Financial Aid and Tuition Assistance

Kindergarten to 8th grade

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At St. Christopher School, we are committed to making our school affordable to ALL families. Thanks to the generosity of the Archdiocese of Chicago and St. Christopher Parish, our school is able offers a financial assistance program to help school families. Open registration is on going for the 2019-20 school year, and you can apply for financial aid at any time.

Important note:The information on this page is for kindergarten through 8th grade students only. If you are interested in financial aid for a preschool student, please visit our Preschool Financial Aid page.

Application Process

Step 1: State of Illinois Scholarships

Applications for State of Illinois Tax Credit Scholarships for the 2019-20 school year began on January 15. If you have not yet submitted an application for these scholarships, you are unlikely to receive one for the 2019-20 school year.

To apply for financial aid for the 2019-20 school year, please proceed to Step 2 below (Archdiocese and St. Christopher Parish Scholarships).

Step 2: Archdiocese and St. Christopher Parish Scholarships

We have two additional sources of financial aid:

  • Caritas Scholarships from the Archdiocese of Chicago
  • St. Christopher Parish Scholarships

To apply for these scholarships, please complete an online application that is processed by FACTS Management. Your personal financial information does not pass through our office, but is handled directly and confidentially by FACTS.

Please note that Archdiocese and St. Christopher Parish Scholarships do not cover 100% of tuition and fees. All families are expected to pay a portion of their tuition and fees.

This financial aid application process consists of three steps:

  1. Complete the FACTS online financial aid application
  2. After completing the application, upload or FAX the following documents to FACTS:
        - 2018 Federal tax forms (this is required to be considered for a scholarship)
        - 2018 W-2 forms and Social Security Income documentation
        - Welfare, Child Support, Food Stamps, Workers’ Compensation, and TANF documentation
  3. Pay a one-time non-refundable application fee of $30 per family to FACTS via credit card online

We encourage you to complete your application as soon as possible. Although we will consider all requests for scholarships whenever they are received, awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis, so the earlier you apply, the better your chances of getting a scholarship.

If you would like help completing the financial aid forms, we will be happy to provide assistance. Please contact the school office to set up a time where someone can assist you with the financial aid application process.

If you have any questions or need more information, please do not hesitate to contact us at 708-385-8776 or via email at info@stchrisschool.org.