Tuition Assistance

LCA Offers Tuition Assistance

LCA is pleased to offer need-based tuition assistance to parents with children in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Sources of tuition assistance are the Cleveland Diocese (DTA) and Lakewood Catholic Academy. Families seeking need-based tuition assistance from the Diocese of Cleveland or the LCA Financial Aid Fund are required to submit a completed FACTS Grant & Aid Application. LCA does not see families’ private financial information, only an analysis of need.

Apply by March 1

The priority deadline for applying for assistance is March 1st. While applications will be accepted until June 1st,  it is possible that the available pool of funds will be fully allocated to those who have filed by the March 1st deadline. Families are strongly urged to file by March 1st.


Get Started with FACTS

If you are a current LCA family using FACTS to make tuition payments, you may complete the FACTS Grant & Aid Application from within your existing FACTS account. Click here to login to your existing account, or to create a new one. Prospective families may also use this link to create an account to complete the application for tuition assistance.

Be sure to add your other children and the schools they attend to your FACTS application if you plan to seek assistance from their schools. You should not need to complete multiple FACTS Grant & Aid Applications.

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When will I be notified of my award?

If you submit your application by March 1, you will receive notification by the end of May about any funding you may receive from the Diocese of Cleveland and/or LCA.


LCA is a provider of the Ohio Department of Education EdChoice & EdChoice Expansion Scholarship programs. Families who wish to apply for the EdChoice program must first be approved for admission to LCA and meet other eligibility requirements established by the Ohio Department of Education. Please contact Patrick Straffen, Director of Advancement, at 216-521-0559 ext. 3026 or via email at for eligibility and application information.

In addition to need-based tuition assistance, the Diocese of Cleveland also offers scholarships for students enrolled in elementary schools.

Diocese of Cleveland School Employee Fund
This fund is a limited-time tuition assistance opportunity available to full-time, tuition-paying Catholic Diocese of Cleveland school employees whose children are K-12 students at a school within the Diocese during the 2020-21 academic year. Download the School Employee Fund application here. Applications are due to the Diocese by March 15.

529 Savings Plan

Following the passage of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act in 2017, funds in a 529 savings plan may be used for up to $10,000 in tuition at a K-12 private or religious school. Click here to learn more.