Scholarships & Financial Aid

Our Lady of Lourdes (OLL) School works with each family to help make Catholic Education affordable through the use of various scholarships and parish grants, including: 

•    Ohio EdChoice Scholarship Program
•    Ohio EdChoice Expansion Program
•    Archdiocese of Cincinnati Catholic Education Foundation
•    Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Grant Program
•    Our Lady of Lourdes Tuition Aid Program

Ohio EdChoice Scholarship Program

The Children’s Scholarship Fund is a national non-profit organization designed to provide greater educational opportunity for families across the nation. The Fund aims to maximize educational opportunity at all income levels by offering tuition assistance for needy families and promoting a diverse and competitive educational environment. Currently, CSF has hundreds of scholarship recipients at various private schools in the Greater Cincinnati nine county areas. Our Lady of Lourdes is one of these private schools. Visit the ODE EdChoice web page to find EdChoice law and program rules, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Ohio EdChoice Expansion Program

Students who are not eligible for the Ohio EdChoice scholarship program may still be eligible for the EdChoice "expansion" scholarship if they meet the following criteria:

1.    Student is eligible to enter kindergarten, first, second or third grade for fall 2018;
2.    Student does not live in the Cleveland Municipal School District; and 
3.    Family household income is at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Archdiocese of Cincinnati Catholic Education Foundation

The One Faith, One Hope, One Love campaign through the Catholic Education Foundation helps families with Catholic School tuition assistance. These funds are available to ALL students who are attending an Archdiocesan school. Apply online at the OLL FACTS website. The Archdiocese will be awarding up to $1,000 per student based on financial need. For more information, please visit

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Grant Program

Applications are available from the Parish Office Center or by contacting

Our Lady of Lourdes Tuition Aid Program

Our Lady of Lourdes will still be giving tuition aid, but only after the Archdiocese distributes their awards. If you have already applied this fall for tuition aid for a high school student, you do not need to apply again. Our Lady of Lourdes will notify families in early June of awards received from OLL.

529 Education Savings Plan

The 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act expanded 529 savings plans to allow families to invest funds for K-12 tuition in addition to higher education expenses. Click here for additional information.