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Tuition and Aid FAQs

You’ve got questions. Maybe a lot of them.
Here are some helpful answers to the questions we hear most frequently. 

How is tuition assistance determined?
Carondelet High School’s Tuition Assistance Committee reviews the FACTS recommendation. Based on the information provided, the Committee determines the amount of aid to be provided each family based on the amount of tuition assistance money available, the number of families who apply, and each family’s need. Each award is determined on a case-by-case basis. Applicants with the same income level may have different factors that drive the amount of need; number of students enrolled in catholic school, personal circumstances, etc.

What if my tax returns aren’t completed before the application deadline?
Most families do not have their taxes completed by the due date. You can still apply for aid. You must submit your most recently filed federal tax return along with current W-2’s. FACTS will notify you directly via email with any needed documentation.

If we already have a student attending Carondelet, are we limited in the amount of assistance we receive? Is a multiple-student tuition discount available?
The amount of tuition assistance provided is based on each family’s financial need. We do not offer a multiple-student tuition discount however we do encourage you to apply for aid.

We have a student attending De La Salle as well, do we need to complete two separate FACTS Student Aid Forms?
Carondelet & De La Salle both use the FACTS Student Aid Form. Only one form is needed per family. Be sure to include the school code for each school. If you apply for aid at Carondelet, we expect you to apply at DLS also.

My family is not Catholic. Do we still qualify for tuition assistance?
Yes. Tuition assistance is available to all who qualify.

If parents are separated/divorced and filing separately, will both incomes be counted?
Should both parents assume or have financial responsibility for the student’s education, the income of both parents is considered. If separated or divorced, each financially responsible parent, step-parent or guardian must complete a separate tuition assistance packet.

When should I submit the FACTS Student Aid Form & supporting documentation?
Please refer to the Tuition Assistance Timeline & Checklist. All deadlines are critical and must be met in order to be considered for tuition assistance. Incomplete applications are reviewed at a later date and may be limited in the size of award. FACTS will contact you with any needed documentation to complete your application.

Do you give any athletic or academic scholarships?
We do not offer any athletic scholarships. Please see our Scholarship page for more information on merit-based scholarship opportunities. Tuition assistance is provided based on demonstrated financial need.

Is tuition assistance automatically renewed each school year?
No. All families receiving tuition assistance must submit a new application each year they require aid.

When will I be notified of any award?
All families with completed applications will be notified when the admissions or re-enrollment materials are sent.

What if the amount of the award is not enough?
Families who feel they still can not afford tuition after the receiving their award can contact Terri Meehan for the appeal process. Please use the additional comments at the end of the FACTS application to detail your financial need. The committee uses that to further determine your need.

How do I apply for a Family Aid Catholic Education (FACE) grant?
The FACTS application serves as both your Carondelet and FACE application. When completing the FACTS application, be sure to check the FACE box to submit your application to them. FACE will notify you directly if you were awarded a grant – usually in May or June. Your FACTS application must be verified by March to be eligible to receive a FACE grant.

What is the total amount of tuition assistance available? What is the average aid awarded?
In 2019-20, the school will distributed approximately $1,200,000 to 167 students, an average of $6,515 per family. Tuition assistance ranges from $1,000 to as much as half of the annual tuition. The school provides more than half of the annual tuition on a limited case-by-case basis. 

Additional Questions
Email financialaid@carondeleths.org or Terri Meehan tmeehan@carondeleths.org

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