Tuition Assistance

We encourage families who would like their children to receive an excellent, faith-based education, but are concerned about tuition costs, to review the following tuition assistance program.  This program may be available to you and help to lessen the financial burden associated with attending a parochial school.


Pre-School Scholastic Opportunity Scholarship Program (SOS) is open to any student (Catholic or Non-Catholic) enrolled in a pre-school program in the Diocese of Pittsburgh.  This scholarship is a result of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC), established in 2001, which authorizes tax credit against taxes owed, to PA businesses that make contributions to certain scholarship organizations.  In general, families with one dependent are eligible if the family income is less than $60,000; those with two dependents are eligible with an income less than $70,000 and so on. In general, grants from the Pre-K S.O.S. Program range from $100 to $2,000 based upon financial need and pre-school program chosen.

How do I apply? To be considered for Pre-School Scholastic Opportunity Scholarships, families must complete and submit the Private School Aid Service (PSAS) application. Applications are available in the school office beginning in January.  Pre-School applications should be submitted by March 15th, but are accepted through September 1st, depending on available funds. Funds are distributed in September.