The Diocese of Grand Rapids is boosting tuition assistance for students, but time is running out to apply for it.
The deadline for applying for first round funding is Nov. 22. The first round of grants will be announced in early February and distributed in early fall.
Bishop Walkowiak recently announced the Diocese is more than quadrupling tuition assistance, from $240,000 to $1 million each year. The funding boost, made possible through donations and diocese scholarship accounts, is part of a three-year effort to make Catholic schools affordable to more families. According to Private School Aid Service, even after all tuition assistance is distributed, Catholic school families still need $1.2 million a year.