Financial Aid

Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy’s financial aid fund is generously provided by the Catholic Schools Foundation. Since we dispense Catholic Schools Foundation funds, we are required to follow their guidelines for the distribution of aid.

Any current family that does not submit the online application and upload or fax the 2018 federal tax return and/or non-taxable income documentation by April 17th to Grant & Aid will not receive financial aid for the 2019-20 school year. It is very important that all families register and pay the registration fee at the campus by April 17th or the financial aid will not be allocated. All balances (i.e tuition, lunch, after school) must be completed by June 5th in order to receive financial aid. Any balance after this date will not receive financial aid, regardless of a completed application.

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR CURRENT FAMILIES?

Any current family that does not submit the online application and upload or fax the 2018 federal tax return and/or non-taxable income documentation by April 17th to Grant & Aid will not receive financial aid for the 2019-20 school year. It is very important that all families register and pay the registration fee at the campus by April 17th or the financial aid will not be allocated. All balances (i.e tuition, lunch, after school) must be completed by June 5th in order to receive financial aid. Any balance after this date will not receive financial aid, regardless of a completed application.

  • Do not wait to file your 2018 federal taxes, just bring your 2018 W-2’s to your financial aid appointment (application can be submitted but will not be verified without your 2018 federal taxes)
  • If you have not yet completed the re-registration form or have not decided whether or not to return for the 2019-2020 school year, do not miss out on the opportunity to apply for aid
  • If you do not apply by the April 17th deadline, your family will not be eligible for financial aid for the 2019-2020 school year; no exceptions.
WHAT THIS MEANS FOR NEW FAMILIES TO THE ACADEMY?

New families should submit the financial aid application online after they have been accepted in the Academy and have submitted the registration fee to the campus. If an application is received but the student is not registered with the campus, the application will not be considered for financial aid.

Any new family that does not submit the online application and upload or fax the 2018 federal tax return and/or non-taxable income documentation by August 31st to Grant & Aid will not receive financial aid for the 2019-2020 school year. It is very important that all families register and pay the registration fee at the campus prior to completing a financial aid application or the financial aid will not be allocated.

WHAT ARE THE FINANCIAL AID REQUIREMENTS?

As in years past, the requirements for the financial aid application are as follows:

  • The financial aid applicant must claim the student on their personal tax return and students must be entering grades KII to 8 to be eligible. We encourage our preschool aged families to complete a financial aid application in case scholarships are received, but these are not guaranteed, and financial aid cannot be allocated to preschool aged children. Learn more about vouchers for preschool aged children here.
  • The federal tax return for 2018 and W-2’s must be submitted and/or proof of nontaxable income if not working. These documents can be uploaded from your computer or faxed to 866-315-9264 (FACTS Grant & Aid). Please note SJPIICA is not responsible if FACTS does not receive or upload your taxes by the aforementioned deadlines.
  • Payments must be made through a FACTS automatic Payment Plan or financial aid will not be allocated; no exceptions.
  • All balances must be paid in full or financial aid cannot be awarded.
  • Any student receiving financial aid must have first paid their registration fee and submitted a re-enrollment contract to their campus.
FINANCIAL AID OPEN HOUSES

We will be hosting Campus Financial Aid Open Houses on the following dates:

  • Neponset: 
    Monday January 13th…………2:30pm to 6:00pm
    Tuesday February 11th……… 2:30pm to 6:00pm
  • Lower Mills:
    Wednesday January 8th…….2:30pm to 6:00pm
    Thursday January 30th……..  2:30pm to 6:00pm
  • Columbia: 
    Tuesday January 21st……….2:30pm to 6:00pm
    Monday February 3rd………2:30pm to 6:00pm

Financial aid open houses will also take place at the Regional Office, the dates are listed below for your convenience.  You may also book an appointment if the below dates and times do not work well for your schedule.  Please call (617) 265-0019 ext. 7004 or 7202 to book an appointment. Business Office hours are Monday through Friday 8am to 4pm.

  • Tuesday, February 18th………….9:00am to  11:00am
  • Wednesday, February 19th……9:00am to   11:00am
  • Thursday, February 20th………..9:00am to   11:00am

The Deadline for Financial Aid Applications is April 16, 2020

As in years past, the requirements are as follows:

  1. The financial aid applicant must claim the student(s) on their tax return and students must be enrolling in grades K2 – 8 to be eligible.  We need all families to submit the Grant and Aid application for the students that will attend the Academy even the Pre-K and K1 students.  This will help SJPIICA when we apply for grants for education programs, technology, services, etc.
  2. The federal tax return and W2’s for 2019 must be submitted and/or proof of nontaxable income if not employed.
  3. Anyone with a past due SY 19-20 tuition balance will not be awarded financial aid. If you have a past due balance you must reach out to the business office to make a payment arrangement for the balance.

To make an appointment for financial aid assistance or to discuss a payment agreement for your past due tuition please contact  Judith Walker at 617-265-0019 x7202 or Mark Hegarty at 617.265.0019 x 7004 or jwalker@sjp2ca.org or mhegarty@sjp2ca.org.

Are you ready for the school year?

All families at Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy should have a FACTS account. Click on the link below to access your account or create a new account.

Go to FACTS