Tuition / FACTS

Parish-Assisted Tuition and Need-Based Assistance

The qualifications listed below are for the Parish Assisted Tuition Rate and refer to the tuition assistance that is available for all active parishioners who satisfy the requirements listed. Additional need-based assistance may also be available for your family for tuition at St. Brigid School. As a result of supplemental fundraising efforts, grants, and the generosity of parishioners, a fund has been established to assist those families who could not otherwise send their children to St. Brigid.  For example, in 2019-2020, one hundred nine children from sixty eight families were given need based assistance totaling over $288,000. It is the hope of the St. Brigid administration that financial concerns will not keep a family from enrolling their children in St. Brigid School. Please contact Jan Abel at 937-372-3193 to learn more about Tuition Assistance at St. Brigid School.  All information will be kept in strict confidence.

The following is the cost of your investment for your child’s education for 2020-21.  Please read the entire page for full information on Parish Aid and Need Based Aid so that we can help you make a fully informed decision for your family.

  • One (1) Student (parish assisted)         $3410
  • Two (2) Students (parish assisted)       $6490
  • Three (3) Students (parish assisted)    $9170
  • Four (4) Students (parish assisted)      $11850
  • Non parish assisted students               $5800 per student

There is a $50 non-refundable registration fee due at the time of registration for each family every year.

Qualifications for Parish Assisted Tuition Rate

Archbishop Pilarczyk’s letter of June 2009 to all pastors states:  “A parish school, in addition to providing religious instruction, also provides secular benefits (at a verifiable cost) which parishioners can rightly be expected to help pay for.  It is appropriate for parishes to establish criteria of eligibility for ordinary access to a school. These criteria may include payment of tuition, and the participation in the liturgical life of the parish.”

St. Brigid School is established to provide a religious and secular education for the children of parishioners of St. Brigid Parish. It is with this in mind that we have established the following criteria of eligibility for ordinary access to St. Brigid School.

  1. The parent(s)/guardians and students must be baptized Catholic and registered in the parish. (An exception to this criterion exists for parents/guardians who are active members of a parish other than St. Brigid that does not operate a parish school.  Please contact Jan Abel at the St. Brigid parish office for details regarding how your children can attend St. Brigid School at the parish assisted rate.)
  2. The parents/guardians should encourage the observing of the obligation of Sunday and Holy Day Mass attendance.
  3. The parents/guardians must pay/receive aid for the established tuition.
  4. The parents/guardians are encouraged to assist in parish fund raising events that benefit the school.

Persons who do not qualify for ordinary access to the parish school (e.g. non-Catholics, non-members of the parish, or parish members who do not fulfill the criteria outlined above) may be allowed access to St. Brigid School by payment of the full cost per student for tuition.

EdChoice

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, 2020 and remains open.

EdChoice Expansion Scholarships – BASED ON INCOME

Ohio’s EdChoice program expanded six years ago to make a choice of a private school education available based on a family’s income.  For the 2020-2021 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, 2020. You must also fill out the FACTS application online prior to January 31!

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 $52,400 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. The scholarship would be adjusted to account for the increased income and the family would pay a portion of the tuition, but it would still be much less than the full tuition rate.The gross income guidelines for 2019-20 are as follows.

Number in Household             Gross Annual Income

2                                                        $34,480
3                                                        $43,440
4                                                        $52,400
5                                                        $61,360
6                                                        $70,320
7                                                        $79,280
8                                                        $88,240

For each additional person add:  $ 8,960

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.

Archdiocese of Cincinnati Grants

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 January 31, 2020 are automatically considered for Archdiocese of Cincinnati grants. Your application must be verified by FACTS before February 15 which means any documents required must be uploaded by January 31 also. If you own a business, additional forms will be required and they must also be uploaded by January 31. 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/ .

Parish Grants

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.

FACTS Grant and Aid System

You must submit the FACTS application (including uploading 2018 tax forms) by January 31, 2020 to be considered for ALL GRANTS (INCLUDING ED CHOICE). After the January 31 deadline you are not guaranteed consideration for any aid. Note that you are being asked to upload last year’s tax forms, not 2019.

FACTS is accepting applications for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati grant awards for the 2020-2021 school year. The same application will be used by St. Brigid School for financial aid from the parish.

There is a $30.00 application fee.

New families that register after January 31 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.

CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT THE ONLINE FACTS APPLICATION.