Scholarships & Financial Aid

All questions regarding financial aid and scholarships can be answered through the IHC Business Office, 315-788-1632, judy.norris@ihcschools.org at 733 South Massey Street, Watertown, NY 13602.

Several forms of financial aid are available through IHC:

  • IHC-provided aid
  • Bishop of Ogdensburg’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
  • IHC Adopt-a-Student Program

Several scholarship programs are also available:

  • The IHC New 7th Grader Full-Tuition Scholarship
  • “100 Stars” Full or Partial-Tuition Scholarship for students K-6 or 7-12.
  • The NY State Council, Knights of Columbus Merit Scholarship for incoming 9th graders.

Applying for Financial Aid and Scholarships – The Process

STEP 1.

The first step in applying for financial aid or a scholarship is to complete the FACTS Grant and Aid Financial confidential financial needs assessment.

Even if you have more than one student applying for financial aid or a scholarship, your family completes only one financial aid assessment. There is a $30 application fee collected by FACTS Grant and Aid. Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing.

The process is simple:

  • Step 1: Select “Applicant Sign In.”
  • Step 2: New users select “Create an Account” or returning users enter their existing username and password. Once you are logged-in, you can complete the application online. After completing the application online, you will need to mail or fax the supporting documentation. The tax information needed to verify your application is in the checklist on the FACTS website.
    It includes:
    • Copy of 2016 Federal Form 1040 or 1040A tax return.
    • Copies of 2016 W-2 Wage and Tax Statements.
    • Copies of all supporting documentation for household Social Security income, welfare, child support, food stamps, workers’ compensation, unemployment and TANF (Temporary Assistant for Needy Families).
    • Copies of supporting tax schedules if you have income from a business, farm, rental property, corporation or partnership.

STEP 2.

If you are applying for Financial Aid, you must also apply for the Bishop’s Tuition Assistance Program (below).

STEP 3.

Financial aid applications are due on April 15, 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter (for example, for families who move into the area over the summer). For late or incomplete applications, IHC will make financial aid offers on a rolling basis contingent on the availability of financial aid and scholarship funding. Please complete this process as early as possible!

Bishop of Ogdensburg’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

Bishop of Ogdensburg’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

  • The Bishop’s Tuition Assistance Program is funded by the Diocese of Ogdensburg and administered by the Diocesan Department of Education.
  • As stated above, if you are applying for IHC-provided financial aid, you must also apply for TAP.
  • Bishop’s Tuition Assistance Program Form, 2017-18.
  • Mail or hand-deliver your application to the Business Office by Friday, September 1:
    Immaculate Heart Central Schools
    ATTN: Business Office
    733 South Massey Street
    Watertown, NY 13601

New 7th Grader Full-Tuition Scholarship

New 7th Grader Full-Tuition Scholarship

This 100% tuition-free scholarship is open to students of any faith who meet the following criteria: (1) the family has never had a student who has attended Catholic Schools; (2) the student and family have a sincere desire to try Catholic Schools; and (3) the student is entering 7th grade and exhibits good citizenship and a willingness to learn. Call (315) 788-1632 for information.

  • The IHC New 7th Grader Full-Tuition Scholarship
  • Mail or hand-deliver your application to the business office as soon as possible, but not later than July 1, 2017:
    IHC Business Office
    ATTN: IHC New 7th-Grader Scholarship
    733 South Massey Street
    Watertown, NY 13601

The IHC “100 Stars” Full or Partial Tuition Scholarship (K-12)

The IHC “100 Stars” Full or Partial Tuition Scholarship (K-12)

  • The IHC “100 Stars” Scholarship Fund provides new IHC students (K-12) full or partial tuition in year one, based on scholastic potential and demonstrated financial need, followed by annual reviews of financial need to ensure they can continue at IHC. “100 Stars” Scholarships are open to students of all faiths.
  • The scholarship is available to families who have never had a student who has attended Catholic schools, but have a sincere desire to try.
  • The IHC “100 Stars” Scholarship Fund, established on May 5, 2011, was made possible by a gift from Dr. Noaman Sanni, and has been enhanced by other enlightened donors.
  • The 100 Stars Scholarship Application

The NY State Council, Knights of Columbus 9th Grade Scholarship

The NY State Council, Knights of Columbus 9th Grade Scholarship

  • The NY State Council, Knights of Columbus Scholarship is a merit scholarship awarded to incoming 9th grade applicants.
  • The scholarship provides $500 per year for 4 years (a total of $2,000) to two incoming 9th graders in the Diocese of Ogdensburg, and must be renewed each year.
  • The application is due April 15
  • NY State Council, Knights of Columbus Scholarship Application
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