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Student Aid

A Lifetime of Benefits

Financing a Catholic education is an important decision for every family.  As many parents in the Lafayette Catholic School System have discovered, choosing the LCSS to provide a faith-filled education to prepare their children to live a purposeful Christian life is an investment that will deliver a lifetime of benefits.


Did You Know…

  • More than 50% of the LCSS students have been awarded some type of Student Aid?
  • 476 of the 978 LCSS students receives either a Partial or a Full Indiana School Choice Scholarship (voucher)?
  • Over 2.5 million dollars in Student Aid was awarded to LCSS students in the 2018-19 school year?


How Do I Know if I Qualify for Student Aid?

Every family desiring Student Aid must complete a Student Aid application with FACTS, the Student Aid processing company for the Lafayette Catholic School System.  The Student Aid award is based on “family need” as determined by FACTS, and the criteria for the various types of Student Aid.

Barb Schummer

Barb Schummer

Student Aid Coordinator

(765) 607-4898


The 3 types of Student Aid the LCSS most often awards include the:



(School Granting Organization)


To be awarded a Choice Scholarship or an SGO Grant, a student must meet eligibility requirements and the family must meet household income requirements. Registered members of a Catholic parish are eligible for LCSS Tuition Assistance.

Students can be awarded more than one type of Student Aid depending upon the “family need.”

How Do I Apply?

Student Aid applications for the 2019-20 school year can be completed beginning January 1, 2019.  Families applying for ALL types of Student Aid must:

  1. Set up an account and complete a FACTS Student Aid Application online (requires a $35 processing fee).
  2. Provide supporting documents to FACTS including:
    • All pages of the 2018 Federal taxes.
    • Supporting documents for all other non-taxable income such as child support, social security, unemployment, etc.
  3. The deadline for families with students currently enrolled in the LCSS is Sunday, March 10, 2019. Their deadline for submitting supporting documents to FACTS is Wednesday, April 17, 2019.  There is no Student Aid application deadline for newly applying families for 2019-20.  Families with students new to the LCSS in 2019-20 are encouraged to complete a Student Aid application as early as possible to ensure the maximum Student Aid is available.
  4. The LCSS Student Aid Office will begin notifying families who have completed the Student Aid process of their award beginning April 22, 2019.