Financial Aid

For those who qualify for need-based financial aid, grants are awarded annually from Saint Patrick through the generosity of the Barry Robinson Board of Trustees as well as through the Catholic Diocese of Richmond. We encourage all eligible students to apply for both financial aid opportunities available; we will assist you in completing the process. Of course, confidentiality will be carefully maintained. Families seeking financial aid should complete both SSS and FACTS application to obtain the highest possible financial aid package.

Financial Aid Opportunity through Saint Patrick Catholic School

Families seeking financial aid from Saint Patrick Catholic School must complete a financial aid application with School and Student Services (SSS) by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). This involves completing a Parents Financial Statement (PFS) and uploading supporting tax documents. Click here to access a step-by-step guide to completing the PFS.

If you have questions about the SSS application process, contact Jamye Brown, Director of Financial Aid, at (757) 213-0847 or School and Student Services at (800) 344-8328.

PFS due March 1

Tax documents must be uploaded by March 1
2023 W2s/1099s, 1040 with all schedules

For Your SSS Application:

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SSS will verify the PFS using required tax documents, review the PFS, and recommend an estimated family contribution (EFC). Based upon the SSS recommendation, the school's financial aid budget, and overall need of the applicant pool, the School's Financial Aid Committee will determine and communicate awards in April. When financial aid is awarded, families have the option to accept the award, appeal the award in writing to the Director of Financial Aid, or decline the award with no further obligation. 

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Financial Aid Opportunities through the Catholic Diocese of Richmond

The Catholic Diocese of Richmond will make financial aid available to all who seek a Catholic education within the confines of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond from a special fund, the McMahon Parater Foundation for Education (MPF) and through Education Improvement Scholarships Tax Credits Program (EISTC). Applicants can apply online at If you have questions or concerns about the FACTS application process, you may speak with a FACTS Customer Care Representative at 1-866-441-4637. 

Application and tax documents due March 1. 

Awarded amount will not exceed FACTS calculated need.  Education Improvement Scholarship Tax Credit (EISTC) awards maximums are predetermined  by the United States Department of Education. 

For Your FACTS Application:

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  • Step 1: Online Application

    Complete the online application.
  • Step 2: Application Fee

    There is a $35 application fee. 
  • Step 3: Upload Tax Documents

    • Families with W2 income only will need to send their 2022 tax return along with their 2023 W2's.
    • Families with income other than W2 income (such as rental income, business income, income from a partnership, or any other source of income) must send their 2023 tax return and 2023 W2s.
    • Families who are not required to file a tax return must send documentation to reflect this, such as documentation for Social Security Income, Welfare, Child Support, Food Stamps, Workers' Compensation, TANF, and other related documents. 
 FACTS will verify supporting documents and assess a family's ability to pay and need determination. Based upon a predetermined amount of total aid available, the Diocese will make recommended awards for each applicant. Saint Patrick Catholic School will contact families about financial aid received. All families seeking financial aid from the MPF or EISTC must complete a FACTS application form including supporting documents by March 1. We encourage all families seeking financial aid to complete both SSS and FACTS application to obtain the highest possible financial aid package.

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  • McMahon Parater Foundation Scholarships

    The McMahon Parater Foundation (MPF) was established in 2008 to make Catholic schools more affordable by providing tuition assistance to families seeking a Catholic education for their children. Gifts to MPF’s Investing in Our Children campaign provide this tuition assistance.
    • Both Catholic and non-Catholic students are eligible for these scholarships.
    • The amount of support is determined by the student’s calculated need.
    • These awards are available to students attending Diocesan and private Catholic schools. 
  • Education Improvement Scholarships Tax Credits Program (EISTC)

    Through Virginia’s EISTC program, approved donations to MPF provide Catholic school scholarships for students who are Virginia residents.
    • Both Catholic and non-Catholic students are eligible for these scholarships.
    • Recipients of EISTC scholarships must come from families who meet an income criteria for the household size. Click here for the income criteria.
    Recipients must also meet one of these criteria:
    • Are eligible to enter kindergarten or first grade, OR
    • Attended a Virginia public school for at least half of the current or prior school year, OR
    • Were not Virginia residents during the preceding school year, OR
    • Were prior recipients of an EISTC scholarship.
    • Scholarships cannot exceed the state’s allocation for the division in which the student resides.
    • These awards are available to students attending Diocesan and private Catholic schools.