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Tuition Assistance

Does Saint Mary’s offer Tuition Assistance?

Yes. Saint Mary’s is committed to assisting as many families as possible who demonstrate financial need. Applications for tuition assistance are made and awarded on an annual basis. Even with the large amount of assistance distributed each year, the need is always greater than the funds available. We are not always able to help all the families who wish to attend Saint Mary’s.

The portal to apply for tuition assistance opens on Monday, Nov 13, 2023. Families need to click on the link below to apply for 2024-25 school year tuition assistance.

Have questions about tuition assistance/appeal?

If you have questions about your tuition assistance award, please contact Mr. Calvin Deng, Director of Finance, at [email protected].


Families must reapply every year to be considered for Tuition Assistance. If you do not reapply, you will not receive any Tuition Assistance.

To apply for tuition assistance, Saint Mary’s asks families to complete the FACTS application by February 5, 2024.  The completed application serves two programs – the Saint Mary’s Tuition Assistance Program as well as the F.A.C.E. (Family Aid To Catholic Education) sponsored by the Oakland Diocese. Please mark the FACE checkbox for your application to be considered.

More information regarding Tuition Assistance:

Tuition Assistance Information 2024-2025

The gift of a Saint Mary’s education is a life changing experience. Saint Mary’s Tuition Assistance Program helps to make a Saint Mary’s education affordable for many families.  Saint Mary’s does not provide athletic or academic scholarships. All tuition assistance is based on financial need.

Applications and awards are made annually and are determined by reviewing each family’s total resources, coupled with the amount of funds available. The tuition assistance program strives to provide assistance to as many families as possible. Our funding for this program is provided through the generosity of parents, alumni, students, and friends of Saint Mary’s.

Tuition Assistance Deadline for all Families (incoming and returning):  February 5, 2024

The FACTS deadline is Monday, February 5, 2024 for both continuing and prospective families. Please remember that FACTS applications are online only. Do not bring any tuition assistance information to Saint Mary’s unless requested by Beth Fisher or Calvin Deng. FACTS online applications submitted after the February 5th deadline will be considered late and will be reviewed after the first round of applications. Funds will be limited for late applications.

FACTS is conducting the tuition assistance analysis for Saint Mary’s College High School for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. Families applying for tuition assistance will need to complete an application and submit the necessary supporting documentation to FACTS by February 5, 2024.

♦ If you are submitting a FACTS form to more than one high school, or for more than one student at different grade or high schools, you need to file only one FACTS form. Please remember to check off the names of the schools where you want FACTS to send financial assistance results.

♦ Si está solicitando ayuda financiera y está solicitando la solicitud en línea en español, por favor haga clic en la pestaña española en la esquina superior derecha de la pantalla.

Families must reapply every year to be considered for Tuition Assistance. If you do not reapply, you will not receive any Tuition Assistance.

The following information is required to complete the FACTS application:

♦ Copies of your 2022 Federal tax return, including all supporting tax schedules, for both parents, whether or not they reside in the same household. 2023 Federal tax return is required for applications submitted after April 1, 2024.

♦ Copies of your 2023 W-2 or 1099 forms for both parents, whether or not they reside in the same household.

♦ Copies of supporting documentation for Social Security Income, Government Assistance, Child Support, CalFresh (formally known as Food Stamps), Workers’ Compensation, and TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Family.)

All supporting documentation can be uploaded in PDF format online. Documentation can also be faxed directly to FACTS to 866-315-9264 or mailed to the address below.

Please be sure to include the applicant ID on all faxed or mailed correspondence.

FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment

P.O. Box 82524

Lincoln, NE  68501-2524

FACTS Customer Care Representative can be reached by phone at 866-441-4637.  You may also contact Beth Fisher in the Saint Mary’s Business Office at 510-559-6250 with questions.