In order to make full use of the multiple available tuition assistance programs, scholarships, and grants, it is necessary to more accurately publish and manage our tuition fees and available assistance opportunities.
The true cost to educate a child at St. Brigid School is over $5,800.00. (Point of interest…average cost to educate a child in an Ohio public school is $11,953) As stewards of the parish treasury and resources, due diligence demands that we consider the most fair and equitable means to fund the school going forward.
•State of Ohio EdChoice Scholarship FACTS Grant & Aid application
& EdChoice application
•Archdiocese Catholic Education Fund (CEF) FACTS Grant & Aid
•Numerous local awards and grants FACTS Grant & Aid application
•St. Brigid “Irish” Scholarship “Irish” Scholarship application
The FACTS Grant & Aid Application is due the first week of February every year to be considered for Archdiocese CEF grants. EdChoice recipients receive CEF funds as well as EdChoice funds to pay the full tuition.
Below is an example of the tuition form that will be used to calculate your child’s tuition for next school year. Our tuition management office will complete and forward your information. It is very important that all families apply for the new Irish Scholarship that combines all the previous parish grants and possible tuition assistance so that your appropriate tuition can be calculated.
1. 2023-2024 Tuition $5,800 per child
x_____children = total $_______________ (1)
2. SCHOLARSHIPS/GRANTS _______________________ $_______________
3. TOTAL REDUCTIONS (Scholarships/grants) = $_______________(3)
4. TOTAL TUITION (line 1) $_________________
5. MINUS REDUCTIONS (line 3) – $_________________
YOUR TOTAL 2023-2024 TUITION = $ _________________
If you have any questions, please call or email Tuition Manager Jan Abel at 937-372-3193 ext. 15. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Irish Scholarship is not income based. It was created to evaluate financial aid needs for those families who may not qualify for the various income-based scholarships/grants such as EdChoice, Archdiocese of Cincinnati Catholic Education Foundation grants, and Kremer grants. This application must be completed to receive any consideration in reducing your family’s tuition from the established $5,800 per child.
Requested information will include the family’s name and address, number of children and their grade, parishioner status, other scholarships and grants applied for and expected to receive, and any other family circumstances that create a need for tuition assistance.
EdChoice Scholarships – NOT BASED ON FINANCIAL NEED
State of Ohio scholarships offers students in grades K-12 the chance to attend a private school (St. Brigid) for little or no cost if they live in and attend a designated, under-performing school. In our area schools on the list include Yellow Springs (Mills Lawn), and Wilmington (Roy E. Holmes Elementary). Unfortunately, students already attending St. Brigid School do not qualify, only incoming kindergartners and new students. The application opens February 1, 2022 and remains open.
EdChoice Expansion Scholarships – BASED ON INCOME
Ohio’s EdChoice program expanded ten years ago to make a choice of a private school education available based on a family’s income. For the 2023-2024 school year, EdChoice Expansion Scholarships will be available to all St. Brigid students (K-8) whose family income is less than established guidelines. The application opens February 1, 2023.
EdChoice Expansion scholarships are not related to the performance of the local school district. They are based strictly on gross income. For example, a family of four that earns less than $75,000 would be eligible and the tuition would be completely covered by the EdChoice scholarship. Once a family is in the program they can remain in the program even if their income increases. Renewal is automatic each year through high school with submission of application. The gross income guidelines for 2023-24 are as follows.
Number in Household Gross Annual Income
For each additional person add: $ 12,850
Further information is available by calling St. Brigid School at 937-372-3222 or visiting the Ohio Department of Education website at http://edchoice.ohio.gov. All information about family income and tuition payments is kept strictly confidential.
This is a program of the Archdiocese that helps families with tuition costs. Families must reapply every year and non-Catholic families are also eligible. Grants will range from $250 to $1200. Families that submit the FACTS application before February 6, 2023 are automatically considered for Archdiocese of Cincinnati grants. Your application must be verified by FACTS before February 20 which means any documents required must be uploaded by February 6 also. If you own a business, additional forms will be required and they must also be uploaded by February 6. No grants will be awarded after this deadline. Last year St. Brigid families received over $50,000 in aid from the Archdiocese. Additional information can be found at https://catholicbestchoice.org/tuition-aid/catholic-education-foundation/ .
Some financial aid comes directly from St. Brigid Parish. The grants come in the form of a reduction of tuition. Information provided in the FACTS Grant and Aid Management Application is used to make awards.
You must submit the FACTS application (including uploading 2022 tax forms) to be considered for ALL GRANTS (INCLUDING ED CHOICE). Note that you are being asked to upload 2022 tax forms, not 2023.
FACTS is accepting applications for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati grant awards for the 2023-2024 school year. Archdiocese grants are only awarded to families who submit the FACTS application by February 3. The same application will be used by St. Brigid School for financial aid from the parish.
There is a $35.00 application fee.
New families that register after February 3 and desire to apply for financial aid will be required to fill out the FACTS application and will be considered for any financial aid available after that date.