For the 26th consecutive year, the Diocesan Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) is striving to keep Catholic school education affordable for Catholic families who desire it for their children but may need some financial assistance to make that dream a reality.

Applying for TAP through FACTS is easy and affordable.  You are encouraged to apply if your child is already enrolled or has been accepted by one of the Catholic schools in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston for the 2017-2018 school year.

Who is eligible? Any Catholic student accepted for the 2017-2018 school year in any Diocesan Catholic school (PK thru grade 12) and who belong to a parish included on the drop-down list on the application is eligible.  Determinations are based upon a family’s degree of need relative to all other applicants.

How do I apply? You may apply on-line. Go to and log in.

    Cost? The application fee is $30.  The Diocese will pay $15 and families pay the other $15.

Grants: Diocesan grants for families who have completed their applications and show financial need will receive up to 50% of the child’s tuition.

Phase I: Deadline is April 30, 2017

In order to receive notification in late May, applications (including all required documentation and payment of the fee) are to be received by FACTS by April 30, 2017 Phase I is intended for families with children currently enrolled or already accepted for the 2017-2018 school year in any Diocesan Catholic school.

Phase II:  Deadline is August 15, 2017

In order to receive notification in late August, all applications for 2017-2018 (including all required documentation and payment of the fee) MUST be RECEIVED by FACTS no later than August 15, 2017.  This is a firm deadline. Phase II is intended for families new to the school or who have had a life-changing event (birth, death, loss of job) occur. If an application was submitted during Phase I, please contact the school.

Note 1:   No assistance will be available from the Diocese or from any school unless:

an application is completed in full (ALL questions answered) and submitted

all required documentation is provided, AND

the family portion ($15) of the application fee is paid by the deadline.

Note 2: ONLY ONE APPLICATION PER FAMILY should be submitted per school year. If you made an error or had a life event change, please do NOT submit a second application. Contact your principal and your application can be updated by FACTS.

Questions? If you have questions, please contact the principal of your school. 304-845-6137

If you have questions or concerns about the application process, you may speak with a FACTS Customer Care Representative at 1-866-315-9262.

Here is a list of documents/information that will be needed to complete the FACTS Grant & Aid application.  If you have questions when completing the application, please contact FACTS at 1-866-315-9262.

Most recent Federal tax return
Information about:
Child support received
Social Security information received that were NOT taxed, such as SSI benefits
Welfare/Aid for Families with Dependent Children (AFDC/ADC)
Food Stamps
Tuition Support anticipated from friends/relatives/employer
Worker’s Compensation
Other nontaxable income (i.e. Clergy/Pastoral/Military Housing Allowance, Foster Care Allowance, VA Benefits, etc)
Rent/Mortgage Monthly Expense (include principal, interest, taxes and home insurance)
Second home monthly expenses (include mortgage payment, interest taxes and home insurance)
Home equity monthly loan payments
Vehicle information – make/model, year and monthly payment
Total Credit Card debt and total of all minimum payments
Student loan monthly payments
Other Loan payments (not including cell phone, utilities, or other living expenses)
Child Support monthly payments
Health insurance monthly premiums and out of pocket medical expenses
Annual vehicle insurance expenses
Charitable contributions (cash/check)
College expenses
Child/day care expenses
Elder Care expenses
Value of cash, savings, checking accounts, stocks, bond investments, mutual funds, certificates of deposits, retirement plan assets (401(k), 403(b), and/or IRAs.
Annual contribution to retirement plan assets
Estimated value of home and second home

Amount owed on home and second home

Please review the checklist for documents that must be faxed/mailed to FACTS Grant & Aid.
FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment
PO Box 82524
Lincoln, NE  68501-2524
Fax Number:  1-866-315-9264