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Diocesan Tuition Assistance Program

What is the Program?
The Diocesan Tuition Assistance Program provides financial assistance to families in Catholic schools in the Diocese of Arlington through the Rooted in Faith~Forward in Hope Capital Campaign Endowment. It is open to all qualified students whose parents might not otherwise be able to pay the full cost of tuition.

Spanish Overview

Who is Eligible?         
◾Students attending or accepted by a Diocese of Arlington Catholic school (K-12)                 
◾Preschool and Pre-K is not eligible.
◾Not applicable to students of private Catholic schools associated with the Diocese and/or international students.
◾Students who are Catholic and members of a parish in the Diocese of Arlington or military base parish.
◾Families residing within the boundaries of the Diocese of Arlington and are registered and active members of a diocesan parish or a military base parish.                

How Do I Apply?               
◾Submit a financial aid assessment application and all supporting tax documentation by the due date. 
◾Applications will be completed electronically online at
◾Only one application is required per family. 
◾Remit a processing fee.
◾Families seeking aid for students in BOTH ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOL should follow the high school submission date.

Due Dates:
HIGH SCHOOL - January 23, 2017
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - March 17, 2017

For More Information: 
Tuition Assistance Awards - Awards are made for one academic year
Award decision - Please contact your school
Questions Regarding Process - contact Mary Manilla-Smith,  703-841-2519, Questions Regarding Application - contact FACTS Grant & Aid at 1-866-441-4637, or online at

Diocese of Arlington Scholarship Foundation

Funding for the Diocese of Arlington Scholarship Foundation is provided by individuals or businesses who receive 65% tax credit for their donation to the Scholarship Foundation.

Scholarships recipients criteria:

  • Families must complete a financial aid assessment to verify income level.
  • Family income cannot exceed 300% of the federal poverty guidelines.
  • For Students with disabilities, the family's household income must be less than 400% of the federal poverty guidelines.
  • Refer to the current Federal Poverty Guidelines Worksheet.
  • Additionally, recipients must be new to the Diocesan school system and residents of Virginia.
  • Transfer from public school or Transfer from out of state or Enroll in Kindergarten or first grade.
  • First grade students must transfer from either a public school or out of state.
  • OR, recipient must have received this scholarship the previous year.

The Diocesan Scholarship Foundation (tax credit) application must be completed by the local school and submitted to the Office of Catholic Schools. The amount awarded from this fund is limited by legislation, but can be supplemented by other tuition assistance funds.