Diocese of Peoria, Spalding Scholarship Application Information
Tuition assistance scholarship grants from the endowment fund established as a result of the Diocese of Peoria ROOTED IN FAITH Campaign and named in honor of Archbishop Spalding the first Bishop of Peoria, will be available for the 2020-21 school year for students enrolled in or intending to enroll in grades Kindergarten through 12 in any Catholic school located in the Diocese of Peoria whose families are members of a Catholic parish in the diocese. All grants will be based on financial need objectively assessed.
Parents are encouraged to apply online at: online.factsmgt.com/aid. This is the only step needed to be eligible for the Spalding Scholarship Assistance. Deadline date for the completed application is April 10, 2020. Notification of grant awards will be made by late May/early June.
IL Tax Credit Scholarship Program Information
Families can take advantage of the Tax Credit Scholarship program offered through the State of Illinois. This scholarship program is separate from assistance received by completing the FACTS application. The school highly recommends all families seeking assistance from the Diocese and parishes to also complete the application for this scholarship. This is a highly competitive scholarship, and registration starts January 15, 2020. See attachment for details and go to: https://empowerillinois.org/ for more information.
Parish Financial Assistance
Our school parishes subsidize tuition for registered parishioners attending K-8 at Corpus Christi Catholic School. The actual cost to educate one student is over $7,500 per year. The subsidies received from the parishes help to reduce the tuition for each child by over $2000. Families in need for additional tuition assistance may be eligible for support from their respective parish. Parish assistance is offered to qualifying families after the scholarships from the Diocese and Empower Illinois have been awarded. The application for the Diocese scholarships is reviewed by the parish administration for families needing additional support. Notification of parish assistance to families is made in June. It is recommended to reach out to your respective parish office if families need the additional parish assistance.