Financial Aid & Scholarships

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At Providence Catholic, we strive to provide a quality Catholic education for your tuition dollars. Tuition covers only a portion of the actual cost to educate a student at Providence Catholic. Catholic education is an investment, and at Providence Catholic, we are grateful for the sacrifices our families make to send their students to our school.

An early payment discount is available as well as a monthly payment plan (10 month) through the business office. The rental of books and purchase of a computer and uniform is the responsibility of each PCHS family.

Financial Assistance
Providence Catholic High School is committed to making a high-quality Catholic education affordable to students by allocating funds for need-based financial assistance. The financial aid application process at Providence Catholic provides a comprehensive assessment to identify demonstrated financial need beyond the household income level. We understand that household budgets are complex, which is why every family who submits a financial aid application receives a thorough review.

What is Financial Assistance?
Financial assistance refers to funds granted to make a Providence Catholic education more affordable to families. Funds for financial assistance are generated by the PCHS Endowment Fund, and through the contributions of generous alumni, parents and other donors to the annual fund drive. All grants are based on a family’s demonstrated financial need and the program’s availability of funds. Each family is required to contribute to the cost of educating their child.

Who should apply?
If a need exists, we encourage families to apply. Several factors are considered to determine whether a family will qualify for financial assistance including household size, tuition at private schools, unexpected and significant medical bills etc.

How do I apply?
All Providence Catholic families are invited to apply for financial aid through FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment, which guides PCHS in the determination of need.  Please allow at least two weeks for processing your application.  There is a $35 fee to apply online at:

Must I reapply each year?
Yes. Financial aid is renewed annually, provided the student is in good academic and disciplinary standing, and the family completes the Financial Aid Application each year to demonstrate continued economic need.

Awards and Scholarships

Providence Veritas Award – The Providence Veritas Award is awarded to incoming freshmen who will show dedication to facilitating and bettering campus culture as well as embodying the mission of Providence Catholic High School. The award is a reflection on their contributions to their communities and their anticipated success at Providence. The applicant should show a commitment to continue the Providence Tradition while embodying leadership, talent, and service. Ultimately, the award will be presented to scholars that are going to be able to live and lead authentically to positively contribute to the Providence community.

NEW Scholarships for the Class of 2024

Merit Scholarships – Merit Scholarships will be awarded for high performance on the Placement Exam administered on December 7, 2019.

Legacy Scholarships – Students whose parent(s) or grandparent(s) graduated from Providence will be awarded a Legacy Scholarship.

*The Providence Veritas Award, Merit Scholarships, and Legacy Scholarships are four-year, renewable scholarships that DO NOT require application each year.

Financial Aid Timeline

PCHS Financial Aid Timeline (for the Class of 2024)

February 3 – Financial Aid Application Due to FACTS

February 18– PCHS Scholarships announced via U.S. mail

February 18 – PCHS Financial Aid announced via U.S. mail

March 1 – Summer Work Program applications due to the President’s office

May – Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) Scholarships announced via mail

PCHS Financial Aid Timeline (for the Classes of 2021, 2022, 2023)

March 1 – Financial Aid Application Due to FACTS

March 1 – Summer Work Program applications due to the President’s office

April (early)-– PCHS Financial Aid announced via mail

May – Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) Scholarships announced via mail

Illinois Tax Credit Timeline

January 15 – Online Application Opens (Funding is limited and is on a first come first serve basis). View more information about the Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship here 

Emergency Financial Aid

Families may apply for emergency financial aid year-round.  This funding comes from the Celtic Godparent Grant Program and is reserved for students who experience the death of a parent, loss of a job, or other special circumstance affecting the household income. Anonymous donors (Celtic Godparents) provide the funding as needed.

Discount for Parents who work in Catholic Elementary Schools

Complete this form and return to PCHS Tuition Office

Freshmen Scholarships

Applications are distributed at the December Incoming Freshmen Placement Exam

  • Augustinian Service Scholarship
  • Celtic Leadership Scholarship
  • The Stanley and Adele Guz Memorial Scholarship
  • The Kazma Scholarship

No applications needed for:

  • Merit Based Scholarships-awarded for high performance on the Placement Exam administered on December 7
  • Legacy Scholarships-a student’s parent(s) or grandparent(s) must have graduated from PCHS

Upperclassmen Scholarships

Applications are distributed after March 1 only to families that apply for financial aid.


Who should I contact at PCHS if I should have questions about financial aid and/or scholarships?

  • Mr. Ed Barrett, Director of Institutional Advancement is a member of the PCHS Financial Aid Committee  Email Mr. Barrettor call 815.717.3164.

Who decides how much financial aid I will receive?

  • Providence Catholic High School Financial Aid Committee makes awards according to the recommendation made by FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment based on analysis of your application.

Why do I have to provide this personal and confidential information?

  • FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment must verify your expenses and household income to assist your institution in making an informed decision about the amount of financial aid needed for each family.

How can I check the status of my financial aid application?

  • Once you have completed the online application, you will be able to log on to the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment website to check the status of your application.  Should you have any questions regarding your online application, you may contact FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment directly via email:
    or phone: 866.315.9262.

Does PCHS offer any opportunities for students to work on campus to help with tuition?

Summer Work Program – During the 9-week summer program, approximately twenty-five young men and women work on the PCHS facilities and grounds. They receive a salary: two-thirds is applied to tuition and one-third is given to the students in the form of a check. Students who are interested in working for Providence Catholic are encouraged to apply directly to Kathy Ball after January 1 and before March 1

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