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2022-2023 Futures in Education
fi nancial aid applications now open
General Information: Futures in
Education is proud to provide partial
tuition assistance for families demonstrating
fi nancial need, and who meet
eligibility requirements, to attend a
Catholic academy or school in Brooklyn
or Queens. We are also a proud partner
with Children’s Scholarship Fund, which
administers the Teddy J. Forstmann and
Bishop’s Scholarship programs.
Families should complete only one
application. A determination of fi nancial
aid eligibility will be made and families
will be notifi ed via email. Make
sure your email is correct in the application.
Only one award per student will
be granted. Th ere is a non-refundable
$40 application processing fee payable by
(Returning) Teddy J. Forstmann
Award Recipients Only: Applications
for Teddy J. Forstmann are administered
by Children’s Scholarship Fund and will
open in February 2022. If your child
received an award last academic year
through the Teddy J. Forstmann program
administered by Children’s Scholarship
Fund, you will receive an email from
Children’s Scholarship Fund with application
instructions. Th ose who received
Teddy J. Forstmann in the previous year
must only reapply with the Teddy J.
Forstmann program, through Children’s
Scholarship Fund. Do not reapply with
Futures in Education. If you have a new
sibling starting school and their older sibling
was an awarded Teddy Forstmann
recipient, add them to your Children’s
Scholarship Fund application.
Who can apply for
Families who have a child or children
registered in a Catholic elementary academy
or school in Brooklyn or Queens
(grades K-8) and can demonstrate fi nancial
need may apply. Only completed
applications, with all required supporting
documentation submitted, will be considered.
A new application must be completed
every year to be considered for
assistance, regardless of whether or not
the family has been awarded in the past.
If you are not sure whether or not your
application is complete, please contact
FACTS at 866-441-4637.
Scholarship awards are assessed based
on need, considering household size and
total annual income using the guidelines
of the National School Lunch Program.
Families are required to pay a minimum
of 25% of the tuition rate and must be up
to date with their tuition. Income will be
verifi ed to determine eligibility and the
family’s ability to contribute toward the
Maximum Income is based on the
total 2021 annual household income and
Household size of 2 – Up to $69,680
Household size of 3 – Up to $87,840
Household size of 4 – Up to $106,000
Household size of 5 – Up to $124,160
Household size of 6 – Up to $142,320
Household size of 7 – Up to $160,480
Household size of 8 – Up to $178,640
How are scholarships awarded?
Partial tuition scholarships are awarded
up to $3,400 per student, not to exceed
75% of tuition. Scholarships will be
awarded to eligible students based on the
Program eligibility and funding availability
Income level and household size
Timing of when application is completed
(with all required documents submitted)
Notifi cations will be sent to families,
via email, on a rolling basis approximately
six weeks aft er completion of the application,
beginning aft er the fi nal deadline
of April 30.
Eligible applicants will be awarded until
funding is exhausted.
Th e earlier an application is completed,
the better the chances are to be awarded,
as long as the above criteria is met.
Although every eff ort is made to grant
tuition assistance to all those eligible for
our programs, we can only grant awards as
funding permits. If we are unable to award
you, please reach out to the academy or
school where your child is registered regarding
other options that may be available.
When is the deadline?
March 31, 2022 – Returning families
who received an award in the previous
April 30, 2022 – New families (students
who did not receive an award in the previous
Only completed applications will be
considered. Applications are marked
complete aft er all required supporting
documents have been submitted. Aft er
the April 30, 2022, deadline, families will
still be permitted to apply for fi nancial aid
but priority will be given to families who
applied/completed before the April 30
deadline. If funding is exhausted, applicants
are encouraged to reach out to the
academy or school where their child is
registered regarding other options that
may be available.
How do I apply?
Step 1: Register your child(ren) in a
Catholic elementary school/academy in
Brooklyn or Queens; students who are
not registered cannot be considered for
tuition assistance. Our programs support
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kindergarten through 8th grade.
Step 2: Aft er reading and agreeing to
the parent/guardian acknowledgement,
Fill out the online application and submit
with required supporting documentation.
Th ere is a non-refundable $40 application
processing fee payable by credit card. Only
one application per family is required.
Step 3: Send in the appropriate required
supporting documents, as requested by
FACTS, to complete the application.
Note: If your child received an award
last academic year through the Teddy
J. Forstmann program administered by
Children’s Scholarship Fund, you will
receive communications directly from
Children’s Scholarship Fund with application
requirements and instructions. You
must reapply with the Teddy J. Forstmann
program. Do not apply via FACTS; only
one application per student is permitted.
All other applicants, please proceed with
the FACTS application.
For more information about Futures in
Education or our scholarship programs,
please visit futuresineducation.org.
To learn more about our partner organization,
Children’s Scholarship Fund,
please visit nyc.scholarshipfund.org.
All information and documentation
provided on the application is kept strictly
— Courtesy of Futures in Education
For Brooklyn and Queens