We understand that the perceived cost often associated with private schools can be overwhelming to families. Rest assured, there are several financial assistance options available to help off-set the cost of tuition at Julie Billiart Schools. Nearly 100% of our students receive some sort of financial support.
Julie Billiart Schools are approved providers for the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship as well as the Autism Scholarship. Students who have Individual Education Plans (IEPs) from their public school district of residence qualify for funding. Scholarship amounts vary depending on the category of disability that has been identified by the local district.
The Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program (JPSN) - A child who has been identified as having a disability and has a current, finalized Individualized Education Plan (IEP) from his/her district of residence is eligible to apply. Fincial Aid Amount: Up to $27,000 (Depending on the category of disability listed on ETR.) Application Periods: February 1st through April 15th and October 1st through November 15th.
The Autism Scholarship Program (ASP) - A student who has been identified as a child with autism and has a current, formalized IEP with the district of residence is eligible for the Autism Scholarship. Fincial Aid Amount: Up to $27,000. Application Periods: Ongoing
The Educational Choice Scholarship Program (EdChoice) provides up to 60,000 state-funded scholarships to students who attend low-performing public school buildings. The scholarship must be used to attend a private school that meets requirements for program participation.
Other Forms of Assistance
The Diocese of Cleveland offers financial aid through its Diocesan Tuition Assistance (DTA) Grants Fund and this aid is available to all applicants. These funds come from generous donors from across the diocese and are dispersed yearly to needy families through a distribution process that takes into account family and school need, total number of children applying for aid and total amount of funds available each year.
At Julie Billiart Schools. we believe all students should receive the individualized education they require to succeed, regardless of their family's ability to afford a full tuition. It is for this reason that we partner with FACTS, a leading tuition and financial aid assessment tool, to help families with the costs associated with yearly tuition. Talk to a school administrator for more details about this type of assistance. An online FACTS form is available HERE.