VISION FOR THE FUTURE
Through the Diocese of Wilmingtons Education Trust Fund, Vision for the Future, tuition assistance is offered to families whose children attend Catholic elementary and secondary schools and who demonstrate financial need to afford the full cost of tuition.
Applications for tuition assistance are now available for the 2013-2014 school year through the parish and regional elementary schools and the parish and diocesan high schools. Applicants should be , low- and middle-income families who are .in need of tuition assistance to meet tuition costs.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Vision for the Future Education Fund?
How significant is the need?
This current school year, $573,000 was provided in tuition assistance to the families of 297 students. While this support is significant, there were more than 600 other children whose families qualified for aid, but unfortunately, there was not enough money available to help them. A financial evaluation of all applicants determined that more than $3.2 million would have been needed to meet the needs of all qualifying families.
How is financial aid determined?
The diocese contracts with an independent organization to review tuition assistance applications and to evaluate each applicant’s financial need. Upon evaluation completion, awards are then made by the diocese based on the family’s financial need and the amount of money available for distribution from the diocese’s Education Trust. All applicants are notified accordingly by the diocesan development office by mid-May.
· Copies of your most recent tax forms including all supporting tax schedules
· Copies of your 2012 W-2 forms for both you and your spouse
· Copies of supporting documentation for Social Security Income, Welfare, Child Support, Food Stamps, Workers Compensation, and TANF
· Non-refundable payment of the $25 application fee
· Signed and completed paper application (unless you have applied online)
Applications and all required documentation must be received by FACTS no later than March 1, 2013. Applications received after March 1 cannot be considered for tuition assistance through the diocese.
Can I make Vision for the Future part of my estate planning?
Yes. Call Deborah A. Fols, Diocesan Development Director, at (302) 573-3125 or write her at firstname.lastname@example.org