Financial Aid

Saints Peter and Paul School uses the Smart Aid application for making all tuition assistance determinations and awards. The financial aid process for the 2017-18 academic year is now closed. For current families experiencing financial hardship and in need of immediate help with tuition payments, please contact business manager Loretta Pawlowski.

The Smart Aid application for the 2018-2019 academic year is typically available in late November. Please check with the business office. Families are encouraged to complete the application as soon as available, but definitely before the deadline of December 31, 2017.

Click HERE for the 2017-2018 Saints Peter and Paul School information for EITC tuition assistance.

The Smart Aid application can be found on-line at Smart Aid On-Line Application
Instructions for completing the application are here: Smart Aid On-Line Application Instructions

Those families who applied for the 2017-2018 school year will only need to:
1. login using their username and password from 17-18
2. update their information
3. submit and pay the $25 application fee
4. return to the site and upload their 2017 taxes when completed but no later than 3/31/2018.

The first 3 steps above need to be completed by all returning families by 12/31/2017.
New families will want to complete the application by 12/31/2017 to be considered as a priority application.

Final Deadline for Tuition Assistance applications through SmartAid is March 31, 2018 !

Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, Saints Peter and Paul School receives tuition assistance for families through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC)For the 2017-2018 academic year, Saints Peter and Paul School has secured more than $194,000 in EITC funds.  Below is a list of the generous community businesses and individuals that dedicated EITC to Saints Peter and Paul School for the 2017-2018 academic year:

First Resource Bank

Media One Products

DNB First

J.P. Mascaro & Sons

DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home

Lamb McErlane PC

Main Line Neuropsychology 

BLOCS (Business Leaders Organized for Catholic Schools)

Answering Service for Directors

The Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce

The Foundation for Catholic Education in Chester County

The Bridge Foundation

Kevin and Linda Czachor

Duke Schneider

Kevin and Mackenzie Hendrickson

Kevin and Barbara Quinn

Thomas and Jovy Mehler

Elliot and Melissa Parsons


All applications and scholarship awards are extremely confidential. Awards are determined on a need basis.  The maximum income for a single household to qualify for EITC scholarships is as follows:

# of Dependents  —  Max. Income

1                         91,620          (1 child)

2                         $106,890     (2 children)

3                         $122,160     (3 children)

Increases by $15,270 for each additional dependent


How do families apply for an EITC scholarship?

SmartAid provides the application families are required to submit to apply for EITC tuition assistance.  The application is available at .  Families are asked to complete the online application and supply supporting documentation by the priority deadline of December 31, 2017. Families are encouraged not to delay the application process.    Families will be notified of awards and funds will be applied directly to individual family tuition accounts.

The Saints Peter and Paul School  Code is #11998

Contact Barbara Downing at  with any enrollment or scholarship questions.



Saints Peter and Paul School Scholarship Fund

In addition to the financial aid described above, Saints Peter and Paul will work with families in need of tuition assistance. Generous members of our community often donate money to The Saints Peter and Paul Scholarship Fund.  Please contact Loretta Pawlowski, School Business Manager, at or Barbara Downing, Advancement Director, at to discuss individual payment plans or to apply for Saints Peter and Paul Financial Aid.

 All financial aid requests are extremely confidential.


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