Financial Aid

Financial Aid Appointments need completed by Aug. 3


Every family who will be receiving ANY financial aid for the 2018/2019 year MUST make a Financial Aid Appointment to talk with the business office and complete the process for applications for 'vouchers' (Indiana Choice Scholarships) and SGOs (tax credit scholarships). Appointments are open June until Aug 2. A signed copy of 2017 tax forms should be brought to the appointment. Schedule your appointment online here More about SGOs
More about Vouchers

Where to find Business Office Items

Below is a list of common business office items you may be looking for:

Financial Aid Information Night

November 28, 2017

This important meeting is highly recommended for all BCHS families seeking additional information about financial aid. Information about tuition assistance and the application process will be presented, along with an opportunity to ask questions. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 28,2017 at 7 p.m. in Room 102.

Financial Aid At BCHS

Bishop Chatard is committed to assisting any student who desires a strong Catholic education. Our administration recognizes the financial commitment a family makes when choosing Bishop Chatard, and we strive to reduce the impact affordability has in the school choice equation. Financial aid is available to families who qualify.

Families seeking financial aid from Bishop Chatard are required to submit a BCHS financial aid application through FACTS to begin the process. Financial aid awards are made annually, and a new application must be submitted each school year that assistance is sought. All financial aid provided by Bishop Chatard is based on need as determined by an independent service or criteria set by the state or granting organization, with a review by the Bishop Chatard Financial Aid Committee.

How to Apply for BCHS Financial Aid

During the 2017-2018 school year, 47 percent of our students received some form of financial aid.

Indiana Vouchers and SGOs

All families who receive a BCHS financial aid award must also complete applications for Indiana Choice Scholarship (vouchers) and tax credit scholarships (SGOs), according to their deadlines. Applications are completed through Bishop Chatard High School. Financial aid appointments with the BCHS Business Office begin the voucher and SGO application process. These appointments occur during the summer months — June through August.

Read more about SGOs & Eligibility
Read more about Vouchers & Eligibility

Bishop Chatard High School reserves the right to request any further documentation, including copies of divorce decrees and agreements with non-custodial parents, tax records, etc.

  • BCHS financial aid is applied only to tuition. Other fees, including the capital assessment fee, must be paid in full.
  • Students are expected to maintain good attendance and disciplinary records and should achieve academic success commensurate with their ability and potential. Parents of students who are placed on academic or disciplinary probation will be informed that they may lose their financial aid award unless the student’s performance improves.
  • If there are extenuating circumstances that are not taken into consideration by the FACTS Financial Aid Application or the federal tax records, applicants are encouraged to submit a letter or email explaining the circumstances. All letters should be submitted to the BCHS tuition office.
  • Parents have the obligation to inform the school of any changes in their financial situation that could affect the award level.

 

Once the school year has begun, a family may experience the loss of a job or a catastrophic illness that makes it impossible to sustain payments as they were established.

In order to prevent the withdrawal of a student(s) from the school for that year, parents can contact the business office for more information about emergency assistance.

If you have not filed for financial aid for the current school year, you will be required to do this before obtaining emergency aid.

This funding resource is intended to provide assistance for the current school year only, and should the circumstances extend beyond that year, parents must apply for financial aid through the regular process

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BCHS Financial Aid Application

  • Families applying to receive financial aid from Bishop Chatard must submit an application through FACTS to begin the process.

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Required SGO & Voucher Applications

  • Families who receive a BCHS financial aid award must also complete applications for Indiana Choice Scholarship (vouchers) and tax credit scholarships (SGOs), according to their deadlines.

