Tuition Assistance Fund

The Tuition Assistance Fund was established to help give as many children as possible a quality Catholic school education. The cost of running a school is ever increasing and, in some cases, tuition rates are forcing families to withdraw their children from Catholic school or prohibiting families from considering a Catholic school education.

The Catholic Education Foundation of the Archdiocese of Washington, Inc. (CEF) exists to further the educational and charitable works of the Archdiocese of Washington. Since 2011, the Catholic Education Foundation has provided tuition assistance awards to families with demonstrated need. Through the generosity of supporters of Catholic education the Catholic Education Foundation of the Archdiocese of Washington makes it possible for children and their families to be part of the Catholic educational community in this archdiocese and to experience the gift of Catholic education.

In the 2018-2019 academic year, the Catholic Education Foundation of the Archdiocese of Washington awarded $ 6.1 million to approximately 8,000 students who received a tuition assistance award this year.

Your support of the Tuition Assistance Fund will give boys and girls the opportunity to receive an academically excellent education and instill Catholic values that will stay with them throughout their entire lives.  This is what makes Catholic schools a lifelong investment and an investment guaranteed to grow.

The Tuition Assistance Fund, with your support, will help make up the difference between the cost of tuition and what an individual family can afford to pay.  With increased tuition assistance, more families will be able to stay in our Catholic schools and more families will consider Catholic schools for their children.  And, by increasing enrollment through tuition assistance, you will be helping to sustain our Catholic schools into the future.

Our goal is to provide tuition assistance to every family seeking to have their child benefit from the faith-filled, academically excellent education in our Catholic schools.

Methods of Giving to the Tuition Assistance Fund

Gifts of Cash

To make a gift of cash, checks should be made payable to the Tuition Assistance Fund and mailed to the Archdiocese of Washington. Email [email protected] to learn more.

Gifts of Securities

You can make a donation of stocks, bonds or mutual funds and take a charitable deduction for the current value of the security. By gifting appreciated securities, the donor avoids paying capital gains tax on the appreciation. Email [email protected] to learn more.


Giving to or creating an endowment provides a lasting way of supporting one’s personal charitable interests. By investing in the educational endowment through the Tuition Assistance Fund, your gift will continue to support Catholic school students for generations to come. Donors interested in creating an endowment should email [email protected] to learn more.


Please contact the Secretariat for Development for more information.