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Tuition Assistance is available through The BASIC Fund, the Archdiocese of San Francisco Family Grants, and Our Lady of Mount Carmel School’s Tuition Assistance Fund.

  • Applicants for The BASIC Fund Scholarships apply directly to The BASIC Fund (see below).
  • For Archdiocesan Grants and OLMC Tuition Assistance, applicants are required to demonstrate financial need by completing the TADS online application (see below), a third party service that evaluates financial data for all schools in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. TADS makes recommendation of calculated need to Our Lady of Mount Carmel School and the Archdiocese.

ALL applicants: please read OLMC Policy On Administering Financial Assistance 2020-2021 (pdf)

Important!

Applicants to Our Lady of Mount Carmel School: please do NOT wait for your Admissions decision to apply for financial assistance. Complete The BASIC Fund & TADS now!

OLMC Financial Assistance awards will be processed by May 1, 2020.

Assistance Sources, Processes, and Deadlines

The BASIC Fund provides scholarships to thousands of students each year, and has supported more than 23,000 students since they began in 1998. BASIC Fund scholarships are awarded first-come first-served on the basis of financial need. The awards are based on household size and income, covering anywhere from 25-50% of a school’s tuition, up to $2,000 per student per year.

Children entering Kindergarten or entering private school for the first time are eligible to apply for The BASIC Fund. It is essential to apply in your first year of private school, as The BASIC Fund does not accept applications after a child's first year in private school.

How to Apply

Do I qualify for The BASIC Fund?

How To Apply (English)
BASIC Fund Scholarship Application (English)

How To Apply (Español)
BASIC Fund Scholarship Application (Español)

Important Information

  • Scholarships are awarded on a first come, first served basis until the March 18, 2020 deadline.
  • The earlier you apply the better your chances of receiving a scholarship!
  • Scholarships offered to PreSchool-TK-K-8th grade students.
  • Applications must be complete to be considered by March 18 deadline.
  • Returning applicants to The BASIC Fund will renew online in March 2020.

The Archdiocese of San Francisco is fortunate to be able to offer more than $1,000,000 in scholarships each year. Grants are awarded to families living within the confines of the Archdiocese (Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties), and are awarded on a need basis until funds are exhausted. Learn more.

How to Apply

You must apply for Archdiocesan Grants through TADS.

TADS Welcome Sheet (English)
TADS Worksheet* (English)
TADS Online Application (English)

TADS Welcome Sheet (Español)
TADS Worksheet* (Español)
TADS Online Application (Español)

* It is highly recommended that you complete a worksheet prior to going online to submit your application to TADS.

Please note that only one TADS application is required per family per academic year. If you have multiple children attending different schools (Catholic elementary and Catholic high school) you need only submit one application. You will be directed to select the schools your children attend during the application process. Additionally, if you are applying for the Archdiocesan Family Grant, there is an opportunity to indicate this information on the TADS application.

Important Information

  • ALL Archdiocese Grant and OLMC Assistance applicants MUST complete TADS.
  • April 15, 2020 - strict deadline for Archdiocese of San Francisco grants!
  • Parents must first complete & submit 2018 IRS form1040 or 2019 IRS form 1040
  • Then, parents complete the TADS application for 2020-2021.
  • Please ensure that ALL required documents are submitted by April 15 due date!
  • Incomplete applications on April 15 risk missing Archdiocese of San Francisco scholarship.
  • Parents must confirm status of application. Should be in "GOOD" condition prior to April 15 deadline.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School is proud to be one of the few schools on the Peninsula to be able to offer its own Tuition Assistance Fund. We have been blessed with many gifts, both large and small, and are touched by the generosity of our alumni, alumni parents, and parishioners. The school administration considers many factors including changes in family structure, how many children are enrolled at OLMC, and if older children in the family are also attending Catholic high school.

How to Apply

To be considered for OLMC financial assistance, families must submit an application through TADS. OLMC will use the TADS Equal Ratio model to distribute financial assistance. See: Policy On Administering Financial Assistance 2019-2020.

TADS Welcome Sheet (English)
TADS Worksheet* (English)
TADS Online Application (English)

TADS Welcome Sheet (Español)
TADS Worksheet* (Español)
TADS Online Application (Español)

* It is highly recommended that you complete a worksheet prior to going online to submit your application to TADS.

Please note that only one TADS application is required per family per academic year.

Important Information

  • Awarded based on family TADS application.
  • Each household seeking OLMC Financial Assistance must complete TADS.
  • Please ensure that ALL required documents are submitted to TADS by April 15 due date.
  • OLMC Financial Assistance awards will be processed by May 1, 2020.

Next Steps

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Admission Events

Virtual Open House

Join OLMC for a virtual open house where you will be able to hear from the Leadership Team, hear from teachers, and chat with parents to learn more about our curriculum, student engagement, and community. We will also discuss the application & financial assistance process.

December 9
5:00-6:30pm

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January 13
5:00-6:30pm

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Catholic Schools Week Open House 
Jan 31, 2:00-4:00pm

Current & prospective families are invited to come to school, visit with Faculty & Staff, visit classrooms to see the products of our academic programs (school work, art & project-based learning), and speak with students & parents about Our Lady of Mount Carmel School. This January Open House is our community opportunity to come together & celebrate all that we love about being an OLMC Padre!