Careful planning has been undertaken to keep the cost of Catholic education within reach of families. The tuition assistance program is one of the ways that the Archdiocese of Washington helps many children realize the dream of a Catholic education. Over the past four years, the tuition assistance program has increased from offering $800,000 to over $5 million. Application for tuition assistance is through TADS.


Applications for the 2018-2019 Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance Program will be available online beginning Monday, September 25, 2017. The deadline for returning families to apply for Archdiocesan tuition assistance for the 2018-2019 school year is Friday, December 1, 2017.

The deadline for new families to apply is Monday, February 5, 2018.

ALL families MUST apply to be considered for additional tuition assistance through the school.

Families may apply online by logging onto and completing the following steps:

Click on “Education” 
Click on “Catholic Schools” 
Click on “Tuition Assistance”
Click on the appropriate (English or Spanish) “TADS - Financial Aid Application” link


Families may apply by logging into TADS directly at to return to your existing account or to create a new account.


You also may contact the following organizations for additional financial assistance:

Financial Assistance for Catholic Education -

FACE provides financial assistance to single and widowed parents with a financial need who have children attending Catholic elementary school.

The Shepherd Foundation -

The Shepherd Foundation, based in Washington DC, provides tuition assistance for families who need financial aid in order to send their children to Catholic elementary and high schools.

Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholars Program -

The Young Scholars Program is a selective pre-college scholarship for high-performing 7th grade students with financial need.

Lucinda L. Jasper Scholarship Fund -

The Lucinda L. Jasper Scholarship was named after the Washington DC Catholic educator. The scholarship seeks to support the Archdiocese of Washington Catholic elementary school graduates as they continue their Catholic school education in an Archdiocese of Washington Catholic high school. Two scholarshps are awarded each year.

Carson Scholarship Fund -

The Carson Scholars Fund awards $1,000 college scholarships to students in grades 4 to 11 who excel academically and are dedicated to their communities. An interested student must be nominated by an educator at his or her school to be able to compete for a Carson Scholarship.