Any family, Catholic or Non-Catholic, may apply for tuition assistance by completing an application on-line at www.FACTStuitionaid.com (paper applications also available from the Fiscal Office). An objective formula is applied to each applicant’s statement of financial resources, and a recommendation for assistance is made by the FACTS Company to the School Principal. Financial assistance is then awarded based upon need and available funding. Some financial assistance may also be available from your local Catholic Parish.
STEP UP FOR STUDENTS is a state-approved nonprofit scholarship funding organization that helps administer five scholarships for Florida schoolchildren: the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program (FTC) and the Family Empowerment Scholarship (FES) for lower-income families, the Gardiner Scholarship for children with certain special needs, the Hope Scholarship for public school students who are bullied or victims of violence and the Reading Scholarship Accounts for public school students in third through fifth grade who struggle with reading.
If you qualify your student may receive almost $7,000 towards school tuition. CLICK HERE for more information.
AAA SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION is to provide economic and other assistance to economically-disadvantaged families and families of disabled students to enable them to select the best schools for their children. CLICK HERE for more information.
FAMILY EMPOWERMENT SCHOLARSHIP program will provide an educational lifeline to students waiting for an opportunity to find the school that will best work for them and puts more parents in the driver’s seat to determine the best educational environments for their children. CLICK HERE for more information.
MCKAY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS allow parents to choose the best educational setting—public or private—for their child. The McKay Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities provided over 31,000 Florida students with special needs the opportunity to attend a participating private school during the 2017-18 school year. The McKay Scholarship Program also offers parents public school choice. A parent of an eligible special needs student may choose to transfer the student to another public school. CLICK HERE for more information.
The GARDINER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM provides eligible students a scholarship that can be used to purchase approved services or products in order to design a customized educational program for the student. Scholarships can be used for specialized services such as speech or occupational therapy, instructional materials, tuition at an eligible private school, contributions to a college prepaid account and more. The program is directly administered by state-approved nonprofit scholarship funding organizations. CLICK HERE for more information.
As we pursue the Mission of Saint Francis Catholic Academy, we strive to maintain the diversity of our student body and to make attendance affordable for as many students as possible, through our Tuition Assistance Program. Each year, funds are budgeted for Tuition Assistance – these funds are awarded on a prorated basis, determined by family financial need only.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can anyone apply for Tuition Assistance at Saint Francis Catholic Academy?
How do I apply for assistance?
When can I apply for tuition assistance?
How are awards determined?
Is there a maximum family income above which a student will not be awarded tuition assistance?
Can a student have 100% of the cost of attending Saint Francis Catholic Academy covered by tuition assistance?
Where do the funds for Tuition Assistance come from?
When will I be advised whether I have been awarded assistance?
What if the award I am offered is not enough?
Once a student is awarded tuition assistance, does he receive that assistance every year?
Are there any other sources of assistance available to me?
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, contact Cindy Croom, Saint Francis Catholic Academy Finance Administrator, (352) 376-6545, Ext 351 or firstname.lastname@example.org