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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.