Tuition Assistance for Elementary Schools

Parish elementary schools establish their own schedule of tuition and fees. Tuition costs and policies vary among the elementary schools of the Archdiocese. Parish investments, fundraisers, annual giving programs, capital campaigns, the Annual Catholic Appeal, and endowed funds contribute to operating expenses. Parents should contact individual school principals and pastors about tuition assistance available for their parish schools. Tuition assistance includes the following programs.

Tuition Family Plan
Some schools provide reduced tuition for families that have more than one child enrolled at the same time. Parents should contact the school principal or pastor for additional information.

Catholic Family Tuition Assistance Endowment Fund
The people of the Archdiocese of St. Louis established this endowed fund through their contributions to the Returning God's Gifts campaign. This ten million dollar endowment was established in May, 1999. Grants are made on the basis of financial need as determined by the application process. Grants may be used for Catholic children to attend an archdiocesan or parochial elementary school, an archdiocesan special education school, or archdiocesan or parochial high school. The TTEF application can be found online at www.ttef-stl.org. The application is available after Feb. 1st. The deadline is Feb. 29, 2016.

Parish Employees Endowment Fund
A one million dollar endowment fund was established by an anonymous donor. It provides financial assistance for parish employees’ children to attend an archdiocesan or parochial elementary school,  an archdiocesan special education school, or archdiocesan or parochial high school. Employees must work 1,000 hours or more over the course of the year. Grants are made on the basis of financial need as determined by the application process. The TTEF application can be found online at www.ttef-stl.org. The application is available after Feb. 1st. The deadline is Feb. 29, 2016.

For more information contact:

Dr. J. David Shelton
Director of Administrative Services
Catholic Education Office
20 Archbishop May Drive
St. Louis MO 63119
314.792.7305
DShelton@archstl.org