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Catholic Education - Tuition Assistance Timeline for 2018-2019 School Year
The application process for tuition assistance will be opened on December 15, 2017 and will end on February 28, 2018 to allow families to apply earlier than before.
To make the application process easier for families, you must submit your 2016 federal income tax return and 2016 W-2 information. Your 2017 tax information will not be required. For those who Do No File an income tax return, you will be required to submit supporting documentation for income you receive, e.g. Social Security Statement, Disability Statement, Child Support, etc.
You must apply every year and the online application is available on the CEF website, www.ceflou.org. The application fee is $25.
If you applied for tuition assistance for this 2017-2018 school year, the 2016 tax information you uploaded will carry forward to your 2018-2019 application. Tuition assistance is available for Kindergarten thru 8th grade and High School.
ALL completed applications received by February 28, 2018 will participate in the initial grant awards. A much smaller amount of tuition assistance may be available for any application submitted after February 28, 2018.
Mass Cancellation During Inclement Weather
For safety reasons, when Catholic Elementary school classes are canceled due to inclement weather (Monday – Friday), masses for that particular
day(s) are also canceled.
Make Your Tithing Go Further with Company Matching Gifts
Nationwide, more than 5,000 companies and organizations support their employees and retirees with matching gifts. Employee Matching Gifts are donations an employer makes to match its employees’ charitable contributions. As 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, both St. Raphael School and St. Raphael Parish are eligible for matching gifts.
There is a list of companies with matching gift programs maintained by the Archdiocese of Louisville, however it is no way exhaustive. We encourage donors to inquire if your company has a matching gift program. With a matching gift, your contribution to St. Raphael could be doubled, or even tripled! While some gift programs may not support religious affiliations (such as the St. Raphael Parish), these same programs will often allow for donations to a Catholic school, based on the educational nature of the institution.
Requests for matching gifts can often be handled online or with the completion of a simple form. The process is usually very easy – just ask your employer. Your personal donations to St. Raphael are tax-deductible within the full-extent of the law.
Please personally check to see if your employer matches charitable gifts and double your donation!