Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance Program

The Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance Program is available for students in grades PreK-12 who are applying to or currently enrolled in Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Washington. All tuition assistance obtained through the Archdiocese is based on demonstrated financial need. Financial need must be demonstrated each year to qualify. Families apply each year to receive tuition assistance. Applying for tuition assistance has no bearing on whether a student is admitted to a school.

The Tuition Assistance Fund was established by Cardinal Wuerl in 2009 to raise funds to help as many children as possible receive a quality Catholic school education. By supporting the Tuition Assistance Fund you help make up the difference between the cost of tuition and what an individual family can afford to pay.

The Tuition Assistance Fund was established to help give as many children as possible a quality Catholic school education. The cost of running a school is ever increasing and, in some cases, tuition rates are forcing families to withdraw their children from Catholic school or prohibiting families from considering a Catholic school education.

Your support of the Tuition Assistance Fund will give students the opportunity to receive an academically excellent education and instill Catholic values that will stay with them throughout their entire lives. This is what makes Catholic schools a lifelong investment and an investment guaranteed to grow.

Our goal is to provide tuition assistance to every family seeking to have their child benefit from the faith-filled, academically excellent education in our Catholic schools.


~ Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington