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St. Mary School offers two methods of assistance for families who seek a Catholic education for their children, but are unable to afford full tuition.

1) Invest in Kids Act

  1. These scholarships can pay the full cost of tuition, fees, and other educational expenses. They are open to families with financial need regardless of religious affiliation. Because the pool of funds is limited, applications are made annually. For more information, visit www.empowerillinois.org.

  2. Catholic Assistance Program for Education, or CAPE, provides financial aid to members of Catholic parishes who wish to send their children to St. Mary School, but cannot afford full tuition. These awards, which provide partial tuition, are given annually. Families must first apply to Empower Illinois to be considered for CAPE funds.