FAQs

FAQ

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Why does FAIS ask for support in addition to tuition?

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The Annual Fund provides 7 percent of the actual cost of a FAIS education.

Tuition and fees never cover the true cost of a FAIS education. The Annual Fund is vitally important, as it helps close the gap between tuition and the real cost of educating a student. In addition, revenues from the Annual Gala help close this gap.

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Where exactly is my money going?

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Gifts to the Annual Fund go directly into day-to-day operations of the School, making up more than seven percent of the School’s budget. Your generosity helps FAIS attract and keep the finest of faculty to prepare our students for their next steps toward secondary education and beyond. Your support also ensures that FAIS stays on top of the game by allowing us to maintain state-of-the-art facilities and advanced technology. Because of you, FAIS continues to thrive.

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Can I make a gift with my credit card?

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Yes, you can. You may make a gift online or by contacting Helen Townes at 503-292-7776, ext. 305, or

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What if I don’t have "much" to give?

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Every gift counts. Maximizing participation is our goal, as participation is an important criterion for grants from corporations and foundations. You can help with a gift of any size.

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I am not sure whether my employer will match my gift. What should I do?

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You will get the most direct answer from your Human Resources Department. However, if you’d like other assistance, please call Helen Townes at 503-292-7776 ext 305 or .