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Scholarships & Financial Aid

There are two types of financial awards available to attend St. Louis Catholic High School.  Families may apply for financial assistance through the school or through the additional financial assistance opportunities listed below.  

Qualifying and Applying for Tuition Assistance In House

In order to receive tuition assistance, students must:
  • Complete the FACTS application process by April 15, 2024.
  • Provide the previous year’s W2 forms and tax returns, as stated in the FACTS application.
  • Pay the application fee of $35 at the time of application. 
  • Be a currently enrolled student at St. Louis Catholic High School OR have an active Admissions application on file. 
  • Demonstrate a need as determined by FACTS and the St. Louis Catholic High School Tuition Assistance Committee.

Endowed Scholarships (All students can apply)

These scholarships, made possible through generous donations to the St. Louis Catholic Foundation, provide tuition assistance and allow us to welcome into our faith community deserving students who may not otherwise have access to a Catholic education. There are currently 26 scholarships available to students who meet criteria as outlined by each donor.  Students are considered for these scholarships based on their FACTS applications.  Application Deadline - April 18, 2024

Scholarships currently available at St. Louis Catholic High School in memory or honor of:
  • 25th Anniversary Scholarship
  • Adam Puckett
  • Alton & Gisele Puckett
  • Alverdy Heyd Veron
  • Beatina & Thomas K. O’Carroll
  • Daniel Ieyoub
  • Deacon Glenn Viau
  • Dee Butts
  • Douglas Earl Veron
  • Elizabeth & Jacque de la Bretonne
  • ERDACE Family
  • Ethel & Henry “Doc” Mancuso
  • Geri Christ & Lester M. Landry
  • Gertrude Joffrion Winter
  • Glendon L. Smith
  • Gloria & George J. John
  • Jane & Denny Dennison
  • Juanita Hebert & A.M. Stelly
  • Judge Earl E. Veron
  • Mike & Dee Haley
  • Pam Gabriel LeBlanc
  • Patricia Petty Engel
  • Phillip E. Ribbeck
  • Thompson Family 
  • Vida & Robert Pumpelly

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Additional Financial Assistance is listed below.  Each option must be filled out through the external link provided.  For questions regarding Financial Assistance contact Ray Baggett, Director of Finance, at 337-436-7275 ext. 247, or via email: rbaggett@slchs.org.  

Louisiana Scholarship Program 

The Louisiana Scholarship Program empowers families who wish to exercise their school choice prerogative.  New applicants, students who wish to transfer to St. Louis for the upcoming year, and those in a terminal grade will need to submit an application for the next school year.  For more information please contact the LA Department of Education office at studentscholarships@la.gov, or click here for more information on how to apply.  This program is open to public school students at a school that is not performing well.  The student must be in 8th grade or 9th grade at a public school to apply. 

***As of January 19, 2024, the application period for the 2024-2025 Louisiana Scholarship Program is closed.  See the LA Scholarship Program Family Participation Guide for further details.

Ace Scholarships

The Ace Scholarship program is committed to helping low-income parents provide their children with a great education at a school of their choice. Please note that both current ACE families and new applicants must submit a $35 application fee for the upcoming school year.  Click here for more information or to apply. This application is open to all public or charter school students applying for admissions to St. Louis Catholic High School.  If approved, the student must apply every year.  

***As of April 15, 2024, the ACE application period is now closed for the 2024-2025 school year.  Flyers with important information including eligibility requirements can be found in our Help Center here. As a reminder, the ACE application is now a separate application from St. Louis' Grant & Aid FACTS application; however, there will still only be one application fee for families. Here is a link to our state's application: Louisiana Application.  The ACE Help Center contains valuable information for families to assist in navigating the application process.  You can also email lasupport@acescholarships.com or call (856) 746-6521. 

How to Apply: A Step-By-Step Guide on Applying for an ACE Scholarship
Top Tips for Applying for an ACE Scholarship
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Am I eligible? 

Arete Scholarships

The Arete Scholarship program is committed to helping low-income parents provide their children with a great education at a school of their choice.  Applications are not considered complete until all required documents have been submitted.   Click here for more information or to apply.  This application is open to all public or charter school students applying for admissions to St. Louis Catholic High School.  If approved, the student must apply every year.  

***The Arete Scholarship application for both currently awarded and new families is now open until May 31, 2024.  Applications  must be submitted online via the Arete website.  The maximum award amount for the 2024-25 school year is $4,900 for grades 9-12.  An informative Arete Scholars program overview brochure can be downloaded HERE

Figaro Scholarship

The Figaro Scholarship is for African-American and Native American Catholic students. For more information, please contact Deacon Ed Lavine, Director of Cultural Diversity at the Diocese of Lake Charles, at 337-439-7436. This application is a paper application that must be obtained through the Diocese.  

Folds of Honor Scholarship

Folds of Honor offers a scholarship to children in K-12 whose parents are disabled veterans. It can be used to pay for private school. Parents who are eligible can apply for the scholarship to help them pay for their child's attendance at SLCHS. Students can receive it annually as long as they re-apply each year.  This application is available to dependents of fallen or disabled U.S. service members.  

***As of April 1, the Folds of Honor application period is closed.  The website to apply is www.foldsofhonor.org. Students can receive $5,000 per academic year and the money will be paid directly to the school. More information can be found HERE.

The Bishop’s Scholarship Fund

Granted through the Diocese of Lake Charles Office of Catholic Schools, the Bishop’s Scholarship is given to each individual school within the Diocese so that families desiring a Catholic education may attend St. Louis Catholic High School. A committee at St. Louis Catholic High School determines whether a student receives this scholarship.  Please click here to fill out the application. This is open to all students applying for admission to St. Louis Catholic High School. 

School Choice Program for Students with SPECIAL NEEDS

The School Choice Program enables students with special needs to apply for assistance to attend participating schools like St. Louis Catholic High School that offer support programs. Tuition assistance is provided at 50% of the state’s per pupil funding for the student’s district. In Calcasieu Parish, that total is approximately $2,500. Assistance may not exceed the cost of school tuition, and families are responsible for the remaining balance.  This is a School Choice application that is open to all students that have special needs and would like to attend St. Louis Catholic High School.  

***As of March 8, the 2024-2025 School Choice Application is closed.  For questions about the application process, please contact studentscholarships@la.gov for assistance.  Also, additional School Choice Program resources can be found using the links below:

School Choice Program Application Guide 2024-2025 PDF
School Choice Program Family Participation Guide PDF
School Choice Program School Participation Guide PDF

 

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