“Can I Afford Catholic Education?”
When considering your high school options, you may have a number of questions regarding the costs of tuition, fees and other necessities. Our Enrollment Team is dedicated to helping each family create a strategy that works for them. Thanks to the numerous options available, your St. Francis DeSales High School education CAN be affordable.
The idea of financing your high school education can seem overwhelming — it’s a major investment. We Are Here to Help.
Our commitment is to make a Catholic education affordable to each family. Over the past three years, more than 50% of incoming St. Francis DeSales High School Freshmen have received some form of tuition assistance.
DIOCESAN GRANT APPLICATION FOR TUITION ASSISTANCE
Tuition assistance is available through the Legacy of Learning Fund from the Diocese of Columbus for Catholic and non-Catholic students to be used for tuition. Determinations are based on financial need and circumstances.
DIOCESAN GRANT APPLICATION DETAILS
Due Date: March 15, 2017
Provide proof of income to the Columbus Diocese.
Applicants are typically notified in late May.
ABOUT DIOCESAN GRANTS
Each year over $600,000 in tuition assistance is awarded to St. Francis DeSales students.
SFDHS TUITION ASSISTANCE AND WORK STUDY PROGRAM
Families that have completed a Diocesan Grant Application may also apply for a St. Francis DeSales High School Tuition Grant. Grants are awarded to students based on need, and they do not need to be repaid.
Income is only one consideration when determining eligibility for need-based aid. Other significant factors include, but are not limited to, feeder school and parish involvement, family size, additional tuition expenses, and family circumstances.
Work-Study is a need-based form of Tuition Assistance that a student can earn through campus employment during the summer or after school hours. Students can earn up to $750.00 in tuition assistance for their involvement in this program.
SFDHS TUITION ASSISTANCE AND WORK STUDY PROGRAM DETAILS
HOW TO APPLY
Between February 1 and March 15, all students enrolled at St. Francis DeSales High School will have the opportunity to apply for the work study program and/or SFDHS tuition assistance when they complete their online registration form for the upcoming school year. To complete the Tuition Assistance application, applicants will need to upload proof of income (i.e. W-2 forms, etc).
SFDHS TUITION ASSISTANCE LINK
There are additional organizations that sponsor and offer various types of tuition assistance and scholarships.
Catholic Parishes and Schools
Community Catholic Organizations (i.e. Knights of Columbus, Christ Child Society, Shamrock Club)
Ohio Department of Education