Holy Family Parish – School Tuition Assistance Operating Policy

Holy Family Parish School is primarily funded through tuition and church support.  As such, school families are expected to stay current with their tuition commitments, thus assuring the smooth operation of the school and minimized disruptions to student learning. 

The parish and school attempt to operate charitably and not turn away students due to a lack of ability to pay the full tuition rate.  While each situation is assessed via an outside, independent party who objectively determines an appropriate level of tuition assistance, all families are expected to pay some tuition amount for each attending student. 

FACTS Management is a company that provides private and faith-based schools with Tuition Management and Financial Aid Assessment services.  To qualify for tuition assistance, a student’s parent(s)/guardian(s) must submit an assessment application to FACTS Management.  The corresponding application filing charge is the responsibility of the filing family.  This assessment requirement is non-negotiable and may not be waived.  Given the resulting FACTS assessment, the Holy Family Pastor will consider and may approve a specific tuition reduction for the school year under consideration.  Any approved tuition reduction is understood to be approved for the current school year only. 

The above assessment and approval process is repeated in each future year as initiated by an applying family.

Families interested in applying for tuition assistance from the Catholic Diocese of Peoria must complete a FACTS Grant & Aid Application. Filing online is the fastest and most direct method of submitting the FACTS Grant & Aid Application. A family may also obtain a copy of the application from the school, and complete it according to directions. For a list of further information, and complete procedures and deadlines, please visit:

http://cdop.org/why-choose-catholic-schools/financial-assistance/

John Lancaster Spalding Scholarship Information

The John Lancaster Spalding Scholarship is an endowment fund established as a result of the Diocese of Peoria ROOTED IN FAITH Campaign and named in honor of Archbishop Spalding, the first Bishop of Peoria. 

Applications for scholarship grants will be available for the 2018-19 academic year beginning in December 2017. Assistance is open to students enrolling, or intending to enroll, in any Catholic school, grade Kindergarten through 12, located in the Diocese of Peoria whose families are parishioners in the diocese.  All grants will be based on financial need objectively assessed. Information about the grants and application materials may be obtained below or by contacting any Catholic elementary or secondary school in the Diocese of Peoria.

Families of students currently receiving grants are reminded that all grants are for one year only, and anyone seeking to renew a grant for next year must reapply.

The application deadline is April 15, 2018. Notification of grant awards will be made by May 30, 2018.

Since recently enacted legislation in Illinois authorized a Tax Credit Scholarship Program to provide scholarships for Illinois students to attend non-public schools (grades K-12) in Illinois, you are encouraged to apply for that assistance as soon as the application process opens on February 27, 2018.  Learn more!

Empower Illinois Scholarship

On August 31, 2017, Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law the “Invest in Kids Act,” a comprehensive education funding bill for Illinois. The law includes a provision for tax credit scholarships, which provide strong incentives for donors to support non-public school scholarships for low-income students in the state. Illinois students from low-income families may use these new scholarships to attend a non-public school of their choice.

This legislation represents a major step forward that will help create more equity in school funding throughout Illinois, and for the first time provide real school choice for students and their families.

Empower Illinois Scholarship Application Opens Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 7:00 p.m.
The Empower Illinois scholarship application system will open on Tuesday, February 27 at 7:00 p.m. The system has been enhanced to make it easier for families and to manage the demand expected for tax credit scholarships to private schools throughout Illinois.
 

The new application will be available through the Empower Illinois website.

Child Care Assistance Program

The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) offers child care assistance to those who qualify through SAL Child Care Connection. 

Parents who meet income eligibility requirements and are working and/or going to school are encouraged to apply for child care assistance.  To find out if you or someone you know may be eligible, contact SAL Child Care Connection or visit the IDHS Eligibility Calculator Applications for child care assistance may be obtained online, from the SAL Child Care Connection office, local DHS office, and most licensed child care providers.