Tuition Assistance

Presidential Scholarship
As part of the Early Commitment Program, the St. Francis High School Presidential Scholarship is awarded to incoming 9th grade students that have demonstrated community or parish service, excellence in academics, leadership in school, and outstanding character. This scholarship is renewable over the four years at St. Francis if the high standard is maintained.
 
The Fr. David Purdy Presidential Scholarship is $5,000 to be applied to tuition
The Br. Zanella Merit Scholarship is $2,500 to be applied to tuition
 
Requirements:
  1. Academic: Minimum GPA of 3.5
  2. Character: Must be involved in community service
  3. Discipline: Conduct must be exemplary
  4. Involvement: Must be involved in extra-curricular activities
Students interested in applying for this scholarship must submit a 1-2 page essay to their grammar school principal addressing the criteria above and how they have met those requirements. The principal will submit the essays of the candidates for the Presidential Scholarship from their school by writing a letter of recommendation. The St. Francis Administration will review all candidates. A St. Francis official will present this scholarship to the recipient at their 8th grade graduation. The deadline for the application is: the date of our Annual Open House Sunday, November 12th, 2018.
 
 

Merit-Based
St. Francis High School offers several merit-based scholarships. Students in good academic standing and who demonstrate strong character may be eligible. There is a minimum of a 3.0 Grade Point Average. Awards may vary from $500-$2500 per award. Here is a list of the scholarships offered:

  • Don Bosco Award
  • Br. Able Zanella Merit Scholarship
  • Corporate Matching Scholarship
  • Fr. David Purdy Presidential Scholarship
  • Gregory Moresco Memorial Scholarship
  • Hugh Barton Memorial Scholarship
  • Jean and Ed Kelly Foundation Scholarship
  • Jorge M. Bakovich Memorial Scholarship
  • St. Francis High School Scholarship

Need-Based
The Tuition Assistance Program offered by St. Francis High School is designed to provide assistance to families demonstrating financial need, or to students who demonstrate merit-based performance. We ask families to follow the process carefully, so we can effectively assess the needs of all students who apply.

How do I apply for Tuition Assistance?

All new and returning families interested in Tuition Assistance must do the following: 

  1. Complete and submit (directly to the school) an Application for Tuition Assistance:
    Click here to download and print the application
    Haga clic aquí para descargar e imprimir la aplicación en español
  2. Complete and submit the Grant and Aid Application form through FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment Service. Click here to begin the application
  3. In addition, all families must submit to FACTS, their filed federal and state tax returns for the 2016 year, along with all 2017 W-2s, 1099’s and information on any other non-taxable income.
  4. Submit tax returns and income documentation to FACTS by mail, Email, or fax.  Instructions can be found on the Checklist for Tuition Assistance Program document located in the Tuition Assistance Application.
  5. Important:  Tax documentation should not be submitted to St. Francis - all documentation must be submitted to FACTS for verification.
  6. The FACTS account you create will be the same account you will use for your monthly payment plan.

How much Financial Aid will I receive?

  • St. Francis recognizes that each family is responsible for the cost of their child’s education and asks that each family contribute towards the cost of their child’s education.  The amount of Tuition Assistance varies according to the financial resources of each family and the amount of funds available at the school.  In 2017-2018 St. Francis awarded over $682,500 in tuition assistance.
  • Tuition Assistance covers tuition only.  It does not cover the application fee, registration fee, extra-curricular activities, transportation, or any class/iPad/athletic related fees.


Do I have to re-apply for tuition assistance each year of attendance?

  • Yes, students who receive tuition assistance need to re-apply on an annual basis.  St Francis is aware that once a student joins our community with a tuition assistance award, the need will be present for the four years that the student attends our school however; a completed application must be submitted for an award to be made each year.  
  • Integral to the annual application process is maintaining the appropriate GPA, behavioral standards of the school as well as upholding your financial commitment.

What are the deadlines?

  • November 12, 2017
    • Applications will be available
  • February 2, 2018
    • FACTS Grant and Aid application and supporting documentation due to FACTS
    • Application for Tuition Assistance is due to St. Francis
  • March 18, 2018
    • Tuition Assistance award offers mailed

If you have questions about our Financial Assistance program, please contact: Lilia M. Reyes, Business Manager at reyes@stfrancishigh.net