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Tuition for 2019-2020 

Please click the link above for the 2019-2020 tuition rates and other grant and scholarship information. Please note tuition rates have not increased for the 2019-2020 school year. 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 (Need based)
•    Our Lady of Lourdes Tuition Aid Program (Need based)

•    Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Grant Program


Ohio EdChoice Scholarship Program

The Educational Choice Scholarship (EdChoice) Program provides students from underperforming public schools the opportunity to attend participating private schools. The program gives up to 60,000 EdChoice scholarships to eligible students. Once accepted, a child can receive the voucher every year through grade 12 as long as they continue to meet all criteria. Students must re-enroll every year. Please note that the state of Ohio has strict application deadline requirements. Visit the ODE EdChoice webpage to find EdChoice law and program rules and answers to frequently asked questions. For questions about the EdChoice application process, please call the school secretary, Beth DiTullio, at (513)347-2660 or email bditullio@lourdes.org.

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, third, fourth,fifth, or sixth grade for fall 2019.
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 Tuition Aid

The Archdiocese has begun accepting applications to receive tuition aid for the 2019/2020 school year. This program uses funds collected from the Archdiocese’s One Faith, One Hope, One Love campaign to offer scholarships to students. These scholarships are need-based and are open to parishioners and non-parishioners.  Families who qualify may receive up to $1,000 per student. Apply online here. This is the same website used last year so if you applied last year, you should have an account already established. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2019. Families will be notified in April, 2019 if they received an award from the Archdiocese and the amount of the award. Your application will be first considered by the Catholic Education Foundation.  After they make their decision about tuition assistance, your application will move on to Our Lady of Lourdes for possible additional tuition assistance.

Families who would like to apply for tuition aid for next school year MUST apply by January 31, 2019. 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.

Again, we want to emphasize that the deadline for all tuition applications for the 2019/2020 school year is January 31, 2019. Please note that you will be required to provide 2017 financial documents.

For information and details about the Archdiocese’s tuition program, please visit http://www.catholicbestchoice.org. You can also call the Parish Office with questions at (513)922-0715 ext. 3335 or via email mjames@lourdes.org.

Our Lady of Lourdes Tuition Aid Program 

Our Lady of Lourdes will also be giving tuition aid, after the Archdiocese and state of Ohio 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.

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Grant Program

Our Lady of Lourdes School has a parish grant program. Only those families who are registered parishioners of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish are eligible. The parish grant for the 2019-2020 school year is $1,900/student. Applications are available online or in the Parish Office Center.

Tuition Payments

Families who are making monthly tuition payments to Our Lady of Lourdes must set up an account through FACTS, the third party company who handles our tuition. For information on the available FACTS tuition payment plans and instructions on how to set up a FACTS account, please click here.

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.

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