Grant & Aid


It is understood and appreciated the financial commitment and sacrifice families undertake in deciding to send their children to a Catholic school. And although paying for education is first and foremost the responsibility of a family, each school, parish and the Archdiocese of Baltimore devote significant funds each year to financial aid programs that help assist families. In turn, our school communities benefit by attracting students that otherwise would not be able to attend our schools.

Please note there are no opportunities for Financial Aid for students enrolling in Pre-K3 and Pre-K4. 

Questions about Grant & Aid? Please reach out to Mrs. Jane Blusiewicz at jblusiewicz@cardinalshehanschool.org, or at 410-433-2775. 


Timeline

Below, you will find the Grant and Aid Timeline for the 2022-2023 School Year.

November 1, 2021Applications for Grant & Aid for 22-23 OPEN
January 31, 2022Deadline for current families to apply for Grant & Aid
February 15, 2022Deadline for new families to apply for Grant & Aid
March 1, 2022Financial awards will be made
March 15, 2022Deadline to accept all awards

The 2022-2023 FACTS Grant & Aid application fee is $34.00.

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FACTS

FACTS is the tuition management and grant and aid platform used by the schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. All families are required to create an account with FACTS to manage their tuition payments. The grant and aid application is housed on the same platform for every school, parish, and the Archdiocese of Baltimore assistance. Therefore, a family need apply only once for possible support from these various sources.

The Tuition Assistance Policy is according to the Archdiocesan Guidelines for the Catholic Schools Project. The Cardinal Shehan School offers financial assistance on the basis of need and monies available for tuition assistance. A monthly payment plan is available to all families. Application forms need to be completed through FACTS. 

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Scholarships

BOOST 

The Maryland BOOST Scholarship Program provides tuition assistance scholarships to income-eligible students to help them attend the nonpublic school best fit for their educational needs. The BOOST Scholarship Coalition is dedicated to ensuring that Maryland students have access to high-quality, affordable and diverse educational options. Click here for additional information and to apply.

Children's Scholarship Fund

The Children’s Scholarship Fund Baltimore scholarships are awarded by lottery to qualified Baltimore City families and are only based on financial need. The amount of the award is based on household size and income; they usually cover 25%-75% of a school’s tuition, up to $2,000 per student per year.  Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning in April each year. The earlier you apply the better your chances of receiving a scholarship! If funds are not available when they receive your completed application they will keep your application on the waiting list. Grants are renewable annually provided that the family keeps up their portion of the tuition payments, the family remains financially eligible, and the child remains enrolled in private school in Kindergarten through eighth grade. Click here to apply.

G.B. Charities

G.B. Charities (GBC) is a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships to students in the Baltimore metropolitan area. GBC sponsors promising children and adolescents on the basis of financial need, paying their tuition at accredited faith-based schools. The deadline to apply for the 2022-2023 school year is January 1, 2022. Further information and an application may be found on the foundation website here

The Knott Foundation

The Knott Foundation awards scholarships to students in fourth grade throughout the Archdiocese each year. These scholarships award four-year, full tuition to attend a Catholic, parish elementary schools located in Baltimore City or Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford or Howard counties. These scholarships honor Catholic students that excel in academics. To apply for these scholarships the student MUST meet ALL of the criteria on the Knott website. The link for these criteria is here

Theresa F. Truschel Charitable Foundation Inc. 

This recently established scholarship opportunity is available through the Theresa F. Truschel Charitable Foundation Inc. Ms. Truschel, who died early in 2007, specified in her will that a foundation be established to provide scholarships and assistance to worthy students attending Catholic schools at all levels based on financial need, past academic performance and potential success. Further information and an application may be found on the foundation website here