Tuition/Financial Assistance

School Tuition rates are based on student population, the St. Patrick Parish/School budget, and the Pittsburgh Diocese. St. Patrick Parish and the Pittsburgh Diocese pay a portion of the school expenses. Therefore, each year the tuition rates can fluctuate. For the last several years, the full time cost for a Catholic student in grades 1-8 has been approximately $4,000 per year. This is divided over 12 months. When a family has additional children the tuition significantly decreases. A family does not pay for any children beyond three, as long as the fourth child is attending full-time pre-k through 8. A Non-Catholic student pays a slightly higher rate but again does not have to pay for more than three children.


Financial Aid is available both through the Diocese and the St. Patrick School Angel Fund.


From the Diocese, grants are available through the Bishop’s Education Fund (BEF). This Grant is available to Catholic students in grades Kindergarten to 12 attending eligible schools and registered in eligible parishes.


Grants are also available from the Scholastic Opportunity Scholarship Funds (SOS). The SOS program is open to any student in grades Pre-Kindergarten to 12 residing in PA and attending any eligible Catholic school in the Diocese of Pittsburgh.


In addition, St Patrick School has been fortunate to have received corporate tuition assistance donations for the past several years. This money is used to reduce family’s tuition rates through our Angel Fund. The Angel Fund is available for any full-time student in pre-K through grade 8.


For more information on financial aid and to obtain the necessary forms, please contact the school office at 724-745-7997.