Tuition Assistance

Catholic education is a blessing that we strive to make available to every family in the Archdiocese of Washington that desires a Catholic education for their child.

Archdiocese of Washington Catholic schools work hard to keep Catholic education as affordable as possible, and partners with other entities that help families afford a Catholic education.

The open application period for the 2019-2020 Archdiocese of Washington Tuition Assistance Program will begin on Monday, October 1. 2018.

For families of students currently enrolled in a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Washington: The deadline to apply for tuition assistance from the archdiocese is generally the first Friday of each December.

For families enrolling their children for the first time in a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Washington: The deadline to apply for tuition assistance from the archdiocese is generally the first Monday of  each February.

Email questions at any time to [email protected].

All tuition assistance obtained through the archdiocese is based on financial need. Families must apply each year to receive assistance and need must be demonstrated each year to qualify. Applying for tuition aid has no bearing on whether a student is admitted to a school.

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 within the Archdiocese of Washington (Washington, DC and Calvert, Charles, St. Mary’s, Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in Maryland).

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Mother Catherine Spalding School Legacy Scholarship

The Mother Catherine Spalding School Legacy Scholarship is a scholarship designated for parishioners who choose to send their child to a local Catholic elementary school. It is made possible through the Mother Catherine Spalding School Endowment and the generosity of the five parishes associated with Mother Catherine Spalding School.

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Fitzgerald Program

The Fitzgerald Program is a scholarship designated for Catholic and non-Catholic students who demonstrate leadership qualities and are also in need of financial assistance to help defray the cost of their Catholic high school tuition. Awarded annually, the Fitzgerald Program awardees are selected based on their demonstrated commitment to lead in their high school, community and/or parish. The Fitzgerald Program award is a one-year scholarship. Awardees may apply for consecutive awards.

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Black Student Fund

The Black Student Fund provides financial assistance and support services to Washington, DC metropolitan area African-American students, grades pre-kindergarten to 12, and their families.

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Latino Student Fund

The Latino Student Fund was founded in 1994 to address disparities in access to education for Hispanic students in Washington, DC.

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Horatio Alger College Scholarships

Horatio Alger Association Members and Friends have been funding need-based college scholarships to support deserving young people overcome their adversity and pursue their dreams through higher education.

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DC Opportunity Scholarship Program

The DC Opportunity Scholarship Program provides scholarships to low-income DC residents to attend a DC private school.

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