Scholarship monies are available for eligible families. The Private School Aid Service (PSAS) application is used. These applications are assessed by an independent evaluator. This one application is used for Scholastic Opportunities Scholarship (SOS) for all students and the Bishop’s Education Fund (BEF) for Catholic students. The application forms, which are available in the school’s office in January, must be filed by March 15th. Additional forms are available online by clicking here. In addition, any family from St. Maurice Parish who applies for the above grants, whether they receive aid or not, are eligible for the Angel Fund of St. Maurice Parish. Each of the other Parishes in the Consortium will develop their own Angel Fund or another way to help their families with tuition. The amount of individual grants will be based on the amount of money available and the need of each family. Consideration will be given to size of family, number of children in school, and any special circumstances. Frequently Asked Questions regarding the PSAS Application process can be found by clicking here.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
The following are provided to make Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Pittsburgh affordable:
- The Diocese of Pittsburgh distributes approximately 6,000 grants a year from the Scholastic Opportunity Scholarship (SOS) Fund. Grants range from $100 to thousands of dollars based on eligibility and need.
- There is also aid for Catholic students from the Bishop Education Fund (BEF) with grants ranging from $100 to $350 based on need.
- There are a number of foundations and scholarship organizations that provide additional tuition aid.
- Many elementary schools have Angel Funds and High Schools have tuition assistance grants.
To find out what your aid package may be, contact the school office at 412-351-5403.
Business Tax Credit Program
A Better Use for Your State Tax Dollars…
- Wouldn’t you love to divert your state taxes to a really good cause that would benefit quality, cost effective Catholic schools in your community.
- PA’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program provides a tax credit of up to 90% for companies that donate to approved non-profit scholarship organizations in the Commonwealth. Credit can be up to 100% with this donation counting as a charitable gift on your Federal taxes.
- Since 2001 the Diocese of Pittsburgh has raised close to $20 million from 220 companies for its Scholastic Opportunity Scholarship (SOS) fund.
- All C Corporations, S Corporations and Subchapter S Corporations can give from their tax bill up to $300,000 annually.
- So if you pay corporate net income tax, capital stock & franchise tax, insurance premium tax, title insurance tax, or are a pass-through corporation, you are eligible to give.
- For information call Dr. Ron Bowes at 412-456-3090 or email email@example.com
You can learn more about these programs by clicking here.
Apply for Tuition Assistance by March 15th to Private School Aid Service (PSAS)
All parents applying for assistance from (1) the Bishop’s Education Fund, (2) the Scholastic Opportunity Scholarship (S.O.S.) Fund and/or (3) their Parish’s Angel Fund must first have their needs assessed by Private School Aid Service (PSAS), a company from Ohio, which specializes in evaluating need for families attending private elementary or secondary schools.
To apply, families simply submit:
- A copy of their federal tax return (and state tax return if applying for Scholastic Opportunity Scholarship (SOS) Program);
- A completed “Student Aid Form” (The Pastor’s signature is required if you are applying to the Bishop’s Education Fund). NOTE: The “Student Aid Forms” are due to PSAS no later than March 15th. Incomplete forms will be returned. The signed “Student Aid Form” must be sent directly to PSAS as indicated in the instructions on the form itself. Photocopied forms will not be accepted by PSAS. Contact the school office at for a PSAS Student Aid Form; and
- A $20 administrative fee.
Do I need to be concerned about sharing my family’s financial information? No. Please read the message below regarding the limited disclosure of financial information.
An Important Privacy Note About Financial Information
Please note that while the PSAS Student Aid Forms request financial information and also require a signature from the Pastor, please know that the Pastor will sign the PSAS Student Aid Forms without reviewing the detailed financial information requested by the form. Only the first page of the PSAS Student Aid Form needs to be completed by the applicant before the Pastor will sign it! Thank you! (Remember to plan ahead so that the Pastor has enough time to sign the form so you can complete the application and submit it to PSAS before the deadline of March 15th!)