FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

 

Financial Aid, Scholarship, and Grant Information

Information on all other types of tuition assistance available to St. Thomas More Academy families is included below. ALL financial aid and scholarship decisions are based on information parents provide in the FACTS system, so filling out the FACTS Grant & Aid application is the first step in applying for any grant or scholarship. Please don’t hesitate to call 240-490-5479 with any questions.


What  is FACTS Grant & Aid?

FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment is an independent, third party company that conducts financial analysis to determine your family’s financial need in distributing financial assistance, grants and scholarships.

St. Thomas More Academy, the Frederick County Parish Tuition Assistance Fund and the Friends of Catholic Education (F.O.C.E.) receive a confidential report outlining your financial situation based on the information obtained in your application and supporting tax documents.  This information, along with your family’s total tuition amount, is used to determine tuition assistance awards.  

FACTS Grant & Aid Instructions

To apply for scholarships, grants or financial assistance, go to https://online.factsmgt.com/aid


If you currently have a FACTS Tuition account, click on the FACTS Tuition link under QUICK LINKS and log in.  In the FACTS Grant & Aid section, click on the link “Start Application” to begin the application process.   Be sure to select the 2021 - 2022 school year. Please note that a family needs to apply only one time per year to FACTS to be considered for assistance from the resources listed below.                                           


If you do NOT have a FACTS Tuition account, click on the link for FACTS Grant & Aid under QUICKLINKS to set-up an account.  There is a $34.00 application fee per family.

Your family must be re-enrolled/enrolled for the 2021- 2022 school year to be considered for financial assistance. Use the narrative area at the bottom of the application to indicate helpful notes about your current financial situation that may not be reflected on you 2020 taxes.


Frederick County Parish Tuition Assistance Fund (FCPTAF)

The Frederick County Parish Tuition Assistance Fund has been established by eight parishes in southern Frederick County to aid families who wish their children to receive a faith-based elementary or high school education in a Catholic school. A distribution committee (composed of representatives of each participating parish) determine the awards on the basis of financial need.


Eligibility Requirements: Your family must be registered and active parishioners at one of the following Frederick County parishes: St. John the Evangelist, St. Katharine Drexel, St. Peter the Apostle, St. Timothy, St. Joseph-on-Carrollton Manor, Holy Family/St. Mary, or St. Ignatius. You must indicate Parish affiliation on the FACTS Grant & Aid Application.

Frederick County Parish Tuition Assistance Fund

Deadline to Apply: March 30, 2021

Awards: Awards will be made based on family need and the requirements of the Frederick County Parish Tuition Assistance Fund.  Multiple awards are distributed based on need. All tuition assistance awards are contingent upon a completed FACTS Grant & Aid application with all required documentation submitted.                                                                     

The Friends of Catholic Education (F.O.C.E.) is a non-profit organization based in Frederick, Maryland. Founded in 1989, Friends of Catholic Education provideds scholarships and grants to Frederick County Catholic schools and their families.

F.O.C.E. Grants - A block grant is generously donated to St. Thomas More Academy each year to divide and distribute to students. These grants are awarded to students based on financial need.

F.O.C.E. Scholarships - Through the generosity of their donors, particularly those who have remembered Friends of Catholic Education in their estate planning, the organization has made a significant impact in reducing tuition costs for families by providing a variety of scholarship opportunities for students throughout Frederick, Maryland. Scholarship application forms will be made available in January. Learn more at https://www.friendsofcatholiced.org/education-scholarship.html

Friends of Catholic Education Deadline to Apply: March 15, 2021


Ad Altare Dei Scholarship                                  

St. Thomas More Academy offers only one “in-house” scholarship annually The Ad Altare Dei Scholarship is awarded to one STMA student entering grades 5-8. The scholarship is $500 and the requirements are that the applicant must be an altar servers in his/her Catholic parish, be in good academic standing with a grade average of B or higher, and must obtain a recommendation from his/her parish priest. Application forms are here Ad Altare Dei Application or the school office. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2021.