Financial Assistance and Merit Awards Given in 2020-2021
Scholarships Offered to Incoming and Current Students
Students Receive Tuition Assistance
We are aware of the many sacrifices that families make to send their daughters to Saint Joseph Academy and take great care each year to grant assistance to families in need. Accordingly, approximately 75% of our students receive scholarship awards or tuition assistance. Tuition for the 2021-2022 school year is $16,300. There is a $125 technology fee for all students.
We work with each family to ensure that applying for tuition assistance and scholarships is as simple and seamless as possible. We realize that this process can feel overwhelming, so please feel welcome to contact us with your questions. You can also view our frequently asked questions below.
A FACTS Grant & Aid Application must be completed to be eligible for a Saint Joseph Academy Tuition Assistance Award. FACTS, a third party vendor, evaluates all applications and establishes each family’s financial need. Saint Joseph Academy uses this information to determine tuition assistance awards. Please make sure you complete an application for the 2022-2023 school year.
The deadline to complete the online FACTS application is November 23, 2021.
Depending upon the scholarship award, scholarship recipients may be required to participate in various Advancement activities throughout the school year, including the Annual Fund Phone-A-Thon and Endowed Scholarship Luncheon.
Saint Joseph Academy receives scholarship applications by mail or delivery only.
The Cleveland Scholarship Program is available to residents of Cleveland and other students assigned to the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. The value of this state-funded voucher for the 2021-2022 school year is $7,500 and applications for new awards will not be available until February 2022. Families are responsible for the balance of tuition; however, they may apply for other merit and need-based tuition. More information is available on the Ohio Department of Education website.
The Ohio EdChoice Scholarship Program provides state-funded scholarships for students to attend private schools. The “Traditional” program provides a $7,500 voucher to students who would otherwise attend underperforming public schools. Families are responsible for the balance of tuition; however, they may apply for other merit and need-based tuition. The “Expansion” program provides a $7,500 voucher to students whose family income is at or below 250% of the federal poverty level and does not meet the requirements for the Traditional Program or the Cleveland Scholarship Program. Families are only responsible for school fees. Applications for new awards will not be available until February 2022. More information is available on the Ohio Department of Education website.
The Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship provides state-finds scholarships to students who have an Individualized Education Plan from their district of residence. The amount of the award will vary based upon the disability of the student. Applications for awards are accepted year-round. More information is available on the Ohio Department of Education website.
Students of Saint Joseph Academy may qualify for Diocesan Tuition Assistance (DTA) Grants from the Diocese of Cleveland. The same FACTS form is used to determine DTA grants. Notifications will be announced by the Diocese in May 2022.
Saint Joseph Academy uses the FACTS Grant & Aid Information form to assist in determining each student’s financial need. Please make sure you complete the application for the 2022-2023 school year. The deadline to complete and submit the application online is November 23, 2021.
FACTS is a third party vendor that accumulates the information provided on the applications and determines a student’s financial need. The individual school, including Saint Joseph Academy, will make an award based upon that need and the financial resources available to the school.
No. Simply add the other schools to your FACTS application form. There will be an opportunity to add additional schools at the beginning of the online process, and also when you enter your daughter's information. FACTS will ensure that information is available to all requested schools.
For current 8th grade girls entering high school, most schools, including Saint Joseph Academy, use the “early form” with a November due date. This allows Saint Joseph Academy to make tuition assistance and scholarships awards to potential incoming freshmen in early January 2022, before your daughter must indicate her first choice high school on the admission application.
Saint Joseph Academy uses the same early form for all of its students, but each school sets its own deadline and requirements. You should follow up with the other schools for their deadlines and to inquire if updated tax returns are required.
Yes. In addition to requesting 2020 tax return information, there is also a question that allows you to indicate any reduction in income and to provide additional information that is necessary in reviewing your family's application. In these circumstances, the Finance Office will revise the student need calculation based upon current family income. Please remember that it is the responsibility of the parents/guardians to notify the Academy’s Finance Office of any significant financial circumstances.
Yes! The State of Ohio recently changed requirements for new applications for the CSP voucher, allowing students entering grades 9-12 to apply. The application period for the 2022-2023 school year will open February 2022. More information is available on the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) website. The ODE website also provides information on the Ohio EdChoice Traditional and Expansion Scholarship Programs.
Possibly. The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) provides a list of Designated Public Schools each year on its website. If your daughter is assigned to one of the listed school buildings and you live in the school district, you can apply for the Ohio EdChoice Traditional Scholarship. The application period for the 2022-2023 school year will open February 2022. More information is available on the Ohio Department of Education website.
Possibly. If you do not live in Cleveland or you do not qualify for the Ohio EdChoice Traditional Scholarship, you may qualify for the Ohio EdChoice Expansion Scholarship. This program is available to families whose income is 250% or less than the federal poverty income levels. The application period for the 2022-2023 school year will open February 2022. More information is available on the Ohio Department of Education website.
Saint Joseph Academy participates in the Diocesan Tuition Assistance Program. The Diocese also uses the FACTS form to determine their awards, which may vary by high school. You only have to complete the form once. These awards are announced in May of each year.
The FACTS application takes into consideration several factors, including income, certain assets, family size and number of children in tuition charging schools, so there is no set minimum or maximum income that can be shared that would apply to all.
Yes! She can also apply for need and merit-based scholarships. Parents/guardians are responsible for submitting their application prior to the deadline. Please remember that unlike elementary school, families are responsible for the remaining tuition balance after the voucher is applied.