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ATTENTION HENDRICKEN PARENTS!

Financial aid applications are now being accepted for the 2020-2021 school year.

Financial aid review continues throughout the year until funds have been exhausted. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, please note that we have many more appeals for tuition assistance for 2020-2021 than usual, and we anticipate that we will not be able to meet every family’s needs. For more information or questions, please contact Mr. Michael Nolette ’84, Director of Operations & Finance, at click to email.

Families who have applied for aid in past years must re-apply each year.

Tuition Assistance Program

Bishop Hendricken High School and the Diocese of Providence strive to make a Catholic education affordable to families by allocating funds for need-based tuition assistance. For the 2019-2020 academic year, approximately 64% of our student body received some type of financial assistance. All awards are based on a family’s financial need and the availability of funds.

When should families apply?

All students who apply for admission to Bishop Hendricken will receive notification by email when the form is available online. Hard copies are also available by contacting the Business Office. Parents of incoming students should submit their tuition assistance applications by mid-February for consideration. Late applications for financial aid will be considered if funds are available.

The FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment website is now open for 2020-2021 school year applications. The financial aid application is an online application only and is due by Friday, February 14th. Please visit click here to create your profile and complete your financial aid application. The application fee is $35 per family. You will need a copy of your 2018 IRS Form 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ OR your 2019 if already completed, and all of your 2019 W-2 Wage and Tax Statements.

Who should apply?

If a need exists, we encourage a family to apply. A number of factors are considered to determine whether or not a family will qualify for tuition assistance.

Financial Aid Application Process

The Diocese of Providence and Bishop Hendricken High School utilize FACTS to allocate funds and determine the amount of aid to be awarded to a student. FACTS is a national tuition and financial assessment company specializing in K-12 education.

The Admissions Office will notify all prospective families when the FACTS form becomes available online and in the office, usually by November 1st. The Business Office will also notify returning families that it is available. All families should complete the FACTS application at the earliest possible date to be considered for financial aid. You should plan to have your income tax information from the previous year available at the time you complete the application.

Each year, FACTS Management Company helps more than one million families achieve their education goals. Parents are reminded to visit their website for additional information.

FACTS begins accepting online applications November 1, 2019 for the 2020-2021 school year. The financial aid application fee for the 2020-2021 school year is $35.

How do families apply?

Tuition assistance applications can be obtained by contacting the Business Office at 401.739.3450, ext. 117. Once the form is available online, you can access it at FACTS, then select the tab for parents and students and follow instructions under “complete application online.”

How do families know if they qualify for financial assistance?

All families are expected to make some contribution towards their son’s tuition, but we do our best to help families afford a Bishop Hendricken education. Applicants for tuition assistance will receive a letter with their financial aid award by mid-May. Notification is also made to any student who might be declined financial aid.

For incoming freshmen, priority financial aid review will be given to students who took the entrance exam at Bishop Hendricken and indicated that we are your first choice school. You will receive notification of a financial aid award within two weeks of the February 14th deadline and receipt of your enrollment deposit. To be considered, you must have filed the FACTS financial aid application and also have been verified by FACTS. For questions regarding this policy, please contact Mrs. Cathy Solomon at 401.739.3450, ext. 163.

Do families need to re-apply each year?

Yes, awards are not automatically renewed. A new FACTS application must be submitted for each school year.

Financial aid is reviewed annually and all families who seek aid must reapply each year. If there is no material change in a family’s application, Bishop Hendricken will make every effort to maintain current award levels. It is especially important that families of student athletes complete their application in a timely manner so as not to affect the students eligibility to compete in RIIL contests.  Late applications for returning students may be subject to reduced and/or eliminated awards as funds are redistributed.

Do these awards have to be repaid?

No, awards do not have to be paid back. The awards are neither scholarships nor loans; they are awards of financial assistance offered by Bishop Hendricken to support your son’s education.

When assistance is awarded, what options are available to pay the remaining balance for my son’s tuition?

You may pay the balance of your tuition (after financial aid is applied) by any of the payment plans outlined on the Tuition and Fees page.  FACTS also administers the tuition payment plans for our families, and you will be forwarded information on setting up your payment account once you have submitted the enrollment paperwork and registration fee to the Admissions Office.