The Archdiocese of Washington works hard to keep Catholic education as affordable as possible. The Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance Program is available for students in grades PreK-12 who are applying to or currently enrolled in Catholic Schools within the Archdiocese of Washington (Washington, DC and Calvert, Charles, St. Mary’s, Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in Maryland).
All tuition assistance obtained through the archdiocese is based on financial need. Families must apply each year to receive assistance and need must be demonstrated each year to qualify. Applying for tuition aid has no bearing on whether a student is admitted to a school.
Each family applying for tuition assistance from the Archdiocese of Washington is required to complete a TADS Financial Aid & Assessment form.
From October 1, 2012 through December 14, 2012, families may apply for tuition assistance. The application may be completed either online or in paper format. Paper applications can be obtained from the school(s) in which you are applying for tuition assistance.
Families applying for archdiocesan tuition assistance only need to complete one form for all children, whether elementary school students or high school students, even if seeking tuition aid for children in both schools.
The FitzGerald Program offers tuition assistance to 9th-12th grade Catholic or non-Catholic students applying to a Catholic high school in the Archdiocese of Washington or to students currently enrolled in a Catholic high school in the archdiocese. Students must demonstrate financial need and show promise as future leaders for our Church and society. This award honors students who have proven leadership characteristics that the Catholic Church and Catholic schools wish to foster.
Applications for the 2013-2014 FitzGerald Program will be available beginning October 1, 2012 until December 7, 2012. Click here-to download an application form.
If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact the Manager for Funding & Enrollment at email@example.com or call 301-853-5356.
The following tuition assistance programs are available through other private organizations:
Catholic High School Tuition Assistance Programs and Scholarships
In addition to the Archdiocese of Washington Tuition Assistance Program, high school students may also be eligible for tuition assistance and scholarships directly from Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese. Each Catholic high school in the Archdiocese of Washington offers tuition assistance and scholarship programs for their students. Please visit the high school section of this website for more information. Catholic high schools have independent guidelines and application processes. For additional information about a particular Catholic high school’s tuition assistance and scholarship programs, please visit their website.
Horatio Alger College Scholarships
The Horatio Alger Association is now accepting applications from high school seniors of the Class of 2013 for the 2013 Horatio Alger College Scholarships.
To apply for the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs, the following items must be completed by October 25, 2012:
Online application at https://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/apply.cfm
Certifications Form (Academic Information section and the Adversity section must be complete for the school counselor to access the online Certification Form.)
High School Transcript uploaded on application (faxes/emails will not be accepted)
Letter of Support completed here (faxes/emails will not be accepted)
Parent/Guardian Income Verification here (faxes/emails will not be accepted)
The above materials should be mailed to:
Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs
PO Box 4030
Iowa City, IA 52243-4030
Phone (866) 763-9228
The DC Opportunity Scholarship Program
The DC Opportunity Scholarship Program provides scholarships to low-income DC residents to attend a DC private school. Congress reauthorized this program for five years in April 2011. The DC Opportunity Scholarship Program is administered by the DC Trust, click here to visit their website.
Questions? For more information on tuition assistance, please call 301-853-5356.