Financial Support

Financial aid is available to students in the Diocese of Albany based on financial need and family circumstances. We know well the sacrifices many families make to send their children to our Catholic schools. We are pleased to offer these tuition assistance programs to ease the financial burden of our families. 

All students in grades 1-12 are eligible as long as they are enrolled in an Albany Diocesan elementary or secondary school and complete the necessary forms in a timely manner (see links below).

Beacon of Hope Scholarship Program

Families must apply annually for the Beacon of Hope scholarship. Awards are given in varying amounts, typically $1500 - $2750 per student, for one school year.

Beginning in the 2021/22 school year, families of Kindergarten students are now eligible to receive Beacon of Hope assistance.

1.) Beacon of Hope Scholarship Fund Fact Sheet:

Download Beacon of Hope Fact Sheet.pdf

2.)    Auto-fill PDF documents for the Beacon of Hope Parent Application and Principal Recommendation Form:

Download BOH-Application-Parent.pdf

Download BOH-Application-Principal.pdf

The Beacon of Hope Parent Application is due to the principal by April 1 each year for the following school year and both the Parent Application and Principal Forms are due to the Catholic School Office by April 15.


The Kenneth and Thelma Lally Partnership in Catholic Education Program

The Lally Financial Aid Program is strictly based on financial need. Aid amounts are $750 for grades 1 – 8   and $1000 for grades 9 - 12.

3.) Lally Financial Aid Program Fact Sheet: 


Families cannot receive a Beacon of Hope Scholarship and Lally Financial Aid during the same school year.

The Catholic School Office will continue to make every effort to notify schools of awardees as soon as possible so local award decisions may be made in a timely manner.

To find out more about financial aid opportunities and qualifications, please contact us.

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