Financing Options

THINK CATHOLIC SCHOOLS ARE TOO EXPENSIVE?

 

Think Again.

 

Our Promise: Tuition costs will never be a barrier to any DWC student who desires a Catholic education.

Tuition Assistance

For years, The Diocesan Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) has striven to keep Catholic education affordable for Catholic families who desire it for their children, but who may need some financial assistance to make that dream a reality. Thanks to the ongoing and genuine commitment of Bishop Michael J. Bransfield to the Catholic schools in our Diocese, funds continue to be allocated annually.   Applying for TAP is easy and affordable, and can be done right from your computer through the FACTS Tuition Assessment Program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Eligible?

Any student from a Catholic family accepted for the upcoming school year in any Diocesan Catholic school (PK through grade 12) is eligible. Determinations are based upon a family’s degree of need relative to all other applicants.

What does the application cost?

The application fee is $25. The Diocese contributes 50% of this fee and asks families to pay the remainder.

How much will it cover?

Diocesan grants for families who have completed the application and have shown financial need can receive up to 50% of a child’s tuition for each school year.

When is the deadline for applying?

Phase I: In order to receive notification in MAY, applications (including all required documentation and payment of the fee) should be submitted to FACTS by April 30 for families with children currently enrolled or already accepted for the upcoming school year.

Phase II: In order to receive notification in SEPTEMBER, all applications (including all required documentation and payment of the fee) must be submitted by no later than July 31. This is a firm deadline.

Ready to Apply for Financial Aid?

Online or By Mail?

 Get in touch with the Principal or secretary of your child’s school to request a form today. Many schools offer printable Application forms if you’d prefer to mail your application or meet with someone in person.

Log in to FACTS Online

Tech Savvy? Create an account and submit your application here by April 30 for new students or by August 15 for changes or spring semester starts. FACTS will walk you through all the steps.

Submit Your Payment

If you’ve signed up online, you can pay that way too, with PayPal or a credit card. If you’re mailing your application, be sure to include a check or cash for the correct amount.

Relax and wait

That’s all there is to it.  Await your aid decision (released in May and September) and begin to prepare your child for his or her year in DWC Catholic Schools!

Apply for Aid Online

Apply for TAP

Headed to College?

Wheeling Jesuit University is the only Catholic institution of higher education in West Virginia.  Are you a Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston graduate considering WJU for your post-secondary studies?

The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston offers a scholarship for Catholic students who attend Wheeling Jesuit University. Applicants must be parishioners of a parish in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston in order to be eligible for a scholarship and pastor’s signature is required to verify parish membership.

Each applicant must file a FAFSA Form (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) with the U.S. Department of Education. A copy of the results will be forwarded to Wheeling Jesuit University.

Your Diocesan scholarship application must be postmarked no later than April 15 annually. However, applications will be accepted after this deadline for late entry students. 

Click here to download the WJU scholarship application.