Scholarship & fINANCIAL aiD Resources for Parents

EdChoice Scholarship

As a result of Ohio House Bill 33, signed into law on July 4, 2023, all K-12 students in Ohio are now eligible for an EdChoice Scholarship that can be used toward Catholic School tuition. This includes currently enrolled children as well as any new student beginning their Catholic School experience.

The EdChoice Scholarship will cover a portion, or in some cases, the full cost of a family’s Catholic school tuition. A student’s specific EdChoice amount depends on the family’s 2023 gross adjusted income and family size. The amount could be as much as $6,166 per year for a student in grades K-8, and $8,408 per year for a student in grades 9-12.

Returning families are already aware of the value of Catholic education. Families interested in pursuing a Catholic education for the first time should contact the local Catholic School Principal who will be happy to assist you. Availability for new enrollments will vary by location.

Application for Financial Aid

The Diocese of Youngstown is committed to making Catholic Schools affordable for families who desire a quality Catholic education for their children. 

To apply for tuition assistance, use the FACTS tuition management system to complete the application. Download instructions for getting started with FACTS Grant & Aid.

Information from FACTS Aid is used for Diocesan and school-based aid.

Families can create or log in to a FACTS account online at

Diocese of Youngstown Foundation Tuition Assistance Fund

The Diocese of Youngstown Foundation Tuition Assistance Fund has been in existence since 2000 with the establishment of the founding fund,  the Mary Ellen Cushwa Wolsonovich Scholarship Fund. This fund was instituted by the Cushwa-Wolsonovich families to honor Mary Ellen’s commitment and dedication to the schools in the Diocese of Youngstown. 

To apply for tuition assistance, use the FACTS tuition management system to complete the application. The primary application period is from December 1st through March 15th with the awards announced in May.

Good Samaritan Scholarship Fund

The Good Samaritan Scholarship Fund has been established by the Diocese of Youngstown as a scholarship granting organization (SGO). 

Donations to the Good Samaritan Scholarship Fund will be utilized to award scholarships to students attending Catholic schools in the Diocese of Youngstown with a priority to support low-income families that seek high quality educational opportunities for their children.

As a result of legislation passed in 2021, Ohio taxpayers who wish to support Catholic education in Ohio now have the opportunity to receive an income tax credit. Please see our flyer & FAQs for details.

Donations may be submitted to the Office of Catholic Schools accompanied by the donation form.


Need-based tuition assistance may be available at each Catholic school to award to students who demonstrate financial need. Contact your child’s school to learn of available local options.


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