Tuition Assistance

In order to be considered for either the Diocesan Tuition Assistance program or our St. Mary Adopt-A-Student Tuition Assistance Form, you must complete and submit a FACTS Grant & Aid application for your family. There are only two deadlines in which to submit your FACTS application and one deadline in which to submit your Adopt-A-Student Tuition application for consideration:

  • March 15th – Diocesan (Round One) & Adopt-A-Student deadline
  • June 1st – Diocesan (Round Two) deadline

FACTS Grant & Aid (Dioceasan Financial Aid) – The Diocese of Cleveland provides tuition assistance through its Diocesan Tuition Assistance (DTA). These funds are dispersed yearly to needy families through a distribution process that takes into account family and school need, total number of children applying for aid, and total amount of funds available that year.  A FACTS Grant & Aid Application must be completed online at and submitted by March 15th along with the required supporting documentation and non-refundable application fee.

Adopt-A-Student Tuition Assistance (Parish Tuition Assistance) – The church of St. Mary of the Assumption provides tuition assistance based on need as determined by FACTS and amount of funds available. St. Mary of the Assumption families who want a Catholic education for their children but are unable to make full tuition payments may apply for Adopt-A-Student Tuition Assistance. You must complete, sign and submit by March 15th an Adopt-A-Student Tuition Assistance Application, in addition to the FACTS Grant & Aid Application as instructed above.

Additional requirements in order to be considered for Adopt-A-Student Tuition Assistance are your family must have completed the parent involvement hours and faithfully and regularly participate in Sunday Liturgy.

Horvath Endowment Tuition Fund – The Horvath Endowment was established by the family of Martha A. Horvath, in order to follow her wishes to provide financial assistance to families who believe in Catholic education but are unable to afford it. We are reaching out to families that may have considered our school as an education option for their child(ren) or who may have withdrawn from our school due to financial circumstances. In order for your family to be considered, you will need to complete and submit to Father Tom the short two-page Horvath Tuition Assistance Application. In an effort to establish a commitment by both parties, we will ask that you contribute a minimal monthly tuition amount.

If you have any questions, please contact Carol Lorek in the parish office at (440) 255-3404.

Additional Tuition Assistance Information…

Scholarship Opportunity – Due March 3, 2018 – Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union is awarding $50,000 in Catholic elementary and high school scholarships for the 2018 – 2019 academic year!  Scholarships will be based primarily on financial need and awarded in amounts of $500 and $100.  In order to apply for a scholarship, applicants must be a member of Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union, currently attend a Catholic elementary school or high school in Ohio, and be willing to submit proof of income if chosen as a finalist.  Families may only apply once during the application period. Online applications can be accessed at beginning Catholic Schools Week on Monday, January 29, 2018, until Friday, March 2, 2018. The scholarship funds will be sent directly to the Catholic school in the name of the family awarded the funds no later than mid-August. Please note that applications will not be accepted once the application period closes. Additionally, incomplete applications will not be considered. Once a scholarship application has been submitted, the applicant cannot change or alter any information on the form. Questions regarding the application process can be directed to: Dean Robinson, Catholic Outreach Coordinator, at (216) 478-0065 or email

Financial aid and scholarships are available through the Office of Catechetical Formation & Education.

The Catholic Education Endowment Trust (CEET) provides opportunities for scholarship assistance in the various ministries of Catholic Education within the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland.