Tuition Assistance

Tuition assistance is based on availability and determined by need on a case by case basis. Please note that every year there is a deadline to apply. Current families that apply after the deadline must pay first month's tuition in full (not applicable to new families).

If you are interested, you must complete a FACTS tuition aid application online. There is a $25 fee. You are able to pay online using a credit card or you can bring cash, money order or check to the office made out to Our Lady of Grace School. All students must be registered in order for the application to be processed.

You are responsible for completing this application in order to be considered for any type Tuition Assistance (the OLG Scholarship Fund, Big Shoulders Fund, Caritas, To Teach Who Christ Is Scholarship).

If you have any questions or need help completing the application you may call Candelaria Rosales at 773-384-2177

Link To Application:


           Documents You Will Need To Complete Application 

    • Copy of your  W2 Form (or most recent)
    • Copy of your most recent income tax return
    • Proof of income (letter from employer or two consecutive check stubs)
    • Utility bills
    • Mortgage statement or rent receipt
    • Car loan or personal loan statement
    • Proof of non-taxable income, such as Social Security, food stamps, and child support.
* You will need to upload, fax or mail copies of these documents as designated on the
FACTS application.
OLG Tuition Assistance/Scholarship Fund
Students can get direct assistance from the OLG Scholarship Fund. To receive any type of assistance, families need to complete the FACTS tuition aid application online.
Big Shoulders Fund (BSF)
Big Shoulders Fund supports Catholic schools in the neediest areas of inner-city Chicago. It provides academic scholarships and need-based tuition assistance. The school will prequalify families and provide an application to these selected families. Only families who complete and submit the FACTS application online will be considered for these scholarships. 
Caritas Scholarship 
The Archdiocese of Chicago, through the Office of Catholic Schools, is coordinating a financial assistance program, the Caritas Scholars Program, in conjunction with the Archdiocese's To Teach Who Christ Is Capital Campaign. The primary goal of the program is to award need-based assistance to families who are committed to enrolling in Catholic schools but who may need some help in covering the cost of tuition. The Caritas Scholars program is intended for qualifying families, with children enrolling for the first time in an Archdiocese of Chicago School (K-8). If transferring from another Catholic school, all tuition and fees at the previous institution must be current and the student must be in good standing academically. You must complete a FACTS application (link above) as well as the following form:
To Teach Who Christ Is Scholarship/ Catholic Education Scholarship
THe Catholic Education Scholarship was created and is endowed through gifts to the To Teach Who Christ Is (TTWCI) Campaign. TTWCIis intended to help needy students attend Catholic schools in the Archdiocese. You must complete a FACTS application to be considered.