TUITION AND SCHOLARSHIPS

A Catholic education is within your family’s reach

A competitive, caring school experience is more affordable than you think. At Diocese of Allentown Catholic Schools, we offer surprisingly low tuition rates and generous scholarship opportunities — so your child can enjoy an excellent education without the weight of heavy fees.

Join nearly 1,500 families receiving tuition assistance

Last year, local families received a total of $5.8 million in funding from the Eastern Pennsylvania Scholarship Foundation (EPSF). The organization awards nearly 1,500 scholarships yearly to students attending Diocese of Allentown elementary and secondary schools, special learning centers, and pre-kindergarten programs.

To qualify, families must meet the following requirements:

  • Student(s) must be enrolled in a Diocese of Allentown Catholic School.
  • Household income cannot exceed $105,000 for families with one dependent. That amount increases by $18,514 for each additional household dependent.
  • Student(s) must be school-aged, ranging from kindergarten to 12th  grade. Pre-kindergarten students three and older qualify for the pre-K program. 

Support local students. Receive a tax credit.

EPSF awards are fully funded by local businesses and individuals. By supporting deserving families, you can get tax credits through either the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program or Opportunity Tax Credit (OSTC) program.

Every dollar of every donation goes towards supporting a Diocese of Allentown school student. And your $500 donation translates into a $5,000 scholarship to a school, or multiple schools, of your choice.

EITC and OSTC guidelines

  • Tax credits may be applied against the state tax liability of a business for the tax year in which the contribution was made. For a two-year commitment, a business can receive a 90% tax credit. The maximum credit cannot exceed $750,000 per taxable year.
  • Businesses authorized in Pennsylvania who are subject to one or more of the following taxes are eligible to apply to either the EITC or OSTC program: corporate net income tax, mutual thrift institution tax, capital stock franchise tax, title insurance companies shares tax, bank and trust company shares tax, and insurance premium tax
  • All sub-chapter S corporations and other “pass through” entities (LLC, LLP, and other partnerships) whose members pay personal income tax on PA business income can benefit by participating as an individual
  • To apply, simply sign an agreement via DocuSign and submit your contribution to EPSF specifying the school you wish to support. EPSF will then send you a K-1 to receive your tax refund.
  • Tax credits may be applied against the state tax liability of an individual for the tax year in which the contribution was made. For a two-year commitment, a business can receive a 90% tax credit.
  • Must be an accredited investor, as defined by the federal and state security laws: Having an individual income of $200,000 in each of the two previous years OR having a joint income of $300,000 in each of the two previous years OR having a net worth of $1,000,000 excluding your primary residence
  • Must be able to donate at least $3,000 per year for a two-year period
  • To apply, simply sign an agreement via DocuSign and submit your contribution to EPSF specifying the school you wish to support. EPSF will then send you a K-1 to receive your tax refund.

See additional EITC and OSTC program guidelines here.

Interested in making a donation and earning tax credits? Reach out to learn how you can become a donor today.

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Learn more about our tuition rates and assistance

To see specific tuition rates, reach out directly to a Diocese of Allentown Catholic Schools location near you.

For more details about receiving or providing financial aid, contact our Diocesan Director of Scholarships by completing the form.