We believe that Catholic education is both a sound investment in your child’s future as well as a considerable financial commitment and responsibility. At Saint Thomas Aquinas, we are committed to making tuition affordable and accessible to students from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds. We believe the cost of tuition should not deter a student from attending Saint Thomas Aquinas.
We are happy to assist families who demonstrate a genuine financial need based on their income, family size, employment, expenses, priorities for spending, and unique circumstances. We strive to meet all applicants’ needs to the best of our ability and within our funding guidelines. Your need will be assessed - weighing each individual’s need against the bigger picture of ALL families who require assistance.
We provide grants, not loans, for those that qualify, meaning they do not need to be repaid.
We expect all families to make paying tuition a priority. All families are expected to contribute toward the education of their students at some level financially. We will do our best to bridge the gap between what families can afford to pay and tuition. Families applying for assistance must be willing to make a reasonable sacrifice to provide their children the benefit of a private college preparatory, faith-based education. There is a maximum amount of assistance that a family can receive.
We recognize and appreciate the tuition subsidy from all of the Johnson County parishes, which helps reduce parishioners’ financial responsibility.
We do not offer athletic scholarships. If your child receives a Named Scholarship, your financial award will be adjusted to reflect that award.
For new families, please click on the link below and observe the deadlines. The Priority Deadline is December 15, 2022. Applications can be submitted up to January 31, 2023, however, will be subject to available funds.
NOTE: All returning families MUST submit their application by January 31, 2023, to be considered for the 2023-24 school year. If your application is submitted after January 31, 2023, you are subject to available funds. We understand you may not have your W-2 until the end of January or early February. Please upload your document By February 15, 2023, to make your application complete. Awards will be issued before Spring Break. Timely submission of the application and all financial documentation is essential. Applications submitted after the deadline are subject to unavailable funds.
CLICK HERE to access the FACTS Financial Assistance Portal and Application
Saint Thomas Aquinas uses FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment, an independent, outside provider, to collect a variety of financial information, including income, assets, and expenses, to objectively evaluate each family’s financial needs. The funds will be distributed in the most equitable way possible taking each family's circumstances into consideration. Please note, that we reserve the option to deny a family's application if they do not qualify.
We are only able to review completed applications. An application is considered complete when an applicant fills out the application and uploads all 2021 tax documentation, including a 2021 W-2. Your 2022 W-2 must be uploaded by February 15, 2023.
In the case when one parent is not employed - and there are no children of preschool age or younger - a nominal grant will be assigned to the family.
All information submitted to FACTS and Saint Thomas Aquinas High School is kept confidential. The primary responsibility for financing a private school education rests with the student’s family.
The application process is self-guided. You can navigate in and out of the program, allowing you to go back to the application at a later time. Online e-mail and a 24/7 helpline are provided. The application charge is $35.00 per family, payable by credit card at the end of the session.
After completing the online application, you are required to submit your 2021 Federal and State tax returns along with all supporting schedules and 2021 W-2s. You will also be required to upload your 2022 W-2 form by February 15, 2023. All information should be scanned and uploaded to the FACTS site.
If you have questions about the application process, you may speak with a FACTS Customer Care Representative at 866-441-4637.
The Grants are made for one year, and, therefore, you must reapply each year.
This tuition assistance fund is designated for families in emergencies who might not otherwise provide or continue to provide a Catholic education for their children due to loss of employment, serious illness, divorce, or a parent's death. Contact Brian Schenck, President, directly.
Contact Brian Schenck President, at 913-319-2420.