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Financial Aid

Saint Frances offers a financial aid program to assist some families demonstrating need. Most of our students receive some form of financial assistance. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.

Additional Funding Opportunities

A number of organizations provide funding opportunities for students to attend Catholic institutions in Maryland. The grants and scholarships below have their own due dates and requirements for application. Please contact them individually if you are interested.

BOOST Program

The State of Maryland enacted the Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today (BOOST) Program. The BOOST program 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.

The 2024-2025 BOOST Application will open in Spring 2024! The deadline to submit BOOST Program scholarship applications is May 10, 2024.

If you have technical questions regarding your application, please email the Maryland State Department of Education at boost.msde@maryland.gov. We wish the best to all who applied!

How to Apply for FAFSA

Seniors may apply for financial aid for college from Jan. 1 through March 1. Parents may use their tax returns or W2s to apply. The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.gov and should be completed online.

Procedures to Apply for Financial Aid

  • Apply for a PIN for both parent and student. The PIN is a four-digit number, which allows you to electronically sign your online application. www.pin.ed.gov.
  • Gather documents needed to apply, including last year’s tax return, W-2 forms and PIN.
  • Go to www.fafsa.gov to begin the process. Submit the FAFSA online and print out your confirmation number. If you haven’t completed your tax return yet, you can estimate your answers and return later to make corrections. March 1 is the Maryland deadline, and financial aid is on a “first-come, first-serve basis.” Do NOT go to www.fafsa.com or you will have to pay.
  • Include a Maryland college on your FAFSA, even if you don’t want to go to college in-state. If you apply for a college after submitting the FAFSA, you will need to add that college to your FAFSA.
  • You will be sent a SAR or a Student Aid Report. If necessary, make changes or corrections and resubmit for processing.
  • College award letters will be sent to you.
  • Review award packages from your colleges and compare amounts and types of aid.
  • As soon as you know which school you want to attend, call the Financial Aid office of that school. The office will assist and help you with any financial issues.
  • Don’t forget – you need to re-apply for financial aid each year you are in college.

College Visits &
Senior College Round Robin

Many prestigious colleges and universities visit St. Frances throughout the year. Please take advantage of these opportunities by signing up in the Guidance Office. Parents are always welcome!

Seniors will have the opportunity to interact with 4 prestigious colleges on the last Friday in September. The College Round Robin will take place on that morning.

Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to take advantage of College Fairs such as the Fall National College Fair at the Baltimore Convention Center. Fairs are designed for high school students to meet admissions representatives and discover where they want to apply to college.

NCAA Eligibility

If you are considering playing collegiate Division I or II athletics, please follow the directions below. Download the free Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete at EligibilityCenter.org.

  • Register in the Spring of your Junior year at EligibilityCenter.org
  • Saint Frances Academy’s school code is 210-185.
  • Payment of $75 or fee waiver from me, if you qualify.
  • Request a transcript from me after you register.

Contact

Our College Adviser, Mr. Jerry Miles, is available for assistance with any college planning and preparation and may be reached at: college.advising@sfacademy.org or (410) 539-5794 x25 or fax: 410-685-2650.