Although tuition at Holy Family School (HFS) continues to be an excellent value as compared to the tuition in other dioceses and in private schools, we realize that it puts a serious strain on some family budgets.
In order to assist families in need, tuition assistance for HFS is available to our families through the
Foundation for Catholic Education supporting Chester County
) and Business Leaders Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS) by way of the EITC (Educational Improvement Tax Credit) program, and through Holy Family’s in-house program, Shepherd A Student (SAS). These programs continue to be invaluable assets to our school families.
is under contract with Holy Family to independently assess the ability of each family to pay for the education of their children. The application process is not intended to intimidate, rather, it ensures that the amount of aid given to each family is objective and that as many needy students as possible receive help. All information is confidential and is independently reviewed. Families currently receiving tuition assistance must reapply each year for the next school year.
If you have any questions when completing the application, you may call SMART Aid directly at 800-360-8027 or HFS at 610-933-7562. We would be happy to help.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MARCH 15.
. The online application process is the ONLY method you can use to apply this year. Before you start, please look at the
SMART Aid Application Instructions
found on the right. Then
to complete the
Online Aid Application
and submit it with $25 and the required documentation to SMART Aid electronically.
Copy all forms for your records.
WHEN UPLOADING DOCUMENTS TO SMART AID, PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER, SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, AND ANY OTHER PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT COULD COMPROMISE YOUR IDENTITY IS BLACKED OUT.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line AID APPLICATION SUBMITTED. This allows us to track your application process with SMART Aid.
EITC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
To qualify for an EITC scholarship, an eligible student is defined as a school age student who is enrolled in a school located in this Commonwealth, and who is a member of a household with an annual household income that meets the following guidelines.
|Number of Dependents
|Add $15,270 for each additional dependent
Income guidelines are for EITC funding only. Income Guidelines for other funding sources vary.
We realize that sometimes families encounter financial difficulties even though their income exceeds the EITC guidelines.
Since HFS does have non-EITC funds available for distribution, we suggest if this is the case, you fill out and submit the PSAS forms anyway.
*Applications submitted after March 15 will be accepted but the majority of funds will be disbursed to the applicant pool received by the March 15 deadline. Newly registered families may apply on an ongoing basis.