Admissions

Affording Covenant

Commit to your child's future

Investing in a Covenant School education is the best investment you will ever make. To help families take advantage of our unique education and to fulfill our mission of attracting the best applicants (regardless of socioeconomic status), we offer over $1.5 million in need-based financial aid. We encourage families to apply.

There is no predetermined level of earning that automatically disqualifies a family from receiving financial aid. Applicants with the same income level may have other factors that are considered, such as the number of students at The Covenant School, assets owned, and additional personal circumstances. Financial aid awards are based on a careful evaluation of all of the applicant's financial information. The determination is made with the recommendation from FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment on a case-by-case basis by the Financial Aid Committee. 

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. How do I apply for financial aid?

    Covenant’s Admissions and Financial Aid Office conducts the financial need analysis for parents through Facts Grant and Aid Assessment – a separate division from FACTS Tuition Management which is used for tuition management. Families applying for financial aid must complete an online FACTS application at https://online.factsmgt.com/aid and submit the necessary supporting documents directly to FACTS. Covenant’s Financial Aid Committee then reviews the results provided by FACTS prior to determining financial award offers. 

    The financial aid deadline for first round applicants is February 8. Families who apply after the deadline may be considered for an award if financial aid resources are still available.
     

    Once an online application has been filed with FACTS, the supporting documents must be uploaded to your FACTS account or sent directly to FACTS via fax or mail:

    Fax:  1-866-315-9264
    Mail:  
    FACTS GRANT & AID ASSESSMENT
    P. O. Box 82524
    Lincoln, NE  68501-2524

    – Copies of your 2017 OR 2018 State and Federal tax returns, including all supporting tax schedules.
    – Copies of your 2017 AND/OR 2018 W-2 FORMS for you and your spouse.
    – Copies of supporting documentation for Social Security Income, Welfare, Child Support, Food Stamps, or Worker’s Compensation.

    Questions about the process? Call a FACTS Customer Care Representative at 1-866-315-9262.
     
  • Q. What is FACTS?

    FACTS is the nation's leading provider of tuition management, grant and aid assessment and school payment processing for private and faith-based schools. The Covenant School uses FACTS Tuition Management for collection of tuition and fees and FACTS Grant and Aid to verify financial need in the financial aid process.
  • Q. How is financial aid awarded?

    The Covenant School Contracts with FACTS management, a third-party company that specializes in evaluating a family's ability to pay tuition based on a variety of factors including family size, income, assets and net worth, number of children for whom the family pays tuition and other pertinent data. 

    The school will review all FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment application for tuition assistance and determine awards to be provided for each family based on the amount of funds available, the number of families who apply and each family's relative need. 
  • Q. What are the factors used to determine a family's financial award?

    • Income: Defined as pre-tax earnings from wages, business activity, investments, rental income, etc..
    • Other Assets: Savings, stocks, home equity, etc..
    • Family Size: Living allowances taking into account the number of people in a household and costs associated with expenses such as food, medical needs, and childcare. 
    • Family Educational Commitments: Other parochial or private school tuition or college tuition for siblings. 
    • Unique Family Circumstances: This includes medical emergencies or other unexpected necessities.
    • Divorced, Separated, or Never-married Parents: Both custodial and non-custodial parents are required to submit a FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment application as a part of the process. This is regardless of any legal arrangement. Exceptions to this are only granted upon written request, which must contain a full explanation of why both parents are unable to complete the required forms.
  • Q. I am a Covenant parent. Do I have to re-apply annually for financial aid?

    Yes. Parents must re-apply for financial aid by February 8 each year, as financial circumstances may change from year to year. Families who apply after this date may compromise their probability for financial aid. If you completed an application previously and remember your user name and password, the demographics will auto-populate but no financial information will populate. Otherwise, you may start over with a new application each year.
  • Q. When will I learn about my financial aid award?

    Parents who apply in the first round of applications will be notified via email from FACTS with a response to their application by mid-March.  Later applicants will be notified via email from the Financial Aid Committee and/or FACTS approximately two weeks after submission. Families have seven days to respond to the FACTS email to accept or decline the financial aid offer.   
  • Q. To whom do I turn if I have questions about the process?

    If you have specific questions about completing the FACTS application form, please visit http:factsmgt.com/parents.

    For other questions, Covenant’s Director of Financial Aid, Betsy Carter, may be reached at 434-220-7330 or bcarter@covenantschool.org.

The Covenant School

Birdwood Campus | Lower School | Pre-K–Grade 5 |
1000 Birdwood Road Charlottesville, VA 22903 | 434.220.7309

Hickory Campus | Middle and Upper School | Grades 6–12 | 175 Hickory Street Charlottesville, VA 22902 | 434.220.7329
Located in Charlottesville, VA, The Covenant School is a non-denominational, private, Christian day school for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, visual and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.