Can I apply for both the need-based assistance through FACTS and DDS?
You may apply to both programs to determine which will yield the most assistance. You may only accept the award from one program.
What if I apply for both programs and I choose needs-based assistance from the school? Can I apply for DDS in year two?
DDS is designed as an incentive program for students attending his or her first year of Jewish Day School. You may not apply to DDS in year two if you were not awarded a grant in year one.
What if I don’t qualify for DDS?
You should complete the DDS calculator as soon as possible to see if you meet the qualifications. If you do not meet the qualifications you may apply to the needs-based assistance program by FACTS. However, if your income is higher than $299,000 it is less likely that you will qualify for needs-based financial assistance.
I want to send two of my children to Epstein Hillel, what are my assistance options for assistance?
You may apply to both programs to determine which will yield the most assistance. You may accept the award from only one program. You may only apply to DDS for one child. If you qualify for DDS the school will match the CJP grant for the second child as long as the second child enters within the three-year period. If the needs-based process yields more assistance for both children, and you accept, then you will not be eligible for DDS or DCH.
For the second child, do I need to apply to the school for the DCH grant?
Yes. Eligibility requirements for DDS will apply when applying for DCH.