Students can qualify for partial or full tuition assistance, based on family income
August 1, 2023
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The Diocese of Youngstown’s Office of Catholic Schools is pleased to announce that EdChoice Scholarships are now applicable to Catholic school tuition, as a result of Ohio House Bill 33, which was signed into law on July 4, 2023. All K-12 students in Ohio are eligible to apply for EdChoice Scholarships, beginning with the 2023-2024 school year.
Mary Fiala, Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Youngstown, comments, “We are excited for this opportunity for our current families as well as for new families, who may have considered a Catholic education before but felt that it was out of their financial reach. As we have always done, we welcome Catholic families as well as any family who desires a faith-filled environment for their family.”
EdChoice Scholarships can cover a portion, or in some cases, the full cost of a student’s Catholic school tuition, based on their family’s 2022 gross adjusted income and family size. Scholarships can be as high as $6,165 per school year for students in grades K-8 and $8,407 per year for students in grades 9-12.
Prospective Catholic school students and those who are already enrolled in a Catholic school are both eligible to apply for EdChoice Scholarships. Families who are interested in pursuing a Catholic education for their children should contact the principal at the school of their choice to inquire about availability for new enrollments or to learn more about how to apply.
Parents and students can find more EdChoice Scholarship information on the diocesan Office of Catholic Schools’ website (doy.org/edchoice/) , as well as the website for the Ohio Department of Education.