Grant & Aid
It is understood and appreciated the financial commitment and sacrifice families undertake in deciding to send their children to a Catholic school. And although paying for education is first and foremost the responsibility of a family, each school, parish and the Archdiocese of Baltimore devote significant funds each year to financial aid programs that help assist families. In turn, our school communities benefit by attracting students that otherwise would not be able to attend our schools.
All families seeking financial aid from Bishop Walsh and the Archdiocese of Baltimore can apply here: www.online.factsmgt.com/aid. The deadline for application is February 28th each year. Notice of awards is posted onto a family’s individual FACTS home page.
Families anticipating aid must apply each year. Due to the increasing numbers of families applying for aid, only those qualifying through the FACTS Tuition Assistance Program will be eligible to receive financial aid from the Archdiocese or the school. Catholic parishioners should contact your local pastor for more information on applying for tuition assistance through the parish.
Friends Assisting Catholic Education (F.A.C.E.) is a vendor rebate program available to all parents and friends of Bishop Walsh School. Participation in the F.A.C.E. program is mandatory to receive aid from the school or the local Catholic parishes. The F.A.C.E. program was implemented to supplement major school fundraisers. By using the program, families can defer this cost from their tuition bill. All families may purchase F.A.C.E. cards and apply them to current tuition accounts and may participate in the sweepstakes program to obtain tuition credits. Contact Debbie Hare with any questions at 301-724-5360 x211.
The school purchases gift cards from merchants at a discount price. The parents then purchase these cards from the school at full face value with the discount (earned by the school at the time of purchase) being applied to the parents tuition account. The cards are sold in the F.A.C.E. Office located in the main office area of the school five days a week from 8:15am until 2:30pm. If you wish you can send in an order with your student on any given day and it will be filled and sent home with your child at the end of that day.
This program can also be used through the www.shopwithscrip.com website. If you shop out of town or have family and friends who will help you with this program, you may go to the website and check for additional participating vendors. If you wish to order, please send check made payable to Bishop Walsh School with your order and it will be placed for you. These orders are placed approximately twice a month.