Financial Assistance & Scholarship Information
We understand that the full cost of tuition at St. Vincent de Paul may be beyond the means of some outstanding students and families. In order to make St. Vincent affordable to as broad a range of families as possible, the school tries to provide assistance to students with demonstrated need. A separate application for financial aid is necessary and is reviewed by the Financial Aid Committee.
Though we are open to giving aid to all interested parties, we prioritize aid for St. Vincent de Paul Catholic families first and then Catholic families next. We try to make St. Vincent available for families willing to sacrifice for it. If you are a member of another parish, please ask your parish priest for scholarship assistance. At the same time, parents must be realistic in understanding that St. Vincent awards partial financial assistance and that the responsibility for affording the school rests primarily with the family.
Students must have been accepted for next year, with the registration agreement returned and fee paid, before families will be notified of any award. We need to know that families seeking aid are “all in” and not simply “shopping” for the best deal. In the sad but unlikely event the family goes through the financial aid process and the school cannot meet the family’s demonstrated need after a back and forth discussion with the principal, parents can send a hardship request to the principal to be released from the terms of the registration agreement and the registration fee will be refunded. We will not award aid if families have not kept up with their financial obligations from previous years.
FACTS works with St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School to provide an assessment of how much financial aid a family might qualify to receive. FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment is an independent, third party company that conducts financial analysis to determine your family’s financial need. Your educational institution receives a confidential report outlining your financial situation based on the information obtained in your application and supporting tax documents. If you are interested, please click on the apply: APPLY .
Here at Alabama Opportunity Scholarship Fund (AOSF) we believe that every child is unique, and every child learns differently. There are some children who will need a different learning environment to reach his or her potential. It’s about giving children the tools to help them succeed. Sometimes that means attending private school. AOSF was created to empower low-income parents to choose what is best for their child.
The application for the 2017-2018 school year will open at noon on March 1 for renewal scholarship families only. For application assistance, please call 1-888-386-2137.
Awards are distributed on a first-come, first served basis and in compliance with the Alabama Accountability Act (AAA). The AAA requires scholarship granting organizations to give priority to students zoned for a “failing school” as identified by the Alabama Department of Education and limits the number of scholarships that can be given to private school students. Priority of awards listed below:
1. A student zoned for a “failing school”, whether or not they are currently enrolled in a public or private school.
2. A public school student not zoned for a “failing school”. By law, scholarships may not be awarded to students zoned to a non-failing school until July 31st of each school year.