Abiqua uses FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment to determine the level of assistance each family needs to afford tuition. FACTS processes your financial aid application online and suggests an award to our Tuition Assistance Committee. There is a $40 fee for each family's application, payable directly to FACTS.
20% of our families received assistance covering up to 50% of tuition for the school year.
All applicants are required to apply every year. Abiqua attempts to fund students through graduation, subject to the availability of tuition assistance funds and the family’s ability to demonstrate need annually.
In determining the family need, all parents, natural or adoptive, stepparents, guardians, and unmarried domestic partners are considered. Abiqua considers the assets of both parents, natural or adoptive if living, before making any award.
Many divorce settlements stipulate the exact amount each parent must contribute toward educational costs, or which parent is responsible for expenses and for how long. Abiqua retains the right not to abide by such guidelines.
No information is given by the school to either parent regarding the other parent’s finances. In view of this policy, it is necessary that both natural parents and their current spouses, when appropriate, complete a FA form.
First priority for Tuition Assistance is given to returning students who are receiving assistance and have completed documentation by the application deadline.
Second priority is given to applications from currently enrolled students who have not previously requested tuition assistance and siblings of currently enrolled students.
The final consideration is given to students newly admitted to the school who meet the tuition assistance application deadlines and eligibility guidelines.
We value a diverse community and encourage families with any concerns about affording tuition to apply for Tuition Assistance. Abiqua adheres to the highest standards of confidentiality and expects the same from Tuition Assistance recipients. If two parents are divorced, no information is given to either parent regarding the other parent’s finances.