FINDING THE BEST OPTION
Parish and School Assistance
The parishes and schools within the Archdiocese of Cincinnati are extremely generous. Many offer subsidies, scholarships, and other financial need opportunities. Families are often surprised at what financial assistance may be available to their children. We encourage you to reach out to your local Catholic School to discuss options that may be available to your family. To find a school click here.
CATHOLIC EDUCATION FOUNDATION (CEF)
The Catholic Education Foundation for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati (CEF) was established through the generosity of many to the One Faith, One Hope, One Love Capital Campaign. The foundation manages a permanent endowment in order to offer yearly scholarship opportunities to students in grades K-12. Click here to learn more about the application process and deadlines.
The Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) is excited to offer a limited number of Welcome Scholarships to PreSchool or Kindergarten students. To be eligible the student must be the first child of the applicant to attend a Catholic school. This scholarship is now closed for the 23/24 school year.
OHIO EDCHOICE SCHOLARSHIPS
The Ohio EdChoice Scholarship programs offer families the opportunity to attend a private school on a state sponsored scholarship. Currently there are two different EdChoice programs:
This program provides scholarship opportunities for K-12 students who reside within the district of a low performing public school. The family can apply for Ed Choice assistance which provide funding for most of Elementary School tuition and a substantial portion of high school tuition. Check your eligibility here.
This program provides scholarship opportunities for K-12 students based off of the families income level.
The family can apply for EdChoice assistance which provide funding for most Elementary School tuition and a substantial portion of high school tuition. Check your eligibility here.
The maximum scholarship amounts for both programs is $5,500 for elementary and $7,500 for high school.
SPECIAL NEEDS Assistance
Two other forms of state scholarships exist that relate to students with special needs: the Autism Scholarship and the John Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Grant.