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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 EdChoice and EdChoice 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.

EdChoice

The following students entering kindergarten through 5th grade are eligible to apply for a 2020-2021 EdChoice Scholarship:

  • Children who attend or would be assigned to Taft Elementary, Hayes Elementary, Garfield Elementary, George Washington Elementary or McKinley Elementary in Marion City or Ridgedale Elementary
  • Children who are “open enrolled” who would be assigned to Taft Elementary, Hayes Elementary, Garfield Elementary, George Washington Elementary or McKinley Elementary in Marion City or Ridgedale Elementary
  • Children who are home schooled who would be assigned to Taft Elementary, Hayes Elementary, Garfield Elementary, George Washington Elementary or McKinley Elementary in Marion City or Ridgedale Elementary
  • Students new to Ohio who would be assigned to Taft Elementary, Hayes Elementary, Garfield Elementary, George Washington Elementary or McKinley Elementary in Marion City or Ridgedale Elementary

EdChoice Expansion

Students not living in an EdChoice district entering kindergarten thru 8th grade may qualify for the EdChoice Expansion program.  These scholarships are open 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.  Federal Poverty Guidelines for 2020-2021

Ed Choice Forms

The following forms may be printed for your convenience or obtained in the school office.

EdChoice Application Form

Acceptable Forms of Address Verification

Income Verification Form

Ed Choice Scholarship applications will be taken until all available scholarships have been awarded.  Scholarships may be limited therefore it is recommended you apply as early as possible. Call the school office at 740-382-1607 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.

Application for Fr. Furey Scholarship