Tuition & Tuition Assistance

2019-2020 Tuition: $12,250 (includes all academic fees & Chromebook)

2019-2020 International & Foreign Exchange Tuition: $13,250

The actual cost of educating a Padua Franciscan High School student is $14,200. Our tuition is set at $12,250. This means that every student that attends Padua receives a $1,950 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.

More Financial Information

  • Please click here for the Tuition Payment Schedule 2019-2020 and all of 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

Financial Aid

FACTS Financial Aid Application will be available beginning on October 1, 2019 for the 2020-2021 school year.

Deadline for ALL families, including incoming students of the Class of 2024, is November 15, 2019.

FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment will be conducting the financial need analysis for Padua Franciscan High School for the 2020-2021 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 ApplicationFor more information please see the FACTS Information Flyer or FACTS FAQ Page. 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.

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 2024 and transfer students – early January 2020
  • Present families – Mid-March 2020

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: Kammy Shuman) 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: Kammy Shuman) 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

The Education Choice Scholarship (EdChoice) provides students from underperforming public schools the opportunity to attend private school with a state-funded scholarship of $6,000.  Click here for more information, including access to the application.

Catholic, Private, or Public School students assigned to any underperforming school (this includes Parma Senior High School, Valley Forge High School, Bedford and Maple Heights; please check the complete list on the link below) may be eligible for the EdChoice Scholarship of $6,000 per year. Padua is a college-prep school that offers a wide-ranging curriculum from comprehensive LD courses through Advanced Placement classes. Click here for more information or call State Scholarship Consultant Kammy Shuman ’88 at 440.845.2444 x123 or email

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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