Tuition Assistance, Scholarships, Financial Aid


TUITION/SCHOLARSHIPS/FINANCIAL AID

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. Presently, 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. We encourage parents to call building principals or the Business Office at 419-524-2572 with any questions about tuition, scholarships and financial aid. St. Peter’s School prides itself on its reputation that all inquiries are held in strict confidence.

Tuition Payment Options

Tuition payment options are available for families with students enrolled at St. Peter’s Catholic School:
(1) Full prepayment (2% discount if paid in full by August 1)
(2) Various plans with payments to be made throughout the school year
(3) Payments can be made by cash, check, credit card and automatic transfer from checking/savings accounts.

SCHOLARSHIPS

ST. PETER’S SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
• Monsignor Edward C. Dunn Foundation for Education Scholarships
*Regina’s Kids Scholarships: 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 Regina’s Kids student grade 1-7 and one participating Regina’s Kids student grade 8-11.
*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.

STATE OF OHIO SCHOOL CHOICE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Across Ohio, thousands of parents use state-funded scholarships to send their children to the school they choose. As a “provider school”, St. Peter’s Catholic School participates in the State of Ohio School Scholarship Programs, completes the annual screening process by the Ohio Department of Education and adheres to the Ohio Schools Operating Standards. St. Peter’s Catholic School accepts admission applications and, upon admission acceptance, scholarship applications for four school choice scholarship programs.
•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.
• EdChoice Expansion Scholarship (based on family income)
The Income-Based Scholarship Program is an expansion of the EdChoice Scholarship Program that provides scholarships to students from eligible families when the family’s income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. The scholarship is renewable through high school graduation. The State’s intention is that, each school year, a new grade will be added. This scholarship is based only on income and is available in any part of the state. Families currently enrolled at St. Peter’s are also eligible to apply.
• Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship
Any student in grades K-12 with a current Individualized Education Program (IEP) from their home school district is eligible to apply. The scholarship can be used toward tuition and services 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 and services at a participating school and/or costs for outside services like therapy and tutoring.

NORTHWEST OHIO SCHOLARSHIP FUND (NOSF)
The Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund provides scholarship assistance for low-income, K-8 students throughout northwest Ohio. The scholarships are awarded based on an annual lottery and proof of need. NOSF believes that income should not be a barrier to a quality education

FINANCIAL AID

• Annual Fund
St. Peter’s Catholic School encourages families who struggle paying tuition to apply for aid from the St. Peter’s Annual Fund. Aid is awarded on a firstcome, first-served basis and is based on financial need. After the application deadline, parents are notified of tuition assistance decisions from mid-May to mid-July. All awards are held in strict confidence between the Business Office and parents.

• Gift Certificate Programs
Kroger and Scrip Gift Certificate Programs carry great benefit for tuition credit. Credit is based on a percentage of certificate dollars purchased.