The Board of Directors strives to make a Catholic education affordable for all. The full cost to educate one student at Delone Catholic is $8,290 for the 2019-20 school year. With base tuition for 2019-20 of $6,300 (for students in supporting parishes), every family actually receives some scholarship support even before applying for additional support. Supporting Catholic deanery parishes contribute more than $600,000 annually thus providing scholarships for every student and family. The amount of this support is more for parishioners of these parishes. We encourage Maryland families to seek assistance from their own parish.
Tuition assistance can only be determined by applying to the FACTS service. FACTS is an objective and professional organization that specializes in student aid analysis using federal methodology. Delone Catholic uses the services of FACTS to assist us in determining the assistance amount for each family. After examining each family situation, a decision is made on eligibility for tuition assistance. Priority will be given to Catholic families who are registered in their Parish and actively participate in parish life.
The online tuition assistance application through FACTS is available by Jan. 31. Both Pennsylvania and Maryland residents should complete the FACTS online application. In order to fill out the application, you will need a complete copy of this years’s or last year’s IRS Form 1040, your current W-2’s and your current PA-40 or utility bill. There is a processing fee of approximately $30 for this application.
Tuition assistance provided by Delone Catholic High School comes from a variety of generous supporters, including local parishes, generous benefactors and the Neumann Scholarship Program. The Neumann Scholarship, administered by the Diocese of Harrisburg, uses Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) funds; these funds in turn come from generous businesses who direct their tax dollars to provide tuition subsidies for our students. Only Pennsylvania residents are eligible for Neumann Scholarships. In addition to the Neumann Scholarships, Delone Catholic has additional tuition assistance funds established by a variety of benefactors. Interest earned each year is given out in tuition assistance to both Pennsylvania and Maryland residents.
Note: When you submit your FACTS, you are automatically considered for these tuition assistance funds. If you receive any of these funds, you will be notified by July 31.
The deadline to submit your FACTS application is April 15. In order to make sure that you are eligible for tuition assistance, you must meet all deadlines. After the deadline, we cannot guarantee tuition assistance since funds will diminish and may not be available at a later date.
Delone Catholic High School will contact you by letter by the July 31 and any tuition assistance awarded will be applied to your FACTS account.
We understand that hardships can occur. A parent can be laid off, lose a job or encounter medical problems. If your family experiences at least a 10 percent decrease in income, write to the Finance Committee explaining the change in situation. The committee will review your eligibility for additional assistance.