Financial Aid is available to all qualified FBA families with students in K4 through grade 12 as funds are available. Students must first apply to FBA to be considered for Financial Aid.
To apply for Financial Aid, each family must complete a financial aid application online.
FACTS Grant and Aid will contact the FBA business office with qualified family awards. FACTS Grant and Aid will verify your income using your most recent Federal Income Tax Return, so please have it ready to submit when applying to FACTS Grant and Aid.
A second grant program, The Kingdom Education Partnership Scholarship, has been established to serve First Baptist Church Naples members who need additional aid above the FACTS Grant and Aid award. You may download and print a Kingdom Education Partnership and BLG Recommendation. Upon completion, please return both the application and BLG recommendation to the Business Office.
Financial Aid FAQ Sheet 2017-2018
Who can apply for financial aid?
Any family/student entering K4 through the 12th grade that has completed an enrollment or reenrollment application and paid the applicable fees may apply. There is no financial aid for preschool. We will not accept or honor any financial aid requests from anyone who has not applied for entrance into FBA.
When can I apply for financial aid?
Online access will be available January 9, 2017, the first day of reenrollment for current FBA students. The deadline for completion of the Financial Aid application for the 2017-2018 school year is April 15, 2017 with award notifications beginning May, 2017. FACTS Grant and Aid will verify income by using the 2016 Federal Income Tax Return and your W2's, so all families interested in applying for aid should begin work on your 2016 tax return as soon as possible.
How do I apply for financial aid?
We use FACTS Grant and Aid, a branch of the FACTS Tuition Management Company to qualify families for financial aid based on need. All who would like to qualify for assistance should complete this application. You may go HERE
to apply. If you currently have a FACTS Tuition Management account, you will use your current login information.
How much aid can I expect to receive?
Financial Aid awards are incomebased, is reviewed by FACTS Grant and Aid, and forwarded to the FBA Financial Aid Committee. There are many factors considered when reviewing an application, and each situation is viewed independently by the Financial Aid committee. Financial Aid awards are based on availability of funds and are provided through the fundraising efforts of First Baptist Academy. There are no full scholarships granted at FBA, and the average award is $3,500.
What if I don't qualify financially, but I have faced a hardship this year that won't be reflected on my tax return (such as death of a spouse, loss of a job, divorce)?
When applying for financial aid through FACTS Grant and Aid, you may include additional information explaining your hardship. FBA will take these circumstances into prayerful consideration. Your information will be reviewed by the First Baptist Academy Financial Aid Committee.
What is the scholarship for First Baptist Church members?
The scholarship for FBCN members attending FBA is called the Kingdom Education Partnership Scholarship
. Members of FBCN may qualify if meeting the criteria of a 10% tithe to FBCN; are members of a BLG; are serving in an area of the church; and have financial need as evidenced by the FACTS Grant and Aid application process. Please contact the Business Office for this application.
Are there any other financial aid opportunities for me?
If you are not a member of FBCN, we would urge you to approach your church for grants or aid to fund your
child's Christian education. There are no other opportunities at this time other than those listed above.