The Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) uses a third party company, FACTS Grant and Aid Company, in order to objectively evaluate the need for financial aid.
The web site for the FACTS Grant and Aid Company is https://online.factsmgt.com/aid. There is a required $35 application fee per family that is CHARGED BY the FACTS Company. ONE APPLICATION can include MULTIPLE STUDENTS and/or SCHOOLS.
It is important to note that families will only be considered for financial aid if their application is VERIFIED by the FACTS Company. In order to verify the family income information, FACTS will require copies of financial documents including Federal Income Tax forms and W-2s. All supporting documents should be submitted as soon as possible before the March 1 application deadline.
Applications that are incomplete and do not have the supporting documentation verified by the FACTS Grants and Aid company will not be considered.
Federal Income tax forms from last year and w2s from the current year are accepted. The 2019 tax year's Federal Tax Return will be accepted in lieu of the 2020 return if the latter is not yet completed.
Families should work directly with the FACTS company in order to verify all information. Questions on completing the FACTS Grant and Aid application may be answered by calling the FACTS helpline directly at 1-866-315-9262.
Questions on the scholarship funding can be answered by contacting Shirley Roberson at 815/221-6127 or SRoberson@dioceseofjoliet.org