At TCA, we believe that every child should have the opportunity to receive high quality, Catholic education regardless of their family financial situation. We’re here to help guide you through the financial aid process so your child can begin their journey at TCA.
Our financial aid is generously funded in part by the Catholic Schools Foundation. Financial aid based on demonstrated financial need is offered to qualified students in the form of a grant and does not require repayment. Financial aid is awarded for tuition only and does not cover student fees, lunches, transportation or any other incidental expenses.
Decisions regarding financial aid are made separately from the admission process. Financial aid is available to students entering kindergarten through grade 8, and any interested family may apply.
Award letters are sent in May and awards are applied to tuition accounts at that time. Payments in full will have the tuition amount already adjusted. Any applications from new families, received after the deadline, will be processed on a rolling basis until all funds are depleted. The fee for applying for financial aid for the 2019-2020 school year is $35.00 (nonrefundable) and must be paid in order to submit an application. Please note that it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure all required documents are submitted by the deadline. We use FACTS Grant and Aid to process financial aid applications. Based on the financial information you provide in your application, FACTS gives us an estimated amount your family can contribute to educational expenses. This estimate is a starting point to help us make fair and objective financial aid decisions.
TCA accepts Massachusetts Early Education and Care vouchers for preschool and pre-kindergarten as well as the Extended Day Program for ages 3-12. Kindergarten students residing outside of Brockton may also qualify. Please call P.A.C.E. to inquire about voucher eligibility at (508) 999-9930.
The purpose of the voucher system is to assist lower income families with children, where the parent(s) are working, in a school or training facility or the wage earner is recently unemployed. There are two general types of vouchers – Full and Half. Full vouchers assist in paying for care for up to 10 hours normally for children up to age 6 or kindergarten grade. Half vouchers are used for Extended Day programs, February and June Vacation and Summer Program for students older than 5 years and assist the working families in meeting their child care needs.
In order to receive a Massachusetts EEC voucher, an appointment should be made with the local child care services office – for example PACE Child Care Works in New Bedford. The child care services office will check – via fax or telephone with the TCA Business Office to determine start dates, etc. As a reminder, the family may be responsible to pay a certain parent fee to TCA in order to receive the voucher. If this is the case and the family does not pay the amount on a weekly basis, the voucher will be lost. When in doubt, check with us or the service office.
Business Office Contact Information
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (508) 583-6237 Ext. 224