Tuition and Assistance
We are called to develop a community of persons who are formed in the image and likeness of Christ. To achieve this end, we will encourage and support Catholic education in our elementary school.
With these words contained in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Mission Statement, our parish expresses its commitment to the importance of Catholic education. To encourage all parish families to consider a Catholic education, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish provides tuition assistance for eligible parish families who have a child or children in our elementary school and are in need of financial help. This monetary assistance is paid for by the parish and administered through the Chattanooga Deanery Catholic Schools Operating Fund with the help of Mrs. Chris Curtis.
An eligible parish family is one that has been registered and active in the parish for at least one year. However, if new to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, the family must have a letter from their former parish stating that they were active and contributing members of that parish. The family should regularly contribute to the Parish offertory using the envelope system with a minimum annual yearly contribution of $350.00.
OLPH awards tuition assistance using a needs-based evaluation (FACTS Grant & Aid online application) for families who could not otherwise afford to attend. Families are required to apply each school year and submit the required tax documentation by the deadline in order to be considered for tuition assistance. There is a $35 application fee due at the time of application submission. Catholic families must also submit a completed Parish Affiliation Form signed by their pastor, in order to apply for tuition assistance.
2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
FACTS Grant & Aid online application opens on October 22, 2020. (Click here to apply.) The application takes approximately 25 minutes to complete. Applicants are required to upload your 2018 federal tax return. We suggest starting the application and uploading your 2018 federal tax return as soon as possible. Applications and tax forms must be submitted by December 30, 2020.
A personal tuition assistance interview conducted at Notre Dame High School is required for all applicants. Once you have completed the question portion of the application and uploaded your 2019 federal return, please contact Chris Curtis to schedule your interview (see below).
Chris Curtis, (423) 624-4618 ext. 1026 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuition Assistance Process:
1. Complete the 2021-2022 FACTS Grant & Aid application.
2. Upload your 2019 Federal Tax Return & 2018 W2's.
3. Complete a personal tuition assistance interview with Chris Curtis.
4. Tuition assistance award letters will be mailed in early March, 2020.
If you have any questions, please contact any of the following: Katie Woodard, Connie McCutcheon, Mary Anne Poinsatte or Chris Curtis at (423) 624-4618.