Tuition assistance

For parents

Tuition Assistance Application - We are excited to announce that the online 2024-2025 school year tuition assistance application is posted and LIVE!

How to apply (One application per family)
Online applications are available for electronic submission at Families are required to register for an account and create a password. Before submitting an application, electronic (scanned) copies of ALL 2023 W-2s, federal income tax returns, schedules, and 1099s will need to be attached. Once a completed application is submitted, no changes can be made.

The application fee is $30 (increased to account for credit card processing), and it is due at the time the online application is submitted. Forms of payment include debit cards, major credit cards, or check.

All “Complete” applications, including all required supporting tax documents, submitted by the due dates will be considered for the Diocesan of Erie Tuition Assistance Program (DOETAP).

Application Due Dates - All forms must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on the due dates below.

March 1, 2024:
• Families with Children applying to or attending an Erie High School ONLY
• Families with Children applying to or attending an Erie High School AND with
Children applying to or attending an Erie Elementary School, including Pre-K Children

April 15, 2024:
• Families with Children applying to or attending ALL Regional High and Elementary Schools
• Families with Children applying to or attending an Erie Elementary Schools ONLY, including Pre-K Children

As with the previous application, one application will be used for both the Bishop's Tuition Assistance Program and the STAR Foundation. Please note that you will need to upload copies of your federal income taxes instead of your PA income taxes to support your application.

More information:
Tuition Assistance Overview and FAQs (PDF)

Diocese of Erie Tuition Assistance Program Application

Questions? Contact:
Sam Signorino
STAR Foundation Manager
(814) 824-1188
Click here to send email

For contributing businesses

Business Application Links

STAR Foundation – EITC Business Application

STAR Foundation – OSTC Business Application

STAR Foundation Tuition Assistance
Businesses can receive credits for certain types of taxes paid to the State by making a contribution to the STAR Foundation of the Diocese of Erie. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program allows companies to receive up to 90 percent of their contribution in tax credits (to approved Pre-K and K-12 educational institutions). Businesses may also receive this tax credit by participating in the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) program.

Contributions may be designated to Catholic elementary school(s) and/or high schools. The STAR Foundation allocates the contributed funds to children of qualified families whose children are enrolled in a Catholic School within the diocese.

If you own a business and are interested in participating in the EITC or OSTC programs through the STAR Foundation, please see the link below. You will need to complete the appropriate application.

If you have questions or need more information please e-mail your inquiry to the STAR Foundation at