Financial Assistance & Scholarship Opportunities

Tuition Assistance Program

March 29, 2019 – FACTS Tuition Assistance Online Application / Renewal Due

Apply Online With FACTS 

The Tuition Assistance Program, coordinated through the QCES Foundation, includes scholarships based on demonstrated financial need. To ensure impartiality and sensitivity to privacy, the schools employ the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment to compile applications for assistance and to recommend amounts to be awarded.

The same application can be used for the Quincy Catholic Elementary Schools and QND.  There is a one-time non-refundable online application fee of $32 per household. FACTS accepts all major Credit Cards (Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover).

Click here to access the FACTS online application

Tuition Payment Plan

Enrolling in a FACTS Tuition Payment Plan (TMP) allows you to select a payment option that best suits your financial needs.

Monthly Payments

Spread your tuition balance over monthly installments. Payment Methods Offered: Credit Card, Automatic Bank Draft

Please note, payments made through a debit or credit card are assessed an additional charge for processing.

For more details about the options above and to enroll in the FACTS Tuition Payment Plan, create an online account:

Click here to access the FACTS Tuition Payment Plan (TMP)

Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship

January 15, 2019 – Empower Illinois Tuition Assistance Online Application Available

This Tax Credit Scholarship for Illinois residents will cover up to 100% of private school tuition up to a maximum of the average Illinois cost to educate. Families of K-12 students can apply for scholarships beginning on January 15, 2019. The Tax Credit Scholarships are for the 2019-20 academic year and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tax Credit Scholarships are need based and do not take academic performance into consideration.

For detailed information on applying and donating to the Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program, please visit

Gene Grawe Fund

Families can participate in the Gene Grawe Fund to help offset tuition. Participating families may purchase gift cards offered through many retailers. These businesses donate a percentage of the profits into the scholarship fund, which is then distributed to the tuition accounts of the families participating. Relatives and friends of families can also purchase cards to generate funding. Gift cards are easily available and can be used for items that are part of the normal family budget such as groceries and gas.

Gift cards can be purchased in the Gene Grawe Fund office located in the lobby at St. Peter Church, 2600 Maine Street.

For more information you can visit the Gene Grawe Fund, Inc. website at

The Marilyn and Steven Prater Family Scholarship

The Marilyn and Steven Prater Family Fund is dedicated to cultivating the appreciation of and participation in reading and the arts (i.e. music, art, theater) in students of St. Francis Solanus School. Marilyn observed the impact of reading, music, art and theater in both her students and children. Through a scholarship program, a student who shares these passions will receive tuition assistance to facilitate continued education.

The Marilyn and Steven Prater Scholarship is awarded to one sixth (6th) grade student at St. Francis School who shares Marilyn’s passion for reading and the arts (i.e. music, art, theater). The recipient of this scholarship will receive tuition assistance for seventh (7th) and eighth (8th) grades at St. Francis School. Only students with the intention of completing 7th and 8th grades at St. Francis School should apply. The scholarship support is
provided from the Marilyn and Steven Prater Family Fund with the Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois & Northeast Missouri.

Marilyn & Steven Prater Family Scholarship Application (PDF)

Father Augustine Tolton Scholarship

Application deadline is 4 p.m. on Friday, April 12th, 2019

The Fr. Augustus Tolton Scholarship is a QCES full-tuition scholarship (K-8) for one or more children awarded to one family registered at each of the four Quincy Catholic parishes (Blessed Sacrament, St. Anthony, St. Francis, and St. Peter) who have demonstrated financial need as determined by information provided by the family on the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment Application Form. Since the scholarships are need based, the names of the four families who are awarded a Fr. Augustus Tolton Scholarship will not be disclosed and will remain confidential.

Fr. Augustus Tolton Scholarship Application Packet (DOC – March 2019)

Newcomer’s Scholarship

Application deadline is 4 p.m. on Friday, April 12th, 2019

The QCES Foundation Newcomer’s Scholarship is a partially need-based full-tuition scholarship that will be awarded annually to one student in Grades K – 8, either Catholic or of another faith tradition, whose family does not currently have any children enrolled in one
of Quincy’s four Catholic elementary schools. It is non-renewable beyond the first year the student receives the scholarship. However, a QCES Foundation Newcomer’s Scholarship recipient will be eligible to apply for tuition assistance in subsequent years, and any tuition assistance a student may be awarded will be based on the financial need of a student’s family, as determined by FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment and the amount of tuition assistance available from the QCES Foundation for that particular school year.

Newcomer’s Scholarship Application Packet  (DOC – March 2019)