To access the FACTS Tuition Assistance Application, please click FACTS Management account.
The application fee is $32. This fee must be paid in order for the application to be complete.
Boylan Catholic High School strives to make a Catholic education affordable to students by allocating funds for need-based tuition assistance. During the 2020-2021 school year, financial assistance, grants, and awards were distributed to 45% of Boylan Catholic students. The average financial assistance award was $3,100.
All students who wish to enroll at Boylan are welcome to apply for financial assistance. When awarding financial assistance, many factors are reviewed, including employment status, household income, and size of the household.
Applications for the 2021-2022 school year are available beginning December 1, 2020.
The Tuition Assistance Committee reviews requests for assistance from families who have applied for aid. FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment conducts the financial need analysis for Boylan Catholic. Families applying for tuition assistance will need to complete an application and submit the necessary supporting documentation to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment.
Families are asked to submit copies of the most recent Federal tax forms including all supporting tax schedules and 2019 W-2 forms. Applicants upload complete federal tax forms and any schedules when completing the FACTS application.
The Tuition Assistance Committee notifies families of the award they will receive for the coming academic year. It takes an average of three weeks to determine the award amount. Awards are distributed in the order in which they are received.
Students must re-apply for each year they wish to be considered for financial assistance at Boylan Catholic.
Does Boylan Provide Financial Assistance?
Boylan proporciona asistencia financiera?
Student Work Program:
The Student Work Program is designed to help students whose parents need assistance with Boylan tuition. In this program, students earn money which is applied directly to their tuition. General work duties consist of assisting the maintenance department with cleaning classrooms, housekeeping, inventory, landscaping, moving tables and chairs, and other similar tasks. Students have the ability to work year-round if their schedule allows.
Students will not receive a paycheck. Money earned will be credited to their tuition according to their hours worked at the current minimum wage rate. Work credits are applied monthly to FACTS by the school's bookkeeper. Credits are applied based on the tuition payment plan (i.e. if the student is on the monthly tuition payment plan, credits earned will be allocated over monthly tuition payments).
- During the school year, students are able to work immediately following the school day for 1-2 hours. Students may not participate on days they have after school activities.
- During the summer, the work schedule is Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm daily. No work on July 4.
- Depending on the number of students signed up for summer work, students will work in one of two or three shifts, with days to be determined.
- Students under the age of 16 will need a valid work permit. A separate form is available and needs to be completed prior to work.
- Students not showing up for work or not reasonably completing their assigned job assignments will be dismissed from the program.
For more information regarding the Student Work Program, please contact Boylan Principal Mr. Christopher Rozanski.
Tax Credit Scholarship Program:
The Tax Credit Scholarship for K-12 students will cover up to 100% of private school tuition up to a maximum of the average Illinois cost to educate, which is roughly $13,000.
Students with unique learning needs, including those who are gifted, English language learners, or those with special education qualifications, may be eligible to receive larger scholarships — up to double— roughly $26,000.
Tax Credit Scholarships are need-based and do not take academic performance into consideration.
The application is a two-step process. First, reserve your place in line by completing a brief online form. After reserving your place in line, you will be able to complete the full application. Your place in line can increase your chances of receiving a scholarship but it is not a guarantee.
The application process begins on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at 6:30 PM.
Financial Assistance FAQs
Q: What is Boylan’s philosophy regarding financial assistance?
A: We believe strongly in the value of a Boylan Catholic High School education and we are committed to supporting all eligible students with access to a Boylan education through our financial assistance program.
Q: How much does it cost to educate a student at Boylan?
A: The cost to educate one student at Boylan is approximately $11,000/year. Various funding sources, including parish assessments and the annual fund, help reduce the cost of tuition for all students. Additional assistance in the form of grants and the student-work program are available to students with demonstrated need.
Q: What is “demonstrated need?”
A: Demonstrated need is defined as the difference between the total amount a family can be expected to contribute based on their financial situation, and the cost of tuition.
Q: Does Boylan offer merit or athletic scholarships?
A: Boylan does not offer athletic scholarships. Other than the Bishop Lane Grant awarded to those students who score in the 95th percentile or above on the HSPT in December, all financial assistance is based on the financial need of the student.
Q: What percent of Boylan students receive financial assistance?
A: During the 2020-2021 school year, approximately 45% of students at Boylan received financial assistance.
Q: Is there a deadline to apply for financial assistance?
A: Boylan begins accepting financial assistance applications on December 1st for the following school year (i.e. December 1, 2020 for the 2021-2022 school year). Boylan highly recommends parents apply as soon as applications are available in December. Boylan cannot guarantee that applications completed after June 1st will be reviewed before the first tuition bills are distributed in July.
Q: When will I receive a decision regarding my financial assistance award?
A: Financial assistance awards begin being distributed in January. It takes approximately three weeks after the FACTS application and all supplemental materials are submitted.
Q: Do I have to re-apply for financial assistance each year?
A: Yes, families must apply each year due to the fact that your financial circumstances may change from year to year.
Q: Who has access to my financial information?
A: All financial information is highly confidential and only released to Boylan’s financial assistance committee.
Q: How do I log-in for the FACTS application if I forgot my username and/or password?
A: Boylan does not have access to this information. Families will need to call FACTS directly at 1-866-441-4637.