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Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance 
for Catholic School Students

1. The Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) for the Diocese of Joliet distributes hundreds of needs-based scholarships each year. 
Students K-12 are eligible to apply for financial assistance to help cover the cost of tuition.

The tuition assistance grants are determined on an annual basis. Families must apply each year in order to be considered. All determinations are based a financial aid analysis based on the grant and aid application from the FACTS Company.   Families are encouraged to complete this application in January and ensure that all required support documentation is submitted by the March 1deadline.  

Please click here or the icon above to be directed 
to the Financial Assistance page of the CEF website.

Grant notification letters will be mailed by the end of May.  
The award checks will be sent directly to the schools.

More information and links can be found at the Catholic Education Foundation website:

Catholic Education Foundation Website

To apply NOW go directly to:


2. Illinois State Tax Credit Scholarship

The State of Illinois recently passed the Invest in Kids Act to help provide families funding to attend the private school of their choice.
The Tax Credit Scholarship Program begins in January 2018 and will automatically expire January 2023 unless
it is extended by the legislature. Initially, students whose families earn 300% of the federal poverty level or less
are eligible for the scholarship. Once a student receives a scholarship, his or her family can earn up to 400% of the federal poverty level.
Applications open: January 24, 2018
For more information and to apply visit: