pay application $30 application fee.3. Submit all supporting tax and income information to platform.What Happens Next?Once the complete FACTS Grant and Aid application has been reviewed by Diocesan personnel, the Office will notify the parent/guardian of the family by mail whether or not the family qualifies for tuition assistance (scholarship). This generally occurs by June, however, it may take longer.Qualifying families who receive a letter from the Diocese with a voucher (at the bottom) MUST sign the voucher and submit it to the school office. If the voucher is not received, the family will be charged and responsible for paying the full tution amount for the school year.Questions?For more information, contact Rosemary Weber in the school office.