Grant Aid Program (GAP)
NEWMAN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
GAP – Grant Aid Program
Families seeking support for tuition are invited to apply to the NCS GAP Program. The following information will help families navigate through the process.
- What is GAP and how does it work?
GAP stands for Newman Catholic Schools Grant Aid Program. “GAP” into help! Families apply for tuition assistance. The President is authorized by our pastors to manage the GAP program and determine awards. The process is safe and confidential. Awards are based on need and available resources. We are excited to announce that for the sixth year in a row, the amount of GAP included in the budget has increased – more help is being provided. NCS continues to look for new ways to expand and fund GAP.
- How does a family apply?
Families must first submit the student registration form and fee before an application for GAP can be considered. GAP applications are submitted online through a neutral organization; FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment. FACTS is a national company that works exclusively with Catholic schools in helping them collect and manage information used to determine awards. FACTS does not determine the actual award, rather it collects and manages NCS GAP applications. NCS also uses FACTS to collect tuition payments. FACTS is a very reputable company.
- How does FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment work?
Families apply for FACTS through a safe, secure online application process and submit the required supporting documentation by May 15, 2020. Apply online and click HERE “FACTS Payment Plan and Grant & Aid Assessment” link. While online applications are the easiest and quickest way to apply, FACTS also accepts paper applications which are mailed to FACTS by the parent. The advantage of online access is your information is saved year to year and becomes easy for you to retrieve and manage. Regardless of what application route you take, the following information must be mailed or faxed to FACTS and is a part of your application process:
1.Copies of your 2019 tax returns including all supporting tax schedules.
2.Copies of your 2019 W-2 forms for both you and your spouse.
3.Copies of supporting documentation for Social Security Income, Welfare, Child Support, Food Stamps, Workers’ Compensation, etc.
- Does it cost anything to apply for FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment?
Yes, there is a modest $35 application fee charged by FACTS. This must be paid via credit card if you apply online or by check if you submit a paper application.
- When will I find out about my GAP award?
The deadline for applying is May 15, 2020. The NCS President reviews applications and other related information such as scholarships, grants and workstudy. Awards are generally determined in the summer and families are notified by letter of their award.
- Who do I call if I have questions?
The staff at the NCS Central Office is ready and happy to assist you. Please contact our office at (715) 845-5735. You may reach Mr. Jay St. Clair, NCS Controller.