Financial Aid

Investing in a Catholic education at St. Albert the Great School is an investment toward the success of your child's future. We believe that the highest quality education is only possible in a community that welcomes all. We recognize that making this priority requires a financial obligation that not all families can afford to do. St. Albert the Great is committed to making financial aid available to new and returning students. Application for admission to St. Albert the Great should not be discouraged because of affordability of tuition. We believe in giving every child the opportunity to receive a high-quality Catholic education. More detailed information on Tuition is available on our website:  www.stalbertthegreatschool.org (PARENT INFO - TUITION).

 

Parents of students receiving assistance are required to:

• pay all fees

• pay for mandatory fundraising 

• be responsible for a portion of their child's tuition

• participate in the volunteer opportunities of our St. Albert the Great community

 

Current families receiving financial aid must re-apply to receive financial aid each year, as an annual renewal is not automatic or guaranteed. As long as a family continues to demonstrate need and volunteer at events, St. Albert the Great will continue to attempt to consider any assistance possible. All information is kept strictly confidential. 

 

To be considered for ANY financial aid, you must complete the FACTS Tuition Aid Application that is located 

on the FACTS Management website at:  online.factsmgt.com/aid

A link is conveniently located on our website (www.stalbertthegreatschool.org) under the tab PARENT INFO – TUITION.

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE OPTIONS:

 

Scholarships

Mandatory Amount

SATG Endowment 

Aid is determined by a Parish committee, with a structured plan put in place, on a case-by-case basis. 

CARITAS Scholarship

Aid is determined of need by the Archdiocese of Chicago, on a case-by-case basis.

Tax Credit Scholarships 

Empower Illinois and Big Shoulders Fund

New to Catholic School 

Aid is need-based to those attending a Catholic School for the first year only.  

 

How to apply for financial aid:

 

Scholarships

SATG Endowment

CARITAS Scholarship

Tax Credit Scholarship 

New to Catholic School Education

Fill out the online application and submit all requested financial documentation through FACTS Management website click here for more information.

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Your current year tuition must be in good standing (2019-2020 school year) Applications must be complete by April 1st. 

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Your child must be registered for the next year you are applying by submitting your Registration form and paying the Registration Fee for the(2020-2021 school year).

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The application process with Empower Illinois will be completed online at www.empowerillinois.org. The application process will open January 15, 2020 at 7pm. The application process with Big Shoulders Fund will be completed online at www.bigshouldersfundsgo.org. The application process will open January 14, 2020 at 8am.

   

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After April 1st, there is no guarantee that financial aid will be available.

 

Documents needed to apply: families will need the following documents in order to apply for a tax credit scholarship:

  • 2019 or 2020 tax return

  • Proof of residency (i.e. driver's license or state ID)

  • Birth certificate, federal/state ID or passport for student

  • If available, a letter of acceptance or enrollment at an eligible, participating, non-public school

 

FINANCIAL AID PROCEDURES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

For step by step information on how to apply to receive scholarships click here

FACTS website at: http://factsmgt.com/parent-resources/grant-and-aid/

Click here for Empower information ENGLISH  and SPANISH

Click here for Big Shoulders Fund information ENGLISH  and SPANISH

 

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TUITION FLEXIBILITY:

For families needing more flexibility and consideration, there are a few ways that we work with our families:

FLEXIBILITY - The St. Albert the Great School Finance Committee works individually with all families to ensure that payments can be made and kept current.  Each family has different needs and limitations.  Our Finance Committee will assist you by offering flexibility in your payments.  The Committee has set up flex payment scheduling through the FACTS Tuition Management system as well.  When you sign up for FACTS online, you may indicate your flex payment schedule.  If you need a more flexible schedule, please contact our Finance Committee at (708) 529-5506 or email at:  satgsfinances@gmail.com.

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