Catholic Schools welcome new students with tuition grants
April 4, 2019 (Omaha, Neb.) – The Archdiocese of Omaha is offering tuition discounts next year to students transferring to a Catholic elementary school from a public, private, or home school.
Transfer students entering first grade through seventh grade can receive Welcome Tuition Grants and have their tuition reduced by $1,000 in the 2019-2020 school year. The grants will also reduce a student’s tuition by $500 in the 2020-2021 school year.
“Welcome tuition grants support families who want to provide their children with a Catholic education,” said Dr. Michael Ashton, the archdiocese’s superintendent of schools.
Ashton said the archdiocese provides needs-based tuition assistance through several private and parish-based programs as well as merit-based scholarships.
Families can request Welcome Tuition Grants in August from 23 participating schools. The number of grants varies by schools and will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Students already attending a Catholic school are not eligible to receive tuition grants.
More than 200 students have received Welcome Tuition Grants since the program’s beginning in 2015.
The archdiocese’s 71 Catholic schools have an enrolment 19,818 students, making it the fourth largest school district in Nebraska.
For more information, and a list of participating schools, parents should visit lovemyschool.com/welcome.
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