Financial Aid Options

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY
Financial assistance is available at Serra Catholic High School to our families.  ALL STUDENTS ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY.  Financial awards are based upon an independent objective assessment of need completed by FACTS.  The funds are available from various sources.  All information submitted by you will be kept confidential. Furthermore, we ask that the amount of aid awarded be kept confidential.

SOURCES OF AID
1. Bishop's Education Fund: Educational grants from this fund are restricted to specifically assist Catholic students attending Catholic elementary and secondary schools in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. This is the thirteenth year that grants from the fund will be distributed.
2. Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC): This grant program is open to any student, Catholic or non-Catholic, in grades Kindergarten through 12 residing in Pennsylvania and attending any Catholic school in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. The 16-17 school year will be the 16th year these funds are available.
3. Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC): This grant program is open to any student, Catholic or non-Catholic, in grades Kindergarten through 12th residing within the boundaries of a low-achieving school as determined by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The 16-17 school year will be the 6th year that these funds are available. 
4. School Aid: need-based financial assistance awarded by the individual high school. These may include school grants and grants from special funds. A significant portion of school grant monies comes from the Parish Share Program (PSP).

Financial Aid Application
Financial aid applications for the 2017-2018 school year are available online.  Please click here for an application. 
Deadline for applications is: March 31, 2017.