The Archdiocese of Washington works hard to keep Catholic education as affordable as possible. To assist families, several tuition assistance programs are available through the archdiocese and other private organizations. Additional information is available on the Archdiocese of Washington website.
Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance Program
The Archdiocese of Washington works hard to keep Catholic education as affordable as possible. Part of this effort is the Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance Program, available to students applying to or currently enrolled in Catholic schools within the archdiocese (Washington, DC and Calvert, Charles, St. Mary’s, Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in Maryland).
The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) provides scholarships to low-income families residing in the District of Columbia with expanded educational opportunities for their children.
The OSP was created with the belief that when it comes to choosing a great school for their children, parents should have the freedom to decide the best learning option. Specifically, the OSP is geared towards providing the District's children access to a quality education.
The program began in 2004 as part of a city-wide effort to improve all of the District's educational sectors - public, public charter and non-public - to expand quality educational experiences for District families. It is the first federally-funded program of its kind and is the product of a bi-partisan collaborative effort involving former D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams, D.C. City Council members, school leaders, the White House, the U.S. Congress, and the U.S. Department of Education.
Read all about the beginnings and about the OSP program on their website, www.dcscholarships.org