Financial Assistance

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Financial Assistance Available


Diocese of Peoria Financial Assistance

Tuition assistance scholarship grants from the endowment fund established as a result of the Diocese of Peoria ROOTED IN FAITH Campaign and named in honor of Archbishop Spalding, the first Bishop of Peoria, will be available for the 2023-2024 school year for students enrolled in or intending to enroll in grades Kindergarten through 12 in any Catholic school located in the Diocese of Peoria whose families are active members of a Catholic parish in the diocese. All grants will be based on financial need objectively assessed.

Information about the grants and application materials may be obtained from any Catholic elementary or secondary school in the Diocese of Peoria or on the Diocesan website under Catholic Education and then under Financial Assistance. Consult the detailed protocols and procedures and checklist for all requirements necessary to be eligible for an award.

Deadline date for the completed application is April 28, 2023. Notification of grant awards will be made by the end of June 2023.


Empower Illinois

Another funding opportunity is also available due to the Invest in Kids Act legislation in Illinois. Students may be eligible for up to 100% of tuition and fees under a new program for tax credit scholarships (TCS). Details on how to apply and who qualifies are available on the Empower Illinois website at Students who receive a TCS are ineligible to receive a Spalding award.

 St. Patrick Parish Tuition Assistance Program

Financial assistance is also available for the 2023-2024 school year at St. Patrick School.  You must first apply for the Empower Illinois Invest in Kids Scholarship program and John Lancaster Spalding Scholarship Fund Grant (see information above).  The deadline is June 15, 2023 to apply to the St. Patrick Parish Tuition Assistance Program funded from the Sister Mary Ann Scholarship Fund. The scholarship process is strictly confidential.  There is a strong commitment that Catholic education should be within the reach of every family in our parish.   If you have any questions, please contact the St. Patrick School Office.

Parents must apply online at: Families of students currently receiving grants are reminded that all grants are for one year only, and anyone seeking to renew a grant for the 2023-2024 school year must reapply.