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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. To complete an application, please visit our admissions page.

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 a financial aid application to FACTS Management Company.

To expedite your application, all families are asked to apply online at: 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 2016 tax return including all schedules (no drafts or preliminary copies will be accepted).
  2. New families should submit copies of completed 2015 and 2016 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, attention Sabrina McAllister:

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


Deadlines for the 2017-18 school year

February 6, 2017: deadline for new and 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, 2017: deadline for new and current families to submit all tax forms and schedules to FACTS to complete the application process.  

March 15, 2017: Financial aid award decisions will be mailed to current and new families who have completed the financial aid process.

Families need to submit all forms by the specified deadlines or the request for financial aid may not be considered.  New families applying for enrollment to Bright School after March 15 should contact Business Manager Sabrina McAllister at (423) 267-8548.

FACTS recommends that all of the tax information and supporting documentation listed above be uploaded on its website, faxed to 1-866-315-9264 or mailed to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment, P.O. Box 82524, Lincoln, NE  68501-2524.

There is a $30 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.

Sabrina McAllister

Business Manager
Phone: 423-267-8548

Joined Bright staff in 1989
B.S.,  University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 
Accounting Certification, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

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