Tuition Assistance

There are a number of different sources from which qualified families may receive tuition assistance to send their children to St. Thomas School.

St. Thomas Parish
St. Thomas Parish provides tuition assistance to families who wish for their child to obtain a Catholic education and who can demonstrate a financial need. Please contact the parish for additional details.

Other Sources of Tuition Assistance

The Diocese of Providence believes that children from all walks of life should have access to a Catholic education. To affect this, the Diocese administers a tuition assistance program for children from families of modest means in grades K-12. All Diocesan aid is given on the basis of demonstrated need. Need is assessed by a third party provider, FACTS Management.

The sources for tuition assistance funds inclde: The Diocesan Annual Catholic Charity Drive, the Bishop Russell J. McVinney Fund for the Poor, the Callahan Family Endowment Fund, the Constant Smith Memorial Fund, the Donald F. Lyons Endowment Fund, the Fleet/Bonanza Endowment, the Frances Warde Endowment Fund, the Mary C. & Edward T. Hogan Scholarship Endowment Fund, the Textron Endowment, the Charles J. Donnelly Endowed Scholarship Fund, the Vision of Hope Tuition Assistance Endowment, the Eleanor McMahon Endowed Scholarship Fund, the Collette Vacations Fund, the Lawrence and Vera Barone Endowment Fund, and the Raymond and Angelique Vadnais Scholarship Fund.

How to Apply

To apply for tuition assistance, families should complete a tuition assistance application and submit it to our needs-assessment provider, FACTS Management. Applications can be obtained at the FACTS Management website,, or at any Catholic school within the Diocese of Providence. One application is sufficient for all siblings attending Catholic schools, K-12. Awards are not renewable, so families must re-apply each and every year.

The deadline for completing and submitting an application for tuition assistance in anticipation of the upcoming school year is February 14th.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact the school.