All applications for financial aid from both the parish and the Cincinnati Education Foundation of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati are processed by the FACTS company. The online application may be found at https://factsmgt.com/parent-resources/grant-and-aid/.
Any portion of the application that is not completed in full will result in our inability to review your request. For the parish application, be sure you include a complete copy of your entire prior year's IRS tax filing, all W-2s, 1099/1099R, and all other tax statement forms. When applying for the AOC Cincinnati Education Foundation scholarship you will need your IRS tax filing from 2 year's prior. Be sure to include any other documentation that you feel that may be relevant to our decision making process such as home foreclosure, job termination, wage garnishments, and child support. Your application for the Cincinnati Education Foundation award must be submitted by January 31. The parish application must be updated with the prior year tax return by the April IRS tax due date deadline for the year. Applications filed after the due date will automatically be returned and not processed. The information you submit is held in the strictest confidence. If FACTS requests additional information to process your application, it is the family's responsibility to provide that information as soon as the request is known. Failure to do so will result in your application not being processed.
Once all applications are received, St. Thomas More Parish will review the applications and recommendations at one time. This review generally occurs in May. Financial aid will only be granted based upon a recommendation from FACTS and our ability to offer financial aid based upon our budget. Financial aid recommendation is approved by the Pastor of St. Thomas More Parish. Families who apply for aid must be active members of St. Thomas More Parish as measured by your regular Sunday Mass attendance which is recorded by the use of your offering envelope or check deposited during the Offertory collection each Sunday over an extended period of time.
Only those families truly in need will be considered for financial aid.