Financial Assistance & Scholarships
Tuition Assistance Program
The Priority Application Deadline for QCES families to complete and submit their application for tuition assistance for the 2021-2022 school year is Wednesday, March 31, 2021.
FACTS Applications for QCES tuition assistance will be accepted after the Wednesday, March 31st Priority Deadline, but the longer people wait to apply, the less tuition assistance may be available to be awarded to families applying after the Wednesday, March 31st Priority Application Deadline.
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 family. FACTS accepts all major Credit Cards (Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover).
The FACTS Application must be completed and submitted online. Paper copies cannot be completed and submitted. If you need assistance with completing the online application, please contact the Principal of the school where you wish to enroll your child(ren) and they will be happy to make arrangements for you to receive help in applying and submitting the online FACTS Application.
Depending on your application some or all of the following documents may be required:
- IRS Federal Income Tax Return, including all supporting schedules (the year of the tax return depends on the tax requirements of your school). If applicant and co-applicant file separately, we require both tax returns for the same tax year.
- Copies of all the current year W-2 Wage and Tax Statements for both the applicant and co-applicant.
NOTE: If you are applying before you have received all the current year W-2 Wage and Tax Statements, please submit them as soon as they become available.
- Copies of all supporting tax documents if you have business income/loss from any of the following:
- Business - send Schedule C or C-EZ and Form 4562 Depreciation and Amortization
- Farm - send Schedule F and Form 4562 Depreciation and Amortization
- Rental Property - send Schedule E (page 1)
- S-Corporation - send Schedule E (page 2), Form 1120S (5 pages), Schedule K-1 and Form 8825
- Partnership - send Schedule E (page 2), Form 1065 (5 pages), Schedule K-1 and Form 8825
- Estates and Trusts - send Schedule E (page 2), Form 1041 and Schedule K-1
Father Augustine Tolton Scholarship
Application deadline is 3 p.m. on Friday, April 23rd, 2021
The Fr. Augustine 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 on provided by the family on the FACTS Application Form. Since the scholarships are need based, the names of the four families who are awarded a Fr. Augustine Tolton Scholarship will not be disclosed.
Fr. Augustus Tolton Scholarship Application Packet (DOC - Updated Feb. 5, 2021)
Application deadline is 3 p.m. on Friday, April 23rd, 2021
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 - Updated Feb. 5, 2021)
Empower Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship
Apply Early 2021
This new 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. The Tax Credit Scholarships 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 EmpowerIllinois.org.
Tuition Payment Plan
Enrolling in a FACTS Tuition Payment Plan (TMP) allows you to select a payment option that best suits your financial needs.
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:
Illinois Tax Credit
Illinois residents are eligible for the Illinois Tax Credit for Private School Tuition and Fees. This tax credit provision allows parents to write off 25% of their eligible education expenses for their children, up to a maximum credit of $750. Eligible expenses include tuition, book fees, and lab fees in excess of $250. Talk to your tax advisor about this special credit.
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 detailed information including merchant lists, plaese visit GeneGraweFund.org.