How do I apply for tuition assistance?
The application for the program is online. FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment, an independent company, evaluates the financial information provided and makes recommendations to JPII regarding an affordable tuition rate for each family. FACTS charges a $35 fee to carefully analyze the information within your application. Financial privacy is a growing concern among families. FACTS gathers and secures your supporting financial documents including tax records.
What is the deadline to apply for tuition assistance?
There is no deadline for tuition assistance at JPII. However, the Fulcrum TAP grant deadline is late December; the other assistance is still available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please contact us to inquire about financial aid options.
What if I do not want to apply for tuition assistance?
The tuition assistance program is optional. If you choose not to apply, you will receive a tuition contract in mid-March reflecting the full tuition rate. Sign your contract and return it with the registration fee of $300 by the March 18, 2023 deadline and your student will be officially registered for Fall 2023.
Who will see my application?
Data from your application is kept strictly confidential. Once FACTS provides the data it will only be reviewed by the tuition committee of the school’s leadership team – comprised of the school’s principal and business manager.
What documents will I need when I apply?
You will need:
> your family’s monthly budget
> most recent tax returns
> your W2s
> copies of documentation for social security income, welfare, child support, food stamps, workers compensation, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), if applicable.
After submitting your application, you need to fax or upload your tax documents to FACTS. (Instructions provided at the end of the application).
Do I apply for tuition assistance every year?
Yes. Financial situations can change from year to year so we do ask that you apply annually. This ensures that your tuition assistance is reflective of your current financial ability.
What if I’m not sure whether I will qualify for tuition assistance?
We encourage you to apply for tuition assistance if you are concerned about your ability to send your child to JPII due to the cost of tuition. In a typical year, approximately 85% of families who apply for tuition assistance receive a reduced tuition contract. Annually, more than half-a-million dollars in tuition assistance may be distributed. The determination and calculation of your tuition rate or need for tuition assistance are complex and are based on several factors including family income and size, extraordinary expenses such as medical bills, and tuition paid to other schools. We encourage you to partner with us in the process and not make assumptions that you will not qualify for tuition assistance.
When will I know my final tuition rate?
In late February, you will receive notification of your tuition contract that reflects the full rate or tuition assistance rate. When you sign your contract and pay the registration fee ($300) by the March 18, 2023 deadline, your student will be officially registered for Fall 2023.
What if I still cannot afford the tuition assistance amount?
Based on the information you provide in your application, the school may offer you tuition assistance to help you meet your tuition obligation. If you have questions or concerns after you receive your tuition contract, please contact Monica Davis or call 360-438-7600 to schedule an appointment to discuss your student’s tuition.
Is there a multi-student discount?
There is not a tuition discount for multiple students at JPII. However, if you apply we take your total potential tuition obligation into account when determining your tuition rate for each student.
Can I apply for assistance for other fees or school costs?
If you are concerned about the cost of the annual registration fee, a particular activity, or want to talk about payment arrangements, contact Monica Davis.
What if I am having trouble paying my tuition?
We understand that unforeseen issues may come up that strain a family’s ability to pay tuition. If that should happen, we can modify payment schedules to reduce financial distress. Please note there may be a processing fee to make payment plan changes. If a major crisis arises such as a serious illness or job loss, please contact JPII immediately.