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BCHS Financial Aid Application Instructions for 2018/2019 Aid

  • All applications are made online at our personalized FACTS website.
  • If you have a FACTS account through another school, you must use the specific BCHS FACTS account link to apply for BCHS financial aid. (Click on the FACTS logo or the blue button.) HOWEVER, you can use the same username and password you have with your other school’s accounts to login to the BCHS account.
  • Remember your FACTS login credentials as FACTS accounts are also used throughout a student’s career for tuition payment and subsequent year’s financial aid applications.
>>Visit FACTS FAQ page
If you need assistance applying online, please contact Karen Feeney, Tuition Manager, at kfeeney@bishopchatard.org or 317-251-1451, Ext. 2238.


Deadlines

Incoming Freshman – Dec 11, 2017 deadline: All families (new and returning families) with an incoming freshman must complete the Financial Aid Application through FACTS no later than December 11, 2017, to guarantee inclusion in the pool considered for Bishop Chatard financial aid for the 2018-19 school year.

Returning Families with no Incoming Freshman or all Transfer Student Families with no Incoming Freshman – March 9, 2018: All returning families that do not have an incoming freshman and all transfer student families without an incoming freshman must complete the Financial Aid Application through FACTS no later than March 9, 2018, to guarantee inclusion in the pool considered for Bishop Chatard financial aid for the 2018-19 school year.


Notification of Awards

Incoming Freshmen: You will be notified of your awards as part of your acceptance packet, in February, if you have met the application deadlines.

Returning Students: You will be notified of your awards in mid-May, if you have met the application deadlines.

Transfer Students: You will be notified of your awards as part of your acceptance packet.


Special Circumstances

If there are extenuating circumstances that you feel are not taken into consideration by the FACTS application or the federal tax records, applicants are encouraged to submit a letter or email explaining the circumstances. Submit these to Dan Thompson, Business Director, at dthompson@bishopchatard.org or call 317-251-1451, ext. 2251.

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Required SGO & Voucher Applications

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All families seeking financial assistance are required to schedule a Financial Aid Appointment with the BCHS Business Office to begin these voucher and SGO applications. These appointments are held during the summer months from June through August.

Registration is now open to schedule your Financial Aid Appointment. Each family receiving financial aid in the 2018/2019 school year must schedule an appointment to complete the process for applications for ‘vouchers’ (Indiana Choice Scholarships) and SGOs (tax credit scholarships). Available appointment times begin in June and run until Thursday, August 2.
Make your Financial Aid appointment here Tax Credit Scholarships (SGO) Application & Eligibility Voucher Application & Eligibility

Important Dates for 2018/2019 School Year Financial Aid

  • November 28, 2017: Attend the Financial Aid Information Night on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 7pm in Room 102. This important meeting is highly recommended for all BCHS families seeking additional information about financial aid. Information about tuition assistance and the application process will be presented, along with an opportunity to ask questions.
December 11, 2017: Financial Aid Application Deadline for families with an incoming freshman: All families (new and current) with an incoming freshman must apply by Dec. 11, 2017, to be guaranteed that they are included in the pool considered for BCHS financial aid awards for the 2018-2019 school year.
  • February 5, 2018: Families in the above group will be notified of their financial aid awards for the 2018/2019 year if they have met the application deadlines. Late or incomplete applications or materials may result in a reduced financial award, if an award is granted.
  • February 27, 2018: Families in the above group: Your deposit, due on this date, confirms your acceptance of the financial aid packet at BCHS.
March 9, 2018: Financial Aid Application Deadline for returning school families without an incoming freshman or transfer student families without an incoming freshman:
To be guaranteed that you are included in the pool considered for BCHS financial aid awards for the 2018-2019 school year, your application must be submitted by March 9, 2018..
  • Mid-May: Families in the above group will be notified of their financial aid awards for the 2018/2019 year if they have met the application deadlines. Late or incomplete applications or materials may result in a reduced financial award, if an award is granted.
  • June-August 2018: Applications are taken for the Indiana Choice Scholarship Program (vouchers) and Tax Credit Scholarships (SGOs). These applications must be filed if you receive BCHS financial aid. The process begins with a mandatory Financial Aid Appointment with the BCHS Business Office. Look for online appointment registration in early spring.

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