Scholarship & Tuition Assistance
Various options are available for families who would like to attend St. Mary School but need assistance with tuition:
St. Mary School is the only approved provider of the Ohio Ed Choice and Ed Choice Expansion Scholarships in Marion County. These scholarships will pay the full cost of tuition and are renewable thru 8th grade as long as a student continues to meet the scholarship criteria.
The following students are eligible to apply for a 2019-2020 Ed Choice Scholarship:
- Children who attend or would be assigned to Taft, Hayes, George Washington, Garfield, McKinley or Ridgedale Elementary School next fall including those entering Kindergarten
- Children who are “open enrolled” who would be assigned to Taft, Hayes, George Washington, Garfield, McKinley or Ridgedale Elementary School
- Children who are home schooled who would be assigned to Taft, Hayes, George Washington, Garfield, McKinley or Ridgedale Elementary School
- Students new to Ohio who would be assigned to Taft, Hayes, George Washington, Garfield, McKinley or Ridgedale Elementary School
Students not living in an Ed Choice district entering Kindergarten thru 6th grade may qualify for the Ed Choice Expansion program. These scholarships are available to students whose family income is below 200% of the federal income guidelines. Families must provide proof of income which will be verified by the Ohio Department of Education. FederalPovertyGuidelines2019-2020.
Ed Choice Forms
The following forms may be printed for your convenience or obtained in the school office.
Ed Choice Scholarship applications will be taken until July 31st. Scholarships may be limited therefore it is recommended you apply as early as possible. Call the school office for more information or visit http://www.education.ohio.gov/edchoice
The first step to qualify your child for financial assistance at St. Mary School is completing the FACTS Financial Assistance Application at www.factstuitionaid.com. The application is used to determine financial assistance from the Diocese of Columbus. After the amount of Diocesan assistance is determined, additional tuition assistance at the local level is available to qualifying students. The application fee will be refunded to families who submit proof of payment to the school office.
The Father Fred Furey Fund provides assistance to help defray the cost of tuition at St. Mary School. Interested families should print and complete the form below and return it with your current tax return to the school office.