Tuition Scholarship Program

                                        Application for 2021-22 will open on February 1, 2021

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The Monsignor Lafferty Tuition Foundation (MLTF) is the Student Tuition Organization (STO) created by the Diocese of Sioux City in 2006 as part of the Educational Opportunities Act passed by the Iowa Legislature. Sixteen Catholic school systems are located in the 24-county diocese providing a faith-based education to nearly 6,000 students each year. MLTF awards tuition grants to eligible families while providing donors with an Iowa income tax credit certificate worth 65% of their gift.

The Bishop’s Education Fund was created in 2012 in response to the number of families in need of tuition assistance but were ineligible to receive funds from the Monsignor Lafferty Tuition Foundation due to their household income levels. Receiving its initial funding from the Diocesan Annual Appeal, the Bishop’s Education Fund awards more than $200,000 each year to families who are registered parishioners and reimburses resources needed in religious education programs for both students and adults.

Catholic School Foundation Scholarship
In 2020, the proceeds from the Bishop’s Fundathon for Catholic Schools will be put into a scholarship fund through the Catholic School Foundation. This scholarship offers more of our families assistance with tuition throughout the Diocese of Sioux City.


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"We are so thankful for the tuition assistance so our children can attend Sacred Heart School.  It means the world to us to have our kids grow up in a Catholic School that teaches them great values and lessons!"