FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS | St. Mark does offer parish tuition assistance to parish families. A family must be registered with the parish and using weekly envelopes for a year in order to be eligible to apply for parish tuition assistance.
The Archdiocese of Baltimore also offers tuition assistance.
Any application for financial aid, either St. Mark Parish or Archdiocesan must be made through the FACTS program. Applications may found for you to apply online at https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3QNGX
St. Mark utilizes the services of the FACTS Tuition Management Company for the collection of tuition. All families must enroll in FACTS, unless they are paying their entire year's tuition in advance.
Financial Aid Deadline:
Feb. 28, 2020
Open to both parishioners and non-parishioners. Apply through FACTS under Grant & Aid. The cost to apply is $30.00.
You must have a completed grant & aid application to be considered for Archdiocese and Parish tuition aid, meaning all required paperwork has been turned in. St. Mark is only accepting 2019 tax documents, no prior year tax documents will be accepted.
Any questions call Katja Kjelgaard at 410-744-6560 X 236
After the Feb. 2020 deadline, FACTS is still open to receive financial aid applications. However, please be aware that filing after the deadline may mean that your chances of receiving aid are lessened as awards are first distributed to those who met the deadlines on time. Later awards would only be distributed if financial aid funds are still available after the first round of distribution.
BOOST Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today
St. Mark School is a participating school in the BOOST scholarship program.
Maryland’s BOOST Scholarship Program is in its second year and is providing nearly $6 million in scholarships for the upcoming school year to eligible low-income K-12 students toward tuition at a qualifying nonpublic school of their choice.
If you received a BOOST scholarship last year, you must re-apply for the 2019-2020 school year. Awards do not roll over to the new school year.
The application deadline will be announced in the spring and is usually early summer.
Visit www.educationmaryland.org/BOOST to find out if your student is eligible for a scholarship, learn more about the BOOST program, and connect to the official Statewebsite to apply today. Questions? Call 443-510-4501.
Other Scholarship Opportunities Include:
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program The Foundation’s Young Scholars Program is designed to nurture exceptional students who have demonstrated, through academic excellence and extracurricular activities, that they have the potential to excel. Students apply for the program in 7th grade, enter the program in 8th grade, and continue through high school. Applications are typically due in mid-April. For more information and to apply online, visit www.jkcf.org.
Daniel Rudd Scholarship Fund The Daniel Rudd Scholarship Fund is administered by the Office and Board of African American Catholic Ministries in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The scholarship, named after the founder of the National Black Catholic Congress, is open to low income Catholic students, currently residing in the metropolitan area of Baltimore and enrolled in a Catholic school within the Archdiocese of Baltimore. For more information, call 410-625-8472 or email
The Knott Scholarship Funds The Knott Scholarship Funds award four-year, full-tuition scholarships to attend a Catholic parish elementary school or a Catholic high school within the geographic area of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. These scholarships are awarded to Catholic students who excel in academics. To apply, the student must be in grade 4 or grade 8, and must live in Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford, or Howard County. Contact: The Knott Scholarship Funds, 5850 Waterloo Road, Suite 140, Columbia, MD 21045 , 443-325-7884, Knottscholars@gmail.com,
Theresa F. Truschel Charitable Foundation, Inc. Established to provide scholarships to students attending Catholic schools at all levels, and grants to Catholic institutions and organizations helping those who require temporary financial assistance to support themselves and their families. Applications must be postmarked by April 30th. Contact: P.O. Box 19142, Baltimore, MD 21284, Phone 410-494-4463, Fax: 410-494-4492, Email: TheresaFTruschel@gmail.com, http://theresaftruschel.googlepages.com
Children's Scholarship Fund Baltimore
Children's Scholarship Fund Baltimore (CSFB) is a privately funded organization providing partial scholarships to low-income families in Baltimore City. BOOST is a State Maryland Program, enacted in 2016, to ensure lower-income students could afford the K-12 education best fit for their needs. BOOST provides scholarships to eligible students to enable them to attend a nonpublic school.
We also suggest that you consider asking your own place of worship/church if they have a scholarship opportunity for your child to attend a non-public school.