Tuition & Scholarships

Tuition

St. Thomas Aquinas High School and Middle School work to keep tuition as low as possible, through fundraising efforts, and grant and scholarship programs, while still providing students access to outstanding academic, athletic, spiritual, and extra-curricular programs. St. Thomas Aquinas High School and Middle School’s tuition price is one of the lowest in the state of Ohio.
Stark County Catholic Schools offer $1.5 million in tuition assistance every year!

High School Tuition
Actual cost to educate a High School student per year: $12,500
2020-2021 tuition cost for non-Catholic parishioners: $9,750
2020-2021 tuition cost for Catholic parishioners: $8,487
Average price of tuition paid by our families after tuition assistance: $5,800

Middle School Tuition
2019-2020 tuition cost: $4650
Average price of tuition paid by our families after tuition assistance: $2,750

Tuition Assistance

St. Thomas Aquinas offers several programs to help make tuition affordable for all families. Cost should never prevent a student from obtaining a high quality, Catholic education.

Tuition Grant & Scholarship Options
Families may apply for one or more of the following on an annual basis. Some of these options have deadlines to apply, please note those deadlines. We also have rolling financial aid packages available. All grants and scholarships are confidential. Aid is determined once information is submitted to FACTS (the link is located on the right side of this page).
  • Parish Tuition Scholarship -  Families who are active members of a Stark County Catholic parish may apply for a scholarship.
  • Memorial & Honorary Grants -  Memorial and Honorary Grants are provided each year. These grants are based on the following criteria: financial need, evidence of academic progress, Christian example, service to others, and interest and involvement in school and/or community, including parish.
  • Youngstown Diocesan Grant - (In memory of Mary Ellen Cushwa Wolsonovich) This grant is provided by the Diocese (not STA) and is based on the family’s financial need determined by FACTS tuition assistance. Families must complete the digital FACTS application, located by following the FACTS link to the right, by April 27.
  • Student Scholarship Agreement -  Students may volunteer to earn tuition credit by volunteering on summer crews.
  • Parent Scholarship Agreement -  Parents may volunteer to earn tuition credit toward their son/daughter’s tuition. Volunteer hours can be accumulated in the school cafeteria or other maintenance areas. Maintenance hours are scheduled after-school and in the evening, cafeteria and kitchen house are available during the day.
  • Legacy Alumni Scholarship - Families may apply for this scholarship if the applying student has parents who attended a Stark County Catholic High School. Alumni scholarships are provided each year upon application.
  • Stark County Catholic Elementary School Scholarship - Families may apply for this scholarship if the applying student will also have a younger sibling attending a Stark County Catholic Elementary School. This scholarship is offered each year upon application.
  • EdChoice Scholarship - St. Thomas Aquinas High School and Middle School is a provider of the State of Ohio voucher program. Families eligible for these state-funded scholarships must meet state designated financial need levels or have students assigned to a state-designated list of public schools. Please visit the State of Ohio website on the right side-bar.
  • Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union Scholarships -  Each year the Ohio Catholic FCU awards scholarships to students who currently attend Catholic high schools. Scholarships are awarded based primarily upon need and given in the amount of $500. In order to apply, families must be a member of the Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union and willing to submit proof of income. Online applications can be accessed beginning January 28 and ending in early March. To learn more visit Ohio Catholic FCU. The scholarship funds will be sent directly to the Catholic school in the name of the family awarded the funds no later than mid-August. 
  • Teachers’ Confederation Scholarship - The Youngstown Diocesan Confederation of Teachers donates toward a scholarship fund. Freshmen attending STA and other diocese schools are eligible to win this scholarship. The freshmen must have a 3.0 or higher GPA and must show leadership and responsibility. Each winner will receive $100, renewable yearly, applied toward their STA tuition. A 3.0 GPA must be maintained all four years. Interested students should obtain an application and reference sheets from Mr. Pederzolli.    

Application Deadlines:

  • February 1 - May 30th - Application period for EdChoice and EdChoice Expansion Scholarship (depending upon availability, there could be a second application period July 1 - July 31). 
  • April 27- Deadline for filing FACTS application for the Wolsonovich Scholarship
  • April 27 - Priority deadline for filing for Aquinas financial aid with FACTS. While we offer opportunities for tuition assistance at any time of the year, there are grant and scholarship programs that have application deadlines. 
  • May - Families who applied for aid by April 27 will be notified of financial aid status
  • July 1 - Tuition plan on file with the Aquinas Business Office 

*Please note, due to COVID-19, dates have changed. Feel free to contact the school to verify due dates. All STA affiliated scholarship applications and FACTS are due by April 27. 

 

Scholarship Applications:

 

Scholarship Applications for Students to Attend STA Sponsored by STA:  


Ross Pusateri Scholarship

Tim Scanlon Scholarship

Welcsh Scholarship

 

Scholarship Applications for Students to Attend STA Sponsored by Aquinas Supporters :  

 

Scholarship Applications for Current STA Seniors to Attend College Sponsored by STA:

The Dr. Joseph E. Krok Memorial Award

Moulin Scholarship Fund 

 
 
To apply for Financial Aid, please visit: 
*Apply by April 27 
 
 
For more information on EdChoice & EdChoice Expansion, visit the: 
 
 
Payment Methods: 
  1. Pay in full by July 1st
  2. Pay in two payments – August 1 & January 1
  3. Loan through DOY Credit Union or Friends & Family Credit Union 
  4. Monthly payments through FACTS
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