Tuition Assistance Program
Families should note that the actual cost of educating each student at Ursuline Academy exceeds the cost of tuition by $3,000. We are grateful for the support of the extended Ursuline family, including alumnae, benefactors, foundations and current parents, who help to support our Annual Fund each year to offset this cost, which in turn, keeps the tuition affordable.
We work with FACTS Tuition Management for grant and aid assessment. Each year, Ursuline Academy awards need-based tuition assistance to approximately 26% of our students. These grants are awarded to qualified students based on their parents’ submission of the FACTS application for financial aid. These grants are tuition assistance awards, and as such, they are considered a gift and therefore there is no obligation to pay them back.
Interested families should not be deterred by cost. We encourage prospective students to submit both the application for admission on Ravenna and the tuition assistance application through FACTS. Applications for admissions are reviewed for admission and scholarship eligibility concurrently by the Admissions Committee. Applications for tuition assistance are reviewed separately by a Tuition Assistance Committee to determine eligibility. Notifications for scholarships and tuition assistance are released upon admission so your family can make an informed decision regarding enrollment.
To apply for Tuition Assistance, please follow the instructions below.
Please note that Tuition Assistance awards are not automatically renewed, and parents must re-apply through FACTS for each subsequent year a student is enrolled.
Ursuline Academy uses the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment tool to guide tuition assistance decisions. The Academy awards aid based on the estimated need as calculated by FACTS and other factors.
When applying for tuition assistance, please use your most recently filed tax return and W2s as you complete the application.
Procedures for New Students
- To apply for tuition assistance for the 2024-2025 Academic Year, the priority deadline is January 15, 2024.
(Please note that FACTS requires two weeks from the submission date to verify your application.
- In order to be considered for need-based assistance, families must complete the online application with their 2022 tax returns, schedules and 2021 W2's.
- Families who derive any part of their income from self-employment or receive no W2 forms must also provide copies of their final 2022 tax return.
- Tuition Assistance decisions for completed applications will be released to new families beginning March 2, 2024, and then on a rolling basis and based on availability of funding.
Questions about creating an account, accessing an existing account, or completing your application (including troubleshooting or uploading documents) should be directed to FACTS Management at 866-441-4637.
Questions about the process or the tuition assistance program should be directed to the Ursuline Business Office via email.
Admission decisions are made without regard to requests for tuition assistance.
The global pandemic has impacted us all in countless ways, and has presented an economic hardship for some of our families. If you anticipate having difficulty meeting your tuition obligation, please contact our Director of Finance and Business Operations, Leigh Ann Luetzen, at email@example.com.