Financial Aid at Fork Union

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At Fork Union Military Academy, we want to be accessible to any and all applicants who meet our admission standards. 

To help meet this goal, in addition to the need-based financial aid described below,  families have a number of tuition assistance options, discounts, and educational loans available.
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Need-Based Financial Aid

Fork Union Military Academy provides need-based financial aid for qualifying students whose families may need help affording a private school education. Once you have completed and submitted your application, you will be asked to upload the appropriate tax forms and documents to verify the information in your application.
At Fork Union, we award over $3 million in financial aid and scholarships every year to stellar students with great potential. 
We want students to receive the necessary support to attend Fork Union and achieve their academic goals.

How to Apply for Need-Based Financial Aid

1. Simply click the "Apply for Financial Aid" button below or point your web browser to https://online.factsmgt.com/aid to visit the application website.

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2. Create your new user account to begin the application process.

3. Once you have completed and submitted your application, you will then be asked to upload certain tax forms and documents to verify the information in your application.

What to Expect in the Financial Aid Application Process

The video below tells you more about what you can expect in the application process for financial aid:
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is FACTS?

Fork Union Military Academy has partnered with FACTS Tuition Management to collect need-based financial aid applications and to manage tuition payments. FACTS is a well-respected financial services provider that works with over 11,500 schools across the nation.

The application for financial aid is hosted by FACTS and they collect all of the information needed and provide us with their impartial evaluation of your financial aid need. Ultimately, Fork Union Military Academy decides the amount of any financial aid and scholarship grants that may be offered.

Who can I contact if I have questions about financial aid or the financial aid application process?

The person on our staff who handles financial aid and works closely with families is LTC Steven McCoy. Steve is our Deputy Chief of Staff assigned to the President's Office, which demonstrates just how important we believe financial aid is in helping as many families as possible enroll at Fork Union.

Please reach out to LTC McCoy if you have any questions or concerns about the financial aid process mccoys@fuma.org

Can I apply for financial aid before we complete the application for admission?

We encourage families to complete both the application for admission and the application for financial aid at the same time. This is because we are unable to make an offer of financial aid to a family until the student has been accepted for admission first.

Is there a deadline to apply for financial aid?

It takes up to 14 days for FACTS Tuition Services to complete the verification process of the application. For this reason, it is important to complete the application as soon as possible. If a family wished to follow our 12-payment monthly plan (the first payment being due in May), their financial aid application must be complete by April 15th. We will, of course, do our best to accommodate all families applying at any time, but we encourage families to submit their financial aid applications as early as they can.

Does the amount of financial aid needed impact my son's chances of being accepted for admission?

No. Financial aid considerations have no bearing on our decision to accept a student for admission. The decision to accept a student for admission depends entirely on his strength as a student and on the abilities, talents, and qualities he would bring to our Corps of Cadets.

Is information about financial aid applications and awards kept confidential?

Yes, need-based financial aid information is kept confidential and is not discussed with any individuals outside of those directly involved in the decision process. Classroom teachers, for example, have no information as to who in their classroom is receiving financial aid and who is not.

When will we be notified if we have received a financial aid award for my son?

After you submit your application for financial aid, you next need to upload the appropriate documents and tax forms as requested so that the financial information you have provided can be verified. It can take up to 14 days for FACTS to complete the verification process. Once your application has been verified by FACTS, we can then review your application and put together a financial aid proposal. This will typically take up to 5 business days to complete.

You can expect to receive a response from Fork Union Military Academy’s financial aid staff within three (3) weeks after you have uploaded your documentation to FACTS for verification.

Keep in mind, however, that we do not make any offer of financial aid until after the student has been accepted for admission.

Are financial aid awards renewed each year automatically?

No. We require families to reapply for financial aid each year. However, if there are no substantial changes in a family's situation, it is reasonable to expect that the aid will be renewed each year. Changes in a family's financial situation could result in an increase or decrease in the aid amount granted, depending on individual circumstances. We do expect that students continue to be in good standing to qualify for financial aid, meaning that financial, academic, or behavioral factors could each have an impact on the continuation and amount of any financial aid.

Who is responsible for completing the FACTS form in the case of separated or divorced parents and in cases of legal guardianship?

We will need to receive information from anyone who will be financially responsible for the cadet’s enrollment. If you have questions about your family's specific circumstances, feel free to reach out to LTC Steven McCoy by email at mccoys@fuma.org.

Our Financial Aid Team

Bob Williams

Director of Basketball Operations | Head PG Basketball Coach | Director of Financial Aid
williamsr@fuma.org
(434) 842-4243

Steven McCoy

Chief Financial Officer
mccoys@fuma.org
(434) 842-4336

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Schedule a phone call with a member of our financial aid team to learn more about financial aid at Fork Union Military Academy.
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