TUITION ASSISTANCE APPLICATION FOR BROOKLYN AND QUEENS CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AND ACADEMIES, GRADES K – 8

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TUITION ASSISTANCE APPLICATION FOR BROOKLYN AND QUEENS CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AND ACADEMIES, GRADES K – 8 

Step 1:  Register your child(ren) in a Catholic Elementary school/academy in Brooklyn or Queens; students who are not yet registered cannot be considered for tuition assistance.
Step 2:  Fill out the online application and submit with required supporting documentation (applicants will be notified of what is required in order to complete the application).

General Information:  Futures in Education is proud to administer several scholarship programs, providing partial tuition assistance for families demonstrating financial need, and who meet eligibility requirements, to attend a Catholic academy or school in Brooklyn or Queens.
We are also a proud partner with Children’s Scholarship Fund, which administers the Teddy J. Forstmann and Bishop’s Scholarship programs.

 

Please note:  New and returning families should complete ONLY ONE APPLICATION (either with Teddy J. Forstmann*/Children’s Scholarship Fund OR Futures in Education/FACTS)*.   Families do not apply for a specific program; Futures makes the determination. Only one award per student will be granted.  Once a determination of financial aid eligibility is made, the families will be notified via email.  There is a non-refundable $35 application processing fee payable by credit card.

*Teddy J. Forstmann Award Recipients Only:  If your child received an award last academic year through the Teddy J. Forstmann program administered by Children’s Scholarship Fund, you will receive communications directly from Children’s Scholarship Fund with application requirements and instructions.  You must reapply with the Teddy J. Forstmann program.  Only one application per family will be considered.  If you have a new sibling of an awarded Teddy Forstmann recipient, you may add them to your Children’s Scholarship Fund application.  Applications for Children’s Scholarship Fund open in February 2021. Information will be sent directly to families.

All other applicants, please proceed with the FACTS application (continue reading for instructions).  If you are unsure of the type of award you received in the last academic year, please call Futures in Education at 718.965.7340.

Who can apply for tuition assistance?

 Families who have child(ren) registered in a Catholic elementary academy or school in Brooklyn or Queens (Grades K-8), and can demonstrate financial need, may apply.
 Only completed applications, with all required supporting documentation submitted, will be considered.
 A new application must be completed every year to be considered for assistance, regardless of whether or not the family has been awarded in the past.
• If you are not sure whether or not your application is complete, please contact FACTS directly at 866.441.4637

Who is eligible?

• Scholarship awards are assessed on a needs-basis, considering household size and total annual income using the guidelines of the National School Lunch Program
• Families are required to pay a minimum of 25% of the tuition rate and must be up-to-date with their tuition.
• Income will be verified to determine eligibility and the family’s ability to contribute toward the tuition.


Based on Total Annual 2020 Income for the Household (For 21-22 Financial Aid Application)
House Size Maximum Total 2020 Income for Household
2 $68,960
3 $86,880
4 $104,800
5 $122,720
6 $140,640
7 $158,560
8 $176,480
   

How are scholarships awarded?

Partial tuition scholarships are available, from $500 up to $3,200 per student, not to exceed 75% of tuition.  Scholarships will be awarded to eligible students based on:
• Program eligibility and funding availability
• Income level and Household size
• Timing of when the application is completed (with all required documents submitted)
• Notifications will be sent to families, via email, on a rolling basis approximately six weeks after completion of the application.
• Eligible applicants will be awarded until funding is exhausted.

Please Note:  Although every effort is made to grant tuition assistance to all those eligible for our programs, we can only grant awards as funding permits.  If we are unable to award you, please reach out to the academy or school where your child is registered regarding other options that may be available. 

When is the deadline?

• March 31, 2021 – Returning Families who received an award in the previous academic year.
 April 30, 2021 – New families (students who did not receive an award in the previous academic year).

Applications will only be considered completed when all required supporting documents have been submitted.  Awards will begin with applications that were completed by the deadline and will continue on a rolling basis as available funding allows.

Please Note:  After the deadline, families will still be permitted to apply for financial aid but priority will first be given to families who applied before the deadline.  If funding is exhausted, applicants are encouraged to reach out to the academy or school where their child is registered regarding other options that may be available.

How do I apply?

Step 1:  Register your child(ren) in a Catholic Elementary school/academy in Brooklyn or Queens; students who are not yet registered cannot be considered for tuition assistance.

Step 2:  After reading and agreeing to the Parent/Guardian acknowledgment, click the link below to fill out the online application and submit with required supporting documentation. There is a non-refundable $35 application processing fee payable by credit card. Only one application per family is required.

Step 3:  Send in the appropriate required supporting documents, as requested by FACTS, to complete the application.

Teddy J. Forstmann Award Recipients Only:  If your child received an award last academic year through the Teddy J. Forstmann program administered by Children’s Scholarship Fund, you will receive communications directly from Children’s Scholarship Fund with application requirements and instructions.   You must reapply with the  Teddy J. Forstmann program. do not apply via FACTS; only one application per student is permitted.  All other applicants, please proceed with the FACTS application.

Additional Information:

  • For more information about Futures in Education or our scholarship programs, please visit www.futuresineducation.org
  • To learn more about our partner organization, Children’s Scholarship Fund, please visit  http://nyc.scholarshipfund.org/
  • All information and documentation provided on this form is kept strictly confidential.

PARENT/GUARDIAN: By continuing below, it indicates that you have read and understand that the information provided on this application is true, accurate and complete, and legal proof of income has been provided. You understand that all information on this application will be verified. Any incomplete, missing, false and/or fraudulent information or documentation on this application, missing signatures, refusal to provide adequate/legal proof of income and/or any pertinent information required to process or determine a decision on this application will be cause for automatic denial of a tuition award. You promise to cooperate with requests from Futures in Education and Children’s Scholarship Fund to obtain additional student information, including, but not limited to: a current photo, essays from the child(ren) and correspondence to funders of the scholarship programs.

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