Rochester Catholic Schools (RCS) uses FAIR (Financial Aid Independent Review) to allocate funds and determine the amount of aid to be awarded to qualifying students through an objective, impartial, and equitable process. FAIR is a nationally recognized leader in confidential objective financial aid assessments for private and parochial schools. All RCS students/families are eligible to apply to financial aid regardless of grade level or faith tradition.
When Should I Apply?
The FAIR application does not open until February 1. For current families to be considered for financial aid the deadline for the next school year is mid-March. Financial aid applications are processed throughout the entire school year for new families. A family must submit current federal tax returns with their application.
How Do I Apply?
Families can apply online at www.fairapp.com. The following information is needed to apply online:
• School Code: 150
• Password: rcs150
• A valid email address
• Credit card (Visa or Mastercard)
• Copy of 2016 Income Tax return
For returning users email and password from previous years are still active. If assistance is needed with the processing fee please contact Rochester Catholic Schools Business Office at (507) 289-1702 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paper applications are available upon request by contacting the Rochester Catholic Schools Business Office at (507) 289-1702 or email at email@example.com.
How Do I Know if I Receive Financial Aid?
Families will receive a letter from the Rochester Catholic Schools Business Office in mid-May indicating whether or not they have been considered eligible for financial aid. The amount of a family's award is indicated on their SMART Tuition Annual Statement (received no later than June 5).
Tuition Information Contact
RCS Scrip is an easy program used to reduce tuition costs by offering rebates from stores and restaurants you are already visiting.
RCS has partnered with Great Lakes Scrip Center to enhance our current Scrip Program by offering a user-friendly, online Scrip program, ShopWithScrip.com. You will still be able to purchase Scrip to all of the same vendors, but now you have access to over 700 vendors!
With this new partnership comes a restructuring of the rebate schedule. After registering with ShopWithScrip.com, instead of a flat 3% rebate, you will receive 75% of whatever the rebate is from each vendor!
For more information and to register, please visit www.rcsmn.org/scrip
Application Deadline: May 12, 2017
In late June the Catholic Foundation of Southern MN will inform recipients of the grant committee’s decision.
The Catholic Foundation of Southern MN is pleased to once again offer financial support from the Seeds of Faith Catholic School Tuition Assistance Endowment for the 2017-2018 school year. The Seeds of Faith scholarships are need-based and these funds are available to families who wish to have their students attend Catholic schools, but have limited income and work opportunities. This is not an academic scholarship fund.
To apply for a Seeds of Faith Scholarship:
- Request an application by contacting the Rochester Catholic Schools Business Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (507) 289-1702.
- Provide all required documentation. A checklist of accompanying paperwork is listed on the last page of the application.
- Submit completed application by May 12, 2017 to your church pastor.