Grants and Aid
Tthe financial commitment and sacrifice families undertake in sending their children to a Catholic high school is understood and appreciated. Although paying for education is first and foremost the responsibility of a family, each school, as well as the Archdiocese,devote significant funds each year to financial aid programs that assist families. In turn, our school communities benefit by attracting students who otherwise would not be able to attend our schools.
What is Tuition Assistance?
Tuition assistance is a need-based analysis of the cost of education verses a family's ability to pay. These awards do not need to be repaid. Each high school offers its own tuition assistance for families; contact the Admissions Office at your school of choice to receive application procedures. Any student interested in attending a Catholic high school may apply for financial aid from the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Archdiocesan tuition assistance generally comes from two funding sources: the Partners in Excellence Program and the Archdiocese of Baltimore School Fund. To help the Archdiocese objectively assess what a family is able to contribute to education expenses, an independent third party (FACTS) is used. The money awarded by the Archdiocese is distributed under the following priorities:
- Current recipients of financial Aid;
- Financial need of a family
Individual high schools distribute their financial aid using various services, such as FACTS, School and Student Services (SSS), and Private School Aid Service (PSAS). Locate which financial aid service each school uses here. If applying to a school that also uses FACTS, you only need to apply once for aid from the school and the Archdiocese. Schools that do not use FACTS require a separate application for their tuition assistance distribution.
More information about FACTS can be found at www.factsmgt.com. Parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore also provide tuition assistance, and many use FACTS to process applications. Please contact your parish for more information on the assistance they can offer.
For more information on tuition assistance, contact any high school's Admissions Office or Frances Baffoe-Harding, Archdiocesan Director of School Finance, at (410) 547-5341 or Frances.BHarding@archbalt.org.