HOW TO APPLY FOR TUITION ASSISTANCE
If you are interested in applying to receive financial assistance through either the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program, the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) program, or other Diocesan aid for the 2017-2018 school year, please click the appropriate link below. All applications are due April 15, 2017.
All Saints Academy: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/4HGHH
Epiphany School: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3P1ZJ
Good Shepherd: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3FT9P
Holy Cross High School: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/4HH29
Holy Family Academy: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/4HH1C
Holy Redeemer High School: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/4HH0F
Holy Rosary Elementary School: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3P0SY
La Salle Academy: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3NZ4C
Monsignor McHugh Elementary School: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3NYJL
St. Agnes School: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3P22B
St. John Neumann Regional Academy: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3NR4L
St. Jude School: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3P1VS
St. Mary of Mt Carmel School: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3P064
St. Nicholas/St. Mary’s: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3P139
St. Clare/St. Paul School: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/4HK9S
Wyoming Area Catholic School: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3P0VT
If eligible, please find the Special Education form for the 2017-2018 FACTS Grant & Aid application here. Please submit this form along with your other supplemental documents.
Please click here for a list of frequently asked questions and phone numbers to call regarding the FACTS Grant & Aid application and tuition assistance award process.”
The Mission of the Diocese of Scranton Scholarship Foundation is to provide tuition assistance to families who desire a Catholic education in Diocesan schools. One avenue to accomplish this is by working with the business community within the eleven counties of the Diocese of Scranton to participate in the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program (OSTC) offered by the state of Pennsylvania. In addition, scholarship monies are made available through the Bishop McCormick Endowment and the Academic Angel Program. We encourage all eligible families to apply for assistance
Families will be eligible for financial aid if their children are enrolled in a K-12 or Pre-K school in the Diocese of Scranton. State income guidelines set household income limits for the 2016-2017 school year at $76,350 with an income allowance of $15,270 for each additional dependent. Guidelines are subject to change.
The Diocese of Scranton Scholarship Foundation awards needs based financial assistance. FACTS Grant and Aid evaluates all applications. Using objective criteria, the applications are ranked according to need within each school.
HOW MANY FAMILIES RECEIVE ASSISTANCE?
Each year more than 1000 families receive tuition awards from the Diocese of Scranton Scholarship Foundation.
OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP TAX CREDIT PROGRAM
In addition to funding made available through the EITC and other Diocesan funds, in 2012, the Commonwealth expanded the amount of funding available for scholarships creating the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) Program. The newly established OSTC Program is intended to enable eligible students residing within the boundaries of an underperforming school to either attend another public school outside of their district or attend a non-public school. This Program provides tax credits to eligible businesses contributing to an Opportunity Scholarship Organization. If you live within the boundary of an underperforming school (as determined by the PA Department of Education) and you desire to attend a diocesan school by applying for an OSTC scholarship specific eligibility criteria must be met. The list of underperforming schools, the criteria for application and the process to apply are identified on the PA Department of Education website: http://www.education.pa.gov/K-12/Opportunity%20Scholarship%20Tax%20Credit%20Program/Pages/default.aspx#.VVIPSvlVhBd