TUITION ASSISTANCE ELIGIBILITY

PRIORITY

MEET AT LEAST THREE OF THE BELOW

  • Median family income of families who apply for aid is below $50K

  • Average collected tuition is less than $5K

  • More than 25% of students meet Free & Reduced Lunch qualifications

  • Church is unable to support the school financially, or financial support is nominal

  • Serves a majority priority population that would otherwise not have access to comparable educational options (special needs, minority, lo SES, etc.)

  • The school receives Title I services

ALIGNED

MEET TWO OF THE ABOVE OR BELOW

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  • School demonstrates a commitment to economic diversity through tuition scholarships or discounts that comprise a meaningful percentage of the annual budget (at least $250K)

  • Members of local parishes without schools who want to attend the school are given priority access regardless of financial means. 

  • The number of families who apply for financial aid exceeds 20%, and more than 50% of applicants would qualify for free/ reduced lunch (185% or less of the poverty line)

  • The makeup of the school is similar to parish demographics in terms of SES and racial ethnic makeup

  • The school provides support (monetary or in-kind) to other schools that are less fortunate

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INCOMPATIBLE

MEET ANY OF THE BELOW

  • Base tuition is over $8K

  • Fewer than 10% of students apply for financial aid

  • The school or parish does not have a dedicated scholarship fund

  • The school's demographics are significantly different from the parish, or the parish demographics are significantly more wealthy than the local median income for the community