Tuition Fees, Assistance and TRIP (Tuition Reduction Incentive Program) Information

FAQ'S

Walsh Jesuit

Tuition Assistance Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. Does Walsh Jesuit offer tuition assistance?

A. Yes. We offer tuition assistance based on financial need only. We do not offer athletic, arts or academic scholarships.

Q. Will I get the same amount for all four years that my child attends Walsh Jesuit?

A. Probably. We try to keep the tuition assistance as constant as possible but because it is based on financial need, the award amount could vary if the family finances materially change, up or down, year-over-year. This need calculation is made through the FAIR application process. We are also dependent on the generosity of alumni, families, friends and investment returns. There is no guarantee that the amount of funds available for assistance will be the same every year.

Q. Do I have to re-apply for tuition assistance every year?

A. YES! Since family financial situations change every year we do re-evaluate the tuition assistance and it can increase or decrease in response to the level of family need.

Q. How do I apply for tuition assistance?

A. We have contracted with a third party to collect data and make an unbiased recommendation of family financial need. The web site is www.FAIRapp.com. FAIR does not make financial aid awards; Walsh Jesuit does. FAIR recommends family need to Walsh Jesuit.

Q. Who does FAIR distribute the results to?

A. FAIR takes your family’s information and makes a calculation of the financial need. This information is given to Walsh Jesuit ONLY and it is NOT shared with other high schools. Many other schools use other vendors, such as PSAS. Note that Walsh Jesuit does not receive any information from PSAS. FAIR does not make tuition assistance awards. FAIR is a third party that we contract with to calculate family need.

Q. What is the deadline to apply for tuition assistance?

A.   Incoming freshmen students need to apply by November 30, 2014 for the 2015/2016 school year. The deadline for families with students that will be returning for their sophomore, junior or senior years is April 15, 2015. Therefore, if you have both an incoming freshman and a returning student, you are required to fill out the FAIR application twice. The November filing for freshman students is NOT used to determine tuition assistance for returning students.

Q. What do I do if I have a current student(s) and an incoming freshman?

A. You need to fill out the FAIR application by November 1, 2014 for incoming freshman and AGAIN by April 15, 2015 for returning students. Walsh Jesuit requires the financial information to be updated to award tuition assistance for returning students. Note that this entails you filling out a FAIR report twice, once by November 1, 2014 providing your 2013 tax return and again by April 15 providing your 2014 tax return.

Q. What information is required from FAIR?

A. In order to be fair to all families, FAIR requires very specific information about your family size, savings, stocks, bonds, debt, home value, vehicles and requires a copy of the most recent tax return to name some of the information. FAIR securely destroys all of the paperwork after it is entered into their system.

Q. Will FAIR communicate with me?

A. Yes. They will communicate various email messages to keep you up to date on the status of your application. Please use an email address that you check regularly and check the junk folder for correspondence. Please respond to FAIR until you get an email stating that your application is complete. If you do not get the completion notification, you will NOT be considered for tuition assistance.

Q. How will I know if the FAIR application is complete?

A. FAIR communicates several times with each application. They will notify you via email if information is missing, such as your tax return, or if additional information is needed. Check your spam folder for emails from FAIR. Please note that your application is not complete until you get an email from FAIR stating that they have all of the data. This is critical as Walsh Jesuit will not make tuition assistance awards when the FAIR application is NOT complete.

Q. How does the process work?

A. Walsh Jesuit has established a team comprised of representatives from the academic, counseling, admissions and finance groups at the school. Each family is reviewed individually. We are not able to meet all financial need but we target a very high percentage that could change based on the amount of money available and the amount requested. The process is very time consuming, rigorous and very fair to applicants.

Q. What if I’m late?

A. If a family is late in submitting all information to FAIR they will be placed on a tuition assistance wait list regardless of what grade the student is in. Tuition assistance will be considered if, and only if, there are any funds remaining. It is in your best interest to apply on time and ensure that all data is submitted to FAIR. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Q. If I do not receive tuition assistance in the first year, can I be considered for subsequent years?

A. Yes. You will still need to complete the FAIR application each year. As previously stated, tuition assistance is not automatically renewed every year.


Q. Do I have to file with FAIR if I participate in the Emmaus program?

A. Yes. It is a requirement in order to remain eligible to participate in the Emmaus Program.

Q. What if I file an extension for my federal tax return (1040)?

A.  Per the instructions on FAIR’s web site, send in a copy of the current tax year extension, current tax year W-2's and the previous tax year tax return.

