Tuition Affordability

It is our goal at Saint Patrick Catholic School that no child be denied the opportunity to attend because his or her family feels they can’t afford it.  We are committed to doing all we can to meet the needs of our families by providing what we believe to be fair and substantial tuition assistance packages. We are willing to meet with any family seeking a way for their children to attend Saint Patrick Catholic School.

Tuition Assistance Resources

There are two primary sources for tuition assistance:

  • Fulcrum Foundation Grants (FFG) through the Archdiocese of Seattle (K-8th grade)
  • Saint Patrick Catholic School Tuition Assistance Program (StPTAP) (PreK-8th grade)

Fulcrum Foundation Grants (FFG)

Applications for the 2021 – 2022 school year are accepted from October 1, 2020, to January 8, 2021. The Fulcrum Tuition Assistance Grant program is designed for families and students currently enrolled or applying for the next school year in any Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Seattle. A family must apply each year through FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment to qualify for a grant—all awards are made based on financial need. Click here for more information or to apply.

St. Patrick Tuition Assistance Program (StPTAP)

StPTAP applications are available in October and are due on January 29, 2021. After that date, we continue to accept applications until funds are no longer available.

How to Apply

Fulcrum and St. Patrick Tuition Assistance Program uses a common application called FACTS. Complete the form once to be considered for both the FFG and the StPTAP. Use the link below to apply for tuition assistance for Saint Patrick Catholic School only. If you are applying for tuition assistance for another school, use their specific link.

Follow all of the application directions and include all of the requested tax forms.  Incomplete or late applications will adversely impact any tuition assistance award you might receive. All requests must be completed online through the FACTS Grant & Aid Application. For more information about how to prepare to apply, click here.

FACTS Grant & Aid Application

Learn More

See Frequently Asked Questions or contact Bonnie Viafore at 253-272-2297, ext. 4118, or via email at