Guardian Angel Scholarship

Only one application is needed to apply for the Good Shepherd Scholarship, the Guardian Angel Scholarship, and the Family Tuition Cap Scholarship.

Please use this link to apply:  GoodShepherd/GuardianAngel/Family Cap Scholarships

Sacred Heart School Tuition & Scholarship Information

The cost of educating each student at Sacred Heart is approximately $7000.00.  With a tuition list price K-8 of $1,800.00 and 9-12 of $2000.00, the remaining costs are covered by Endowment distributions, parish assessments, fundraising and donations.  Additional assistance that may be available to your family include:

  • Good Shepherd Diocesan Scholarship
  • Local Guardian Angel Scholarship
  • Family Cap Scholarship

For parents who are between 0 and 200% of the federal poverty level the local Guardian Angel Scholarship will be in addition to any funds received from the Good Shepherd Diocesan Scholarship. The local Guardian Angel Scholarship will also assist parents who are between 201% and 300% of the federal poverty level and are not eligible for the Good Shepherd Diocesan Scholarship.

Here is how the local Guardian Angel scholarship program will work:

 

 

   Good Shepherd     Diocesan   Scholarship

 

GS/HS

Household as Percent Federal Poverty Level Grade School/High School List Price Local Guardian Angel Scholarship Tuition Cost/Child
    2019-20 Tuition         GS/HS         GS/HS
0% to 100% $1800.00/$2000.00 $900.00/$1300.00 $400.00/$200.00 $500.00/$500.00
101% to 200% $1800.00/$2000.00 $900.00/$1300.00 GS $200.00 $700.00/$700.00
201% to 250% $1800.00/$2000.00 $250.00/$450.00 $1550.00/$1550.00
251% to 300% $1800.00/$2000.00 $150.00/$250.00 $1650.00/$1750.00
*Fees are included in tuition
*Third child local Guardian Angel Scholarship is 50% off remaining lowest tuition 
amount
*Families are eligible for a Family Tuition Cap Scholarship in Lincoln Diocese
Catholic Schools, regardless of income level.  A maximum of three students from a 
family will be charged tuition; all other students are eligible for a full tuition 
scholarship, even if students are in multiple Diocesan schools.  This does not apply 
to preschool students. Families must apply through FACTS for the Family Tuition Cap 
Scholarship.

FACTS Information

Participation in FACTS is required for any financial assistance.  Sacred Heart will use the same FACTS application as the Good Shepherd Scholarship, so only one application is needed.  We ask that everyone fill out the FACTS application by March 31, 2019.  If a household does not fill out FACTS, they will not be eligible for a Good Shepherd Diocesan Scholarship, Family Tuition Cap or local Guardian Angel Scholarship.

According to the Diocese website:  “Families of K-12 students may apply for tuition assistance by completing a FACTS application online at www.goodshepherdscholarship.com.  FACTS is a third-party company used to evaluate applications, by using FACTS it helps to ensure the process is fair and financial data is secure and confidential.  The information used for the Good Shepherd Scholarship will have restricted access, limited only to the Diocesan Education Office for the purpose of awarding scholarships and no one at the local school will have access to your information.”

Note: There is a $35 FACTS application fee per family. If you need assistance in paying this fee, please contact the school office for a waiver. Please contact the school to setup an appointment if you would like help in filling out the application or uploading requested documents. Evening appointments are available.

Falls City Sacred Heart Catholic School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions, policies, scholarship and loan program, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Remembering that the true cost of education is about $7,000/child:

Example 1:  85% of Federal Poverty Level
Family of Five with Adjusted Gross Income of $25,000. Three children in school
(2 grade school and 1 high school).
List Tuition is $1,800 +$1,800 + $2,000 = $5,600

They receive the following:
Diocesan Good Shepherd scholarship of $900 + $900 +1,300 = $3,100
Local Guardian Angel Scholarship of $400 + $400 + $200 = $1000
Third child local Guardian Angel Scholarship of 50% off remaining on lowest tuition:
$250
Total Remaining Balance of Tuition to be paid: $1,250.00
Total Discounts:  $19,750
This family would pay 5% of Adjusted Gross Income in tuition.  
They pay 6% of the actual cost of education.

 

Example 2:  170% of Federal Poverty Level
Family of Five with Adjusted Gross Income of $50,000.  Three children in school 
(2 grade school and 1 high school).
List Tuition is $1,800 +$1,800 + $2,000 = $5,600

They receive the following:
Diocesan Good Shepherd Scholarship of $900 + $900 + +1,300 =$3,100
Local Guardian Angel Scholarship of $200 +$200 = $400
Third child local Guardian Angel Scholarship of 50% off remaining on lowest tuition: 
$350
Total Remaining Balance of Tuition to be paid: $1,750.00
Total Discounts:  $19,250
This family would pay 3.5% of Adjusted Gross Income in tuition.  
They pay 8.3% of the actual cost of education.

 

Example 3:  255% of Federal Poverty Level
Family of 5 with Adjusted Gross Income of $75,000.  Three children in school
(2 grade school and 1 high school).
List Tuition is $1,800 +$1,800 + $2,000 = $5,600

They receive the following:
Diocesan Good Shepherd:  0
Local Guardian Angel Scholarship of $150 + $150 + $250 = $550
Third child local Guardian Angel Scholarship of 50% off remaining on lowest tuition:  
$825
Total Remaining Balance of Tuition to be paid: $4,225.00
Total Discounts:  $16,775
This family would pay 5.6% of Adjusted Gross Income in tuition.  
They pay 20% of the actual cost of education.

 

Example 4:  340% of Federal Poverty Level
Family of 5 with Adjusted Gross Income of $100,000.  Three children in school 
(2 grade school and 1 high school)
List Tuition is $1,800 +$1,800 + $2,000 = $5,600

They receive the following:
Diocesan Good Shepherd:  0
Local Guardian Angel Scholarship:  0
Third child local Guardian Angel Scholarship of 50% off remaining on lowest tuition:  
$900
Total Remaining Balance of Tuition to be paid: $4,700.00
Total Discounts:  $16,300
This family would pay 4.7% of Adjusted Gross Income in tuition.  
They pay 22.4% of the actual cost of education.