Q. If I am divorced, do both biological parents have to file?

A. Yes. Resources from both biological parents’ finances will be considered in awarding tuition assistance.

Q. My ex-spouse is responsible for payment of tuition expenses as part of our divorce decree. Do both of us still need to complete the FAIR Application?

A. Yes. FAIR will make a recommendation to the school based upon the financial condition of both parents. Please be sure to make note of the divorce decree ruling on the FAIR application in the notes section.  

Q. My ex-spouse refuses to complete the FAIR application.   What do I do?  

A. Unfortunately, unless both parents complete the application, your student will not be considered for Tuition Assistance.   FAIR is a third party vendor that keeps all information confidential.

Q. Will I get more money if I have more than one student?

A. We review each family on a case-by-case basis. Since incoming freshman and returning students are offered assistance at different times, we may adjust the tuition assistance to the returning student to better accommodate the total family financial need especially since the tuition assistance is based on two different years of financial data. Walsh Jesuit does not offer “blanket” tuition assistance for multiple family members.

Q. How much does it cost to complete the FAIR application?

A. Zero. Walsh Jesuit pays the fee for the application. If the web site asked for a credit card, you will not be charged.

Q. What if I have additional questions?

A. Questions about FAIR can be found on their website. You can also contact the Admissions Office at 330-929-4205 extension 153.

Q.   I don’t have access to a computer to complete the web-based application for FAIR. Is there a paper form that I can complete, and send along the required documentation to FAIR by mail?

A. Yes. Please phone or stop by the Business Office here at school and we will provide you with a paper application.  

Tuition Assistance (FAIR)

Tuition and Tuition Assistance
After careful discernment, the Walsh Jesuit Board of Directors have set tuition for the 2014-15 school year at $10,600.00. A $425.00 general registration fee applies to all students each year.


In order to ensure that a Walsh Jesuit education remains a possibility for students from a wide spectrum of economic backgrounds, our school's Tuition Assistance Program attempts to provide a Walsh Jesuit education to every deserving student, regardless of circumstance. The funds from the Tuition Assistance Program are generated by the school's endowment fund and donations restricted to financial aid by the benefactor. Tuition assistance is awarded based solely on need and not for academic or athletic achievement.

The Tuition Assistance Committee, comprised of administrators and guidance staff, determine tuition assistance grants based on the evaluation of financial need provided by FAIR (Financial Aid Independent Review). FAIR is a nationally recognized leader in financial need evaluation services for private schools. FAIR will process the financial aid applications and provide an objective evaluation of each family's financial need.  There are no income limits to applying for assistance. Each family's unique financial situation is considered when assessing need.

Beginning March 15, 2014, families may apply on-line at www.fairapp.com. To submit your application on-line, you will need the following information:
• School Code: 180
• School Password: WJHS180
• Valid email address
• Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard to complete payment processing)
• Copy of 2013 Federal Income Tax Return with all schedules and W-2's from the previous year

To begin the on-line application process, parents should go to www.fairapp.com and click on the "On-line Application" link. You can then create a user account using your email address and a password that you select. Once you have created a user account and signed in, you will be able to complete the FAIR application on-line.

If you do not have access to a computer, please contact the Business Office to obtain an application form, instructions, and mailing envelope.

Note: In the case of a divorced family, Walsh Jesuit requires both divorced parents to complete an application or provide court documentation stating one parent has no financial responsibility and no custodial rights. The school will not consider tuition assistance for a student until both parent's applications are complete. If you have remarried you will need to complete the application and include information about the stepparent's income, expenses, assets, and debt.
The deadline for tuition assistance applications for the Class of 2019 is November 30, 2014.

Applicants who meet this deadline will receive a letter in late December indicating if tuition assistance is awarded.
Families who currently have a student attending Walsh Jesuit High School and wish to apply for tuition assistance for an incoming 9th grade student should also complete the on-line FAIR application in November.

For the 2013-14 school year, Walsh Jesuit provided in excess 1.5 million in tuition assistance to approximately 30% of our students. Tuition assistance awards are grants, and therefore, do not require work or any type of re-payment.
If you have questions about the tuition assistance process or how to apply, please contact:

Mr. Rob Eubank '85
Director of Admissions
330.929.4205, ext 103.

  • FAIR and Tuition Assistance –  Please click here to read more about FAIR and Tuition Assistance, as well as how to apply online. There is no fee to apply for Tuition Assistance consideration.  Parents who are divorced are both REQUIRED to apply separately to FAIR in order for a student to be considered for Tuition Assistance, regardless of custody agreements or support. A copy of your 2013 tax return is required in order to complete the process.

