Take a moment to review our Frequently Asked Questions to get a better understanding of the application process. We are proud to partner with FACTS as our tuition scholarship application service provider.
Deadlines & Notifications
January 10 – March 1 – Application window for Tuition Scholarship Program. Completed applications, including required documents and $40 application fee are due to FACTS by March 1. Late applications WILL NOT be accepted.
April 23 – 28 – Notification Week. Emails are sent informing you if you will or will not be receiving a tuition scholarship. Students who are in preschool/junior kindergarten or who did not submit a complete application will not receive a email from the AEF.
September 30 – Disbursement Award Checks sent to schools.
Note – The AEF tuition scholarship can only be applied to the cost of tuition (lunch, morning/after school care, books, etc. are not eligible). The AEF tuition scholarship cannot be used as a refund if a recipient has a zero tuition account balance.
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Scholarship Eligibility & Application Process
Q: How do I apply?
Q: Who is eligible for a scholarship?
A: All students (grades K-12) who will attend a Hawaii Catholic School during the upcoming school year. Students do not have to be currently enrolled to apply for a scholarship, but you do need to be officially enrolled at the time the scholarship is awarded. Priority is given to those applicants with a high level of financial need.
Q: How much are the scholarships?
A: The amount of the tuition scholarship varies from year to year, typically ranging from $500 to $1,750.
Q: What about students who are in preschool or junior kindergarten?
A: Due to our limited funding, we do not provide scholarships to children in preschool or junior kindergarten. Although, the AEF Tuition Scholarship Program does not provide scholarships to preschools/ELCs, some preschools/ELCs use our application to evaluate your level of need for their own school’s financial aid program. Please inquire at your preschool/ELC.
Q: What if I am applying for more than one student or to different Catholic schools?
A: One application per family, even if the children attend different schools or you are applying to different schools.
Q: What if I applied or submitted for financial aid with FACTS with another school or scholarship program for the upcoming school year?
A: You will do one of two things, depending on if you have applied/not submitted your application or if you have submitted your application.
Submitted your Application: You will need to update your FACTS financial aid application to include the Augustine Educational Foundation. Log-in to your existing financial aid application with FACTS. Once you log in access your Application Summary. On the Application Summary click on View Form to go into your submitted application. Go to the School Section, click on Add School/ Organization and search for Augustine Educational Foundation by name or by the zip code 96744. Once you have added Augustine Educational Foundation to the School Section, then you will need to go to the Student Section. Check the box for Augustine Educational Foundation under each student you are applying for. Once you save that information, you will need to answer any additional questions on the application related to the program. Incomplete section will appear with a red X next to it. Complete all sections, then save the application to submit it for consideration.
Applied, but haven’t submitted your Application: You will need to update your FACTS financial aid application to include the Augustine Educational Foundation. Log-in to your existing financial aid application with FACTS, go to the School Section and search for Augustine Educational Foundation by name or by the zip code 96744. Once you have added Augustine Educational Foundation to the School Section, then you will need to go to the Student Section if it has been completed, if not, proceed with the application from where you left off. In the Student Section, check the box for Augustine Educational Foundation under each student you are applying for. Once you save that information, you will need to answer any additional questions on the application related to the program. Incomplete sections will appear with a red X next to it. Complete all sections, then submit the application for processing.
Click here to see step by step instructions for adding Augustine Educational Foundation to your current application.
See Application Tips for more information.
Q: Do I have to be Catholic to apply?
A: No, you do not need to be Catholic to apply. Families, regardless of religious affiliation, can apply.
Q: Can students from public schools apply?
A: Yes, if they intend to enroll in a Hawaii Catholic School in the upcoming school year.
Q: Do I have to reapply each year?
A: Yes, you must reapply for a tuition scholarship each year.
Q: What if I am divorced, separated, or never married?
A: The primary parent completes and submits the FACTS application, however the number of exemptions on the 1040 tax forms must correspond to the number listed as the household on the application form. If child(ren) is not documented as a dependent by the adult applying for the scholarship, the signed Federal 1040 tax forms from the person claiming the child(ren) are required. Both incomes and household size should be combined and reported on the application forms.
Application & Document Submission
Processing Fee: $40
Q: Why do I have to pay $40?
A: The $40 covers the cost of processing your application by FACTS.
Q: Do I have to pay the $40 fee for each student applicant?
A: Fees are assessed on a per family basis, not a per student basis. A family with two or more student applicants, would still pay $40.
Q: What if I cannot afford to pay the $40 processing fee?
A: Call the Foundation directly at (808) 203-6748.
Applying, Submitting Documents or Paying Service Processing Fee: Please contact FACTS directly by phone at 1-844-649-2921 – Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. CST and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST. You may also visit support on their website for FAQs – https://factsmgt.com/parent-faqs/ or email email@example.com for assistance. Once you have created an account with FACTS you will also have a live chat feature once logged in.
Further Questions? Contact Tonya Stevenson at (808) 203-6748 or firstname.lastname@example.org.