Who can apply for tuition assistance?
Any enrolled student and any student applying for admission may apply for tuition assistance.
Does applying for tuition assistance affect admission?
Financial circumstances have no impact on admission decisions.
How does my family apply for tuition assistance?
New families interested in tuition assistance should visit the Admissions section of the school web page. All of the forms and deadlines for tuition assistance applications can be found under the tab entitled “Funding Your Child’s Education.” Families currently receiving tuition assistance will automatically receive a tuition assistance letter informing them of the process for the upcoming school year.
Where can I find additional information about the process of applying for tuition assistance?
Applications for tuition assistance are managed by a confidential online third-party vendor, FACTS. The FACTS website, which can be accessed under the Admissions tab on the school website, has excellent materials to walk you through every step of the application process. Additionally, FACTS customer service can be reached by phone at 1.866.315. 9262.
When can I apply for tuition assistance?
The Epstein Hillel School application material is available on FACTS as of December 1, 2018. The application is due on February 15, 2019.
When will I be notified if my family has been awarded tuition assistance?
On March 11, 2019, notification of tuition assistance awards will be mailed to all new and returning students for whom a completed FACTS application has been submitted. All other tuition assistance letters will be mailed on a rolling basis if financial aid dollars are available after this date.
How should I determine if my family should apply for tuition assistance?
The tuition assistance process looks at many different variables to determine eligibility. The process measures financial capacity by looking at income (earned and unearned, taxed and untaxed), assets, extraordinary and unusual expenses in addition to many other factors, like size of family and age of parents. The only way to know for certain if you qualify is by applying.
Should I complete multiple applications if I have more than one child applying for tuition assistance?
Only one tuition assistance packet is required per family.
What if I have other children applying to or attending tuition-charging institutions?
The school considers a family’s tuition commitments to other institutions through the undergraduate level.
Before completing the tuition assistance application, can you tell me how much aid I will receive?
Each application is carefully reviewed and the decision is made based on all available information including the FACTS report. Therefore, we are unable to determine eligibility and the amount of aid without a completed and processed application.
How does tuition assistance work if I am separated, divorced, or never married?
Both custodial and non-custodial parents must apply for tuition assistance. Applications may be entirely separate or completed jointly.
The information is collected from both parents to determine the ability of all parties to financially support the education of their children. The school considers the financial resources of all living parents, step parents, and domestic partners, and requires the cooperation of all parties before tuition assistance awards are determined. No financial information will be viewable to another parent online, nor will the school share any financial information submitted by another parent.
The school is not bound by any disclaimers of financial responsibility or legal arrangements that may bind either parent. The school asks that all parties involved communicate directly with each other regarding the education of their children as the school cannot be an intermediary.
What if I am self-employed or have income from other sources?
If you have income from a business, farm, rental property, s‑corporation, partnership, or estate/trust, you must submit complete copies of all tax schedules along with your individual income tax returns including the following:
- Business: Schedule C or C-EZ (Form 1040)
- Farm: Schedule F (Form 1040) and Form 4562 Depreciation and Amortization
- Rental Property: Schedule E (Form 1040)
- S-Corporation: Schedule E (Form 1040), Form 1120S, Schedule K-1 and Form 8825
- Partnership: Schedule E (Form 1040), Form 1065, Schedule K-1 and Form 8825
- Estates and Trusts: Schedule E (Form 1040), Form 1041, Schedule K-1 and Form 8825
- In addition, please complete and return the SSS Business/Farm Statement.
What happens if I miss the deadline for filing my application?
Late applicants will be put on a tuition assistance waitlist. The school will consider fully completed applications first.
What happens if I do not get my taxes in by deadline?
A tax return is part of a fully complete application, due on February 15, 2017. Late applicants run the risk of being placed on a tuition assistance waitlist. The school will consider fully completed applications first.
What happens if I put my tax return on extension?
If you file an application for extension of your filing, you will need to provide the extension application to the school along with W-2s, 1099s and a draft of your return. Depending on the completeness of the tax return, the school may make a provisional award. You will be required to provide the final filed tax return by October 31st. There may be a revision to your award as a result.