For years, The Diocesan Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) has striven to keep Catholic education affordable for Catholic families who desire it for their children, but who may need some financial assistance to make that dream a reality. Applying for TAP is easy and affordable, and can be done right from your computer through the FACTS Tuition Assessment Program.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Any student from a Catholic family accepted for the upcoming school year in any Diocesan Catholic school (PK through grade 12) is eligible. Determinations are based upon a family’s degree of need relative to all other applicants.
For the 2020-21 school year, there is a price increase for Grant and Aid coming through to $35 per family.
Diocesan grants for families who have completed the application and have shown financial need can receive up to 50% of a child’s tuition for each school year.
Phase I: In order to receive notification in MAY, applications (including all required documentation and payment of the fee) should be submitted to FACTS by April 30 for families with children currently enrolled or already accepted for the upcoming school year.
Phase II: In order to receive notification in SEPTEMBER, all applications (including all required documentation and payment of the fee) must be submitted by no later than August 14. This is a firm deadline.
Ready to Apply for Financial Aid?
Contact the Principal or secretary of your child’s school to learn more about the financial aid process. You can create an account and submit your application through FACTS by April 30th to be considered for Phase 1 of the funding. For families who apply after the April deadline, they will be considered for Phase 2 which closes August 14th. The online portal of the FACTS system will walk you through each of the steps.
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HEADED TO COLLEGE?
Wheeling University is the only Catholic institution of higher education in West Virginia. Are you a Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston graduate considering WU for your post-secondary studies?
The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston offers a scholarship for Catholic students who attend Wheeling University. Applicants must be parishioners of a parish in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston in order to be eligible for a scholarship and pastor’s signature is required to verify parish membership.
Each applicant must file a FAFSA Form (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) with the U.S. Department of Education. A copy of the results will be forwarded to Wheeling University.
Your Diocesan scholarship application must be postmarked no later than April 15 annually. However, applications will be accepted after this deadline for late entry students.