Tuition Assistance Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply?
Complete the FACTS application for the FFG and StPTAP. Please note that families with PreK students only are not eligible for the FFG, but will be considered for the StPTAP.
When can I expect to be notified?
If you submit your application by the January deadline, you can expect to be notified no later than March. Applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed if funds are available.
How much can I expect to receive?
Financial aid is based upon need. If you qualify, Fulcrum Foundation Grants (FFG) will be $1,300 per student for 2020-21. Awards average $1,800 per child. Families requesting assistance in excess of these amounts should contact the school office immediately to discuss their family situation.
How are decisions made?
FFGs are based upon need as determined by the Fulcrum Foundation. Saint Patrick Catholic School has no influence on these awards. Saint Patrick Catholic School Tuition Assistance Program (StPTAP) awards are also based on family need. A small group from the School Commission reviews applications (without names) and prepares a recommended distribution list for the Principal and School Administrator for the final decision. We recognize the sensitivity of this process and are committed to keeping information confidential.
Where does the money come from?
Saint Patrick Catholic School 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.
Can we apply for tuition assistance before our child is admitted to the school?
Yes, we encourage you to apply by the January deadlines regardless of your admission status.