Affording A BG Education
How to Apply for Financial Aid?
Consistent with the Mission of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, financial assistance at Bishop Guertin is awarded solely on the basis of need. Families, new and returning, may start applying November 1, 2019. To ensure that awards are objective, BG uses an outside third-party assessor. FACTS Grant & Aid (G&A) will be conducting the financial need analysis for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. Families applying for financial aid will need to complete an application and submit the necessary supporting documentation to FACTS G&A. Please start your application through FACTS G&A as soon as possible, as it may take 2-3 weeks for FACTS to verify your submitted information, once they confirm your application is complete. Upon notification from FACTS that your application is verified, it will be reviewed and need-based award determinations will be sent to families through an email from the FACTS program.
Applicants can apply online at the FACTS G&A Website by clicking the FACTS logo to the right. The financial aid application year is 2020-2021. New families will need to create a username and password. If a family has an existing user account for the FACTS Payment Plan, they may use the same user account to apply for financial aid.
In order to ensure that awards can meet the following timeline: notices of awards will be emailed from FACTS beginning in late January, once information has been verified and transmitted to us by FACTS. Roughly 21% of current BG students receive financial aid, and the average aid amount awarded is $4,000. Last year, BG distributed more than $800,000 in financial assistance.
Please allow FACTS at least a 2-4 week processing time for all applications and applicable tax documents. If you have any questions or concerns about the application process, please contact FACTS at 1-866-441-4637 and a FACTS Customer Care Representative will be able to assist you.