Tuition Assistance

Affording the HOPE Academy Experience


We desire HOPE Academy to be financially possible for all families who want to partner in mission together. Families interested in receiving tuition assistance should first apply with NCSEAA for the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship, if eligible (see below). Families may additionally apply for HOPE Academy Tuition Assistance by applying through FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment. Families who would like to be eligible for Tuition Assistance must reapply annually in order to be considered.


The NC Opportunity Scholarship is a need-based K-12 lottery program. All families who previously received the NC Opportunity Scholarship and are applying for HOPE Academy’s Tuition Assistance are required to also apply for this scholarship. For more details on eligibility please visit NCSEAA’s website. Please note that NCSEAA is a separate entity and has its own application process apart from the HOPE FACTS Grant & Aid application.

All families applying or reapplying for tuition assistance should first apply with NCSEAA for the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship. HOPE Academy also offers Tuition Assistance which is funded through a portion of the Annual Grow HOPE Fundraising Campaign proceeds. Families who are applying for tuition assistance from HOPE Academy will apply through the third-party vendor, FACTS Grant & Aid, and must additionally apply for NCSEAA Tuition Assistance. All applications for current HOPE Academy students and new students within that household should be started on February 1st and completed no later than March 1, 2024. 

If a HOPE award is made and the Opportunity Scholarship is later granted, HOPE’s tuition assistance award will become invalid for that student. To learn more information about the NC Opportunity Scholarship as well as to apply:  NCSEAA Scholarship. It is assumed that families who are current recipients are reapplying for the scholarship and continuing enrollment at HOPE Academy unless otherwise communicated to by February 1st. HOPE Academy will require a non-refundable payment for each student in order to confirm (new families) or continue (returning families) enrollment.

HOPE Academy Tuition Assistance

HOPE utilizes a third-party vendor, FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment, to determine eligibility for tuition assistance. Families reapply annually and submit detailed financial information, including a copy of their most recent tax return to FACTS. The Tuition Assistance Committee reviews all recommendations from FACTS. Tuition Assistance awards are communicated not later than the beginning of April.

  • Apply or reapply for HOPE Tuition Assistance by February 1st.
  • The application for tuition assistance can be found HERE.
  • A $35 application fee is assessed through FACTS.
  • Tuition assistance awards do not exceed 50% of the total tuition.
  • All families who are applying for tuition assistance from HOPE Academy must also apply for the NC Opportunity Scholarship.