Diocese of Sioux City Scholarship Program

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The Diocese of Sioux City Catholic Schools Scholarship program and Gehlen Catholic School are pleased to once again provide tuition assistance to qualifying families. This program, supported by over 700 donors provides expanded opportunities to help qualifying families afford the Catholic School of their choice. Tuition assistance is available to all families whose 2016 total income meets state eligibility guidelines.

Gehlen Catholic also has local funding to provide tuition assistance over and above the Diocesan Scholarship program thus providing supplementary tuition assistance. Our local assistance program is open to all locally qualifying families, not just those eligible for the Diocesan Scholarship program. Per Gehlen Catholic’s School Board policy, to qualify for local assistance families must first submit an application and then complete a request for local assistance. Details will be available in May of 2017.

Both the Diocesan Scholarship program and Gehlen Catholic will be utilizing FACTS Management in Lincoln, NE to assist in determining the level of assistance to be awarded. FACTS Management has developed an application that all families need to complete to be considered for assistance. Your personal information will be held in strictest confidence at all times. If you have a child at more than one Diocesan School, you will only need to complete one application form. If divorced parents each pay a portion of the tuition bill, then each household needs to complete an application for a possible award towards their portion of tuition. There is a $23.00 non-refundable processing fee for the online application payable to FACTS. 

The FACTS application needs to be completed no later than March 15, 2017. The application is available online at https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3ZD3Cin both English and Spanish. In addition to your completed application, you must include a copy of current wage and tax information. See the attached “Grant & Aid Assessment” flyer from FACTS for specific requirements. We urge you to complete the materials early to allow time for notification of any missing materials. 

To assist you in completing the application, you can contact the FACTS call center at 1-866-441-4637 on Monday-Friday from 7:30am-9:00pm. The FACTS online application also has a chat feature to assist parents available Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm.

Gehlen Catholic is pleased to assist you with the application process. A brief video about how to begin the application process can be found on the left. Otherwise, you may contact Mrs. Lisa Niebuhr in the Development Office. She will be available Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or by appointment. 

If you do not have Internet access to complete this application online, please contact Mrs. Niebuhr at 712-546-4181 x237 or lniebuhr@gehlencatholic.org. at the school for assistance. If the processing fee is cost prohibitive for your family, please contact Mrs. Niebuhr.

 Award notification letters will be mailed on or before May 15, 2017. The complete timeline with specific information concerning the application is found below.

We strongly encourage every family to complete an application. The Diocesan Financial Scholarship coupled with our local tuition assistance program will be able to make Catholic Education affordable for all.

If you have questions about the assistance program, contact Mrs. Niebuhr at the school at 712-546-4181 x237 or lniebuhr@gehlencatholic.org. Contact the FACTS call center at 1-866-441-4637 with specific questions about the application. This is a wonderful opportunity for qualifying families.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Lorie Nussbaum Mr. Jeff Alesch

PK-6 Principal 7-12 Principal

Summary Timeline

February 1Applications available on-line at online.factsmgt.com/aid.

March 15Completed applications must be filed electronically with all required tax materials. Applications with missing information cannot be processed.

May 15Award notification letters sent to all families who applied.

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