Tuition Assistance

Choosing a Catholic education requires a personal financial sacrifice, but at Holy Family, we are committed to making sure it's affordable. With several sources of tuition assistance, approximately half of our K–12 students receive some form of financial aid. If you're concerned about the cost of tuition, let us help you navigate the options for assistance!

The tuition assistance process, for all types of aid, starts with a confidential application submitted through a third-party organization called FACTS. FACTS uses the financial information families provide as well as federal tax returns to recommend a family's School Tuition Organization (STO) award. The same information is then used to assist in our reconsideration process for those who find their tuition assistance award to be insufficient.

2023-2024 Tuition 

  • Elementary: $3,880
  • Middle: $4,230
  • High: $6,790
Tuition assistance can only be applied to these base tuition rates. Non-Catholic and non-supporting parish fees are ineligible for assistance.

How to Apply for Tuition Assistance

All families are eligible to apply, regardless of income level.

  1. Submit your FACTS application by April 15. Only one application is required per family.
  2. You will need to provide your 2022 federal tax return.
  3. The non-refundable application fee is $36.
  4. Awards will be announced in May. If needed, families may reapply for additional aid through the reconsideration process.
  5. If you apply for reconsideration, a committee will review your application, and you will receive an award letter outlining additional aid that is available to you.

FACTS At-a-Glance Information

  • School Code: 36364
  • Application link:
  • FACTS call center for application assistance: 866-315-9262
  • Customer support chat hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuition Assistance Application Help Night | March 23, 4:30–7:00 p.m.

If this is your first time applying or if you need help with your application, we invite you to join us for a tuition assistance help session on Thursday, March 23, anytime between 4:30-7:00 p.m., at the Holy Family Central Office at 2005 Kane Street, Dubuque. Registration is not required, and a Spanish-speaking volunteer will be available. If possible, please bring your 2022 federal tax return.

The following instructional videos will help guide you through the online FACTS application:

A brief video introduction about what to expect with the online FACTS application.
Navigating the application (English).
Navigating the application (Spanish).

Types of Assistance

School Tuition Organization (STO)

School Tuition Organization

The School Tuition Organization, or STO, is Holy Family's primary source of tuition assistance. It provides grants for qualified students to attend non-public schools within the Archdiocese of Dubuque. The STO receives voluntary cash contributions from Iowa taxpayers and allocates those funds to tuition grants for families based on their identified financial need. Once families complete an application for the new school year, it is confidentially reviewed by FACTS, and grants are announced in May.

Scholarships & Assistance
Other Assistance

Additional Information and Resources

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Tuition Assistance Roadmap

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