Grant & Aid

It is understood and appreciated the financial commitment and sacrifice families undertake in deciding to send their children to a Catholic school. And although paying for education is first and foremost the responsibility of a family, each school, parish and the Archdiocese of Baltimore devote significant funds each year to financial aid programs that help assist families. In turn, our school communities benefit by attracting students that otherwise would not be able to attend our schools.


  • Applications for Grant & Aid for 24-25 are open as of November 1, 2023 for all applicants
  • Deadline for current families to apply for Grant and Aid: January 31, 2024
  • Deadline for new families to apply for Grant and Aid: February 29, 2024

The 24-25 FACTS Grant & Aid application fee is $35.00.

Learn more about Grant and Aid.

Tax Return Requirements:

  • Tax Return Year 2022
  • W-2 Year: 2023
  • Tax Return Year (if No W-2 Income): 2022

Welcome Grant

New families are invited to apply for a Welcome Grant offered by The School of The Cathedral!

Students entering grades 1 – 7 who transfer to the School of the Cathedral from public and non-Catholic private schools are eligible to receive a grant for:

  • $2,000 off tuition in the first year of enrollment
  • $1,000 off tuition in the second year of enrollment

Grants are offered for each eligible applicant enrolling in the following school year.

The family must first apply to our school at  There are no limits for families with multiple students. Please submit via email to


Step 1:

Step 2:

Contact us at 410-464-4117 for more information.

Referral Program

The highest compliment our parents can pay us is the referral of family or friends for an education at our school.  To show our appreciation of your trust and confidence, we are excited to offer the New Student Referral Program.

All families with students currently enrolled at the School of the Cathedral are eligible to receive a $500 Tuition credit for new student referrals (grades PreK4 – 5th). * Families referring students for the 24-25 school year that will enter 6th and 7th grade will receive a $750 tuition credit for each referral if referred before December 31, 2023. *Please have the referring family list your name on the online application form.  

To receive credit:

  • Refer a new student/family to our school.
  • Make sure the prospective family mentions your name on the online Application Form and registers their child for the 2024 – 2025 school year.
  • When the new students A $500 credit (grades PreK4 – 5th) or a $750 credit (grades 6 and 7) will be applied to your FACTS account (Fall 2024).

Start sharing and earning tuition credits today!


FACTS is the tuition management and grant and aid platform used by the schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. All families are required to create an account with FACTS to manage their tuition payments. The grant and aid application is housed on the same platform for every school, parish, and the Archdiocese of Baltimore assistance. Therefore, a family need apply only once for possible support from these various sources. Read more information about FACTS.

The Tuition Assistance Policy is according to the Archdiocesan Guidelines for the Catholic Schools Project. Cathedral offers financial assistance on the basis of need and monies available for tuition assistance. A monthly payment plan is available to all families. Application forms need to completed through FACTS. Requests outside the stated policy should be addressed to the Principal.

To apply for financial aid, please click here.


Theresa F. Truschel Charitable Foundation Inc.

This recently established scholarship opportunity is available through the Theresa F. Truschel Charitable Foundation Inc. Ms. Truschel, who died early in 2007, specified in her will that a foundation be established to provide scholarships and assistance to worthy students attending Catholic schools at all levels based on financial need, past academic performance and potential success. Further information and an application may be found on the foundation website here

Children’s Scholarship Fund Baltimore

Scholarships are awarded by lottery to qualified Baltimore City families and are only based on financial need. The amount of the award is based on household size and income; they usually cover 25%-75% of a school’s tuition, up to $2,000 per student per year.  Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning in April each year. The earlier you apply the better your chances of receiving a scholarship! If funds are not available when they receive your completed application they will keep your application on the waiting list.  Grants are renewable annually provided that the family keeps up their portion of the tuition payments, the family remains financially eligible, and the child remains enrolled in private school in Kindergarten through eighth grade.  Click here to apply. 

The Knott Scholarship

The Knott Scholarship Funds have been providing merit based, full-tuition scholarships for academically talented Catholic elementary and secondary school students for 41 years. Awarded in the 4th grade for grades 5 through 8, or 8th grade for grades 9 through 12, scholarships are awarded to Catholic students in the Archdiocese of Baltimore who wish to attend a Catholic school. Applications are available beginning in January and are due in March for awards for the following year.  For more information, please visit  


Knott College Scholarships are also available for the three Catholic universities in Maryland.  Please visit our website for more information 

G.B. Charities (GBC)

A nonprofit organization that provides scholarships to students in the Baltimore metropolitan area.  GBC sponsors promising children and adolescents on the basis of financial need, paying their tuition at accredited faith-based schools. The deadline to apply for the 2022-2023 school year is January 1, 2022.  Further information and an application may be found on the foundation website here

Maryland BOOST Scholarship Program

Provides tuition assistance scholarships to income-eligible students to help them attend the nonpublic school best fit for their educational needs. The BOOST Scholarship Coalition is dedicated to ensuring that Maryland students have access to high-quality, affordable and diverse educational options.  Click here for additional information and to apply.

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