Financial Aid & Scholarships

FACTS Financial Aid Application + FACTS Tuition Payment Plan + Scholarships

At Bishop Kearney, we work diligently to make Kearney affordable and accessible to families while providing an outstanding experience that develops the whole student: academically, socially, spiritually and athletically. We offer need-based tuition assistance as well as merit based academic scholarships (see list below)  to qualifying families and students in grades 6 – 12.

Bishop Kearney is proud to partner with FACTS for our financial aid assessment/application and online tuition payment plans on the same platform for the 2018-19 academic year.

Apply online for Financial Aid Application + Enroll in a Tuition Payment Plan: 

https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3FQQX

 

School ID Code

Please use the following school ID code – 2570

Application Deadline

Please submit your application and documentation by 3/15 of each year

Eligible Grades

All grades 6-12 are eligible for financial aid and merit based scholarships for the 2018-19 school year.

Grade Application Processing Fees

• Application Fee (required): $30
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Required Supporting Documentation

Applications submitted without documentation will not be processed.
• Most recent paystubs and W-2 forms for all jobs.
• Most recently filed tax return: 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ with all schedules.
• Most recently filed business tax return: 1040, 1065, 1120, 1120S (if applicable).
• Supplemental income documentation: Social Security, Welfare, Food Stamps, Child Support, 1099-M Forms, Workers
Compensation, Unemployment, Veterans Benefits, Etc.

Submitting Documentation

Application IDs must be included on all documents. Failure to include your application ID will delay the review of your application.
• Fax: 1-866-315-9264

Contact Information

• Phone Support: (800)-360-8027
• Email Support: support@smarttuitionaid.com

Notification of Financial Aid

Once your application is processed, a financial aid recommendation will be forwarded to Bishop Kearney. All final financial aid decisions, including notification of an award amount (if any) will be made by Bishop Kearney. If you have not received notification regarding financial aid, contact the financial administrator at Bishop Kearney High School. Please allow a minimum of 2-3 weeks after you have submitted your application and required documentation.

How to apply online

Please go to https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3FQQX

1. If you have an existing account with FACTS and have already created a user account, please enter your existing username and password and click Sign In. If you are a New FACTS User please select Create username & password to begin.
2. Then click the Set Up a Payment Plan link or Start Application button.
3. Select the appropriate school year.
4. Complete the steps as prompted.

It is important your e-mail address is correct, as email is our first line of communication. Once you are confirmed with a username and password, you will be logged into our online site, where you will start the application process. For returning families, you can log in with your previous year’s login information. For assistance in filling out the application you can contact us by phone at 1-866-441-4637.

FACTS Parent FAQ

Q: Who should complete this Tuition Aid form?
A: Whoever the child resides with should fill this application out, whether it is a parent, grandparent, aunt/uncle, or legal guardian. There is a section within the application where you can enter contributions from non-custodial parents and relatives.

Q: Why do I need to input my spouse’s information if I am remarried and they are not legally responsible for my children?
A: Our calculation works off of the total household income, therefore including all income, whether the party is legally responsible for your children or not. Our system however, does take into effect your spouse’s expenses as well as their income. It is important to list all expenses that are asked of within the application.

Q: Do I list all of the children in my household, even if they are attending another school?
A: Yes. You will need to list out all children within your household. That includes children attending another private school, children attending a public school, or children not attending school.

Q: What if I have an additional circumstance?
A: We have designed a section for you to select from a list of pre-generated circumstances. If your circumstance is not listed, please feel free to write us a letter explaining your circumstance. Please write “SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES,” on the top of your letter, along with your name and application ID.

Q: I do not have the required tax documents. HELP!
A: Include the most recent tax documentation you have available. If you are asked for a specific line from a tax document that you have not yet completed, please estimate the projected amount.

Q: How will I know if I qualify for aid or not?
A: We do not disclose information about the results of your application. All final tuition aid decisions, including notification of an award amount (if any); will be made by your school. For the date award notices will be given, please contact your school directly.

Scholarships Grades 6 -8:  Merit based, Alumni, Veterans, and Catholic Scholarships

In addition to financial aid, Bishop Kearney also awards numerous scholarships to middle school (grades 6-8) and upper school (grades 9-12) students that meet the criteria. Please see below for details on scholarships available for students in grades 6-8:

6th Grade Placement Exam Scholarship

Students with the top 3 scores on the 6th grade Placement Exam will receive a one-time scholarship of $1,000 (top score), $750 (2nd highest score), and $500 (3rd highest score).

7th Grade Placement Exam Scholarship

Students with the top 3 scores on the 7th grade Placement Exam will receive a one-time scholarship of $1,000 (top score), $750 (2nd highest score), and $500 (3rd highest score).

Catholic School Academic Excellence Scholarship

The Catholic School Academic Excellence Scholarship is awarded to new students from a Catholic feeder school entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade at Bishop Kearney (2018-19 school year). Students with an academic average of 95 – 100 will receive a scholarship of $500 for their 1st year at Bishop Kearney. Students with an academic average of 85 – 94.9 will receive a scholarship of $250 for their 1st year at Bishop Kearney.

