Grant & Aid
Sources of financial aid for St. Joseph School students
We appreciate the sacrifice that many parents make to send their children to a Catholic school. For this reason, we are eager to let you know about tuition assistance that may be available for the upcoming school year. This overview provides general information about financial aid; the information that follows does not guarantee an offer of aid nor does it guarantee that you will be successful in seeking financial aid. Please read the information carefully since the application process will require different steps depending on the source.
Archdiocese of Baltimore
Using money donated to the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal, the archdiocese makes tuition assistance available to help families give their children a Catholic education. Application for such assistance is made directly through St. Joseph School. A parent or guardian completes a Grant & Aid Application form of the FACTS Management Company. In completing the FACTS application, you will be asked for our school name, city, state, and zip code. The firm then provides an analysis of the financial need level of the family and awards the money directly to St. Joseph rather than to the parent/guardian. The family’s tuition bill is then credited for the amount of the award.
The application process for the upcoming school year is currently under way. To apply for financial aid offered by the Archdiocese of Baltimore, please visit the FACTS Management Company website.
Knott Scholarship Fund
The Knott Scholarship Funds awards scholarships to academically talented Catholic students who wish to attend a Catholic school. On the elementary level, these scholarships cover full tuition in grades five through eight at a Catholic elementary school. Information is available at www.knottscholar.org.
Carolyn D. Bradley Scholarship
Awarded through the Institute for Educational Advancement, the Bradley Scholarship is awarded to exceptionally gifted middle school students. The application process takes place when the student is in the seventh grade. Visit www.educationaladvancement.org for information.
The State of Maryland enacted the BOOST Scholarship Program to give K-12 students from lower-income families an opportunity to find the best educational fit for their needs by awarding applicants with scholarships to attend a nonpublic school. Click here for additional information regarding BOOST.
Applying to several sources for financial aid
A parent/guardian may apply to more than one financial aid source. Bear in mind that in order to apply for financial aid from the Archdiocese of Baltimore parents must complete the Grant & Aid Application of the FACTS Management Company which involves payment of a nonrefundable application fee. It is understood and appreciated the financial commitment and sacrifice families undertake in deciding to send their children to a Catholic school. And although paying for education is first and foremost the responsibility of a family, each school, parish and the Archdiocese of Baltimore devote significant funds each year to financial aid programs that help assist families. In turn, our school communities benefit by attracting students that otherwise would not be able to attend our schools.
FACTS is the tuition management and grant and aid platform used by the schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. All families are asked to create an account with FACTS to manage their tuition payments. The grant and aid application is housed on the same platform for every school, parish, and the Archdiocese of Baltimore assistance. Therefore, a family need apply only once for possible support from these various sources. More information about FACTS can be found here.