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Our goal is to provide a Catholic education to all families that want one for their child(ren). Our supporting parishes, tuition assistance, and gifts from generous donors cover the gap between what it costs to educate a child and the tuition cost. Please contact us if you have any questions about affording a Catholic education.
School Tuition Organization (STO) Grants
Watch for the STO application window to open in January 2024!
The Our Faith School Tuition Organization (STO) is a charitable organization representing Catholic K-12 schools in the Archdiocese of Dubuque. The STO receives voluntary cash contributions from Iowa taxpayers and allocates those funds in the form of tuition assistance grants to Iowa school children, who in turn, use those grants to attend one of the schools represented by the STO. Applications are accepted each year online through FACTS Management with a deadline of April 15th. Completed tax returns from the previous year are required for submission. For assistance completing the application, contact the BCSS Business Office.
Education Savings Accounts (ESAs)
Students who fall in a listed category for YEAR 2 will have $0 OUT-OF-POCKET COST for tuition. Last year the application window closed on June 30, 2023, for students eligible for 2023-2024. We are awaiting information on the timing for applications for the 2024-2025 school year. Once students are eligible they remain eligible through grade 12. The application process takes no more than 10-15 minutes and results will be available soon after completion, unless further verification is required.
The button below will take you to the application when it becomes available.
Local Tuition Assistance Fund
Bosco Catholic School System (BCSS) also provides tuition assistance to qualifying families. Please inquire.
Iowa Tuition and Textbook Credit
The Iowa Tuition and Textbook Tax Credit (TTC) is available to individual income taxpayers who have one or more dependents attending grades K-12 in an accredited Iowa school. The credit is equal to 25.0% of the first $2,000 paid for eligible education expenses for each dependent. If eligible education expenses qualify for both the TTC and for a distribution from a Section 529 plan, taxpayers may claim both the TTC and receive the benefit of the tax-free Section 529 plan distribution.