Application Instructions

The Financial Assistance Application deadline is March 31, 2020.

Financial Assistance Process

There are three critical components of the Financial Assistance application process:

Returning applicants have until February 28 to submit all three components. However, the FACTS and SUFS applications should be filed as soon as the State begins accepting applications to ensure that you receive responses from the respective organizations by the February 28 deadline.

Note: the FACTS application requires a completed tax return. Consequently, it is very important that tax returns be completed as well.

Preparation for Application Submission

Before starting the application process, please ensure that your family meets the eligibility requirements and that you have the following documents available:

  • A complete copy of your personal tax return documents.
  • A complete copy of your business tax return documents, if applicable
  • A copy of W2 forms for all working adults in the household and a copy of 1099’s if you are self-employed
  • Most recent paycheck stubs for all working adults in the household
  • Social Security benefits statement for each eligible individual in the household, if applicable
  • Child support and/or alimony statements
  • Mortgage and household expense information
  • Copies of your last two (2) car payments statements for all vehicles.
  • If you are separated, divorced, or re-married, a copy of the documents listed above is required for all parties.

1. Step Up For Students Scholarship Application

Step Up For Students (SUFS) is a state-approved scholarship funding organization that helps administer scholarships for Florida schoolchildren. The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program (FTC) was created to benefit children whose educational options are limited by household income.

Westminster Academy requires all Financial Assistance applicants to also apply for the State of Florida Step Up For Students Scholarship and provide either an acceptance or denial letter to substantiate the application.

To access the application or for more information, please visit or call 877.735.7837.

2. FACTS Independent Financial Need Assessment

Please complete the FACTS online application. After completing the FACTS application, please scan and upload the required documents listed above to FACTS. You can also fax documents to FACTS Grant & Aid at 866.315.9264. Note: all uploaded documents will be forwarded by FACTS to Westminster Academy.

Your FACTS application will be reviewed by the FACTS Grant & Aid team, and a recommendation will be available to our office within 2-3 weeks after receiving all supporting documents.

For more information on FACTS Grant & Aid, please visit

3. Westminster Academy Financial Assistance Application

Please download the Westminster Academy Financial Assistance Application, follow the directions on the form, and complete every question thoroughly even if previously requested by the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment.

After completing the application, please include copies of all documents listed above and either deliver the application to the WA Business Office or mail to:

Attn: Courtney Selbach
Westminster Academy
5601 North Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308

If you have any questions about the financial assistance application process, please contact Courtney Selbach at