Tuition Assistance is available through the Archdiocese of San Francisco Family Grants, The BASIC Fund, and Our Lady of Mount Carmel School’s Tuition Assistance Fund. Applicants are required to demonstrate financial need by completing the TADS online application (see below), a 3rd party service that evaluates financial data for all schools in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. TADS makes recommendation of calculated need to Our Lady of Mount Carmel School and the Archdiocese. Applicants for the The BASIC Fund Scholarships apply directly to The BASIC Fund.
The BASIC Fund provides scholarships to thousands of students each year, and has supported more than 23,000 students since they began in 1998. BASIC Fund scholarships are awarded first-come first-served on the basis of financial need. The awards are based on household size and income, covering anywhere from 25-50% of a school’s tuition, up to $2,000 per student per year. Read more about applying for a BASIC Fund Scholarship (English & Español).
Children entering Kindergarten or entering private school for the first time are eligible to apply for The BASIC Fund. It is essential to apply in your first year of private school, as The BASIC Fund does not accept applications after a child's first year in private school.
The Archdiocese of San Francisco is fortunate to be able to offer more than $1,000,000 in scholarships each year. Grants are awarded to families living within the confines of the Archdiocese (Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties), and are awarded on a need basis until funds are exhausted. You must apply for this grant through TADS (see below). Find out more.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel School is proud to be one of the few schools on the Peninsula to be able to offer its own Tuition Assistance Fund. We have been blessed with many gifts, both large and small, and are touched by the generosity of our alumni, alumni parents and parishioners. The school administration considers many factors including changes in family structure, how many children are enrolled at OLMC, and if older children in the family are also attending Catholic high school. To be considered for OLMC financial assistance, families must submit an application through TADS (See below).
It is highly recommended that you complete a worksheet prior to going online to submit your application to TADS.
All applications are due to TADS by April 15, 2020, no exceptions. Please note that only one TADS application is required per family per academic year. If you have multiple children attending different schools (Catholic elementary and Catholic high school) you need only submit one application. You will be directed to select the schools your children attend during the application process. Additionally, if you are applying for the Archdiocesan Family Grant, there is an opportunity to indicate this information on the TADS application.