Tuition Assistance & Scholarships

The provision of a quality education is an expensive endeavor. St. Peter’s School has made every effort to contain costs and strives to provide access to the school by supporting those who would otherwise not be able to attend.  Currently, one in every three families receives tuition assistance.

For a child whose parents are committed to a Catholic education, St. Peter’s will make every effort to ensure availability and affordability. St. Peter’s School prides itself on its reputation that all inquiries are held in strict confidence.

For additional information about tuition, tuition assistance, scholarships, or any other information on this page, please call the business office at 419-524-2572, Elementary Principal Mrs. Madalyn Bauer 419-524-2572 or High School/Junior High Principal Ms. Tammy Haus 419-524-2572.



Additional St. Peter’s Scholarships

Monsignor Edward C. Dunn Foundation for Education Scholarships
1) Regina’s Kids Scholarships
A fund and scholarship established through the generosity of the Polinski family to honor the spirit of volunteerism that the late Regina Polinski represented. Scholarships are awarded to student members of the Regina’s Kids program and announced at the Monsignor Dunn Foundation annual meeting one participating Reginas’s Kids students grade 1-7 and one participating Regina’s Kids student grade 8-11.
2) Sam Tridico Montessori Scholarship
Awarded to a Montessori Preschool/Kindergarten student, this scholarship was established to keep Sam’s memory alive and give other children the same bright start.

Gift Certificate Tuition Credit Program

Most families take advantage of the Kroger, Meijer, and the Scrip dollar-for-dollar gift certificate programs. The program is very simple in design and carries great benefit for tuition credit. With purchases of dollar-for-dollar gift certificates to area businesses made during a 12-month period (June through May), parents earn tuition credit during the current school year. Tuition credit is based on a percentage of certificate dollars purchased. Percentages range from 1% to 17% (varies with each business) on hundreds of popular area businesses throughout Mansfield and Columbus.

Explanation of State of Ohio School Choice Scholarships

• Educational Choice Scholarship (EdChoice)
EdChoice provides scholarships to students who attend the state’s lowest-rated public schools to be used toward tuition at the participating private/parochial school of their choice, upon acceptance to that school. Call us at St. Peter’s to see which schools in the Mansfield area are on that list.

• Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship
Any student in grades K-12 with a current Individualized Education Program (IEP) is eligible to apply for this scholarship. The scholarship can be used toward tuition at a participating school and/or costs for outside services like therapy and tutoring.

• Autism Scholarship
Any child age three to 21 who is on the autism spectrum and has an Individualized Education Program (IEP) is eligible to apply for an Autism Scholarship. The scholarships can be used toward tuition at a participating school and/or costs for outside services like therapy and tutoring. There is no deadline to apply for an Autism Scholarship. Applications are accepted and processed year-round.

EdChoice Expansion (Income-Based Scholarship)
For the 2017-2018 school year, any incoming kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade or fourth grade student whose family’s income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines is eligible to apply. This scholarship is based only on income and is available in any part of the state. (Families CURRENTLY attending St. Peter’s are eligible to apply.)

EdChoice Scholarships, Jon Peterson Special Needs, Autism Scholarships and EdChoice Expansion (Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade, and Fourth Grade–Income-Based Scholarships) are available from the State of Ohio to eligible students. More information can be found on the Ohio Department of Education website at For additional information or questions about any information on this page, please contact Laura Gregory, State Services Office Manager, at St. Peter’s School, 419-524-2572 x2111.