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FACTS Grant and Aid

Aid for the 2020-2021 school year will be processed by FACTS Grant and Aid. The application will open on October 1.

All need-based awards will be contingent on reception of the most recent tax return.

Income guidelines for EITC/OSTC programs are as follows:

  • Household income: $90,000
  • One dependent: $105,842
  • Two dependents: $121,684
  • Three dependents: $137,526
  • Add $15,842 for each additional dependent

The Charles Ellis Trust for Girls helps young women in Philadelphia excel in high school and be prepared for post-secondary success.

To be eligible for an Ellis Trust, applicants must:

  • reside in Philadelphia
  • live in a household where one or both parents are physically disabled or mentally absent. Married guardians (aunts, uncles, grandparents, siblings) must still meet the income guidelines.
  • be currently enrolled in either 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade (including the summer before 9th grade)
  • have at least a C average in major school subjects
  • continue to make academic progress toward timely graduation

Additionally, families of applicants must:

  • meet the income eligibility requirements for reduced-price lunch under the National School Lunch Program
  • prove the applicant’s dependency status (applicant’s name must appear on tax returns or DPA documents)
  • not own property other than their primary house


2021-22 Ellis Application will be available January 1, 2021. The application will close March 15, 2021.

Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia (CSFP) is a privately-funded program whose mission is to provide children from under-resourced Philadelphia families with financial access to quality, safe, K-8th grade, tuition-based schools, thereby increasing their long-term economic and social success. CSFP grants need-based, partial scholarships through a random lottery. CSFP currently serves more than 5,000 children enrolled at over 160 private and parochial schools.