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Tuition Assistance/Scholarships

St. Patrick Catholic School Tuition Assistance

At St. Patrick, we work with families to help make Catholic education affordable for all.   To be eligible for financial aid, applicants must

  • Be accepted / enrolled
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be current with all financial obligations owed to St Patrick Catholic School
The application process consists of completing the FACTS Grant & Aid application and submitting supporting documentation. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure FACTS has all the necessary data. It is recommended you allow 2 weeks lead time to ensure the deadline is met.
  • Items to Remember:  
    • We encourage all current school families, including those with current 8th graders who are planning on attending a Catholic high school, to apply during round 1, priority period.  Majority of awards from Halo are given out during Priority Round.
    • Funding is limited. Current families who submit application after Regular Round will not receive the same award that would have been allocated in earlier rounds. This does not apply to current families who experience an unexpected hardship.
    • Financial Aid applications must be renewed each year.                                                       
SPS Tuition Assistance Form for 2024-2025 school year will be available soon.
HALO Initiative The Halo Initiative supports Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Dallas in getting students to college & heaven. It operates on the belief that Catholic education changes lives & improves communities, and that a family’s ability to pay should not limit their access to a better life through one of our Catholic Schools. Over $1.9 million in direct, need-based tuition assistance is awarded each year to students across Catholic schools in the Diocese of Dallas.   All families that apply for St. Patrick Tuition Assistance are automatically considered for the Halo Initiative. Please note that current school families applying after April 1, 2023, are not eligible for HALO funds.  
ACE Scholarships ACE Scholarships provides need-based scholarships and once approved, a student’s scholarship can be renewed each year. To be eligible for an ACE scholarship, families must meet the HHS Poverty Income Guidelines.  ACE Scholarship applications will be available between March 1 and April 30.  All families wanting to apply for an ACE Scholarship will submit application through FACTS.
 The Jethsuby Scholarship Fund of the Catholic Foundation The Jethsuby Scholarship Fund was created by Dr. and    Mrs. Mauricio Delgado through the Catholic Foundation in December 2009 with the mission to provide Hispanic students the necessary resources to obtain a Catholic education. The fund will provide scholarships to Hispanic students (must have one parent born outside of the United States) attending or planning to attend Catholic elementary school in the Diocese of Dallas and may be up to 50% of the parish tuition rate, depending on financial need. For additional information and an application, please see the fund's website at Please note the following documentation is needed in   addition to the application:
  •   FACTS Grant and Aid Application must be completed
  •   Letter of recommendation from teacher or principal 
  •   Letter of recommendation from parish pastor
  •   School transcript
  • The application deadline (including all supporting documentation) is typically in early March.


High School/ Scholarship Opportunities:

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas offers a one-time scholarship award of $500 for an 8th grade student who is entering a local Catholic high school. The award is presented the first week of June. Click here for more details and the scholarship application.  

The Catholic Foundation Scholarship Fund The Board of Trustees of The Catholic Foundation has renewed a scholarship fund for each Diocesan Catholic high school for the 2018-19 school year. In addition to other criteria, students must be of the Catholic faith and must present a need. Students planning to attend one of the Catholic high schools who might be eligible for one of these scholarships should contact the high school directly for more information.