Dear Families of SSPP,
The upcoming school year will be the 21st year that grants from the Bishop’s Educational Fund will be distributed. This program is for all Catholic students attending eligible schools and registered in eligible parishes.
This will be the 12th year that grants from the Scholastic Opportunity Scholarship will be distributed. This grant program is open to any student, Catholic or non-Catholic, residing in Pennsylvania and attending an eligible Catholic school in the Diocese of Pittsburgh.
All parents applying for either grant must have their needs assessed by FACTS, a company who specializes in evaluating financial needs. Parents must submit a copy of their federal tax return, state tax return if applying to SOS, a completed current “Student Aid Form” (with their pastors’ signature if applying to BEF), and a small application fee. All forms are due no later than March 15th. Incomplete forms will be on hold until all information is received and you may risk losing the funds available to those who are on time with their completed application.
I strongly encourage you to apply for either or both of the above available grants. All information is confidential. If you fall within the guidelines, please proceed with the application
Only one application per family is needed.
All information needed to apply for aid, including the link to the FACTS online application, is on the diocesan website under the “Catholic Education” tab. The direct link to post on your own website and share with families is: http://diopitt.org/2017-2018-tuition-aid-application-process
Again, the needed documentation for complete application is:
• FACTS application form completely filled out
• Pastor’s signature (if applying for the Bishop’s Educational Fund only)
• Federal tax return of previous year
• State tax return of previous year (if applying for the SOS Scholarship)
• Application fee
• All information is due no later than March 15th
For new families coming into our school, the form can be requested in person or by calling the school office at 724-774-4450.
Awards will be sent home the beginning of June. If you receive a grant, the money will be deducted from the overall tuition amount. This will reduce your monthly payment.
Again, please apply if you fall within the guidelines.