Catholic School Loyalty Scholarship ($3,500)

In addition to academic achievement, Bishop Kearney is proud to offer a Catholic School Loyalty Scholarship ($500 annually for grades 6-12 for a total of $3,500) to families who remain committed to Catholic education.  First-year students entering 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th grade at Bishop Kearney (2018-19 school year) will receive a $500 annual scholarship if they meet the following criteria:

  • Student must be coming to Bishop Kearney directly from a Diocese of Rochester Catholic feeder school: Holy Cross, Seton, St. John Neumann, St. Joseph (Penfield), St. Lawrence, St. Louis, St. Pius X, St. Rita, and Siena Catholic.
  • Student is a newly registered 1st time student entering 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th grade at Bishop Kearney.

St. Kateri School Loyalty Scholarship ($3,750)

Bishop Kearney is proud to partner with our sister school St. Kateri (just 2 blocks away in Irondequoit) to provide families with a Pre-K through 12th grade education to develop the whole student academically, spiritually, and socially. St. Kateri students entering 6th grade at Bishop Kearney (2018-19 school year) will receive a $750 Loyalty Scholarship for 6th grade and $3,000 for 7th – 12th grades at Bishop Kearney ($500 annually for 7th -12th grade).

Brother Mark Clark Alumni Scholarship

The Brother Mark Clark Scholarship is awarded to the children of Bishop Kearney High School and Cardinal Mooney High School alumni. Students in grades 6 – 12 are eligible. These students will receive an award of $250 a year for each year they attend Bishop Kearney.

Children of Veterans Scholarship

The Children of Veterans Scholarship is awarded to students whose mother or father is a veteran of the United States armed forces. Bishop Kearney is proud to honor those parents who have served in the military. Students in grades 6 – 12 are eligible and will receive an award of $250 a year for each year they attend Bishop Kearney.

Catholic Educator Scholarship

The Catholic Educator Scholarship is awarded to students whose mother or father is employed at a Catholic feeder school. Students in grades 6 – 12 are eligible and will receive an award of $250 a year for each year they attend Bishop Kearney.

Future Kings Service Scholarship

The Future Kings Service Scholarship is awarded to new students entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade at Bishop Kearney who perform 50 hours of community service between November 1st and June 15th. Students will receive a one-time award of $250.  In addition to completing the new student application for admissions, students must submit proof of the 50 hours of completed community service in writing with signed documentation from a non-profit agency/organization to the Bishop Kearney Admissions Director by June 15th.

 

Scholarships Grades 9-12:  Merit based, Alumni, Veterans, and Catholic Scholarships

In addition to financial aid, Bishop Kearney also awards numerous scholarships to middle school (grades 6-8) and upper school (grades 9-12) students that meet the criteria. Please see below for details on scholarships available for students in grades 9-12:

Presidential Scholarship Full

Bishop Kearney awards one full Presidential Scholarship each year. This scholarship is awarded to the incoming 9th grade student who attains the highest score on the Dec. Placement Exam. The student who receives this scholarship will be awarded their freshman year tuition free with a $1,000 award each year for his/her remaining three years.

Presidential Scholarship Half

Bishop Kearney awards one half Presidential Scholarship each year. This scholarship is awarded to the incoming 9th grade student who attains the second highest score on the Dec. Placement Exam. The student who receives this scholarship will be awarded their freshman year at half tuition with a $1,000 award each year for his/her remaining three years.

Brother Edmund Rice Scholarship

The Br. Edmund Rice Scholarship is awarded to incoming 9th grade students who attains the 3rd highest score on the Dec. Placement Exam. These students will receive an award of $1000 a year for each year they attend Bishop Kearney.

Bishop Kearney Academic Scholarship

The Bishop Kearney Academic Scholarship is awarded to incoming 9th grade students who score between the 85th and 89th percentiles on the Dec. Placement exam. These students will receive an award of $500 a year for each year they attend Bishop Kearney.

Brother Mark Clark Alumni Scholarship

The Brother Mark Clark Scholarship is awarded to the children of Bishop Kearney High School and Cardinal Mooney High School alumni. Students in grades 6 – 12 are eligible. These students will receive an award of $250 a year for each year they attend Bishop Kearney.

Children of Veterans Scholarship

The Children of Veterans Scholarship is awarded to students whose mother or father is a veteran of the United States armed forces. Bishop Kearney is proud to honor those parents who have served in the military. Students in grades 6 – 12 are eligible and will receive an award of $250 a year for each year they attend Bishop Kearney.

Catholic Educator Scholarship

The Catholic Educator Scholarship is awarded to students whose mother or father is employed at a Catholic feeder school. Students in grades 6 – 12 are eligible and will receive an award of $250 a year for each year they attend Bishop Kearney.