MaryThe Catholic Education Foundation of the Diocese of Joliet (CEF) will award 400 high school tuition assistance grants. The grants will be funded and distributed by the CEF in the amount of $1,000 per student.

The CEF grant application for the 2021-22 school year will be accepted beginning January 1, 2021 through March 1, 2021

Scholarships are awarded annually and an application form must with uploaded financial information be completed each year.  Financial information includes the 2020 federal tax return and 2020 w-2 form.  The 2019 federal tax return is acceptable if the 2020 return has not yet been filed.   In order to be considered eligible for this tuition assistance scholarship, high school students must attend a Catholic Diocese of Joliet parish. Applicants must indicate parish membership on the grant and aid application form.

A grant and aid application can be obtained from the financial aid office at the high school or the application can be completed online at There is a $35 application fee. Questions on completing the application may be answered by calling the FACTS Helpline directly at 1-866-315-9262.

Questions about the tuition assistance program, contact your high school financial aid office or Shirley Roberson at 815/221-6127 or


The Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) distributes more than 1,600 need-based scholarships each year. Eligible families with students K-12 are encouraged to apply for financial assistance to help cover the cost of tuition. These tuition assistance grants are determined on an annual basis and families must apply each year in order to be considered.  In 2017-18, the CEF distributed $2,130,297to 1,648 students in our Catholic elementary and high schools. Read More Here