When a family with financial need has the desire of sending its child(ren) to Catholic school, and a willingness to participate in a school and parish life is present, there are several forms of financial aid available:
FACE (Family Aid-Catholic Education) Grant is a Diocesan program which offers limited financial aid to some students based on financial need. Each school receives applications for FACE tuition assistance in the spring for the following school year.
Contact the FACE office with any questions.
The FACE Grants are paid twice a year directly to the School. Parents/Legal Guardians who feel they have they have a financial need should contact the school office for an application in the spring. The school must submit all grant applications for the school year by the due date. Click here to apply to F.A.C.E
The BASIC Fund Scholarship:
The BASIC Fund (Bay Area Scholarships for Inner-city Children) program is available to students entering Kindergarten through eighth grade to attend private schools in Alameda County. The program provides scholarships to help families send their children to the private school of their choice. The BASIC Fund scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need. Click here to apply to Basic Fund
The Basic Fund and FACE scholarship applications can be picked up in the school office or are also available online. Parents are informed of the availability of the applications and the due dates through the weekly family newsletter. These two (2) programs are administered through private foundations.
Click here to apply to F.A.C.E
Click here to apply to Basic Fund
St. Martin de Porres School Grant
As we communicate and work with some families, we find that they are unable to attend our school without additional assistance over and above what FACE, Basic Fund or other scholarships have to offer. We award our own grants to a very limited number of families that demonstrate genuine need and exceptional concern for the education of their child(ren) and for both the school and parish. The evaluation of need is based on an interview with the Principal and/or Pastor, where parents/legal guardians will be required to provide financial documents supporting their need (e.g. tax forms).
Application of Grant/Scholarship Money:
When a family receives a scholarship or grant, or other scholarship money, proceeds are first applied to the family’s account to cover any outstanding balance. Once the outstanding balance has been paid the remainder of the money is awarded to the family’s account in equal monthly installments, the last installment being awarded in May. In the event that a family leaves St. Martin de Porres School, FACE or BASIC Fund Scholarship funds are transferable to other Catholic schools in the Oakland Diocese.
Should a family transfer to a school outside of the Diocesan system, future payments are forfeited. Families never receive a direct cash payment from FACE, BASIC Fund and/or other scholarship/grant programs.
For more information about financial assistance contact Yvette for grades K-5
and Leticia for grades 6-8.