Tuition Assistance

Rosary Academy is committed to financially assisting students and families who may otherwise not be able to attend.  It is our intention that Rosary be affordable for all who apply, however funding is limited, so award decisions are made based on relative need.  Awards generally range from 10% to 50% of annual tuition, with very rare exceptions.

Applicants awarded tuition assistance must adhere to the following policies to maintain their awards:

  • Parents must commit to and comply with the terms of their Tuition Contract (This requires staying current on all Rosary financial obligations.)
  • Parents will be required to work service hours. (Possible events include Cracked Crab, Red Wine & Gold, Royal Golf Classic, athletic and other events).
  • Students must remain in good discipline and academic standing. (Please refer to the Student Handbook on the Rosary Academy Parents’ webpage for additional information.)

Annual renewal of tuition assistance is not automatic nor guaranteed.  Awards typically remain comparable from year to year; however, awards may vary based on changes in parents’ finances, available funds and overall demand for assistance.  Families are required to reapply each year. 

Please click HERE to begin your tuition assistance application for the 2020-21 school year. 

The final deadline for returning families for 2020-21 has been extended to May 31, 2020 due to COVID-19.

New families that complete their applications by December 6, 2019, will receive early award decisions by January 6, 2020*.  Applications for new families completed after December 6, 2019, will be processed within 4 weeks of submission.

*Your daughter must apply for early admission in order to qualify for early tuition assistance*

Returning families completing applications by April 30, 2020 will receive award decisions by May 29, 2020.  Returning families completing applications after April 30, 2020, by the May 31, 2020 deadline will receive award decisions by June 26, 2020.

Tuition Assistance Calendar for 2020-21: 

Applicable to:

Submit your application:

To receive your decision:

New families

Between October 1 & December 6, 2019

By January 6, 2020


After December 6, 2019

Within 4 weeks of submission 

Returning families

By April 30, 2020

By May 29, 2020


After April 30, 2020, by the May 31, 2020 deadline

By June 26, 2020

As part of the application process, you will be required to provide a complete copy of your federal income tax return (including all forms and W2's).  New families may submit 2018 returns and W2s.  Due to the IRS filing extension resulting from COVID-19, returning families may also submit 2018 returns, but 2019 W2s are still required.

Here is a brief overview of the application process:  

  • All tuition assistance applications must be completed through the FACTS Financial Aid website. FACTS Financial Aid is an online service provider that processes financial aid applications for private schools. 
  • FACTS Financial Aid charges an application fee of $35 per family, which families pay online upon submission of their applications.
  • Applicants must send copies of all tax documents directly to FACTS Financial Aid.
  • FACTS Financial Aid provides the Rosary Academy Tuition Assistance Committee with various reports, summaries and award recommendations. (All financial information provided by FACTS Financial Aid is held in the strictest of confidence.) 
  • The Tuition Assistance Committee decides financial aid awards after careful review of the applications. Award decisions are based on the financial needs of each family, subject to available funds and overall demand for assistance.
  • Returning families must be fully registered for the coming school year for their tuition assistance applications to be considered. 
  • New families receiving awards on or before May 1, 2020, must complete registration by June 1, 2020, or their awards will be rescinded.  New families receiving awards after May 1, 2020, must complete registration within 30 days of their award date, or their awards will be rescinded. 

Questions or concerns regarding your Financial Aid application?
Contact a FACTS Financial Aid - Customer Care Representative at 866-441-4637 for questions regarding the application process and how to submit tax documents. 

Additional Questions?
Contact Steve Ruszak, Director of Business Operations
Phone: 714-879-6302 ext. 215


Royal Merit Grant
The Royal Merit Grant is a merit-based program that awards scholarships to students who have demonstrated academic, artistic, spiritual, leadership, or extracurricular excellence.  Royal Merit Grant scholarships are renewable, so long as recipients remain in good academic standing and demonstrate exemplary conduct.  Each year, recipients may be invited to meet with the Royal Merit Grant committee. 


Students must take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) at Rosary in order to be considered.  


Applications for the 2020-2021 Royal Merit Grant have now closed.


Rosary Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of educational policies, admission policies, scholarships, financial aid programs, athletic or other school-administered programs.

Rosary Academy reserves the right to request additional financial information and/or withdraw financial aid at any time during the school year should discrepancies be discovered in the information provided.