Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance

St. Barnabas Catholic School’s mission is to provide academic excellence and faith formation to its students.  We make a concerted effort to keep its tuition affordable and competitive while still offering an academically challenging curriculum with a wide variety of co-curricular activities.  

We believe that a quality Catholic education should be available to all who seek it, and tuition assistance is available for qualified families.  Tuition assistance does not require any type of re-payment. It is a reduction based solely on true financial need.   

Types of assistance through the Diocese and Parish:

Diocesan Tuition Aid:  
The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland offers Diocesan Tuition Aid to qualifying families.  Instructions on how to apply are outlined below.  

Parish Tuition Grants:  

For many years, St. Barnabas Catholic Church and Our Lady of Guadalupe have awarded over $50,000 annually in Parish Tuition Grants for students enrolled in St. Barnabas School.  To be considered for Parish Tuition Grants, families must be a Supporting Parishioner at St. Barnabas Catholic Church or Our Lady of Guadalupe, with no delinquent tuition or fees owed.  

Parish Tuition Grants will be credited toward your educational expense after registration has been completed, attendance is confirmed, and no tuition or fees are in arrears. We reserve the right to amend the award if these conditions no longer exist.  Those seeking Parish Tuition Grants from their nearby home parish would need to apply as outlined below, and then speak to the Business Office directly.    
How to Apply:
FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment, an independent third-party company, conducts the financial need analysis for the for the Diocese and St. Barnabas School students. FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment does not set any income guidelines or have restrictions on who may apply for financial aid.  If you feel your family should receive financial aid, it is to your benefit to apply.  Only one application is required to be considered for both Diocesan Tuition Aid and Parish Tuition Grants.   Please review the enclosed document for more information on applying for assistance.  

Additional Assistance Options:
There are many organizations that may offer tuition assistance including but not limited to:  Ohio Department of Education, Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union, Catholic Community Foundation, Knights of Columbus, Catholic Foundation of Ohio, private scholarships, etc.  Again, if you feel your family should receive financial assistance, it is to your benefit to seek out opportunities and apply.  

529 Plans:
Beginning in the 2018 tax year, you can use up to $10,000 annually in 529 plan proceeds for private school education.  

Tuition Reduction Incentive Program (TRIP):
A family may reduce its tuition costs by using TRIP (Tuition Reduction Incentive Program).  Purchase gift cards to over 250 merchants through the school to do everyday shopping.  Each gift card contains a percentage rebate which has a portion credited to your family's TRIP account at St. Barnabas. With each gift card purchased, you build up TRIP credits to be applied toward tuition.  Find more information about TRIP on the School’s website.  

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