Tuition & Tuition Assistance

2024-2025 Tuition: $14,700 (includes all academic fees & Chromebook)

Financial Aid

The FACTS Financial Aid Application for 2024-2025 school is now available.

Deadline for ALL families, including incoming students of the Class of 2028, is November 15, 2023.

In order to be awarded Padua financial aid, you will be required to apply for the EdChoice Expansion Scholarship upon acceptance to Padua.

FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment will be conducting the financial need analysis for Padua Franciscan High School for the 2024-2025 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.

If families require assistance with uploading documents, please contact the Padua Business Office.

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 2028 – around the end of December 2023
  • Present families – Mid-March 2024

Padua Franciscan High School accepts the Cleveland Scholarship, EdChoice and EdChoice Expansion Scholarships through the Ohio Department of Education. All families qualify for one of these three scholarships depending on certain factors. In order to receive Padua tuition assistance, all families must apply for one of the Ohio Department of Education scholarships for the 2024-25 school year once applications are available (around March 2024).

Cleveland Scholarship Program

The Cleveland Scholarship is $8,408 and 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 Cleveland Scholarship 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 Cleveland Scholarship 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.

Click here for the latest information and updated documents for the Cleveland Scholarship Program.

Click here for more information on the Cleveland Scholarship Program.

Traditional 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 $8,408 per year.  If your student currently receives the EdChoice Scholarship through their elementary school, they are eligible to renew it at Padua. Click here for more information or contact State Scholarship Coordinator Katie Gardner ’04 at 330.485.3332 or kgardner@paduafranciscan.com

Click here for the latest information and updated documents for EdChoice.

EdChoice Expansion Scholarship Program

All students in the state of Ohio qualify for the EdChoice Expansion state scholarship, regardless of income. Incoming freshmen will apply for this scholarship after they are accepted. Please see our EdChoice Expansion page for more information.

Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program

This scholarship provides financial assistance to students who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) from their district of residence. The amount of the scholarship that can be applied toward Padua tuition is $8,408 beginning with 2023-2024 school year. Click here for more information and the application.

Autism Scholarship

This scholarship provides financial assistance to students who have a medical diagnosis of Autism and have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) from their district of residence. The amount of the scholarship that can be applied toward Padua tuition is $9,750 for the 2023-2024 school year. Click here for more information and 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 need to submit only one FACTS Grant & Aid Application for both Diocesan Tuition Assistance and Padua Financial Aid. Families are required to upload their 2023 tax information when available in order to be considered. 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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