For families who live in poverty, sending a child to a Catholic school often requires heroic sacrifices. PIE offers partial scholarships to those who meet eligibility requirements to help bridge the gap between what a family can pay and the cost of tuition. Most families pay an average of 60% of tuition ($5,700 for elementary school, $13,000+ for high school). PIE scholarships average approximately $2,000. Investment by the families is a key part of why the program works and why students are successful. Since 1996, over 28,000 scholarships worth more than $35 million have been awarded.
For the 2020-2021 school year, $1,329,450 was awarded to deserving PIE students in the form of 658 scholarships.
Not every disadvantaged youth is the most appropriate candidate for the PIE Scholarship. A scholarship recipient is typically a student who:
Families seeking tuition assistance must apply through FACTS Tuition Management, an independent third party, which verifies a family’s income and need. Once FACTS determines the need, a scholarship is made based upon the amount of funds available.
Having received a scholarship, students are eligible to re-apply each year. Priority is given to returning PIE Scholars, assuming that they continue to meet financial eligibility requirements, demonstrate academic growth and parental support remains strong.
It is imperative that families apply (or re-apply) to FACTS each year they wish to receive tuition assistance prior to the start of the school year. The deadline for the 2021-2022 school year is February 28, 2021!
Apply for FACTS HERE!
Tuition Assistance Scholarships
Non-scholarship School Funding