Financial Assistance

Scholarship & Tuition Assistance Information

Many families want to send their children to a Catholic school, but cannot do so without financial assistance. In order to help make Catholic school education more affordable, there are several tuition assistance programs offered by Summerville Catholic and the Diocese of Charleston.

Elizabeth Ann Seaton Award

The Diocese of Charleston St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Tuition Assistance Grant is funded by the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Endowment. The purpose of this grant is to assist Catholic families wishing to send their children to a Diocesan elementary or high school who require financial assistance. Applications are available through the school.

Catholic families in good standing, with their pastor’s endorsement, are eligible for a St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Tuition Assistance Grant.
Families must apply by the March deadline through the school they will be attending for the year applying. NO applications will be accepted by the Catholic Schools Office directly from the requesting family.

Erin Kelly Memorial Scholarship Fund

Part of the mission of Summerville Catholic School is to make a Catholic education affordable to as large a part of the Catholic Community as possible. The Erin Kelly Memorial Scholarship Fund, a tuition assistance program, was established in 1988 to provide help to families who otherwise would be unable to attend Summerville Catholic School. 

St. Thomas Aquinas Scholarship

In 2014, the "School Choice" proviso was passed by the South Carolina legislature.  This proviso has provided the Diocese of Charleston the opportunity to establish the St. Thomas Aquinas Scholarship Fund.  This fund will directly benefit exceptional needs students who would like to attend a qualified Diocesan school that offers exceptional needs programming.  Summerville Catholic School is blessed to offer an Options Program to students with exceptional needs.  You may call the office for application guidelines.

Click here if you would like more information about our Options Program.

Summerville Catholic School Tuition Assistance

FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment will be conducting the financial need analysis for Summerville Catholic School. Families applying for financial aid will need to complete an application and submit the necessary supporting documentation to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment by required March deadline. Applicants can apply online by clicking here.  Once an online application has been completed, the following information will need to be sent to FACTS to complete the application process:

Copies of your most recent Federal tax forms including all supporting tax schedules.
Copies of your most recent W-2 forms for both you and your spouse.
Copies of supporting documentation for Social Security Income, Welfare, Child Support, Food Stamps, Workers’ Compensation, and TANF.

To be considered for the SCS tuition assistance, you must complete registration
(including payment of fees) for the upcoming school year.