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 2017-18 school year CSA schools, FACE, and parishes gave out over $5 Million in financial aid. Please don’t let tuition be the reason your student does not receive a Catholic Education!

If you would like to help support other students please visit our Ways to Give page.

There are three main sources of Financial Aid:




Students in Kindergarten through grade 8 are eligible for financial aid through FACE. Once your student is registered, contact your school for their link to the online FACTS application to apply for financial aid through FACE.

Hope and Opportunity Initiative


Announced in the Spring of 2017, the Hope and Opportunity Initiative is a scholarship of up to $2000 available to new low-income K-8 students enrolling in a Catholic School in Fall River, Greater New Bedford Area, and Taunton. If you are interested in learning more please contact the school you are interested in and set up a tour. The principal will walk you through the financial aid application upon registration.

The Hope and Opportunity Initiative is made possible through the generosity of the Carney Family Foundation which provided funding for up to 100 scholarships for the 2018-19 school year. Our hope is to expand the availability of the scholarship to new students in our schools in other areas of the CSA in the coming years.

2. School Based

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

Some of our Elementary and middle 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

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 Aid they are able to offer.


Tuition Assistance Vouchers for Low-Income Familes

The state of Massachusetts offers tuition assistance vouchers for early childhood education (Infant / Toddler through Kindergarten) and before & 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 the 2017 - 18 School Year FACE, schools, and parishes gave:

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

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