The financial commitment and sacrifice families undertake in deciding to send their children to a Catholic school is understood and appreciated. 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.
There are multiple potential sources of financial aid to assist families in making a Catholic education a reality. To be considered for financial aid from the Archdiocese, the parish or the school, a family must submit an online application through FACTS. FACTS provides a need-based analysis to the Archdiocese, the parish, and the school for their use in determining grant awards to new and current families. The deadline to submit an application through FACTS is February 28 prior to the fall school year start.
Archdiocese of Baltimore Grants
Priorities for tuition assistance are:
- Previous award recipients who still demonstrate financial need and attend an AOB Catholic School
- New awardees in an AOB Catholic School with great financial need
- Previous award recipients who still demonstrate financial need and attend a non-AOB Catholic School
- Remaining applicants in any Catholic school with demonstrated financial need
Archdiocesan financial aid generally comes from two funding sources: the Partners in Excellence Program and the Archdiocese of Baltimore School Fund. 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. A financial grant may apply to each student, so a family with several children in the school, or in various Catholic schools in the Archdiocese, could receive a grant for each child.
St. John the Evangelist Parish: In order to qualify for a parish grant, the family must be an active parishioner at St. John the Evangelist Parish who demonstrates financial need or has multiple children enrolled in the school, a discernible donation of time and talents in support of the parish, as well as regular attendance at Mass. The continuance of the award is contingent upon the continuance of active participation in the parish and payment in full of all prior year outstanding tuition. Please complete this form: Parish Tuition Grant Form and submit to Fr. Pete Literal by March 1, 2021.
Parishioners at other Catholic parishes in the Archdiocese of Baltimore: Contact the pastor of your parish to inquire about parish award opportunities.
These are awarded by St. John the Evangelist School and are available for families with multiple children and are based on the total number of children in a household incurring tuition expense. Additionally, school grants are available for single-child families with demonstrated financial need.
Other Potential Grant Sources
BOOST (Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today)
The Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today (BOOST) Program provides scholarships for students who are eligible for the free or reduced–price lunch program to attend eligible nonpublic schools.The BOOST program was established in March 2016 by the Maryland General Assembly. The online BOOST application deadline for the 2021-2022 school year has been officially extended to match with the current tax deadline of May 17, 2021. Please note that there has been a 40% increase in the program (from $7.5 million to $10 million.)
The Knott Scholarship Funds award four-year, full-tuition scholarships to attend a Catholic parish elementary school (Grades 5-8) or a Catholic high school within the geographic area of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. These scholarships are awarded to Catholic students who excel in academics. To apply, the student must be in grade 4 or grade 8, and must live in Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford, or Howard County. All application materials are due by March 26, 2021.
Established to provide scholarships to students attending Catholic schools at all levels, as well as to provide grants to Catholic institutions and organizations which are helping those in need who require temporary financial assistance to support themselves and their families. Applications must be postmarked by April 30. Individual awards are made annually around June 1. Awardees are posted on the Foundation's website and confirmation letters are mailed at the same time.
Contact: (410) 494-4463