Financial Aid Opportunities
Vandebilt Catholic is committed to providing a holistic education to all students. High priority is given to those families who have supported Catholic schools and great care is given to ensure that the school does not become available only to the social, academic, or athletic elite. Vandebilt Catholic offers financial aid based on need with an in-house budget of approximately $150,000. Donated funds are also available through endowed scholarships.
Families must complete the VCHS registration process to apply for financial aid (including registration payment.) Registration applications are typically due in February. FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment conducts the need analysis for Vandebilt Catholic. Families applying for financial aid will need to complete an online application at www.factsmgt.com by early March. The process takes about twenty minutes to complete and there is a $40 (approximate) application fee. All supporting documentation must be uploaded and application status should read completed by the deadline in order to be considered for financial aid.
PARTNERING TUITION DONATION REBATE PROGRAMS
Additional financial aid may be available through these partnering scholarships opportunities for those entering Vandebilt Catholic from public schools or those who are currently on tuition donation rebate programs:
ACE Scholarships Louisiana
ACE Scholarships Louisiana is a scholarship granting organization that offers scholarships to qualified children on a first-come, first-served basis for as long as funds are available. Qualifications for this scholarship include residency in Louisiana, attendance in public school for the previous school year or participation in the Louisiana scholarship program/tuition donation rebate program the previous year, and family income. The max financial aid for a qualified student in grades 9-12 is $4500 and $4200 for a qualified student in grade 8.
Applications for this scholarship are generally available between Febraury and March. For more information, please visit http://www.acescholarships.org.
Arete currently operates in Louisiana under the Tuition Donation Rebate Program. Scholarship eligibility is based on the income guidelines for the federal free and reduced lunch program (FRL), and the maximum award amounts are approximately $4,900 per year for students in grades 9-12 and $4350 for students in grade 8. Recipients are required to re-qualify each year. New applications are accepted only if funds are available for new scholarships.
Applications for this scholarship are generally available between Febraury and March. For more information, please visit http://www.AreteScholars.org.
Louisiana Scholars Program
Louisiana Scholars Program (LSP) is eligible to students who have a family income that does not exceed 250% of the federal poverty line and would otherwise be enrolled in public school with a C, D, F, or T rating on both October 1 and February 1 of the current school year or a continuing scholarship student.
The application window typically opens mid-December through mid-January. Please contact Lori Liner as soon as possible to begin the process. For more information, please visit https://www.louisianabelieves.com/schools/louisiana-scholarship-program.
The amount of tuition each year is set in consultation with our Consultative School Board and is published in February for the following school year. Tuition and fees, along with donations to the school, make up the majority of our income. Registration will be held mid-February for the following school year. Please see the Admissions Timeline for the most current tuition deadlines.
Tuition and other fees may be paid online and by check, cash or money order. Only tuition, resource, technology fee, and annual fund donations can be financed through the school's bank loan option. Information regarding payment options can be found HERE.
For more information regarding financial aid or any questions about tuition or fees, please contact Lori Liner (email@example.com) at the Business Office (Brother’s Hall) at 985-580-1868.