HOPE FOR THE FUTURE
FACTS Application for 2023-2024
Hope for the Future provides need-based tuition assistance for Catholic and non-Catholic students who meet eligibility requirements and enroll in one of the Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of San Antonio. Tuition assistance is prioritized by financial need and based on available funding.
Hope for the Future funds are raised by the Archdiocese of San Antonio’s Department of Stewardship & Development and awarded by the Department of Catholic Schools (DCS). DCS uses FACTS Grant and Aid Company in order to objectively evaluate the need for financial aid.
FACTS Application Information
The following supporting documents are required to complete the application process:
• IRS Federal Income Tax Return, including all supporting schedules (the year of the tax return depends on the tax requirements of your school). If applicant and co-applicant file separately, we require both tax returns for the same tax year.
• Copies of all the current year W-2 Wage and Tax Statements for both the applicant and co-applicant.
NOTE: If you are applying before you have received all the current year W-2 Wage and Tax Statements, please submit them
as soon as they become available.
• Copies of all supporting tax documents if you have business income/loss from any of the following:
Business – send Schedule C or C-EZ and Form 4562 Depreciation and Amortization
Farm – send Schedule F and Form 4562 Depreciation and Amortization
Rental Property – send Schedule E (page 1)
S-Corporation – send Schedule E (page 2), Form 1120S (5 pages), Schedule K-1 and Form 8825
Partnership – send Schedule E (page 2), Form 1065 (5 pages), Schedule K-1 and Form 8825
Estates and Trusts – send Schedule E (page 2), Form 1041 and Schedule K-1
IMPORTANT: If you file a tax return but do not have W-2 wages because you are self-employed, you will be required to submit a copy of your current year Federal Form 1040 Tax Return.
• Copies of all supporting documentation for household Non-Taxable Income such as: Social Security Income, Welfare, Child Support, Food Stamps, Workers’ Compensation, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). If you do not file a tax return, you are required to provide documentation of all income received.
All documentation received is imaged upon receipt and then destroyed.
You may log in to your FACTS user account to review the status of your application. Please allow 2 weeks processing time before inquiring further about receipt and/or status of the uploaded documents. Application deadlines are set by the institution awarding the aid. If you are applying after the deadline, contact your school to ensure that your application will be accepted.
For more information and step-by-step instructions, download the documents below:
FACTS Application for the 2023-2024 school year will open on Monday, December 15, 2022.
Hope for the Future recognizes that poverty has no boundaries and will work with families seeking assistance. The money is paid directly to the school on behalf of the student, half of the award each semester. Hope for the Future raises tuition assistance monies for students attending elementary and secondary Catholic schools (K-12) in the Archdiocese of San Antonio.
Only completed applications will be reviewed, which must include all forms of income. Once an application is submitted, it can take up to two (2) weeks to read ‘complete’ within the system. Hope for the Future’s tuition assistance selection committee will review the completed applications for approval. If a family is approved, the family will be notified by the selection committee via email and may present it to the school of their choice at the time of registration. Please do not call.
Notification will be sent via the email address used on your FACTS application. FAILURE TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD CAN CAUSE YOU TO FORFEIT YOUR AWARD.
Apply for the 2023-2024 school year HERE.