Striving to put a Catholic education within every family's reach

Financial Accessibility

Striving to put a Catholic education within every family's reach


Financial Aid is Available

We recognize that choosing a Catholic Education means making financial sacrifices for many families. Through the generosity of donors, we work with parishes, schools, and the Foundation to Advance Catholic Education (FACE) to make affording a Catholic Education feasible for any family who desires one.

For the 2020-21 school year, our schools, FACE, and parishes gave out $4.4 Million in financial aid. Please don’t let tuition be the reason your student does not receive a Catholic Education!

There are three main sources of financial aid:

1. FACE

Students in Kindergarten through grade 8 are eligible for financial aid through FACE. Once your student is registered at one of our Catholic schools, complete the online FACTS application to apply for financial aid through FACE.  Scholarships are awarded annually based upon financial need, usually in the amounts of $250 – $2000 per year.  Please be sure to discuss any financial concerns with the principal of your school.

2. School Based

Students in high school (9-12) are eligible for financial aid directly from the school. Contact your school to find out about their financial aid process.

Some of our elementary schools are able to offer school based financial aid as well. Please speak with your school’s principal or business manager to learn about school based financial aid.

3. Parish Sponsored

Many Pastors throughout the Diocese of Fall River offer financial aid to active parishioners in their parishes. Please contact your Pastor to find out what financial assistance they are able to offer.


Tuition Assistance Vouchers for Low-Income Familes

The state of Massachusetts offers tuition assistance vouchers for early childhood education (which includes Infant care, Pre-K 3 and 4-year old programs and Kindergarten) and before and after school care for students up to the age of 13 for low-income families. Some of our elementary schools are approved providers.

Please contact P.A.C.E Child Care Works for more information about becoming eligible for vouchers.

For answers to your questions about financial aid please see the frequently asked questions below.