Financial Aid

Financial Aid

The tuition assistance available at St Catherine’s is intended to supplement families who have a limited ability to pay full tuition. However, financial aid will NOT meet the full costs of attending. All families are expected to pay a portion of tuition for their students. Parents who anticipate a need for assistance are encouraged to apply on behalf of their student. Financial aid packages will be determined only after a student has been admitted.

Need-based financial aid is available through St. Catherine’s and various external foundations. Below is a list of some external resources. 

Please note, applications for financial aid MUST BE completed by the deadline specified by each specific foundation.


TADS
TADS is a grant management system/process that begins with an application.
TADS helps to fairly distribute grant money available to families who are registered parishioners and members in good standing at St. Catherine of Siena Parish, based upon financial need. Apply online.

ACE Scholarship
To qualify for an ACE Scholarship families must live in Colorado and qualify for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program. A limited number of applications are available each year. The awards are renewable each year and follow a student from Kindergarten through high school. Families must submit assistance applications each year.

Schmitz Family Foundation
The Schmitz Family Foundation supports Catholic students through scholarships. Families must meet the eligibility guidelines listed on the application. At least one person in the family must be employed, and federal income tax forms and W-2s must be included with the application. Families must reapply for funding each school year.

Dimelow Family Scholarship
An academic scholarship program established by parishioners Tom and Susy Dimelow. Eight 5th-8th grade students are awarded for their academic achievement in math and science, as well as a written essay on the importance of math and science in the world. Each winner receives a scholarship of $100 or $500 toward tuition.

Universal Education Supporters, Inc. (UES)
This is a non-profit organization that has the sole purpose to serve Catholic education through fundraising activities, and to help families meet their tuition obligations. UES is looking for individuals and families to work concessions at Coors Field, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Sports Authority and the Pepsi Center. If you would like more information, please call 303-533-7UES or visit their website at www.uesdenver.org.
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