OLA Catholic School believes that a Catholic education is one of the greatest gifts you can give a child. We believe no one should be denied access to a Catholic education simply because of their family financial situation. Each year OLA Catholic School makes financial aid available to families in need. This year $233,500 has been budgeted for financial aid including $70,000 in GRACE Scholarships.
Financial aid awards are kept completely confidential and have no impact on the admissions decision process. Financial aid must be applied for during the application process. OLA Catholic School uses FACTS to evaluate financial aid eligibility. No family will be considered for aid who does not meet the stated financial aid application deadline of February 28, 2021. Please contact Lauren Bizzell in the business office with any questions.
There is a one-time non-refundable application fee of $30 per family. The same application can be applied to multiple institutions provided they use the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment services.
GRACE Scholars, Inc., is the official student scholarship organization (SSO) for the schools sponsored by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta. All students receiving GRACE Awards have demonstrated financial need as determined by a third-party analysis of a family’s ability to pay tuition.
Schools in the Archdiocese of Atlanta reserve the right to decline funding from SSOs which do not award scholarships based on financial need. In addition, the maximum amount of SSO scholarships awarded to students in Archdiocesan Schools is the lowest of the following: student’s calculated financial need; 80% of the tuition rate applicable to the student; an index of per-pupil public school spending in Georgia; and, the maximum cap established by the local school.
GRACE Scholars, Inc., welcomes the transfer of funding from one SSO to another as allowed by state law. In these instances, the school reserves the right to award GRACE scholarships in accordance with local procedures.
If you believe that you are eligible for the GRACE Scholarship, which is available in addition to Archdiocesan and school-funded financial aid, please visit the GRACE Scholars website for additional information. All applicants for the GRACE scholarship must apply via FACTS and must also submit a GRACE application and supporting documentation to the school business office.
GRACE applications must be submitted by March 1, 2021.
GRACE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS: