Affording Oakland Christian School
It is our desire to make a quality, Christian education accessible to as many families as possible. While investing in a Christian education for your child is a decision you will never regret, we also acknowledge and understand the financial commitment this entails for families.
We offer financial aid to families who are able to contribute a substantial amount towards tuition but are unable to afford the full cost. Financial-aid awards are available to qualifying families with students in Y5 through 12th grade on a year-by-year basis. A specified amount of aid is set aside each year depending on enrollment, funding, and budget requirements. All awards are kept completely confidential.
FACTS Grant & Aid
FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment (FGAA) is a need-based assessment service designed to help identify the financial needs of our families. FACTS provides Trinity Oaks a need-based financial aid analysis service which ensures that our process for establishing financial need adheres to nationally established standards of best practice.
FGAA provides a need-based financial aid analysis service which includes a recommendation of what a family should reasonably contribute toward tuition. All information from FGAA is kept strictly confidential. The information supplied to FGAA by you, the applicant, and the results of FGAA analysis is then reviewed by OCS to determine the financial awards to be granted. Once the process is completed, financial aid award letters will be sent to families.
As a reminder, you must reapply for financial assistance each year.
Financial Aid Application Process
The following are required in order for FACTS to process your application:
- Copies of your most recent tax return, including all schedules.
- Copies of your W-2’s for both applicant and co-applicant.
- $35 application fee.
Because financial aid funds are limited and the demand is high, late filing of applications and supporting documentation may result in non-renewal of a financial aid award. Financial aid awards are not considered final until all tax returns and W-2’s have been received and verified by FACTS.
Frequently Asked Questions
FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment uses key personal and financial information to evaluate your need for financial aid. By completing an application, you will provide the necessary information to help OCS make an informed decision about awarding tuition aid. The first step of the process is to complete the online application as accurately as possible. You will then need to submit your Federal income tax return, W-2 forms, and supporting documentation for non-taxable income to our office.
FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment is an independent, third-party company that conducts financial analysis to determine your family's financial need. OCS receives a confidential report outlining your financial situation based on the information obtained in your application and supporting tax documents.
FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment does not set any income guidelines or have restrictions on who may apply for financial aid. If you feel your family should receive financial aid, it is to your benefit to apply.
In order to provide Oakland Christian School with an accurate assessment, FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment must verify your expenses and household income. By providing FACTS with all of your information, they can assist OCS in making an informed decision about the amount of financial aid needed for your family.
Failure to provide all the necessary information needed to complete the application process may result in your family not receiving financial aid or limit the amount given.
No. As you complete the online application, there will be a “Save and Continue” button at the end of each section. If you are unable to complete the entire application, you can select the “Finish Later” button and continue your application at a later time.
If you are applying online and have not submitted your application as complete, you may log back on to the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment website and make your changes. Once an online application has been submitted, you will need to contact the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment office at 866-441-4637 or by e-mail at email@example.com to make changes. Some restrictions may apply to making changes to an application. A FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment team member will notify you if a change cannot be made.
Once you have completed the online application, you will be able to log on to the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment website with a username and password to check the status of your application. The username and password will be created by you the first time that you log on. For questions regarding the status of your application, or if you have misplaced your username and password, you will need to contact a FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment team member at 866-441-4637 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No. The assessment of your application will be sent only to the educational institution or organization providing the award. Information sent to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment to complete your assessment, such as your 1040 tax form or W-2, will not be returned to you.
All documentation received from an applicant is imaged upon receipt and then destroyed for security purposes.