Catholic School Parents

Why Choose Catholic Schools?


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. In addition to the newly created Good Samaritan Scholarship Fund, the Diocese of Youngstown Foundation Tuition Assistance Fund has been in existence since 2000 with the establishment of the 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 from either fund, use the FACTS tuition management system to complete the application. The application period is from December 1st through March 1st with the awards announced in early May. Download instructions for getting started with FACTS Grant & Aid.

Note that many schools also use the information from FACTS Aid.

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

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.

Safe Environment

“The parents and guardians who entrust their families to our care must be assured that every reasonable precaution will be taken by the diocese when it employs or accepts volunteer service from any person who will be ministering to children and/or vulnerable adults.”

-Catholic Diocese of Youngstown, Safe Environment Policy for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults

Student Information Systems

Parents of current students can log in to your student information system here: