Tuition Assistance Programs 2016-17
There are a number of financial aid opportunities for Saint Laurence families:
The primary source for EITC and OSTC funds for St. Laurence Families is the Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS). Businesses are able to donate to specific schools and receive Pennsylvania tax credits.
CONTACT MS. TUCKER AT 610-449-0600 X212 FOR EITC INFORMATION YOUR EMPLOYER NEEDS; YOUR STUDENT COULD DIRECTLY BENEFIT FROM EMPLOYER PARTICIPATION IN EITC PROGRAMS.
This year, the application process ends on October 31st. Please open this link to access the application and read the instructions: Smart Aid 2016-17 SLS instructions
**UPDATE: The process for 2017-18 will begin soon; please refer back to this site or the SmartAid webpage.
The SmartAid Program provides a Parent Hotline which is open 24/7 and provides an email address where parents may submit questions. All supporting documentation may be uploaded directly from your home computer.
NOTE: the application you complete for BLOCS may be used for other financial aid resources such as BRAVO, Bridge funds, alumni tuition support and private donations. Monies awarded for tuition support may not be used for uniform purchases, CARES fees or miscellaneous school costs unless specifically noted by the funding source.
Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia
The Children’s Scholarship Fund is a privately funded program dedicated to broadening educational opportunities for children by helping low-income families afford the cost of tuition at private K-8th grade schools. All Philadelphia families are encouraged to apply!!!
This is a lottery! Applications are available in English, Spanish and other languages. Online submissions are the method of submitting your application. If your child is selected, he/she will be automatically eligible for this scholarship for four consecutive years.
Currently more than 54,000 Philadelphia children have a CSFP scholarship to attend a private or parochial school. Due to the generous support of area donors, CSFP was able to offer an additional 2,000 NEW K-8th grade scholarship awards to students this upcoming year.
CSF has moved up the starting date for the 2017-18 Academic Year application process; parents may start the application process as September 14th, 2016. Priority will be given to applications submitted by November 15th, 2016.
Refer to www.csfphiladelphia.org or call 215-670-8411 for additional information.
Other forms of financial aid become available throughout the year when we receive monies from Foundations, grant funds, and even random alumni donations.
Scholarships of varying amounts are available through the SLS Faculty Scholarship, the Msgr. Herron Scholarship, Higgins Scholarship, etc. Parents are urged to read the information brought home by their children as well as this page.
Contact Maria Tucker, Development Director:
610-449-0600 ext. 212
Appointments available outside normal school hours