Tuition, Scholarships, and 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: A parent/guardian/family member must complete and accept financial responsibility for the student’s tuition by signing a Tuition/Fee Agreement. The following payment options are available:

  1. Full prepayment (2% discount if paid in full by July 31)
  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.

Tuition Assistance and Financial Aid

Every family applying to St. Peter’s School has the opportunity to request a scholarship and/or financial aid for their student(s). Working in partnership with parents/guardians, St. Peter’s School wants to ensure that the young people in our parish and local communities have a chance to receive an affordable Christian education.

SCHOLARSHIPS: Please contact the Tuition Office for more information and applications at 419-524-2572, Ext. 2103 or Ext. 2111.


St. Peter’s Parishioner Scholarship: This scholarship is offered to Catholic families who are registered members of a Catholic prsih in Richland and surrounding counties and who meet other participation criteria.

Monsignor Edward C. Dunn Foundation for Education Scholarships:

*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. Schoalrships 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.

*Scholarships are also available from the Capt. Christopher Britton ’94 Fund and an Anonymous Fund.



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 Choice 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.

Autism ScholarshipOffered by the State of Ohio, this scholarship is for any student who has been identified as a child with autism and has an Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship – Offered by the State of Ohio, this scholarship is for students who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP).

EdChoice Scholarship – Offered by the State of Ohio, this scholarship provides students from underperforming public schools the opportunity to attend participating private schools.

EdChoice Expansion Scholarship – Offered by the State of Ohio, this program provides low-income students who are entering kindergarten through grade 12 the opportunity to attend participating private schools.



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. Applications are accepted beginning November 1 at


FINANCIAL AID: Please contact the Tuition Office for more information at 419-524-2572, Ext. 2103.

Funding for financial aid is provided by gifts to the St. Peter’s School Annual Fund and by the Diocese of Toledo One Faith Many Blessings Endowment Fund.

FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment is conducting the financial aid analysis for St. Peter’s School for the 2019-2020 school year. Families applying for financial aid must complete an application and submit the necessary supporting documentation by June 30. There is no application fee. Applicants apply online.

Kroger Community Rewards Program and SCRIP Gift Card Program:

Kroger and Scrip gift certificate programs carry great benefit for tuition credit. Credit is based on a percentage of certificate dollars purchased. Family and friends can also designate the percentage of their Kroger purchases to St Peter’s School for your tuition. Online enrollment with Kroger is required.

When purchasing SCRIP gift cards, a percentage of each gift card purchased can be used as a payment toward tuition. Family and friends can also purchase gift cards and designate their percentages for your tuition.