The Need for the Tuition Assistance Fund
Since 2008, the archdiocese has quintupled the amount of tuition assistance it has to distribute from $800,000 to an estimated $5 million. As our resources for tuition assistance have grown, we are pleased that more families who are in need are coming forward.
In the 2007-08 school year, your gifts assisted 1,563 students in receiving a Catholic education, and in 2010-11 you championed an estimated 3,828 children. While statistics are helpful in providing an overall picture, behind each number is a student equipped for success and a bright future.
There are many families who are struggling to keep their children in Catholic schools who could use our help, and many more families who would apply if they realized there was a fund and a group of donors ready to help bridge the gap to make Catholic schools affordable.
The Tuition Assistance Fund is available to all families who are in need throughout the Archdiocese of Washington.
While many families in our schools earn below the poverty level, there are also middle-income families who struggle to afford to send their children to Catholic schools. The archdiocese wants to be there for all our families and reduce the financial burden of a Catholic school education.