Tuition Assistance Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

Pre-K-8th grade: Complete the FACTS application for the FFG and StPTAP. Please note if you have a Pre-K student only, you are not eligible for the FFG, but will be considered for the StPTAP.

When can I expect to be notified?

You can expect to be notified no later than March 1, 2018.

How much can I expect to receive?

Financial aid is based upon need and family life choices.  If you qualify, Fulcrum Foundation Grants (FFG) will be $1,200 for 2018-19. In recent years, St. Pat’s awards have ranged from $500-$1,000 per child. Families requesting assistance in excess of these amounts should contact the school office immediately to set up a meeting to discuss their family situation.

How are decisions made?

FFGs are based upon need as determined by the Fulcrum Foundation. St. Pat’s has no influence on these awards.  St. Pat’s Tuition Assistance Program (StPTAP) awards are also based on family need.  A small group from the School Commission Finance Sub-Committee reviews applications (without names) and prepares a recommended distribution list for the Principal and School Administrator for final decision.  We recognize the sensitivity of this process and are committed to keeping information confidential.

Where does the money come from?

St. Pat’s relies on multiple sources:  The Fulcrum Foundation, REACH Auction, Molly McNerthney-Ross and Hennessy Foundation Tuition Assistance Funds, and general donations. We continue to explore options to develop a sustainable revenue source to maintain a robust StPTAP.

We are committed to making a St. Pat’s education accessible to anyone committed to Catholic education.  We will do everything within our power to make this possible for your children. Please contact the office at 253-272-2297 to discuss your individual situation.