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Need-based financial aid is available for current families and those applying to the school for the first time. An admissions application must be completed for a prospective student for grades PK-5 before financial aid can be considered. Financial aid is not available for JPK. To complete an application, please click here.

Bright School provides about $300,000 in financial aid each year, and we encourage families to ask questions and start the process early. Any family may apply for financial aid through a third-party online service called FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment. 

How to Apply

An admissions application must be submitted before financial aid can be considered. In order to determine the financial need of a family, applicants must complete and submit an application to FACTS Management Company.

To expedite your application, all families are asked to apply online at:https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3FP44. Families who have submitted an admissions application to Bright School will need to submit the necessary documentation to FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment after November 1. 

Gathering the following information in advance will be helpful as you begin to complete your financial aid application through FACTS Management: 

  1. Copies of your 2019 tax return including all schedules (no drafts or preliminary copies will be accepted).
  2. New families should submit copies of completed 2018 and 2019 tax returns along with all schedules.
  3. A copy of supporting documentation for Social Security Income, Welfare, Child Support, Food Stamps, Workers’ Compensation, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

Please complete and send to Bright School the following to the attention of Sabrina McAllister:

  1. A signed and dated Form 4506T-EZ (click here) for first time applicants.
  2. Military families must furnish a copy of Leave & Earnings Statement.

Timeline

Families Currently in the Admissions Process

Prospective families should begin applying for financial aid as soon as the admissions application is completed after November 1. Financial aid applications for prospective families will be accepted throughout the admissions season.

Current Families Enrolled at Bright

Deadlines for the 2020-2021 school year for current families:

February 3, 2020: deadline for current families to complete their financial aid application with FACTS.  Financial aid funds are limited and this will help identify the potential number of families applying for aid. 

February 24, 2020: deadline for current families to submit all tax forms and schedules to FACTS to complete the application process.  

March 16, 2020: Financial aid decisions will be mailed to current families who have completed the application process. New families will receive decisions throughout the enrollment process.

Families need to submit all forms by the specified deadlines or the request for financial aid may not be considered. All of the tax information and supporting documentation listed above may be uploaded to the FACTS website.

There is a $35 application fee to FACTS that must be paid before your information will be submitted to Bright School. If you have questions or concerns while you are completing the application, you may speak with a FACTS customer care representative at 1-866-315-9262. 

Financial Aid Policies

Please carefully read our school's financial aid policies. These policies guide all financial aid decisions.

Need help? Contact me.

Brooke Moore

Director of Admissions
Phone: 423-267-8549

Bright alumna '92
Joined Bright staff in 2010
B.A., Furman University

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