Financial Aid and Tuition Assistance

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At St. Christopher School, we are committed to making our school affordable to ALL families. Thanks to the generosity of the Archdiocese of Chicago and St. Christopher Parish, our school is able offers a financial assistance program to help school families.

This past year the State of Illinois has created a new program to help families afford and attend schools like St. Christopher. This program creates tax credit scholarships for families that choose to attend private schools, and these scholarships could pay up to 100% of tuition and eligible fees. We strongly encourage all families to apply for these scholarship, if they think that they may be eligible.

Application Process

Phase 1 - State of Illinois Scholarships
The first phase of our financial aid process is for all families who may be eligible for State of Illinois Scholarships to apply for them. This program potentially offers enormous financial opportunities for your family, and we encourage you to learn more about it. Further details about these scholarship may be found on our State of Illinois scholarship information page.

Please note that no further State of Illinois Scholarships are available for the 2018-19 school year at this time; however, we do have other sources of financial aid available. If you would like to apply for financial aid for the 2018-19 year, please go to the Phase 2 section below.

Phase 2 - Archdiocese and St. Christopher Parish Scholarships

In addition to State of Illinois Scholarship, we have two additional sources of financial aid:

  • Caritas Scholarships from the Archdiocese of Chicago
  • St. Christopher Parish Scholarships

To apply for these scholarships, please complete an online application that is processed by FACTS Management. Your personal financial information does not pass through our office, but is handled directly and confidentially by FACTS.

This financial aid application process consists of three steps:

  1. Complete the FACTS online financial aid application
  2. After completing the application, upload or FAX the following documents to FACTS:
        - 2017 Federal tax forms (this is required to be considered for a scholarship)
        - 2017 W-2 forms and Social Security Income documentation
        - Welfare, Child Support, Food Stamps, Workers’ Compensation, and TANF documentation
  3. Pay a one-time non-refundable application fee of $30 per family to FACTS via credit card online

We encourage you to complete your application as soon as possible. Although we will consider all requests for scholarships whenever they are received, awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis, so the earlier you apply, the better your chances of getting a scholarship.

If you have any questions or need more information, please do not hesitate to contact us at 708-385-8776 or via email at info@stchrisschool.org.