Financial Aid/Tuition Assistance
Saint Hilary School Tuition Assistance Options
Saint Hilary leverages all forms of aid available to our families. All families who wish to be considered for financial aid must apply to all three sources: The Saint Hilary Tuition Assistance Fund, The BASIC Fund, and Archdiocesan Family Grants. Each type of aid has its process. Please read the descriptions below carefully:
Saint Hilary Tuition Assistance
Saint Hilary School and Parish offer tuition assistance to families who need some financial assistance because of a change in circumstances. The Financial Assistance Committee looks at each family's needs on a case-by-case basis and awards are based on the assistance budget for the year, as well as the number of families in need. Saint Hilary uses the TADS application in order to review each family's request. Therefore, you must complete the TADS application at http://www.mytads.com in order to be eligible.
You must submit your TADS application at http://www.mytads.comby March 15, 2022, in order to be considered for financial aid for the upcoming school year.
If you need a hard copy, you can request one from TADS.
The BASIC Fund
Each family must also complete the application for The BASIC Fund by March 31, 2022, if the household income meets The BASIC Fund's guidelines. The BASIC Fund is a privately funded program whose mission is to broaden the educational opportunities for students by helping low-income families afford the cost of tuition at private schools in the Bay Area.
The program is available to students entering Kindergarten through Eighth Grade to attend private schools in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma Counties. The program provides scholarships to help families send their children to the private school of their choice. The BASIC Fund scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need. Click here for information on The Basic Fund and its procedures:
BASIC Fund is available for new students attending a private school for the first time only. Siblings already attending the school and not receiving the BASIC Fund can be included as long as one student in the family is attending a private school for the first time.
BASIC Fund Application Timeline:
For New Families:
New applicants may obtain the 2022 BASIC Fund application online at www.basicfund.org. Families may submit 2020 tax returns if their 2021 returns are not yet prepared.
New siblings for current BASIC Fund students, must call The BASIC Fund at (415) 985-5650 to request a link to apply for a new student.
The deadline to submit applications is March 31, 2022.
For Renewing Families:
You will receive an email in early February 2022 with a renewal application link. Families can submit 2020 tax returns if their 2021 returns are not yet prepared. The deadline to submit your renewal application is March 31, 2022.
For questions regarding The Basic Fund, please contact them as follows:
Archdiocesan Family Grants
The Archdiocese of San Francisco offers tuition assistance to our families in the Archdiocese on an as-needed-basis. Typically, the Archdiocese awards aid to families with an annual average income of $35,000 or less.
Archdiocesan Application Process
The Archdiocese requires applicants to complete a Financial Aid Assessment through TADS. Please visit the TADS website at http://www.mytads.com and click on "Financial Aid Assessment," to begin the application process. All applications and supporting documentation need to be submitted by March 15, 2022, for the upcoming school year.
Website: http://www.mytads.com Telephone: 800.477.8237
Late applications will NOT be considered. The Archdiocese expects to announce awards to students' families at the end of May.
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For details on what to do if your family does not receive the amount of financial assistance, you need to maintain your student's enrollment in the school, please contact Dr. Marie Bordeleau, principal, to discuss other financial assistance opportunities.
Further Tuition Assistance/Scholarship Program
To apply for tuition assistance for the balance remaining AFTER awards from the BASIC Fund and Archdiocesan Family Grants, please complete the following Saint Hilary School Tuition Assistance Form attached and submit to Dr. Marie Bordeleau at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Saint Hilary Scholarship Committee will review the application submitted by mid-April and send award information to recipient families by late April.
If you have questions regarding Saint Hilary's Scholarship program and would like to apply for assistance from any of these funds, please contact Dr. Marie Bordeleau, Principal at email@example.com or 415-435-2224.