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Tuition Assistance

Sacred Heart Schools’ Tuition Assistance Program is administered through the Finance Office. To execute this program in a fair and systematic way, Sacred Heart partners with FAST to process tuition assistance applications. Based on the information submitted online by you, FAST processes applications and estimates the amount your family can contribute to educational expenses. We balance the demonstrated need with the Schools’ policy and available budget.

The Tuition Assistance Application process for the 2020-21 school year is now open.

 

Deadlines and Important Dates

Current Affiliated Families enrolling in Preschool-Grade 8 2020-21 and
New Families accepted via Early Decision for Senior Kindergarten 2020-21

  • December 1, 2019: Deadline to submit your tuition assistance application
  • January 29, 2020: 2020-21 re-enrollment contracts distributed via email
  • February 26, 2020: Tuition assistance award notification letters distributed via email
  • March 2, 2020: Enrollment contracts due, SK - 8th grade
    • Please note: This date is for tuition assistance families only
    • Please return your tuition assistance award acceptance form with your enrollment contract
  • March 15, 2020: Deadline for submitting supporting tax documents to FAST
    • Required tax documents include a copy of your 2019 federal income tax return with accompanying schedules
    • Awards are not final until all required supporting tax documentation is submitted to and verified by FAST

Pre-Kindergarten Applicants 2020-21 (3 years old by Sept. 1, 2020)

  • January 1, 2020: Deadline to submit your tuition assistance application
  • February 21, 2020: 2020-2021 enrollment contracts distributed via email
  • February 26, 2020: Tuition assistance award notification letters distributed via email
  • March 15, 2020: Deadline for submitting supporting tax documents to FAST
    • Required tax documents include a copy of your 2019 federal income tax return with accompanying schedules
    • Awards are not final until all required supporting tax documentation is submitted to and verified by FAST
  • March 16, 2020: Enrollment contracts due, pre-kindergarten 2020-2021
    • Please return your tuition assistance award acceptance form with your enrollment contract

Junior Kindergarten Applicants 2020-21 (4 years old by Sept. 1, 2020) or
Early Decision Senior Kindergarten Applicants (5 years old by Sept. 1, 2021)

  • December 1, 2019: Affiliated families deadline to submit your tuition assistance application
  • January 1, 2020: New families deadline to submit your tuition assistance application
  • March 9, 2020: 2020-2021 enrollment contracts distributed via email
  • March 9, 2020: Tuition assistance award notification or Tuition Assistance Estimate (SK 2021-22 Early Decision) letters distributed via email
  • March 15, 2020: Deadline for submitting supporting tax documents to FAST
    • Required tax documents include a copy of your 2019 federal income tax return with accompanying schedules
    • Awards/Estimates are not final until all required supporting tax documentation is submitted to and verified by FAST
  • March 16, 2020: Enrollment contracts due, JK2020-21 / SK Early Decision 2021-22

Regular Decision Senior Kindergarten Applicants (2020-21)

  • December 1, 2019: Affiliated families deadline to submit your tuition assistance application
  • January 1, 2020: New families deadline to submit your tuition assistance application
  • Rolling beginning February 28, 2020 - 2020-2021 enrollment contracts distributed via email
  • March 9, 2020: Tuition assistance award notification or Tuition Assistance Estimate (SK 2021-22 Early Decision) letters distributed via email
  • March 15, 2020: Deadline for submitting supporting tax documents to FAST
    • Required tax documents include a copy of your 2019 federal income tax return with accompanying schedules
    • Awards/Estimates are not final until all required supporting tax documentation is submitted to and verified by FAST
  • March 16, 2020: Enrollment contracts due, JK2020-21 / SK Early Decision 2021-22

Transfer Applicants in Grades 1-8 (2020-21)

  • December 1, 2019: Affiliated families deadline to submit your tuition assistance application
  • January 1, 2020: New families deadline to submit your tuition assistance application
  • Notification: Notification is rolling as applicant files are completed and spaces become available. Award notification and contracts are distributed via email and are due back approximately one week after having received them. 
  • March 15, 2020: Deadline for submitting supporting tax documents to FAST
    • Required tax documents include a copy of your 2019 federal income tax return with accompanying schedules
    • Awards/Estimates are not final until all required supporting tax documentation is submitted to and verified by FAST

Steps to Completing Your Tuition Assistance Application

  1. Gather all documents necessary to complete your tuition assistance application including pay stubs, car and housing information, monthly budget, utility bills, etc.
  2. We require financial information from all adults involved in your child’s life – both custodial and non-custodial parents along with the child’s step parent(s). In the case of divorced or separated parents, each parent is required to submit a tuition assistance application and all required documents. FAST will guide you through this process.
  3. Submit your completed application to FAST – due by December 1, 2019 for current and affiliated families and by January 1, 2020 for new applicants. There is a $45 non-refundable fee payable via credit card to FAST to complete the application. CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR TUITION ASSISTANCE.
  4. Complete and submit your federal and state income tax forms. Copies of your 2019 Federal Income Tax Return (1040) and State Income Tax Return, including all required schedules and W–2/1099 must be scanned or mailed directly to FAST prior to March 15. Upon submission of your application, you will receive an email from FAST outlining the document submission process. We will not be accepting any documents via email or dropped off at Sacred Heart.
  5. For any questions regarding your FAST application, please contact FAST directly at help@ismfast.com or call 877.326.FAST (3278). FAST is open 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

FAST® is a system owned by a third party, Independent School Management, Inc. (ISM). Once you leave Sacred Heart’s website or are redirected to FAST®, you are no longer governed by our website’s privacy policy or terms of service. We recommend that you read ISM’s privacy policy and end user license agreement carefully so you can understand the manner in which ISM will handle your personal information. Information you submit to ISM through FAST® will be shared by ISM with Sacred Heart for purposes of determining tuition assistance awards. Information may also be used by ISM and shared by ISM with other third parties as set forth in ISM’s privacy policies. Sacred Heart is not responsible and shall have no liability for FAST® or ISM’s data privacy and security practices and protections or the collection, use, processing, modification, merging, sharing or disclosure of your information by ISM or any other third party. We recommend that you read ISM’s privacy policies to understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by ISM.