Grant and Aid at St. Augustine School

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 Copies of tax returns are required along with a fee of $25.00

The definition of community means having a shared story with a group of people.  The students and staff at SAS make this shared story of hope, love, and faith.” – Elise, 7th Grade


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 .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 reviews 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.

BOOST  Program

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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Knott Scholarship Program

The Knott Scholarship Funds have been providing merit based, full-tuition scholarships for academically talented Catholic elementary and secondary school students for 41 years. Awarded in the 4th grade for grades 5 through 8, or 8th grade for grades 9 through 12, scholarships are awarded to Catholic students in the Archdiocese of Baltimore who wish to attend a Catholic school. Applications are available beginning in January and are due in March for awards for the following year.  For more information, please visit 

Knott College Scholarships are also available for the three Catholic universities in Maryland.  Please visit our website for more information

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