2017-2018 Tuition Aid Application Process

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Aid applications for the 2017-18 school year will be processed by FACTS Management who recently acquired our long-time aid vendor Private School Aid Service (PSAS).  Families applying for tuition aid in Catholic schools within the Diocese of Pittsburgh may do so by using the online link below. 

Students are evaluated for each grant program whose criteria they meet.  A Pastor Signature Sheet (link below) must be submitted by Catholic families to be considered for grants from the Bishop’s Education Fund.  Other grant programs include funding from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs.

If you have questions or concerns about the application process, you may speak with a FACTS Customer Care Representative at 1-866-441-4637.  Please call your school directly for any other questions or the Department for Catholic Schools at 412-456-3090. 

The application fee for 2017-18 is $25.  (Applicants may see a higher fee on the FACTS introductory information screens.  If so, this can be disregarded.) The application deadline, unless an exception is made for extenuating circumstances, is March 31, 2017.

Please use the chart below to determine whether your family qualifies for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs.  Families exceeding these guidelines, while not excluded from applying for assistance from the Bishop’s Education Fund, are unlikely to demonstrate enough financial need to qualify for a grant.

2017-2018 EITC/OSTC Income Maximums

# of Dependents

Maximum Income

1

93,178

2

108,708

3

124,238

4

139,768

5

155,298

**Add $15,530 for each additional dependent

FACTS Grant & Aid Application

To access the FACTS Grant & Aid Application, click here.


Below is an orientation video, a Pastor Signature Sheet for Catholic families, and a FACTS Grant and Aid Program Informational Flyer.