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St. John the Baptist
Catholic School
12319 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20904 | 301-622-3076

Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance Through the Archdiocese

The Archdiocese of Washington offers limited tuition assistance to students whose families cannot afford to pay the full tuition. Awards are based on need and availability year to year.


Dec. 1 -- Deadline for current Catholic-school students

Feb. 1 -- Deadline for applicants to Catholic schools

March 15 -- Awards announced 

Go to the Archdiocese of Washington Tuition Assistance page, or go to and click on the "Financial Aid Assessment."  If you have a TADS account, go to the Financial Aid section.

Many families at St. John the Baptist have sought and received tuition assistance. Last year, 41 students received $39,620 in assistance. Assistance of $28,000 has been awarded to SJB families for next year.

Tuition Assistance Through SJB

Each year, there is about $20,000 in tuition assistance available through the parish. That includes money raised by the Home and School Association and grants established by individual parish and school supporters.

Parents must apply for Archdiocese of Washington Tuition Assistance to be considered for parish assistance. Without the application, the parish cannot fairly determine need.

In addition, the Parish Assistance and Verification Form must be completed and returned to the school office in order to be considered for parish assistance. 

Tuition Assistance for Preschool Students

Go here for information on tuition assistance for families with children in licensed child care programs, which includes the SJB preschool. 

State BOOST Program

Applications for Maryland BOOST scholarships open and close over a 6-week period in the spring. Families may use BOOST money to pay for private school tuition. Several SJB families have received tuition assistance through BOOST. SJB is a participating BOOST school. To learn more about the BOOST application, go to this website.

The BOOST Program provides scholarships for students who would be eligible for the free lunch or reduced-price meals program if they were in a public elementary school. 


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