Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance

To be considered for Tuition Assistance from Lake Catholic High School and the Diocese of Cleveland, families must submit a completed application to FACTS
  • Complete the FACTS Application online. 
  • Families with a new student entering Lake Catholic for the 2019-2020 school year may submit an "early decision" application beginning in October 2018 through mid-January 2019 (utilizing their 2017 tax return).
  • Families with only returning students for the 2019-2020 school year or those that missed the early decision deadline can begin applying for tuition assistance in January 2019 but must apply utilizing their 2018 tax return.
  • Applications for Tuition Assistance from Lake Catholic and the Diocese of Cleveland will be accepted until June 1, 2019 or until funds are exhausted.  Families wishing to submit an application for Tuition Assistance after June 1, 2019 must first call the Business Office.
  • Please note that while all students should be included on the FACTS application regardless of grade, families should check with their other schools to determine the process for applying for financial aid at each school.

Other Types of Tuition Assistance

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  • Grants and Discounts

    • Multi-Student Grant: Families who are paying tuition for multiple children enrolled simultaneously will receive a $1,000 grant for their second child and a $3,000 grant for their third child. The fourth child enrolled simultaneously is free.
    • The Legacy (Alumni) Grant is offered to students who are the children or grandchildren of Lake Catholic alumni.  This grant is $300 for the members of the Class of 2021-2022 and $250 for all other students.  Maximum one grant per student, per year.
    • Prepayment Discounts are offered to families who pay their student’s annual tuition in full by June 30th ($200) or by semester by June 30th and December 31st ($50 per semester).
    • TRIP - Tuition Reduction Incentive Program: T.R.I.P. is a program through which tuition credits can be earned simply by purchasing gift cards for stores and restaurants.  Credits are applied to tuition accounts in December and May.  You do not have to have a child enrolled at Lake Catholic to participate.  Your family and friends can purchase gift cards and designate their credits to a tuition account or our Tuition Assistance Fund.  Credits can also be designated to a future student’s account!  For more information, visit TRIP North LLC.
  • Scholarships

    • Catholic Teacher's Scholarship:  Lake Catholic’s Catholic Teacher’s Scholarship is awarded to students who are the children of full-time teachers in a Catholic school.  The students receive a $1,500 scholarship each year with a maximum of one scholarship per student, per year.  Families must send documentation of this full-time employment to the Business Office before the start of each school year.
    • Bishops' Scholarship for Excellence:  The Catholic Education Endowment Trust (CEET) was established in 1976 by the Cleveland Catholic Diocese to promote Catholic education, provide support for religious education programs, and to offer tuition-aid scholarships to families with financial need who desired a Catholic education for their children. As part of this initiative, CEET sponsors a scholarship program to encourage the pursuit of excellence in Catholic education. More information about this scholarship can be found HERE.
    • The John L. Patton Memorial Scholarship:  The John L. Patton Memorial Scholarship was established in 2008 by James G. Cardillo and is held by the Catholic Community Foundation. This scholarship is awarded to a student who is the child or grandchild of a veteran or person currently serving in the military who exhibit financial need.  More information about this scholarship can be found HERE.
    • The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland School Employee Fund:  The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland School Employee Fund was established by Bishop Nelson J. Pere in collaboration with the Catholic Community Foundation and the Office of Catechetical Formation & Education through the generosity of donor funds during the 2018-19 academic year.  Due to an overwhelming response by the school community of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, the donor has renewed their gift to make this essential assistance available again for the 2019-2020 school year.  More information about this scholarship can be found HERE.
    • Chalta-Sprungle Memorial Scholarship for Ninth Grade:  The Cleveland High School and Academy Lay Teachers Association (CHALTA) believes in Catholic education and the values that it inspires. CHALTA desires that as many people as possible within the Diocese of Cleveland participate in that education and its benefits. More information about this scholarship can be found HERE.
    • The Tim Armelli Scholarship Fund was established in 2018 in honor of the former Lake Catholic teacher, coach and friend.  Tim taught Physical Education/Health from 1979 to 1997.  During his tenure, Tim also coached the football and wrestling teams for 18 years; was the wrestling head coach from 1985 to 1997, and won a wrestling State Championship in 1989.  This scholarship is awarded to two students who live in the Willowick, Willoughby and Wickliffe areas. Students with financial needs or special needs are encouraged to apply. The scholarship form can be accessed HERE.