Assistance Options

We believe that any student who wants to attend St Mary’s should be provided that opportunity. As a private Catholic school, we recognize that the cost of attending may be a challenge. We take this challenge seriously and work hard for our families.

The Financial Assistance process is separate from the admissions process. Financial Assistance decisions will only be made after a student has applied to and been accepted to St. Mary’s Parish School.

The Diocese of Springfield provides, on a limited basis, financial assistance to students entering kindergarten through Grade 8 with documented financial need. Awards are based on the applicant’s ability to pay tuition as determined by the information submitted on the application form to the FACTS Management Company. You must apply online in order to be considered for assistance.


Our goal is to always find a way to make a Catholic education possible.

Apply at The application deadline is May 1, 2024.

Several instructional videos have been created to aid in the completion of the application.  Click the below links to learn about that topic.  The video will play in a new window.  Each video is password protected which will display when you hover over the link.

Introduction to the required tax documents

Federal Tax Schedules C & F

Federal Tax Schedule E

Uploading file to the Grant & Aid Application

Financial Assistance Options

Financial assistance in the form of grants and scholarships are available to eligible families with students in grades Kindergarten – Grade 8, who apply online. The Diocese of Springfield uses an independent consultant, FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment, to evaluate family financial need.  Anyone whom wishes to be considered for tuition assistance from the Diocese and St. Mary’s Parish School for the 2024-2025 school year must apply at   Families need to submit only one application to cover all of their children enrolled in Diocesan schools. The application fee is $40.

The Diocese of Springfield provides need based financial assistance to students who are enrolled at St. Mary’s Parish School. FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment online Applications must be completed by May 1st for consideration.

Please note: In cases of divorce, both parents must apply for financial aid.

 FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment

Home Parish Vouchers

Several local parishes and some local faith communities offer direct vouchers to members of their congregation. Check with your pastor for details.

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Parish School Sibling Discount

Families who have multiple children enrolled at St. Mary’s Parish School (Kindergarten – Grade 8) will receive a discount off the base tuition of $300.00 for the second student and $450 for each additional student.

St. Mary's Parish School Scholarships

Applications for Scholarship opportunities are made available as part of the completion of the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment application.

There are several scholarship opportunities for students. They may be merit based or needs based.​

  • Christy Fedor Memorial Scholarship
  • Shelia Hagan Meyer Scholarship
    George Avery Memorial Tuition Assistance Scholarship
    Father Brian McGrath Scholarship
    Sr. Christine Lavoie Scholarship
    Sr. M. Gill Reilly Scholarship
    Juli Jensen-Derrig Memorial Scholarship
  • The Northside Creamery Scholarship
  • SaintsSupportSaints Scholarship
  • Westfield Academy Scholarship in Memory of Jim Shea

RaiseRight Program

The RaiseRight Program is a great way to help offset tuition costs. Consult with the school office for more details.