Tuition Assistance

St. Louise School offers personalized education with engaging, caring teachers.  With our teacher:student ratio of 1:10 and an average of 15 students in each classroom, our teachers really get to know each student as an individual. It also allows students to build strong bonds with their classmates and participate more in their education.

 

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Tuition accounts for less than 75% of our school income. In addition, financial assistance is available to ensure that tuition is not a barrier for any family desiring a St. Louise education for their children.  The tuition assistance grants are based solely on financial need.  Families receiving assistance are typically asked to pay part of the actual cost of tuition; “full scholarships” are rarely awarded. We are able to offer tuition assistance grants to approximately 12% of our students.

 

Because the St. Louise community is committed to our students, we have built a substantial endowment specifically for the purpose of providing financial aid to families who qualify.  Each year interest income from the endowment provides over $140,000.00 to families who otherwise would not be able to afford a St. Louise education.  

 

Dates and Deadlines

  • All documents must be received by FACTS by 4/15/2022
  • Applicants will be notified by the first week of June of award decisions
  • Families that are applying for a second grant, through Fulcrum, must apply between 10/1/2021 and 1/1/2022

 

Detailed Instructions

Financial Aid Process:

  1. Complete the FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment application on-line by April 15.
  2. Send copies of the following to FACTS (these will be uploaded online):
    • your 2021 Federal Income Tax Form 1040
    • your 2021 W-2 Wage and Tax Statement
    • any additional documents required per the instruction of FACTS
 
    3. Pay the $35 application fee (non-refundable).
    4. FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment will analyze your application and provide a recommendation and St. Louise will make the decision on how much assistance to award. 
 
Applicant’s will be notified of the committee decision by the first week of June.

Tips for completing the tuition assistance application:

  • Fill out the application completely; leave no shaded boxes blank.
  • If you have filed for an extension with the IRS beyond April 15th deadline, you are allowed to use your previous year tax forms/statements for your tuition assistance application.
  • If you have questions, please first contact FACTS directly at 866-441-4637.  If you still have questions you may ask our bookkeeper, Angie Ogilvy, at 425-214-5405.
 

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Fulcrum Foundation

For early- applicants – those families who complete the FACTS application and supporting documentation by January 1 – you will be considered for two grants.  In addition to the typical St. Louise Assistance Grant funded through our endowment, you will also be considered for a Fulcrum Foundation tuition assistance grant. (www.fulcrumfoundation.org/grants-and-programs/tuition-assistance)

 

If you have questions, please contact FACTS directly at 866-441-4637, and/or contact the Fulcrum Foundation at [email protected], and/or contact our bookkeeper, Angie Ogilvy at [email protected]