Skip Navigation Linksfinancialaid
 


Home > Admissions > FACTS & Financial Aid

 FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment

All Smiles from Some of Our Students!Conn-Area Catholic School utilizes the FACTS Company for the financial aid assessment service. If you desire to apply for financial aid, you are encouraged to complete the FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment application online.

Tips for completing your FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment Application

  1. Completing the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment application online is strongly encouraged. The online applications are processed more quickly.
  1. All required tax documents must be submitted in order for your application to reach the "verified" status. Your application must be verified prior to a financial aid award being made. The following tax documents must be submitted:
    1. Copies of your IRS 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ for the prior calendar year or two. This includes supporting tax schedules C, E, and F.
    2. Copies of all W2 wage and tax statements for the applicant and co-applicant for the prior calendar year.
    3. Copies of all supporting documentation of household non-taxable income, such as social security income, welfare, child support, food stamps, workers' compensation and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF),
    4. The above mentioned documents should be submitted by the following methods only. These submission methods are listed in the order in which they will be processed the quickest:
      • Upload documents directly to your application
      • Fax your documents, noting your application ID number, to FACTS at 866-315-9264
      • Send copies via US Mail.
      • Note: Emailed documents will not be accepted.
  1. A signature is required on a paper application.
  1. FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment application should be completed by March 15.
  1. Submit only one application per household, regardless if you have more than one student, or multiple students enrolled in more than one school.
  1. All household income MUST BE REPORTED!
  1. For further information, please refer to the FACTS Management website.

 FACTS Tuition Management

Building Legos Builds Problem Solving.Parents have three options for arranging tuition payment. The payment options are as follows:

Option 1: A one-time payment of tuition due August 1. This payment can be made directly to the school or through FACTS Management at no cost to the payment. If choosing to pay the school directly, an invoice will be mailed to the parent in approximately mid-July.

Option 2: Tuition will be made in two payments due August 1, and January 15. These payments can be made directly to the school or through FACTS Management. If arranging payment through FACTS, a fee of $10 will be assessed and deducted from your bank account once you finalize your payment agreement.

Option 3: Monthly FACTS payment plan arranged through FACTS Management on the fifth or twentieth of each month, beginning July or August, and ending no later than May. This is either a 10 or 11 month payment program. The monthly payment plan is assessed a fee of $40 by FACTS once you have finalized your payment agreement.

Things to know about our Tuition Payment Policy

  • Any delinquent or NSF tuition payments with options one and two will require the parent to set up a FACTS payment agreement for tuition. No other option will be accepted.
  • Conn-Area Catholic School will begin the FACTS agreement process with entering the parents' name, address, telephone number, email address, student(s) and net tuition on the FACTS website. The school will generate an email from FACTS to the parent in late June, notifying you that your FACTS payment agreement is ready to be finalized. The parent or guardian must finalize the FACTS payment agreement by the first day of school.
  • Any questions or concerns about tuition payments should be directed to our business manager, Kristin Baker, at 724-628-5090, or by email at kbaker@connareacatholic.org.
  • Also, please refer to our tuition policy and our Student Parent Handbook.

 Financial Aid at Conn-Area Catholic

Conn-Area Catholic School awards financial aid from a variety of sources:

  • Parish Supported Financial Aid Fund (PSFA)
  • Diocesan Endowment Funds (DEF)
  • Scholarship Partners Foundation (ETIC & OSTC)
  • Conn-Area Catholic School Financial Aid
  • Joseph B. Vellucci Scholarship Fund

Conn-Area Catholic will also inform parents of outside scholarship opportunities throughout the school year through designated fundraisers (SCRIP/gift cards, candy sales, etc).

Students transferring into first through sixth grades are eligible for the Bishop's Tuition Transfer Grant in amounts up to $1,500. The tuition transfer grant is not "need based." No financial aid application is required, and the grant is awarded regardless of need. Students will receive $1,000 for the first year and $500 for the second year. If the student is transferring into sixth grade, he or she will only receive $1,000 of the grant. Additional guidelines and exclusions apply. Please inquire at the school with any interest or questions concerning the grant.

Any questions about financial aid should be directed to Cecilia Solan, principal, at csolan@connareacatholic.org, Kristin Baker, business manager, at kbaker@connareacatholic.org, or call 724-628-5090.