Financial Aid FAQ

Why am I mailing my application to FAIR?
Strake Jesuit has contracted with FAIR (Financial Aid Independent Review) to process all financial aid applications and provide an objective evaluation of each family’s financial need. FAIR is a nationally recognized leader in financial need evaluation services for Catholic and private schools.

How do I apply?
You may apply for financial aid through the FAIR service by regular mail or online.

Apply by Mail
The financial aid application, instructions, and mailing envelopes can be requested from the Strake Jesuit Financial Aid Office by phone at 713.448.8430 or by e-mail. Because the official application form must be used, the application is not available for download. Completed applications should be mailed directly to the FAIR service by the postmark deadline of Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Please include any necessary documentation along with a $30 check made payable to FAIR in the envelope provided.

Apply Online (available by November 1st)
To submit your application to the FAIR service online, go to www.fairapp.com and click on the "Online Application" link. You can then create a user account using your e-mail address and a password that you select. Once you have created a user account and signed in you will be able to complete the FAIR application online. During the online application process you will also need the following:
          1. The Strake Jesuit School Code: 109
          2. The Strake Jesuit School Password: sjcp109
          3. A valid email address
          4. A credit card (Visa or MasterCard) to complete payment processing
          5. A complete copy of your Federal Income Tax Return with all schedules and W-2's from the 
              previous year

Are there any income limits when applying for aid?
There are no income limits to applying for assistance. Each family's unique financial situation is considered when assessing need.

When will I be notified if my son has been awarded assistance?
All applicants are notified of financial aid awarded when they receive their acceptance letter in March.

How do I fill out the application if I am a divorced, separated or single parent?
If the dependents you list in Part II of the application will live primarily with you, then you should complete the application form based on your income and household expenses. If you have remarried, you will need to complete the application and include information about the stepparent's income, expenses, assets, and debt. Both natural parents should apply.

Who should I list in Part II Dependents?
You should include all dependents currently living with you or for whom you are providing support. This includes older children attending college or any other relatives who are currently living with you that you are providing support to.

I do not have my 2017 Federal Income Tax return available because I have filed for an extension. Will my application still be accepted?
FAIR asks that each family applying for assistance provide their most recently completed Federal Income Tax return.

Is my personal financial information shared with any organizations other than FAIR?
All information is held strictly confidential and is not shared or disseminated in any way with any other organizations except for Strake Jesuit.

How will I know if FAIR has received my application?
If you submit your application via regular mail, you will receive a postcard from FAIR confirming receipt of your application. If you submit your application online at www.fairapp.com, you will receive a confirmation page.

Who should I contact if I have further questions?
If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact the Strake Jesuit Financial Aid Office at 713.448.8430 or by e-mail.