Apply Now for State BOOST Scholarship
Applications for Maryland BOOST scholarships are open until April 17. Families may use BOOST money to pay for private school tuition. SJB is a participating school and has families that have received money through BOOST. To complete a BOOST application, go to this website.
If you are asking, Should I apply or not? the chart below may help. 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. Here are the income requirements for those programs:
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 SJB students
Feb. 1 -- Deadline for new students
March 15 -- Awards announced
Many families at St. John the Baptist have applied for – 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.