FACTS Payment Options

Walsh Jesuit continues to offer alternatives for paying tuition with several payment options which have no fees.  All tuition payment plans will be administered by FACTS Tuition Management Systems (FACTS).  All families are REQUIRED to enroll in a payment plan option with FACTS.  If you are a returning family you already have a FACTS account, if you are an incoming family after your registration has been processed, an email invite will be sent for you to enroll in a FACTS account.  If you already have a FACTS account from a grade school that account can be used, just use that login information when you receive the email invite.  FACTS offers several different payment plan options, below is a listing of the different plans:

  • 1-payment – due July 20th,
  • 2-payments – due July 20th and December 20th
  • 4-payments – due July 20th, October 20th, January 20th, and April 20th,
  • 10-payments – due July 20th to April 20th,
  • 12-payments – due June 20th to May 20th, (Note that payments begin in JUNE)

For all payment options, you may elect automatic payment from a checking or savings account (ACH), check or money order through the mail, and credit card payments with MasterCard.   VISA is not currently an option for credit card processing, credit card payments have a processing fee of 2.5% added to each transaction.  Here is a link to FACTS

https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3X4HZ

 

 


 

TRIP Info

Click here for the Order Form.

TRIP HOLIDAY SCHEDULE:

    November 5                    Trip Orders Placed/Orders Delivered from 10/29
    November 12                  Trip Orders Placed/Orders Delivered from 11/5

    November 19                  Trip Orders Placed/Orders Delivered from 11/12

    November 26                  HAPPY THANKSGIVING! NO TRIP ORDERS OR DELIVERY

________________________________________________________________________
    December 3                     Trip Orders Placed/Orders Delivered from 11/19

    December 10                  Trip Orders Placed/Orders Delivered from 12/3

    December 17                  NO TRIP ORDERS PLACED/Orders Delivered from 12/10

                                                MERRY CHRISTMAS! SEE YOU IN 2015!

TRIP is a gift card rebate program that allows your family to reduce tuition at Walsh Jesuit. A percentage of each gift card purchased through TRIP is credited to your family's TRIP account. Twice a year, TRIP sends a payment to Walsh Jesuit to reduce your tuition. Each gift card contains a percentage rebate indicated on the order form. Of that rebate, 75% is credited to your TRIP account. The remaining 25% is the fee to run the program. For example, if you order $100 worth of Donato's gift cards, your percentage rebate would be 10%. The amount of money that equals is $10.00. Of that $10.00, $7.50 is credited to your TRIP account. The other $2.50 makes up the fee to run the program.

If your family prefers, you may opt to participate in TRIP, but instead of crediting tuition you may donate your rebate as a tax deductible gift to the Walsh Jesuit Ignatian Fund in support need-based tuition assistance. Indicate on your order form you wish to make a donation.

TRIP at Walsh Jesuit is NOT mandatory. The program is optional and available to everyone, associated with Walsh Jesuit or not. Businesses may choose to purchase gift cards through TRIP at Walsh Jesuit and the rebate may be credited to a specific student or to the Ignatian Fund.  Click here for more information on TRIP.


How to Get Started?

1. Complete the TRIP registration form ANDFall TRIP Order Form.  The registration form only needs to be completed once. 

2. Drop off the registration form, order form, and check for the gift card amount in the dropbox located across from the Dean's office by 2:40 p.m. on Wednesday.

3. Deliveries of gift cards take place the Thursday of the following week. Gift cards will be sent home ONLY via the method you specify on the registration form.

4. Each week, you will receive your gift cards, a new order form, and a label showing your TRIP credits thus far.

5. Invite friends, families, co-workers, etc. to participate. Orders process through you may accrue to you or may be a tax deductible donation.

Anyone may participate – Walsh Jesuit families, alumni, neighbors, friends, relatives, anyone at all! Those who wish may choose to donate their T.R.I.P. credits to the Ignatian Fund as a tax-deductible gift.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact
Connie Pastor at mrswrench1@aol.com

 

2014 TRIP SCHOOL SCHEDULE

This year we have changed the date and time for the order drop off. TRIP runs on a weekly basis all through the school year at WJHS. If there is school on a Wednesday, there will be TRIP. TRIP orders need to be in the TRIP box across from the dean’s office by 9am on Wednesday morning. Orders will be available for pick up in the school office on Wednesday. If your student does not pick up their order on Wednesday, it will be delivered to them in homeroom on Thursday morning.

ANY QUESTIONS: Contact- Lynelle Cook 330-342-1718