Financial Aid and Scholarships
Approximately 40% of our students receive some level of financial assistance. The Board of Directors, the President, and the Advancement Office are committed to increasing the amount of available tuition assistance. As a result of this commitment, Oakland Catholic High School has increased its financial assistance annually for the last several years and is now able to meet 45-50% of a student's need. Financial aid packages are built from a variety of sources - small grants from the Bishop's Education Fund, EITC/OSTC funds procured by Oakland Catholic, scholarships, and internal aid from the school's annual budget.
Our goal is to ensure the accessibility of an Oakland Catholic educational experience for young women from all walks of life.
To be considered for financial assistance, the parent/guardian must complete the FACTS Grant & Aid Application made available to all registered families via their Oakland Catholic FACTS Tuition Management Account. An email with information on how to apply is typically sent to all newly registered and continuing families in early February. The official deadline for the financial aid application is March 31; applications posted after the deadline are processed as quickly as possible, but financial aid resources become more limited as we approach the next school year. Upon review of the application, FACTS provides a confidential need analysis report to the Business Office of Oakland Catholic High School. The need analysis report will determine the amount of aid available to the OC student from all sources, including the Bishop's Education Fund if applicable. Tuition & Financial Aid Award Statements will be mailed to families in late April/early May.
We at Oakland Catholic understand that tuition is truly an investment in your daughter's future success! That is why Oakland Catholic High School is happy to announce our new partnership with SallieMae and the K-12 Family Education Loan Program. Please follow the link directly to the SLMA website and the application process.
Oakland Catholic High School offers an array of scholarship opportunities, both merit and need-based. Scholarships have different criteria and are contingent upon application to Oakland Catholic High School as well as participation in our Scholarship Entrance Exam. Below is a list of some of the awards available to accepted students.
Merit-Based Scholarship Awards
These scholarships are awarded to those students receiving one of the top scores on the Oakland Catholic High School Scholarship Entrance Exam. In addition, the recipient demonstrate strong academic standing and comply with any other stipulations set by the Scholarship Committee. Merit scholarships provide half tuition renewable awards contingent upon an annual cumulative GPA of 3.25-3.5, a clean disciplinary record, and involvement in the school.
- Bishop's Scholarship
- President's Scholarship
- Principal's Scholarship
- Eagle Scholarship
- JOA Scholarship
- Alumnae Scholarship*
*The Alumnae Scholarship adheres to all criteria stated above, and its recipient must be a relative of an alumna of Oakland Catholic High School or one of our sister alumna schools.
Named Scholarship Awards
Katherine Donahue Freyvogel Scholarships (2), $2,500 each*
To be awarded to an incoming freshman who is a Catholic, demonstrates financial need, and exhibits motivation and a strong work ethic. Awarded once every four years, this scholarship is renewable provided that the recipient maintains an overall "B" average, a good disciplinary record, and an enthusiasm for Oakland Catholic High School.
*This scholarship currently has two recipients and will be awarded again in the Spring of 2019 for academic year 2019-2020, according to a four year cycle.
Katherine and Thomas J. M. Freyvogel Family Scholarship, $2,000
To be awarded to a Catholic student who qualifies for acceptance to Oakland Catholic High School, demonstrates financial need, and exhibits motivation and a strong work ethic as evidenced by their grade school academic records. Awarded once every four years to a freshman, this scholarship is renewable provided that the recipient maintains an overall "B" average, a good disciplinary record, and a love for Oakland Catholic High School.
Louise DiNardo Scholarship, $1,000
To be awarded to a Catholic student who excels academically and demonstrates financial need.
Maribeth and Richard S. Donley Family Scholarship, $1,000
To be awarded to a Catholic student, in any year of study, who qualifies academically and demonstrates financial need.
Ruth Donnelly Egler Scholarship, $1,000
To be awarded to a Catholic student who qualifies academically and demonstrates financial need.
Susanna McGraw Freyvogel Scholarship, $1,000
To be awarded to a Catholic student who qualifies academically for admission and shows a commitment to her studies through hard work and perseverance. (B-/C+ student)
Richard R. Grandey Scholarship, $1,500
To be awarded to a Catholic student from a Catholic elementary school who demonstrates financial need.
Leading Ladies Scholarship, $1,000
To be awarded to a student who qualifies academically, demonstrates financial need and exhibits leadership qualities.
Susan and Ron Petnuch Family Scholarship, $1,000
To be awarded to a student in any year of study who qualifies academically and demonstrates financial need.
Deborah L. Rice Scholarship, $1,000
To be awarded to an incoming student from a single-parent household, who qualifies academically and demonstrates financial need.
George Rudolph Scholarship, $1,000
To be awarded to a student of any year who qualifies academically, demonstrates financial need, and is actively involved in extracurricular activities at Oakland Catholic High School.
Dominic Silvaggio, Sr. Scholarship, $1,000
To be awarded to a Catholic student in her junior or senior year of study, who exhibits a strong work ethic, is a student of the Italian language, and is recommended by either the Italian faculty member or the Chair of the Foreign Languages Department.
Sarafina Spoltore Raimondi, $2,000 per year
To be awarded every two years to an academically eligible incoming freshman. The following criteria must be met and will serve as the basis of application and award:
1. The applicant must meet all academic requirements for admission to Oakland Catholic, and be of outstanding character and academic ability.
2. Preference will be given to applicants of immigrant background or from an underserved community.
3. The applicant's family must apply for financial assistance through FACTS, and demonstrate documented financial need.
4. The applicant's must submit an essay to Oakland Catholic High School that articulates a clear vision of the value that the Oakland Catholic High School educational experience will bring to her, as well as how she will actively contribute to this unique all girls' and value-focused environment.