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Financial aid is available to registered parishioners of the Church of St. Mary who wish to enroll their children in the School of St. Mary grades K-8. Before you apply to FACTS, please ensure you have applied to Empower Illinois. If any assistance is needed as you review the process, please do not hesitate to call Cindy Luetje at the Parish Business Office (847) 234-0205.

Click HERE to apply for Empower Illinois Financial Aid for the 2021-2022 school year
Click HERE to apply for FACTS Financial Aid for the 2021-2022 school year.
Click HERE to apply for Archdiocesan Tax Credit Scholarship for the 2021-2022 school year.

January 15th:     Tax Credit Reservation Night for Empower Illinois

This year, the reservation will form will be available at 6:30pm, to give families time to enter their information before submission at 7pm. The reservation will have two pages. On page one, you will enter basic information, such as parent name, student name, and contact information. On page two, you will review this information and click submit. Only after clicking submit on page two will you receive your first come, first-served timestamp.

On January 17, you will be notified by email when part two of the application opens. You can complete this step whenever you are able to ensure accuracy, but we encourage you to submit your application before January 27 for the best chance at receiving a scholarship.

FACTS Scholarship Deadlines

May 17, 2021:        Financial aid application process CLOSES for current families.

June 1, 2021:          Financial aid committee will review all financial aid applications.

June 15, 2021:        Financial aid letters emailed and mailed to all applicants who submitted complete applications.

June 31, 2021:        Financial aid acceptance letters must be returned, or aid will be released back into the available budge

Archdiocesan Tax Credit Scholarship Program