Grant & Aid
Grant and Aid
It is understood and appreciated the financial commitment and sacrifice families undertake in deciding to send their children to a Catholic school. And although paying for education is first and foremost the responsibility of a family, each school, parish and the Archdiocese of Baltimore devote significant funds each year to financial aid programs that help assist families. In turn, our school communities benefit by attracting students that otherwise would not be able to attend our schools.
Applications are due the last day in February each year. Applicants must apply online from our school website or at www.online.factsmgt.com Copies of tax returns are required along with a fee of $25.00
To objectively assess what a family can contribute to its student(s) education expenses, an independent third party (FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment) is used. Need is determined through an online FACTS application at www.online.factsmgt.com .Completed applications must be received no later than February 28th. All tuition assistant awards are contingent upon a completed FACTS application with all required documentation (tax and income statements) submitted prior to the first day of school. The St. Augustine Tuition Assistance Committee review these applications to determine awards.
Tuition assistance is also awarded through the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Archdiocesan tuition generally comes from two funding sources: Partners in Excellence Program and the Archdiocese of Baltimore School Fund. The Archdiocese is also contracted with FACTS so each family need only apply once for grant and aid assistance. All applicants will be reviewed by the Archdiocese to determine which families may also qualify for Archdiocesan aid. Grants awarded by the Archdiocese are renewed annually for the child’s entire K-12 Catholic education as long as the family is still eligible.
FACTS is the tuition management and grant and aid platform used by the schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. All families are required to create an account with FACTS to manage their tuition payments. The grant and aid application is housed on the same platform for every school, parish, and the Archdiocese of Baltimore assistance. Therefore, a family need apply only once for possible support from these various sources. More information about FACTS can be found here.
The Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today (BOOST) Program provides scholarships for some students who are eligible for the free or reduced–price meals program to attend eligible nonpublic schools. Awards are granted based on household income, with the lowest income served first.The BOOST program is governed by language in Senate Bill 125 . Click here to view application instructions and deadlines.
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