Financial Assistance & Scholarships

Bishop Kenny High School provides limited financial assistance to those students who qualify for grants based on demonstrated financial need and/or extenuating circumstances.  

How to Apply for Financial Assistance:All financial aid applications are processed through FACTS Grant and Aid.   The deadline to apply for financial assistance is March 31, 2023.

Step 1: Click HERE to access the FACTS Grant and Aid Application.  The Financial Assistance application will open on January 1, 2023.

Step 2:  All applicants are required to review the Step Up for Students or AAA Scholarship websites to determine whether they meet the eligibility requirements.

Step 3:  Complete enrollment.

  • Returning BK students – reenrollment opens February 1, 2023.  
  • Diocese of St. Augustine 8th Grade Students – students are pre-enrolled through FACTS/RenWeb and instructions for completing the online enrollment packet will be sent in February.
  • Non-Diocesan New and Transfer Students (9th-11th Grades) – Click here for steps to apply to BK.

The Financial Aid Committee will review applications for enrolled students in April.  Award letters will be mailed in May.

If you have questions regarding Financial Assistance, please contact Jackie Solis in the Business Office at 904-398-7545 ext. 254

 Financial Aid Information Packet & Checklist  

Scholarships Accepted 

Step Up For Students:

Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options (FES-EO) and the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program give parents the ability to choose a school that best meets their children’s needs by providing a scholarship to attend Bishop Kenny High School.  Eligibility is determined by household income; for example, a family of four in the 2022-23 school year could make almost $110,000 annually and qualify.  For applications for the 2023-24 school year, we are anticipating similar qualifications; these numbers are not usually finalized until later in the year.  Dependent children of a reservist or an active-duty military member of the United States Armed Forces automatically qualify for this scholarship based on his or her parent’s service to our country, regardless of income.  On average, this scholarship is $7,000.  To learn more about these scholarship, click here.  


Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities (FES-UA) (Formerly Gardiner or McKay Scholarships) allows parents of students with unique abilities to personalize the education of their children by directing scholarship dollars toward Bishop Kenny High School.  This would include any student with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or a qualifying documented disability from a licensed physician.  Many diagnoses by a physician qualify, including anaphylaxis, autism, intellectual disability, and other health impairment (i.e., ADD, Asthma, and Type 1 Diabetes).  On average, this scholarship is $9,000.  To learn more about this scholarship, click here.  

Additionally, all children in a family who have a sibling on the FES-UA scholarship, regardless of income, will qualify for a “Family Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options” (FES-EO). 


AAA Scholarship:

The AAA Scholarship Foundation provides economic and other assistance to economically disadvantaged families and families of children with disabilities to enable them to select the best schools for their children. 

To learn more about this scholarship, click here.  

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