Tuition Assistance

Dear Parents & Guardians,

We appreciate your patience as we work through the processing of this year’s applications and some unanticipated delays. We understand that you are eagerly awaiting the Foundation for Catholic Education Scholarship Program’s award announcements and we are working as quickly as possible to get the processing finished, approved and announced.

Once the processing has been completed and submitted for approval we will post an update to this webpage. Once approved, award announcements will be communicated to every applicant family via an email from FACTS Grant & Aid.

Again, thank you for your patience.

Many families make great sacrifices to send their children to Catholic school. For some families, however, the financial stretch makes the choice difficult. For families unable to afford the entire cost of a Catholic school education, help is available through the Foundation for Catholic Education Scholarship Program, which was established to provide financial support to aid low-income families.

The Program is now open, applicants may apply online by going to

Online applications are available in English and Spanish.  The deadline to submit an application and all required supporting documentation is March 31, 2019 (the link will be deactivated on April 16, 2019). The application fee is $35 and must be paid online at the time you submit your application. Forms of payment include debit cards, most major credit cards, or an electronic check.

Important Documents and Information about the 2019-2020 program:

Parent Letter (Spanish Version) - Letter from the Superintendent of Schools announcing the opening of the 2019-2020 Foundation for Catholic Education application process. 

Parish Verification Form – Each applicant must submit this form.  It must be signed by their Pastor in order to verify that they are parishioners of an eligible Parish, and mailed or emailed to the Foundation for Catholic Education by March 31, 2019.  See form for mail/email addresses.

Eligible Parish – Eligible School list (Spanish Version) – applicants must attend an eligible Parish, and plan to attend an eligible school.

Online Application Workshop (Spanish Version)for families who need computer/internet access and/or would like personal assistance in completing the application.  Two workshops are scheduled, and will be hosted by Perth Amboy Catholic School, 500 State Street, Perth Amboy.

Application Instructions (Spanish Version)  – Provides eligibility requirements, general instructions, deadlines, and contact information.

2019 Important Dates

Jan. 10

Application Period opens - application available at:

Jan. 1 – March 31

Applications completed and submitted to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment

March 31

Deadline to submit applications and supporting documents

In Progress

Application processing period


Family/School notification of grant award decisions               

*Note: You may check the status of your application by logging on to the FGAA account you created when you opened your application. All notifications to families and schools will be via email.

How are Scholarship awards determined?

FCE Scholarships are determined based on an analysis of each family's financial need. All students are need-ranked as a group and the available funds from the FCE are distributed as a percent of the need beginning with the applicants most in need and continuing until all available funds are exhausted.

When will I know if my family will receive an FCE Scholarship?
All families will receive an email notification on or about the end of May, and no later than the first week of June.

What if I need to speak with someone?
If you have a question regarding your online application or status of your application, please contact a FACTS Customer Care Representative at (866) 315-9262. If you have a general question regarding the FCE Scholarship Program, please contact the Tuition Assistance Hotline at (732) 562-1990 ext. 1610. We strive to return all calls within 48 hours.

Catholic vs. non-Catholic rates
Each school sets its own tuition and fee schedules. Since all parishes provide a financial subsidy to all schools in our diocese, parish schools generally set different tuition rates for Catholic students and non-Catholic students. Please check with the school you are interested in for specific rates.