he Catholic Education Foundation, the Archdiocese of Louisville and our funding partners are helping more families than ever who cannot afford the full cost of educating their children in a Catholic elementary school.

WHO CAN APPLY? All families with one or more children enrolled in or applying to a Catholic elementary school in the Archdiocese of Louisville.

WHEN DO I APPLY? We’ve changed the application period so families can apply for assistance earlier than before. Tuition assistance applications should be submitted between December 15, 2017 and February 28, 2018.

HOW DO I APPLY? A single form, the FACTS management application, will be used for all forms of Catholic elementary school tuition assistance. Families must use the online application available on our website, www.ceflou.org.

To make the application process easier for families, we are changing the income tax information requirement. When submitting your application, you must submit your 2016 federal income tax return and 2016W-2 information. Your 2017 tax information will not be required.

DO I APPLY EVERY YEAR? Yes, you must apply for tuition assistance each year. WHEN WILL I KNOW IF I HAVE BEEN

GRANTED TUITION ASSISTANCE? Tuition assistance award letters will be mailed to families no later than June 15, 2018.

1. Completed applications received by February 28, 2018 will participate in the initial grant awards. A much smaller amount of tuition assistance may be available for forms submitted after that date

2. Complete only one FACTS application for your family, including all students in the family (elementary and high school) on the same form. FACTS will send a need evaluation to all funding sources for which each family could qualify as well as the schools you have listed on the form.

WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS? Please call the Catholic Education Foundation at (502) 585-2747, or visit us online. We would be happy to assist you!

Jennifer W. Zimmerman

Principal Saint James School

The earlier you apply the more assistance you may receive. Typically the CEF runs out of money by September.