For 2017-18 School Year
When a family with financial need has the desire of sending their child(ren) to Catholic school, and a willingness to participate in a school and parish life is present, there are several forms of financial aid available: F.A.C.E. Grant, BASIC FUND grant, and St. Paul School subsidy. If you are applying for financial aid of any kind you are required to fill out a FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment application.
FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment
PSAS (Private School Aid Service) has been replaced by
. The due date for the FACTS application for new St. Paul School families is
March 10, 2017
. You must fill out the FACTS form online. The link to access both FACTS and F.A.C.E. for the Oakland Diocese is: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/49XZF. For more information about FACTS, please click
(do NOT use the link from that form to apply for aid)
Founded in 1978,
F.A.C.E. (Family Aid Catholic Education)
uses combined donated funds from individuals, corporations, foundations, and earnings from invested funds to provide financial needs-based tuition grants to students who attend Catholic schools in the Oakland Diocese without regard to an applicant's religion, gender, ethnicity or citizenship.
The F.A.C.E. Grants are paid twice a year
to the School. Parents/Legal Guaridans who feel they have a financial need should contact the school office for application information in January.
To apply for F.A.C.E. please complete the
March 10, 2017
for online application or copy and paste the following into your browser window:
The BASIC Fund Scholarship:
BASIC Fund (Bay Area Scholarships for Inner-city Children)
is a privately funded organization providing partial-tuition scholarships to low-income families across the Bay Area, helping them afford the cost of tuition at the private school of their choice. This program is intended as a helping hand for families enrolling their children at a private school for the first time.
To apply, fill out the application in
as instructed and mail to BASIC fund. Do
bring or mail the form to St. Paul School.
BASIC Fund applications are due to BASIC by March 10, 2017!!
St. Paul School Grant
As we communicate and work with some families, we sometimes find they are unable to attend our school without additional assistance (over and above what F.A.C.E., Basic Fund or other outside scholarships have to offer). We award our own grants to a very limited number of families that demonstrate genuine need and exceptional concern for the education of their child(ren) and for both the school and parish. The evaluation of need is based on the information supplied to us by FACTS and an interview with the Principal and/or Pastor. If you are applying after the FACTS deadline, parents/legal guardians will be required to provide financial documents to the Principal supporting their need - pay stubs, tax returns, etc.
Application of Grant/Scholarship Money:
When a family receives a scholarship or grant, or other scholarship money those proceeds are first applied to the family’s account to cover any
. Once the outstanding balance has been paid the remainder of the money is awarded to the family’s account in equal monthly installments, the last installment being awarded in May. In the event that a family leaves St. Paul School, F.A.C.E. or BASIC Fund Scholarship funds are transferable to other Catholic schools in the Oakland Diocese.
Should a family transfer to a school outside of the Diocesan system, future payments are forfeited. Families never receive a direct cash payment from F.A.C.E., BASIC Fund and/or other scholarship/grant programs.