Saint Joseph Parish School is blessed with a community of dedicated families who make many sacrifices for the sake of Catholic education. In these difficult economic times, we want to re-emphasize our open-door policy concerning financial aid. Last year approximately $180,000.00 was awarded to students as financial aid for the current school year. At Saint Joseph, we are committed to the philosophy that no family be denied the opportunity to attend our school for financial reasons. As a staff, we are dedicated to making the information for and the process of applying for aid as accessible and easy as possible. Enclosed with your registration packet is a list of tuition assistance opportunities that exist for most Saint Joseph Parish School families.
At Saint Joseph Parish School, our doors are always open to discuss ways we can help your family gain the most from the gift of Catholic Education.
*Active Parishioner Scholarship
In order to receive the active parishioner scholarship, you will need to apply during the enrollment process. The applications will be reviewed and approved by the Parish Office. This scholarship is $2,250. The following guidelines are expected to be followed:
At least one parent and all children attending Saint Joseph Parish School must be catholic and currently registered in the parish.
Parishioner school families are expected to attend at least 36 out of the 52 weekend liturgies that are available during the year.
All families who are part of the school community are expected to be involved in a school or parish ministry as a volunteer throughout the year.
Registration Fee (Non-Refundable)
This first fee is due at the time of registration. For new students this is due at application. This is non-refundable. The fee is discounted $20 for families who register by March 1, 2021.
The Resource Fee helps maintain student resources such as textbooks, program supplies and school technology that is used in the curriculum.
Costs for field trips, extended day, class trips, uniforms and cafeteria lunches are not included in school fees and tuition.
Tuition and Fees are due by July 1, 2021, or an arrangement for a payment plan in place through FACTS. Options are noted below.
Tuition Payment Options:
All families enroll through FACTS Tuition Management program at the time of enrollment.
Families will choose the plan that fits them best to pay tuition.
Please note that any amount that is not paid in full by July 1, 2021 incurs a 4 ½% financing fee.
Automatic payments can be set through FACTS.
1. Tuition can be paid in full (a one-time payment) through a checking or savings account or credit card. If you prefer to bring a check into the school, you will select “Pay In Full_Invoice” in FACTS.
2. Monthly payments are withdrawn on the 5th or 20th of the month. There are ten (10) payments starting July through April.
3. Quarterly payments
4. Bi-monthly payments
Other Tuition Assistance Options:
A privately funded scholarship, the Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund provides tuition assistance to help low-income children attend the non-public school of their choice. These scholarships are funded exclusively through the private donations of individuals, corporations, and foundations. Each scholarship is based on individual family size and income, with a maximum scholarship of $1,500 per child for elementary students. Income information is re-evaluated each year with the scholarship amount adjusted accordingly. For more information or to apply, please visit www.nosf.org. Applications are also available by contacting the school office. Families already receiving a scholarship for one or more children should not submit this form. If you want to add younger siblings of current NOSF Scholars, you will apply for them on your Re-Qualification paperwork. The deadline for new applications is April 24, 2021. Online applications only!
The first step in applying for any form of tuition assistance at Saint Joseph Parish School is to submit an online FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment application.
Completing this application online is simply the fastest way for any family to seek financial help.
Facts Management Co. (FMC) is an independent, national family assessment firm used by most northwest Ohio private schools to assist in determining financial need. FMC does not award grants or scholarships but provides confidential analysis. Applying for assessment is now even easier when you click on the direct link to FMC. Please note that all information and discussions regarding financial aid are kept confidential.
The deadline for submitting applications to FACTS in order to be considered for financial aid is April 30, 2021 however you can call our Business Manager, Mr. Walt Nevolis if you are interested in applying for aid after this date.
Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions before calling. (866)441-4637
When applying you will need the following documentation:
Current income tax forms
Most recent W-2’s
Most recent pay stubs
Any other miscellaneous income information
Ed Choice Ohio
Ed Choice – Expansion - The Income-Based Scholarship
The scholarship is worth $4,650 per year.
Students entering the designated grades are eligible to apply. Families in any part of the state – rural, urban, or suburban – are eligible as long as their household income is 200 percent or below the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
Applications must first be submitted to the Ohio Department of Education at www.scohio.org/scholarship. After receipt of the scholarship, apply to the private school of choice through the regular admission process. If you have a student entering the designated grades and your family meets the income guidelines, your child would be eligible to receive $4,650 toward private school tuition!
EdChoice - Traditional
The scholarship is worth $4,650 per year.
Students currently attending a designated public school in their resident district; to view a list of designated schools Click Here
Students attending a public school in their resident district who will be assigned to one of the designated public schools for the upcoming school year;
Students currently attending a charter/community school whose assigned home school is a designated public-school building;
Students eligible to enter kindergarten for fall 2021, who would be assigned to one of the designated public schools; or
Students enrolling in an Ohio school for the first time who would be assigned to one of the designated public schools for the upcoming school year.