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Scholarship & Tuition Assistance

St. Mary’s School is fortunate to have several sources that can provide families with some financial aid. The sources of aid fall into two major categories: funds administered by the parish and St. Mary School Trust Scholarships.

1. ARCHBISHOP'S ANNUAL APPEAL TUITION GRANTS
Annual student tuition grants are awarded, enabling families to enroll or retain their children in one of the Catholic elementary and middle schools in the Archdiocese.
St. Mary's School is eligible to receive limited funding to award tuition assistance grants of $500 each based on need to students enrolled for the upcoming school year.

2. ARCHDIOCESAN SUBSIDY
Each parish elementary and middle school in the Archdiocese will be eligible to receive limited funding needed to award tuition assistance grants of $500 each based on need to Catholic students enrolled for the upcoming school year.

3. JOSEPH & MARILYN GABRIELE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
Annually in June, the principal and pastor jointly select one or more recipients from Grades Kindergarten – 7, based on need, to receive up to $2,000 in tuition assistance for the following school year.

4. TUITION ASSISTANCE FROM THE SCHOOL BUDGET
The pastor will award tuition grants from this fund based on financial need. This fund provides flexible awards and is not limited to $500 per child.

5. ST. MARY SCHOOL TRUST SCHOLARSHIPS
Any family whose children have completed a year's enrollment in kindergarten or above and will be enrolled in grades 1 through 8 at St. Mary's School the following year is eligible to apply. There are no requirements regarding parish or religious affiliation.

Kindergarten Incentive: Current PreKindergarten students who enroll in Kindergarten for the following school year will receive a $500 credit upon completion of the Kindergarten year.

Instructions regarding application for financial assistance.

A SMARTAID Financial Aid form must be completed to be considered for aid from all sources. This form must be submitted via SMARTAID which is a confidential service provided by SMART, LLC that helps schools to assess a family's need for financial assistance based on the information provided to SMARTAID by the family. Depending on the assessment of the information provided, the School and the Trust will notify families of any aid granted.

For the 2018-19 school year, the application deadline for tuition assistance requests is April 27, 2018. There is a $35 fee to apply via SMARTAID. If this fee presents a hardship for your family, please contact Mrs. Williamson.

To access the SMARTAID application, visit: https://smartaidforparents.com

To access a set of helpful guidelines for completion of the application, click here.

*Please Note: All tuition grants are applied to the end-of-year tuition payments. Tuition grants are the last monies applied to your tuition accounts. If you receive tuition assistance and do not complete the school year with us, the grant will be rescinded and the money will be awarded to another family in need.
For more information on any of these grants/scholarships please contact Mrs. Williamson –
860-658-9412/mwilliamson@stmarysimsbury.eduk12.net

*Application forms & instructions for completion through SmartAid are made available in early spring of each year.





St. Mary's School ~ 946 Hopmeadow Street ~ Simsbury, CT 06070
Phone ~ 860.658.9412
Fax ~ 860.658.1737


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