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Customized Tuition

Aquinas High School is committed to providing access to a private, Catholic education for all families. With Customized Tuition, each family that applies can have a customized tuition based on their personal financial needs.

How do I apply for Customized Tuition? 

Aquinas partners with FACTS Grant & Aid Management, a confidential third-party financial evaluation company. Each families’ application through FACTS will calculate an amount that the family can afford for tuition. Using this amount, Aquinas will customize a tuition plan using available financial aid and scholarships. The FACTS application opens on Monday, January 1st and has a priority deadline of March 1st. To complete a FACTS application, you will need the following tax information:

    • 2023 W-2s
    • 2022 Form 1040
    • All supporting schedules for the 2022 Form 1040
If you own your own business and therefore do not have income reported on a W-2, you will need to include your 2023 Form 1040 and all supporting schedules.

Sources of Financial Aid
GRACE Scholarship Program
The eligibility requirements, as defined by the GRACE Scholars website are italicized below:
To be eligible for a GRACE award, a student must meet all eligibility requirements contained in the law under which we operate, and must meet all admission requirements set by the Catholic school of choice.
  • To qualify, all students must be a resident of Georgia and those entering second grade and above must have attended a Georgia public school immediately prior to receiving a scholarship. Those students enrolling in an accredited Pre-K program, Kindergarten or first grade do not have to transfer from a Georgia public school.
The Georgia public school attendance requirement may be waived in the following cases:
  1. A student who is assigned to a public school that the Office of Student Achievement determines to be low-performing based on the school attendance zone of his or her primary residence, or
  2. A student is the subject of officially documented cases of school based physical violence or student related verbal abuse threatening harm, or
  3. A student was enrolled in an official home study program for at least one year immediately prior to receiving a scholarship under this law.
The dollar amount of the award varies based on financial need and must be applied for each year. Applicants must complete both the FACTS Grant & Aid Application and the GRACE Scholarship Application​​​​​​​.
Diocesan Financial Aid
Students of African-American, Hispanic, or Native American descent who also have a demonstrated financial need may qualify for tuition assistance from the Diocese of Savannah. Student ethnicity must be indicated on the FACTS Grant & Aid Application and all paperwork must be submitted by March 1, 2024.

Parish Assistance
Many parishes offer tuition assistance to registered, active parishioners who are enrolled at Aquinas High School. Check availability and procedures with your pastor.
Folds of Honors
The Folds of Honor Foundation offers scholarships for children of service members who were killed in action, missing in action, Purple Heart recipients or 90-100 percent disabled due to military service. They also make awards to children of first responders who were killed or disabled. The application for the Folds of Honor scholarship opens February 1st and the deadline is March 31st. The applications include a Private School Verification Form to be completed by Aquinas High School. The form may be submitted to the school office with Section 1 completed. For eligibility and applications, visit