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Tuition & Financial Aid

Financial Assistance Information for Parents

Providence St. Mel believes that as a parent, you are primarily responsible for financing your child’s education. Yet, we strive to keep our school affordable for families who cannot afford full tuition. Financial assistance may be available if your family qualifies on the basis of our financial aid policy. More than one-half the actual cost of a Providence St. Mel education is subsidized through the generosity of donors who believe in our mission. Thus, every PSM family receives a “hidden scholarship” in the form of our low tuition rate. It is a basic tenet of our philosophy that every family must pay some amount of tuition. In addition to tuition, families must pay book fees and the family fundraising fee.Most grants are in the form of work-study, requiring middle and high school students to perform assigned work for 45 minutes each day after school.

 

Applying For Financial Assistance

  • Applications are available from the admissions office beginning in the month of December. You must have tested your child and received your acceptance letter prior to applying.
  • Parents of accepted students must complete the Student Aid Application (available from the School Office and Admissions) and submit it along with the application fee to Private School Aid Service (PSAS). This service uses a standardized formula to analyze your family’s financial situation.
  • Based on this information, Providence St. Mel determines whether you will be offered assistance, and if so, in what amount.
    Click here to download the Financial Aid Application
    and send with $21 processing fee to:
    Private School Aid Service
    P.O. Box 770728
    Lakewood, OH 44107-0034

Student Aid Application Timeline

  • Student Aid Applications must be mailed to PSAS by the deadlines listed below:
    • Students tested in November and January – April 15th
    • Students tested in February and March – May 15th
    • Students tested in April – June 15th
  • Parents are encouraged to send applications as soon as possible.
  • Incomplete applications or applications filed after the deadline date may disqualify families from receiving aid.
  • Parents will be notified of financial aid status beginning in June.
  • Financial aid is not automatically renewed. Parents must reapply every year for financial aid.

Academic Scholarships

For more information, please contact:
Providence St. Mel Admissions Office
119 South Central Park Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60624
773.722.2222