Application Requirements and Process:
Qualifying families enrolled at Cathedral may be considered for financial assistance from two sources:
Cathedral High School (for Catholic and non-Catholic families)
The Diocese of Springfield (for Catholic families in good standing)
To be considered for one or both sources of financial aid, applicants must complete a FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment form online at www.factstuitionaid.com. Applicants for the 2014-2015 school year may begin this process November 1, 2013. Follow these steps:
|Click on Applicant Sign In|
|Step 2:||New users select Create an Account; or returning users enter their existing Username and Password|
|Step 3:||Follow directions to complete application form|
Pay $25 application fee using credit card or account withdrawal.
|Step 5:||Print information page and send to FACTS your 1040 Income Tax form for 2013 and your W-2 statement for 2013 to complete your application.|
The process is not complete until all paper work is submitted and the fee is paid. Completed applications are due no later than March 15, 2013. Late applications will also be processed on April 15, 2014 and May 15, 2014 as long as funds are available. We encourage all applicants to complete the process before March 15, 2014.
Diocesan Requirements for Catholic families
- Must be an active member of a Catholic Parish in the Diocese of Springfield, that is, attends Mass and financially supports the parish
- Must demonstrate financial need within the Diocesan guidelines
- Must complete a new application form each year
The awarding of Diocesan Financial Aid involves consulting the pastor with regard to membership and financial support of the parish (family is of good standing within their parish). Award letters are sent to families and the student names are sent to the Cathedral with the amount of financial aid awarded. The “normal” amount of aid given to a high school student can be as high as $1,200.
Financial aid is available to children of teachers in our Diocesan Schools and is separate from other assistance programs.
Catholic Schools Financial Aid Office
DIOCESE OF SPRINGFIELD
Cathedral High School Financial Aid
65 Elliot St – PO Box 1730
Springfield MA 01102-1730