EdChoice and EdChoice Expansion Scholarships
Ohio’s EdChoice Expansion Scholarship is available to families that qualify based on income. This scholarship has been significantly expanded. If your family makes below the annual household income you would be eligible for free tuition. Once your student qualifies they will remain eligible through 12th grade.
Ohio’s EdChoice Scholarship is available to students that are deemed eligible by being assigned to a designated public school. New this year- you can search your address using the tool here and see if your student would be assigned to an eligible school.
Mrs. King can answer any questions you might have about EdChoice and walk you through the application process. Contact her at email@example.com or 937-866-3021.
Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship
Bishop Leibold is an official provider of The Jon Peterson Special Needs (JPSN) Scholarship. This program provides scholarships to students in grades K-12 who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP). If you think your student might be eligible, please contact Mrs. Slemker, firstname.lastname@example.org, 937-434-9343.
The Catholic Education Foundation for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati (CEF)
CEF Tuition Assistance
The traditional cycle for CEF elementary tuition assistance grants is open from now through February 3rd. To apply families will need to fully complete a FACTS Grant and Aid application by inputting financial information (such as sources of income, assets, and household expenses) including their prior year tax return and W2s. FACTS then uses an internally built calculation to determine financial need based on the family’s ability to pay. Please note that a student is not eligible to receive a CEF Scholarship if he or she is on an Ohio EdChoice Scholarship or Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship that covers their full tuition balance. CEF funds can only be applied to a remaining tuition balance. The CEF funds are not able to be applied to any outstanding fees or back owed tuition. Learn more and apply online here: https://catholicbestchoice.org/catholic-education-foundation-tuition-assistance
There will be 250, $1000 tuition scholarships available to incoming preschool and kindergarten students. To be eligible, the student(s) must be the first child in their immediate family to attend a Catholic school. Each family must complete an application at https://catholicbestchoice.org/affordability/. These scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. More information on this program can be found as an attachment to this email.
Bishop Leibold Financial Aid
The application for financial assistance through FACTS is now open. A budgeted amount of money has been set aside for tuition assistance. This program addresses the economic needs of Bishop Leibold families. The number of eligible applicants and the amount of assistance available will be a factor in determining the distribution of the aid. Families requesting tuition assistance should apply online via FACTS before April 1, 2023. Just log in to your FACTS account and hit the green start application button under the grants and aid header on the top, right corner of your home screen. When applying via FACTS, please have your most recent year tax information available, as you will be asked to provide this information. Financial assistance will be given only to families that fill out the application in FACTS for the 2023-2024 school year. Information that you provide is held in the strictest confidence. Families should be registered for next school year prior to submitting financial assistance applications.
Additional Scholarship Opportunities
A number of private annual scholarships for students entering grades 5-8 are also available. Information will be sent home to those families directly.
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Have you heard about EdChoice?
The state of Ohio has significantly expanded the income guidelines for eligibility.