Cost-Based Tuition

Saint Brigid of Kildare School uses a cost-based model to set tuition rates. This means that tuition is determined based on the actual cost of operating the school. We do not rely on the parish to help cover the cost for tuition. Saint Brigid of Kildare’s goals are to most efficiently utilize the parish’s limited resources, to better identify those who need assistance, and to effectively deliver that assistance to those in need.

One Tuition Cost. No Extra Fees.

Cost-based tuition also means that the cost of tuition includes everything – there are no extra technology, activity, playground, homeroom, or other hidden fees. The only thing we’ll ask you to consider donating to each year is the Annual Fund. This fund covers after school programs, extracurriculars, school performances and field trips. This also means we do not hold fundraisers – we won’t ask your children to sell things like wrapping paper, magazines or candy because our tuition rates and Annual Fund cover the costs of all extra activities.

Saint Brigid of Kildare School continues to build an endowment fund designed to keep tuition affordable for the long-term. 

To learn more about our endowment campaign, click here.

Saint Brigid of Kildare School offers four types of financial assistance to help our families:
1. EdChoice Scholarship
2. Emmaus Road Scholarship Fund
3. Need-Based Tuition Assistance
4. St. Brigid Donor Scholarships
5. Oak Society Grants

EdChoice Scholarship

St. Brigid of Kildare has been approved as an EdChoice Scholarship provider. This scholarship allows all Ohioans to receive $650-$6,166 per K-8 child, based on family size and income.

To learn more about this scholarship and how to apply, click here.

Need-Based Assistance: Emmaus Road Scholarship Fund and St. Brigid Tuition Assistance

The parish is committed to supporting all families who desire Catholic education for their children. Through the Emmaus Road Scholarship Fund, tuition assistance is distributed to families based on financial need. To learn more about the Emmaus Road Scholarship Fund and/or how to donate, click here. Tuition assistance is available for K-8 (no assistance is available for preschool). Diocesan assistance is open to all socioeconomic and religious backgrounds, and St. Brigid assistance is open to all Catholic families. Interested families use a FACTS application similar to college tuition assistance. St. Brigid continually awards over $300,000 in tuition assistance each year.

The application for assistance opens November 1 for the upcoming school year. If you have any questions about tuition assistance or FACTS payment plans, contact Jackie Mack at (614) 761-3734 or jmack@stbrigidofkildare.org.

To be considered for the Emmaus Road Scholarship Funds or the Diocese of Columbus Tuition Assistance Program for the 2024-25 School Year:

  1. You must be registered in one of the Diocesan schools by March 15, 2024.
  2. The application, tax return, and W-2 must be submitted by March 15, 2024.  (No exceptions will be made for any late applications, so please apply early in case additional documentation is requested by FACTS.)
  3. Payment of the $35.00 application fee must accompany the application.
  4. Only one application per family is required.
  5. Please note there is no tuition assistance available for preschool.
  6. Click here for a detailed instruction sheet and required documents.

St. Brigid Donor Scholarships

The Oak Society will provide scholarships to students with criteria set by the donor or organization. This program continues to grow in order to expand the opportunities available to our students. Scholarship applications open in spring of each year.

Click here to learn more about scholarship opportunities.

Oak Society Grants

The Oak Society is committed to helping families in our parish continue a Catholic education through parish-supported grants, scholarships, and tuition assistance. 

The grants will be awarded to active parish families after a brief application, and will amount to $500 per K-8 student. 

Please note you cannot apply for this Oak Society grant if you applied for financial assistance through FACTS. (You can apply for this if you applied for a St. Brigid Scholarship, EdChoice award, or Jon Peterson award).

2024-2025 Tuition Rates & Links