Q & A on Tuition Assistance
Q: What is the application deadline for tuition assistance?
A: For incoming students, applications for tuition assistance are due by December 14, 2012. For returning students, applications are due December 31.
Q: How does St. John's determine if I qualify for assistance?
A: St. John's uses the FACTS Grant Management system to determine a family's financial need. When you complete the FACTS application, all of the financial and personal information that is provided is processed using a formula that determines the amount you will be able to pay. The remaining amount is your financial need and St. John's will work to meet as much of that need as possible.
Q: Do I have to repay the tuition assistance provided by St. John's?
A: No. If you receive tuition assistance, you do not need to repay the funds.
Q: Does my son have to maintain a particular grade average if he receives assistance?
A: We expect students to make satisfactory progress, but no minimum grade average is required.
Q: If I receive assistance for one year, am I guaranteed the same amount each year?
A: Unless there is significant change in demonstrated financial need, you should qualify for a similar level. Families must reapply every year. The deadline for returning families is December 31.
Q: If my former spouse does not support this process, does he/she have to submit an application for tuition assistance?
A: No. If you are estranged from your former spouse and they will not be providing any financial help, please do not include them in the process.
Q: If my son qualifies for a merit scholarship and we applied for tuition assistance, are we still eligible for tuition assistance?
A: Yes. Boys who qualify for a merit scholarship are also eligible to receive tuition assistance. Tuition assistance is awarded separately from merit scholarships.
Q: When am I notified about my son's financial aid award?
A: Accepted students will receive a letter detailing financial aid award along with acceptance letters. Returning students will receive a letter detailing financial aid award by February 13, 2013.