Tuition & Tuition Assistance

2023-2024 Tuition: $14,100 (includes all academic fees & Chromebook)

The actual cost of educating a Padua Franciscan High School student is $17,600. Our tuition is set at $14,100. This means that every student that attends Padua receives a $3,500 scholarship. A quality education is an investment in your student’s future. We strive to keep the cost of this investment as low as possible for the families that we serve. The difference between the actual cost and tuition is made up through tax deductible gifts to the Franciscan Fund.

  • Please see the Tuition Schedule 2023-2024 for all the details.
  • Pre-Payment Discount: Tuition will be discounted $250 if paid in full by July 31st, prior to the start of the school year.
  • Sibling Discount: Tuition of each additional sibling in the family attending concurrently is discounted $1,500
  • Families of the Classes of 2023, 2024 & 2025: Padua is transitioning from FACTS to Blackbaud Tuition Management to manage tuition payment plans for the 2022-2023 school year. It is urgent you review the following  information to complete the required Financial Policies Form and enroll in a payment plan for 2022-2023. Click here for the FAQs.

Padua Financial Information 2023-2024

Financial Aid

The FACTS Financial Aid Application for 2023-2024 is now available.

Deadline for ALL families, including incoming students of the Class of 2027, is November 15, 2022.

FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment will be conducting the financial need analysis for Padua Franciscan High School for the 2023-2024 school year. Financial Aid is made possible with funds generated by the Padua Franciscan High School Endowment Trust and Alumni Association. To be eligible for consideration, a family must complete the FACTS Online Grant & Aid Assessment Application. For more information please see the FACTS Information Flyer. Once an online application has been completed, the following information will need to be sent to FACTS to complete the application process:

  • Copies of your most recent Federal tax forms including all supporting tax schedules.
  • Copies of your most recent W-2 forms for both you and your spouse.
  • Copies of supporting documentation for Social Security Income, Welfare, Child Support, Food Stamps, Workers’ Compensation, and TANF.

All supporting documentation can be uploaded in pdf format online. FACTS charges a $35 application fee.

Documentation can also be faxed to 866-315-9264 or mailed to the address below. Please be sure to include the applicant ID on all faxed or mailed correspondence.

FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment
P.O. Box 82524
Lincoln, NE  68501-2524

If you have questions or concerns about the application process, you may speak with a FACTS Customer Care Representative at 866-441-4637.

Families should expect to hear from Padua Franciscan High School about their award notification:
  • Class of 2027 – around the end of December 2022
  • Present families – Mid-March 2023

Cleveland Scholarship Program

The Cleveland Scholarship is available for students who reside in the City of Cleveland.

If you live in the City of Cleveland and do not currently receive the voucher we encourage you to apply by completing the Voucher Request form and submitting it to: Padua Franciscan High School (Attn: Katie Gardner) 6740 State Road Parma, Ohio 44134, along with a current utility bill and a copy of your student’s birth certificate.

If you currently receive a voucher you must complete the Voucher Renewal form and submit it to: Padua Franciscan High School (Attn: Katie Gardner) 6740 State Road Parma, Ohio 44134, along with a current utility bill and a copy of your student’s birth certificate.

If you believe your family meets the low income guidelines you will need to complete the Voucher Income Verification form and mail it directly to: The Ohio Department of Education Cleveland Scholarship Program 25 South Front Street, MS 309 Columbus, Ohio  43215.

Click here for more information on the Cleveland Scholarship Program.

EdChoice Scholarship Program

Padua is a provider of the Education Choice Scholarship (EdChoice) Program. Catholic, private, or public school students may be eligible for the EdChoice Scholarship of $7,500 per year.  If your student currently receives the EdChoice Scholarship through their elementary school, they may be eligible to renew it at Padua. Click here for more information or contact State Scholarship Coordinator Katie Gardner ’04 at 330.485.3332 or

NEW Applicant Application
RENEWAL Applicant Application

Click here for the latest information about EdChoice.

Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program

This scholarship provides financial assistance to students that have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) from their district of residence.  The scholarship amount is based on the disability identified on the student’s IEP.  Click here for more information, including access to the application. 

Diocesan Tuition Assistance

Diocesan Tuition Assistance (DTA) consists of a pool of money from various funding sources of the Diocese of Cleveland. Families must complete the FACTS Grant & Aid Application form (listed above). Notification will be in May or early June.

Please review the Scholarships and Awards page for additional sources of tuition assistance.

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