Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) Program
Please note: This program is new for the 2022-2023 school year and continues to evolve. As we receive new information, we will frequently update this page. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the first year of this program.
We have created our own list of FAQs in an effort to help our SFX families understand the program offerings and considerations.
How long will it take to receive funds?
Can a child receive ESA funding and STO funding during the same quarter?
When my ClassWallet account is funded what do I do?
Can my FACTs account be on “Hold” status until the ESA Funds are received?
What if FACTs withdraws the tuition funds from my account after I already submitted for ESA funds?
ESA vs STO
What do I need to do if I want to switch from STOs to ESA?
Can you accept ESA Funds and pay tuition out of pocket?
Who can receive ESA funding?
How do I apply?
How long does it take to process the application?
When should I sign my contract?
What if I already signed my ESA Contract?
Can I change my tuition payment date/ schedule?
What if I miss my due date and FACTs withdraws the tuition funds from my account?
Is there a ClassWallet fee?
Can I switch between payment options in ClassWallet ( i.e paying through CW or reimbursement )?
What are the required documents for all expenses in ClassWallet?
Pursuant to A.C.C. R7-2-1508(C-D), private school invoices MUST have the following:
Where do I find the invoice to submit to ClassWallet?
Log in to your FACTs account and follow these steps:
What do I do after my ClassWallet account has been funded?
What option do I select to make sure my funds are sent to the school for tuition?
Can we still accumulate/solicit recommended STO funds for future use?
Can we cancel our ESA contract?
NOTICE REGARDING TUITION FUNDING PROGRAMS
The State of Arizona provides several options to assist families in paying for your child’s Catholic education, including the Empower Scholarship Account (ESA) Program and through State Tuition Organization (STO) tax credit funds. These programs are offered through the State and/or through the individual STO, and are not managed by the School.
Therefore, you are responsible for compliance with all terms, conditions to eligibility, and legal requirements related to any programs in which you participate. Please note in particular that pursuant to state law, if you choose to utilize an Empower Scholarship Account, you may not utilize STO funds (or vice versa). The School is not responsible for ensuring your compliance with this or any other term, condition, law or requirement relating to tuition assistance programs.
Furthermore, please be aware that payment of your child’s tuition is your responsibility, whether or not you choose to participate in ESA, STO, or any other programs or options to assist your family. These programs may not cover 100% of the cost of tuition and fees, and therefore any outstanding portion will remain your responsibility.
For questions, please contact our Tuition & Scholarship Manager, Aundrea Yabo-Ramirez.
Phone: (602) 266-5364
Fax: (602) 279-0423
St. Francis Xavier Jesuit Catholic Elementary School
4715 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012
St. Francis Xavier School, a faith community grounded on Jesuit principles of superior education, cultivates excellence in mind, body, and spirit sending forth Kids for Others.