The primary responsibility for financing a scholar's education rests with the family which undertakes a financial commitment and sacrifice in deciding to send their children to a Catholic school. Although paying for education is first and foremost the responsibility of a family, each school, parish and the Archdiocese of Baltimore devote significant funds each year to financial aid programs to assist. Our school communities benefit by attracting scholars that otherwise would not be able to attend our schools.
St. Frances offers a financial aid program to assist some families demonstrating need. Nearly 65% of our students receive some form of financial assistance.
Additional Funding Opportunities
A number of organizations provide funding opportunities for students to attend private or Catholic institutions in Maryland. The grands and scholarships below have their own due dates and requirements for application. Please contact them individually if you are interested.
- G.B. Charities, Inc.
- The Maryland Knights of Columbus Scholarship Program
- The Knott Scholarship Funds
- The Colleen and Erin Marlatt Scholarship Fund
- The Theresa F. Truschel Charitable Foundation, Inc.
In 2016, the State of Maryland enacted the Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today (BOOST) Program. BOOST provides scholarships for K-12 students who are eligible for the free or reduced–price meals program to attend eligible nonpublic schools. Awards are granted based on household income, with the lowest income served first. The program allows families to use awarded funds to find the best educational fit for their needs. Maryland’s BOOST Scholarship Program provides nearly $7.5 million in scholarships, to eligible students, for use toward tuition at a qualifying nonpublic school of their choice.
Eligibility is determined by family income, as follows:
- $30,451 or less for a family of 2
- $38,443 or less for a family of 3
- $46,435 or less for a family of 4
- $54,427 or less for a family of 5
You must apply for BOOST through the State of Maryland - please visit the Maryland State Department of Education BOOST Scholarship page to apply.
The application for the 2019-2020 school year has closed, and the application for the 2020-2021 year has not yet opened. Please remember, to apply or re-apply for a BOOST scholarship, you must first apply for your child to attend a qualifying nonpublic school, such as St. Frances Academy.