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Financial Assistance & Scholarship Opportunities

Tuition Assistance Program

March 29, 2019 – FACTS Tuition Assistance Online Application / Renewal Due

The Tuition, coordinated through the QCES Foundation, Apply Online With FACTS Assistance ProgramThe same application can be used for the Quincy Catholic Elementary Schools and QND.

There is a one-time non-refundable online application fee of $32 per household. FACTS accepts all major Credit Cards (Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover) includes scholarships based on demonstrated financial need. To ensure impartiality and sensitivity to privacy, the schools employ the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment to compile applications for assistance and to recommend amounts to be awarded.

Click here to access the FACTS online application.

Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship

January 15, 2019 – Empower Illinois Tuition Assistance Online Application Available

This Tax Credit Scholarship for Illinois residents will cover up to 100% of private school tuition up to a maximum of the average Illinois cost to educate. Families of K-12 students can apply for scholarships beginning on January 15, 2019. The Tax Credit Scholarships are for the 2019-20 academic year and are available on a first-come, first served basis.

Tax Credit Scholarships are need-based and do not take academic performance into consideration.

For detailed information on applying and donating to the Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program, please visit

Download Application Step by Step Guide HERE

If you have questions, you may contact the parent hotline (309) 416-0741 or

The regular parent hotline hours will be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday.

Gene Grawe Fund

Families can participate in the Gene Grawe Fund to help offset tuition. Participating families may purchase gift cards offered through many retailers. These businesses donate a percentage of the profits into the scholarship fund, which is then distributed to the tuition accounts of the families participating. Relatives and friends of families can also purchase cards to generate funding. Gift cards are easily available and can be used for items that are part of the normal family budget such as groceries and gas.

Gift cards can be purchased in the Gene Grawe Fund office located in the lobby at St. Peter Church, 2600 Maine Street.

For more information, you can visit the Gene Grawe Fund, Inc. website at

Father Augustine Tolton Scholarship

The Fr. Augustine Tolton Scholarship is a QCES full tuition scholarship (K-8) for one or more children awarded to one family registered at each of the four Quincy Catholic parishes. (Blessed Sacrament, St. Anthony, St. Dominic, St. Francis, and St. Peter) who have demonstrated financial need as determined by information provided by the family on the FACTS Application Form. Since the scholarships are need-based, the names of the four families who are awarded a Fr. Augustine Tolton Scholarship will not be disclosed.

Fr. Augustus Tolton Scholarship Application Packet (Application deadline is 4 p.m. on Friday, April 12th, 2019)

Newcomer’s Scholarship

The QCES Foundation Newcomer’s Scholarship is a partially need-based full-tuition scholarship that will be awarded annually to one student in Grades K – 8, either Catholic or non-Catholic, whose family does not currently have any children enrolled in one of Quincy’s four Catholic elementary schools. It is non-renewable beyond the first year the student receives the scholarship. However, a QCES Foundation Newcomer’s Scholarship recipient will be eligible to apply for tuition assistance in subsequent years, and any tuition assistance a student may be awarded will be based on the financial need of a student’s family, as determined by the FACTS and the amount of tuition assistance available from the QCES Foundation for that particular school year.

Newcomer’s Scholarship Application Packet (Application deadline is 4 p.m. on Friday, April 12th, 2019)