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tuition & Financial Aid

We recognize a Catholic elementary education represents a significant investment on the part of many.  The good news?  Your are not alone.  The OLV Basilica Parish family provides significant financial support of your students, as do various community benefactors, friends and partners who appreciate what an OLV education means for the future of your child ... our family supports yours! 


Here to Help ... FACTS Tuition Management

OLV Elementary uses the services of FACTS Tuition Management, on online tool that provides flexible payment plan options to families. All tuition payments and enrollment must be handled through this service. 

Get started & setup an account today!


Did you know?

Every single OLV Elementary School student receives some form of tuition assistance with the average aid amount totaling $3,632!  Funding to support your student can come from a few different sources...

  • Father Baker Scholarship (OLV Charities) – The actual cost to educate your child is substantially higher than what families are asked to pay. Every family — whether they are parishioners or non-parishioners — automatically receives substantial financial assistance made possible by OLV Charities and its generous donors. This award amount varies based on the number of children a family enrolls, and if the family is a members of a Catholic parish or not. (See Tuition Rate Schedule)
     
  • Catholic Parishioner Grant – If a family is not a member of OLV Basilica Parish, but is registered and an active at another parish with the Diocese of Buffalo, they are eligible for the Parishioner Tuition Rate. “Active” means families that participate in various parish life ministries and give witness to their faith through regular attendance at weekend Mass.
     
  • BISON Fund Scholarship – BISON is a WNY donor-supported tuition-assistance program for income-eligible children and families. Please visit the BISON Fund website at www.bisonfund.com for application deadlines and income eligibility. We highly encourage all eligible families to apply for Bison Fund Assistance.
     
  • Sr. Ellen O’Keefe, SSJ, Angel Fund Award – Finally, recognizing that additional “unmet need” may still exist, we encourage families to apply for tuition assistance through this donor-supported fund named in honor of our cherished former principal, Sr. Ellen O’Keefe, SSJ. In order to be eligible for this assistance, families must first apply to the BISON Fund. 

      


IMPORTANT Application Deadlines:

  • BISON Award (New Family):  February 28
  • Enrollment / Payment Option:  April 30
  • Catholic Parishioner Grant:   April 30
  • BISON Award:  April 30
  • Sr. Ellen O’Keefe, SSJ, Angel Fund:  April 30
  • Early Payment Discount ($150):  July 15
  • FACTS Tuition Enrollment:  July 15

 

 

Have a question?  Please call the Main Office at 828-9434 for help!