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2015-16 Tuition Assistance Information for Parents
Bishop’s Scholarship Fund
Introducing the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund…New for 2015!
The Bishop’s Scholarship Fund is a NEW source of tuition assistance for families who want their children to have all the opportunities of a Catholic school education. Thanks to the generosity of donors who believe in the mission of our Catholic schools, over $1.4 million in scholarship assistance in the 2015-2016 school year will be available to students from all over Fairfield county who enroll in a diocesan-sponsored Catholic school.
Scholarships will be awarded in the Spring of 2015 for the school year beginning September, 2015 to Catholic elementary school students. Awards to Catholic high school students will be offered beginning with the school year starting in September of 2016.
Our Catholic schools offer excellent academics, safe, secure communities and learning centered on faith and values. All are welcome!
Who is eligible?
Students enrolled in a Catholic elementary school for September, 2015 that have demonstrated financial need are eligible to apply for tuition assistance from the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund. Also, families with multiple children enrolled in our schools who may not traditionally be eligible for financial aid are a special focus of the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund.
How do I apply?
1. Submit your completed Registration Form or Application for Admission for the 2015-2016 school year to your local diocesan sponsored Catholic elementary school.
2. Complete a Bishop’s Scholarship Fund Application (also available in print at your local school office.) Mail your completed application to: Bishop’s Scholarship Fund, c/o Diocese of Bridgeport, 238 Jewett Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06606.
3. Complete a FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment which is available at www.FactsMgt.com. FACTS is an independent, third party company that conducts financial analysis to determine a family’s financial need. The Bishop’s Scholarship Fund Advisory Board will receive a confidential report from FACTS outlining your financial situation based on the information you submit in your application and supporting tax documents. FACTS charges a $30 processing fee for the Grant & Aid Assessment. Only one Assessment is required per family.
How much is awarded?
Scholarships will depend upon the family’s need, and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Special consideration is offered to families with multiple children enrolled who demonstrate financial need.
When should I apply?
Families are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis beginning February 1, so it is to your advantage to apply early.
Is there a deadline to apply?
Applications for the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund from currently registered student families must be received no later than May 1, 2015. Applications for the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund from new students enrolling will be accepted through August of 2015, or until the Fund is depleted.
Do I have to apply each year?
Yes, all families must reapply for scholarship each year.
Who decides how much tuition assistance a family will receive?
The Bishop’s Scholarship Fund Advisory Board will evaluate all the application requests for assistance.
When will I receive the scholarship money?
Scholarship awards are sent directly to the school on your behalf. Please contact your school directly to determine when tuition payments are due.
What if I don’t qualify for a scholarship this year?
Every effort will be made to accommodate student need, but there is a limit to the funding available each year. If you are denied an award, please contact the school administrator about additional opportunities that might be available to you for tuition assistance.