Grant & Aid

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.


FACTS is the tuition management and grant and aid platform used by Cardinal Shehan Catholic School and all the schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Apply for a tuition assistance grant from the Archdiocese of Baltimore by completing the forms for FACTS online at at your earliest convenience. Grants are given based on your income from the previous year, and they are processed in the order received for families who demonstrate need. Apply early!

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. Read more information about FACTS.


The Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today (BOOST) Program provides tuition assistance for students who are eligible for the free or reduced–price lunch program. Awards are granted based on household income, with the lowest income served first. The BOOST program and its funding are governed by the annual state budget bill. Scholarship awards are dependent on available funding, and are not guaranteed yearly. Read here for more information.

Children's Scholarship Fund 

Children’s Scholarship Fund provides educational opportunities for families in need by providing scholarships,  so students can attend any school that best meet their needs, regardless of their ability to pay or where they live. Applications are due by January 1 of the upcoming school year. Apply early! Applications and more information can be found here.

Knott Scholarships 

The Knott Scholarship Funds have been providing merit based, full-tuition scholarships for academically talented Catholic elementary and secondary school students for 41 years. Awarded in the 4th grade for grades 5 through 8, or 8th grade for grades 9 through 12, scholarships are awarded to Catholic students in the Archdiocese of Baltimore who wish to attend a Catholic school. Applications are available beginning in January and are due in March for awards for the following year.  For more information, please visit  

Knott College Scholarships are also available for the three Catholic universities in Maryland.  Please visit our website for more information 

Becas Knott 

Los Fondos de Becas Knott han estado brindando becas de matrícula completa basadas en el mérito para estudiantes de escuelas primarias y secundarias católicas con talento académico durante 41 años. Las becas, que se otorgan en cuarto grado para los grados 5 a 8, o en 8.° grado para los grados 9 a 12, se otorgan a estudiantes católicos de la Arquidiócesis de Baltimore que deseen asistir a una escuela católica. Las solicitudes están disponibles a partir de enero y deben entregarse en marzo para los premios del año siguiente. Para obtener más información, visite  
 Las becas Knott College también están disponibles para las tres universidades católicas de Maryland. Visite nuestro sitio web para obtener más información  

 Las becas Knott College también están disponibles para las tres universidades católicas de Maryland. Visite nuestro sitio web para obtener más información  

We are happy to assist families in any of these applications.