Cathedral Preparatory School
Villa Maria Academy
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Financial Aid & Forms

Students that are applying to Cathedral Prep or Villa Maria Academy may apply for financial aid through either FACTS or Diocesan Financial AidThe deadline for Cathedral Prep/Villa Maria Academy and Diocesan Financial Aid applications and all scholarship applications is March 1, 2019.

1.FACTS-Financial Aid Assessment

For financial aid assessment for the 19-20 school year, we have partnered with FACTS to provide financial need calculations in addition to tuition payment plan options! Click the FACTS logo to sign in to your account and follow the instructions to apply for financial aid. If you do not currently have a FACTS account, you can create one.

2. Diocesan Financial Aid

Students that are applying to Villa Maria Academy may apply for financial aid. There are two primary sources of financial aid. The Erie Diocese grants awards from the Bishop Assistance plan and from the STAR Foundation. These awards range from $350 - $500. Applications must be submitted directly to the Diocese.Villa Maria Academy grants awards from the Villa Maria Academy Academic Excellence Foundation and the Villa Maria Academy Scholarship Fund (PA Tuition Tax Credit Program). These awards range from $250 to $3500. Only two applications need to be completed; one for both Diocesan grants and one for both VMA grants. To be eligible for VMA grants, you must apply for Diocesan financial aid. Each parent is also encouraged to inquire at their parish or community organization to determine if they offer any financial aid for high school.

The 2019-2020 Diocesan Tuition Aid Form must be printed out with a $20 processing fee and mailed to:

Diocese of Erie
Tuition Assistance Program
PO BOX 8070
Erie, Pennsylvania 16505-0070

If you are applying for financial aid for the current school year, please contact Administrative Assistant to the President, Mrs. Judy Brown with any questions or call at 453-7737 ext.2234.

ALL TUITION INVOICES AND RELATED INFORMATION ARE MAILED DIRECTLY TO PARENTS IN MID-MAY.