Tuition Assistance

The Academy of the Sacred Heart believes that any qualified student should not refrain from applying for admissions solely because of tuition assistance consideration. Approximately 25% of the Academy’s student body receives tuition assistance. To the extent that our funds permit, tuition assistance is available to deserving students, beginning with Grade 1, whose parents are able to establish financial need.

How to Apply

In order for us to allocate our resources wisely and fairly, we have enlisted the help of FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment Service. FACTS does not decide whether tuition assistance will be given or how much to give; rather FACTS provides a need-based tuition assistance analysis service. FACTS provides the school with a report, which includes a recommendation of what a family should reasonably contribute toward tuition. All information from FACTS is kept confidential. Applications are reviewed by the Tuition Assistance Committee, which recommends allocation of tuition assistance resources for the next year. Please contact the Finance Office at 248-646-8900 with questions.

Steps and Items to Note

  1. Access the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment Service website.
  2. Once there, sign in or create a new account and start an application. You have the option to fill out additional information that may be pertinent to your application. In addition, a copy of your most recent tax return should be mailed or faxed directly to FACTS.
  3. Even if you have more than one student applying, your family only completes one tuition assistance assessment. There is a $35 fee to process the application. Once completed, the application will be available immediately for the Tuition Assistance Committee’s review. You may be contacted by the Business Office if additional information is needed.
  4. The Academy’s Tuition Assistance Committee will notify families in writing of the Committee’s decision.
  5. Each year, families must reapply for tuition assistance. Awards are made on a first-come basis; early application is encouraged. Please see important dates below.
  6. All family tuition assistance information is held in strict confidence by the Academy of the Sacred Heart.

Important Dates for Tuition Assistance

January 1

Application window opens for upcoming school year.

February 23*

Tuition assistance applications due.

April 17

2017 Federal Income Tax Return due to FACTS.

*Applications received after February 23 will be awarded as funds permit.

Outside Sources for Tuition Assistance & Scholarships

Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance

Grants are available to Catholic families with children in Grades K-12 attending Catholic schools. The awards are need-based, and range from $800-$1,100. Details are available at www.aodonline.org under “Schools” and then “Tuition Assistance & Scholarships.” Families already applying for Tuition Assistance through the Academy of the Sacred Heart's FACTS service (see above) will have the option to apply for the Archdiocese of Detroit (AOD) tuition assistance as part of the process. Please read the Parent Information Letter for details and be sure to submit the Pastor's Signature Letter (Word document) as needed.

Websites of Potential Interest

Websites of Potential Interest