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Tuition & Affordability

An investment in your child's future.

Our distinctive programs, talented faculty, and engaging opportunities make a transformational difference at a very critical time in the lives of our students.  Tuition and fees cover just part of the operating expenses related to providing an educational experience rooted in faith and values that cultivates the intellect and personal faith of each of our students. Your investment, coupled with the over $1 million raised through our Advancement efforts each year, makes possible the opportunity for your child to be known, transformed, and inspired at OLSH. 
It is part of our mission to ensure that an OLSH education is accessible to all families who desire it, regardless of their individual financial circumstances. OLSH offers a comprehensive tuition assistance program, including scholarships, need-based financial aid, and grants.
OLSH Tuition (2021-2022) - $11,500

OLSH Fees (2021-2022)

AAC Fee - $500 ($750 maximum per family)
The AAC Fee helps to cover the costs of operating and maintaining the Angela Activities Center, where OLSH students learn, study, compete, practice, eat, socialize, and relax.
 
Technology Fee - $100 per student
The Technology Fee covers the costs of equipment, licensing, and ongoing maintenance for the OLSH Chromebook Initiative
 
Graduation Fee - $100 per senior student
The Graduation Fee is assessed to every senior student at our school and covers the cost of the cap and gown, diploma, diploma cover, and defrays other expenses associated with the graduation ceremony.
 

An OLSH education is accessible to you

It is part of our mission to ensure that an OLSH education is accessible to all families who desire it. OLSH offers a comprehensive Tuition Assistance Program to provide financial support.

Grants

Grants are an important part of our Tuition Assistance Program, providing additional support to families who meet specific qualifications.

 

OLSH Family Grant - $500, for families with 2 children enrolled at OLSH
 
Beaver County Benefactors Fund – amount varies, for families residing in Beaver County demonstrating financial need
 
Families are automatically considered for these grants based on information provided in the OLSH Application for Admission.

Scholarships

OLSH offers a variety of merit- and need-based scholarship opportunities for our students. These scholarships, amounting to $134,750 awarded to students annually, are made possible through the generosity of our loyal donors.

OLSH Financial Aid

OLSH financial aid is available to assist families in affording an OLSH education. Families demonstrating need are awarded at least 45% of the cost of tuition and those with the highest demonstrated need can receive up to 75% in aid. Financial eligibility is determined by the third-party company, FACTS, which processes the Grant and Aid Application.

 

Students are generally eligible for OLSH financial aid if their family household incomes are less than $92,160 plus $16,222 for each child in the family in 2021-2022.

 

Other ways to Lower Your Tuition Costs

Diocesan Bishop's Education Fund: Application due Monday, March 15, 2021

The Diocese of Pittsburgh's Bishop's Education Fund (BEF) program is independent of the OLSH tuition assistance program. BEF monies are available for families applying to OLSH who are registered members of a Catholic parish within the Diocese of Pittsburgh. These monies are available on a first-come, first-served basis from the Diocese, and are typically awarded over the summer.

To apply for BEF monies, complete your FACTS application for OLSH as normal, indicating your intent to apply for BEF where listed in the application. Be sure to also complete the Pastor Verification Form, have your pastor sign the form, and submit it to the OLSH Business Office as soon as possible.

The Children’s Scholarship Fund: Application due July 2022

Students who live within the boundaries of a low-achieving school are eligible to receive funds from the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) program through The Children’s Scholarship Fund of Pennsylvania (CSFP).  The low-achieving schools are determined annually by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and can be viewed on their website Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program (pa.gov).

The amounts awarded through CSFP vary from year to year but have historically ranged from 20-30% of a student’s remaining balance after other financial aid was applied.  The OLSH Business Office will notify families when the application period is open, and it is the responsibility of the family to submit necessary paperwork to the program. 

 

Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania (JA): Application due Spring 2022

Students participating in a JA program are eligible to apply for special scholarships offered by JA. OLSH students may join the JA Volunteers group at OLSH which travels to local elementary schools to teach JA lessons. OLSH also offers a JA class to students in the spring. Learn more about Junior Achievement.

The Crossroads Foundation: Application for Class of 2026 due December 17, 2021

OLSH is a host high school for Crossroads Foundation Scholars. This program provides financial and academic support to students demonstrating potential and financial need. Learn more about the Crossroads Foundation.

Other Opportunities

Additional aid may be available through other local non-profit organizations including the Knights of Columbus, The Kyle B. Wilson Foundation, and the The Poise Foundation. For more information on these programs please visit their websites. Please note that additional scholarships may be available through other organizations such as your parish, elementary school, American Legion, and others.

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Questions regarding the financial aid process?
 
Contact:
Business Manager
(412) 262-6420
 
Asst. Business Manager
(412) 262-6421