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Financial Aid 

FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment (FGAA) is a need-based assessment service designed to help identify the financial needs of our families. FACTS provides Trinity Oaks a need-based financial aid analysis service which ensures that our process for establishing financial needs adheres to nationally established standards of best practice.

FGAA does not decide whether financial assistance will be given or how much to give; rather, FGAA provides a need-based financial aid analysis service which includes a recommendation of what a family should reasonably contribute toward tuition. All information from FGAA is kept strictly confidential. The information supplied to FGAA by you, the applicant, and the results of FGAA analysis is then reviewed by the Tuition Assistance Committee to determine the financial awards to be granted. Once the process is completed, financial aid award letters will be sent to families.

As a reminder, you must reapply for financial assistance each year. 

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Financial Aid Application Process

At any time during your enrollment process, you may use the FACTS website to apply for financial aid. There is a $40 application fee.

 The following are required in order for FACTS to process your application:

  1. A completed online application.
  2. Copies of your most recent tax return, including all schedules.
  3. Copies of your W-2’s for both applicant and co-applicant.

PLEASE NOTE: Financial assistance will not be awarded until a student has been accepted through either the Re-enrollment or New Student Admissions process.

Because financial aid funds are limited and the demand is high, late filing of applications and supporting documentation may result in non-renewal of a financial aid award. Therefore, it is important that you file as soon as you are able. Financial aid awards are not considered final until all tax returns and W-2’s have been received and verified by FACTS. If you have any questions about the overall financial aid process, please feel free to contact the school office at (847) 462-5971.

Frequently Asked Questions

How FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment (FGAA) Works

FGAA uses key personal and financial information to evaluate your need for financial aid. By completing an application, you will provide the necessary information to help Trinity Oaks administrators make an informed decision about awarding tuition aid. The first step of the process is to complete the online application as accurately as possible. You will then need to submit your Federal income tax return, W-2 forms, and supporting documentation for non-taxable income to our office.

Who is FGAA?

FGAA is an independent, third party company that conducts financial analysis to determine your family's financial need. Trinity Oaks receives a confidential report outlining your financial situation based on the information obtained in your application and supporting tax documents.

Who decides how much financial aid a family will receive?

Trinity Oaks is solely responsible for determining the final grant or aid award. The analysis completed by FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment serves as a recommendation only.

I probably don't qualify for aid. Should I apply for aid anyway?

FGAA does not set any income guidelines or have restrictions on who may apply for financial aid. If you feel your family should receive financial aid, it is to your benefit to apply.

Why do I have to provide all of this personal and confidential information?

In order to provide Trinity Oaks with an accurate assessment, FGAA must verify your expenses and household income. By providing FACTS with all of your information, they can assist Trinity Oaks in making an informed decision about the amount of financial aid needed for each family.

What happens if I do not provide all of this information?

Failure to provide all the necessary information needed to complete the application process will result in your family not receiving financial aid given by Trinity Oaks.

If I do not have all the necessary information to complete the application online, will I have to start over?

No. As you complete the online application, there will be a “Save and Continue” button at the end of each section. If you are unable to complete the entire application, you can select the “Finish Later” button and continue your application at a later time.

What if I need to make changes to my application?

If you are applying online and have not submitted your application as complete, you may log back on to the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment website and make your changes. Once an online application has been submitted, you will need to contact the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment office at 866-441-4637 or by e-mail at info@factstuitionaid.com to make changes. Some restrictions may apply to making changes to an application. A FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment team member will notify you if a change cannot be made.

How can I check the status of my application?

Once you have completed the FGAA online application, you will be able to log on to the FACTS website to check the status of your application. The FGAA username and password is created by you the first time that you apply for aid. This may be different from your FACTS username and password. Once you have logged into your FGAA account through FACTS your accounts will be linked. For questions regarding the status of your application, or if you have misplaced your username and password, you will need to contact a FGAA team member at 866-441-4637 or e-mail us at info@factstuitionaid.com.

Will FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment send me a copy of my assessment?

No. The assessment of your application will be sent only to Trinity Oaks. Information sent to FGAA to complete your assessment, such as your 1040 tax form or W-2, will not be returned to you.

What happens to the tax forms and W-2 information that is submitted to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment?

All documentation received from an applicant is imaged upon receipt and then destroyed for security purposes.

 

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