Tuition & Financial Aid FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

When are deposits due for incoming students?

Once a student has been accepted to Presentation, a non-refundable tuition deposit of $1,500 and a non-refundable registration fee of $100 are collected. The $1,500 deposit is deducted from the overall tuition amount for the year. Deposits and registration fees for incoming freshmen are due by 4:00 p.m. on March 28.

Will we qualify for financial aid?

Only FACTS Grand & Aid Assessment can answer that question. Presentation gives assistance based on the FACTS analysis of your application; all scholarships are awarded solely on financial need. FACTS determines your need based on the information given to them, including household salary, income tax return and the number of children in secondary tuition schools. Only by applying will you find out if you qualify.

What if my taxes aren't done by the February deadline?

Just submit copies of the prior year’s tax return and the current year’s W-2s/1099’s with your FACTS application. You will need to follow up by sending your current year’s tax forms when they are completed.

What if I miss the deadline?

Completing the application by the deadline is crucial for receiving financial aid. Missing the deadline may result in no financial aid awarded to qualified families. Incoming parents should not wait to receive their daughter’s acceptance letter before applying for aid. You must submit your application by the February deadline in order to be considered for aid.

What is the largest amount of financial aid received?

In the past, we have awarded between 80% and 100% of FACTS-assessed need.

When will we know if we will receive financial aid?

We will inform incoming families of their financial aid with their acceptance letters in March. Awards for returning students will be communicated at the end of March/early April.

Do you give any academic or athletic scholarships?

No. All aid is strictly based on financial need.

What if the parents are divorced or separated?

Both parents are assumed to have financial responsibility for the student’s education. Separated or divorced parents requesting financial assistance are required to submit a separate FACTS application to be considered for aid and the financial responsibility for the cost of education must be clearly defined. If only one parent submits an application, only a partial award based on half the tuition amount will be considered.

My daughter will be placed on a work-study plan. What does this involve?

At the beginning of each school year, your daughter will meet with the Work Scholarship Coordinator to determine her job. Your daughter’s work-study hours are based on the amount of the award. She will be assigned to a teacher or office to assist with various tasks. The hours are flexible, taking into consideration her involvement with extra-curricular activities. Students with larger scholarships will also work during summer vacation.

Will my daughter receive the same amount of aid all four years?

The award is for one year only. You will have to reapply to FACTS every year to qualify for aid. Every effort is made to assist you in the cost of educating your daughter. If you qualify, you will receive aid.

What if I did not qualify through FACTS, but my circumstances changed and I feel we do qualify?

Contact assistant business manager Lisa Bunnell (, (408) 264-1664, ext. 2431) regarding the appeal process. You will need to provide specific documentation showing the change in financial status. No financial aid will be considered if you are not in the FACTS system.

Are admissions and financial aid kept separate?

Admission at Presentation is need-blind. That means the admissions committee has no knowledge of who is applying for financial aid and the Assistant Business Manager who handles financial aid has no access to the admissions papers.

Do you allow parents to work off tuition?

No. Employment and liability issues make this impractical.

How are extra-curricular activities and other expenses covered?

Several giving circles at Presentation provide for funds to assist with expenses for clubs, books, athletics and other fees for those who qualify.

What if I have more questions?

Questions may be directed to Assistant Business Manager Lisa Bunnell: or (408) 264-1664, ext. 2431.

If you have questions or concerns about the Financial Aid Application, you may speak with a FACTS Customer Care representative: 1-866-441-4637.