Bishop Shanahan is committed to helping families afford a Catholic Education. Shanahan is more than a high school. It is an experience that offers young men and women an educational journey of academic excellence, rich extracurricular opportunities, and a community that radiates the Christ-centered values of love, respect and responsibility. A Catholic education at Bishop Shanahan is an investment in your student's future.
There are many scholarships available to attend Bishop Shanahan High School. These awards are made available through generous gifts to the Shanahan Endowment Fund, The Shanahan Annual Fund, local foundations, and private benefactors. Families interested in applying for these need-based financial aid are encouraged to submit the FACTS application online, prior to the December 31, 2023 priority deadline. For more information, contact 610-343-6206 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bishop Shanahan is committed to helping families afford a Catholic Education. There are various sources of funding available, and priority will be given to families who qualify based on household income. Awarding will begin in January and will continue on a rolling basis until all funding is exhausted. It is recommended that families submit an application as early as possible in the admissions process to be considered in the early rounds of allocating funds.
Income Requirements for Needs-Based Tuition Assistance
The EITC (Education Improvement Tax Credit) program enables Pennsylvania businesses and individuals the opportunity to redirect their PA taxes to Bishop Shanahan High School to be awarded to families in need of tuition assistance. Each year, Shanahan receives approximately $500,000 through the EITC program to be awarded to Shanahan families. These awards are allocated to families who qualify based on total household income.
Current household gross income guidelines are as follows:
1 dependent: Household income of no more than $127,532
2 dependents: Household income of no more than $146,620
3 dependents: Household income of no more than $165,708
*Add $19,088 for each additional dependent. A dependent is a person other than the taxpayer or spouse who entitles the taxpayer to claim a dependency exemption.
Other Opportunities for Tuition Assistance
Shanahan is blessed with many generous donors who support the mission of Catholic education. These benefactors provide gifts to Shanahan to be awarded at the discretion of the BSHS Financial Aid Committee. While priority is given to families who qualify based on the EITC household gross income guidelines, exceptions can be considered for extraordinary circumstances. In addition to submitting the FACTS application, it is recommended that a letter requesting consideration for tuition assistance is sent to the BSHS President, Father Donia.
For Students Currently Attending Local Catholic Elementary Schools
Many of our local partner schools have scholarships that are made available to future Shanahan students that are announced during the 8th grade graduation ceremony. These funds are gifted by Shanahan benefactors and designated for students continuing their Catholic education. We encourage parents to speak to their principals to learn more about these awards.
Archbishop’s Grant for Archdiocesan Employees
This Archbishop’s Grant is for full-time employees of the Archdiocese who work in a parish, school, or AOP setting.
Grants are awarded based on the number of applicants and the calculated need of each applicant so award amounts may vary. Employees must apply for the grant each year. Application typically opens in October and closes in December.
Catholic education is an important investment, and Bishop Shanahan is committed to working with families to help make BSHS affordable. For the 2022-2023 academic year, BSHS awarded more than $1.67 million in tuition assistance and scholarships.
All families requesting tuition assistance must complete the process using the online FACTS grant and aid application. This includes families applying for EITC, which has strict income criteria, as well as families applying for other need-based scholarship funding.
FACTS APPLICATION DEADLINES:
New this year (2023), Shanahan is pleased to offer priority consideration for financial aid to Early Eagles. Early Eagles are families of incoming freshmen who have completed the online FACTS application for financial aid, including documentation, by Friday, November 10. Early Eagles will be notified of available assistance during our first round of decisions in mid-December. All other applicants will be notified on a rolling basis.
Required documentation (2022 tax returns) and a $30 application fee must be provided and applicants must comply with the deadlines. All tax returns must be uploaded in the system; FACTS is no longer accepting faxed or mailed tax returns.
All need-based awards will be contingent on reception of the most recent tax return.
It is recommended that applicants upload all supporting documentation in PDF format, online.