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Scholarships and Financial Aid

Each school in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown sets its own tuition, but we’ve put together a  portfolio of opportunities available to existing or incoming Diocesan students.


These programs, in addition to offers available from individual schools, can drastically reduce tuition costs.


The Education Office of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown has partnered with Simple Tuition Solutions (STS) to assess the financial need of families seeking need-based tuition assistance at all Diocesan schools.


Number of Dependents

Maximum Income


$113, 693





for additional dependents

add $17,017/each

Families that meet these income guidelines posted above are very likely to receive some amount of tuition assistance.

The EITC grant allows businesses to contribute to education and receive a tax credit for their contributions. These funds are available to schools when businesses register with the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development for tax credits under this program.

In order to receive the EITC grant, students must be:

  • Elementary or high school-aged
  • A resident of Pennsylvania and enrolled in a Pennsylvania school
  • A member of a household with an annual household income no more than $96,676 (except that an additional income allowance of $17,017 is permitted for the student and for each other dependent as defined by the IRS living within the same household)

The OSTC provides tax credits to eligible businesses contributing to tuition assistance in the form of scholarships.

In order to receive an OSTC grant, students must:

  • Live within the attendance boundaries of a low-achieving school as defined by the Pennsylvania Department of Education

  • Be a member of a household with an annual household income of no more than $96,676 (plus $17,017 for each dependent member of the household)

For a list of 21-22 Low Achieving Schools: Click here

The Misciagna Challenge Program was established through the generosity of retired Altoona businessman, Anthony Misciagna, and organized and supported by the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown and the Foundation for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.

The Misciagna Challenge is a non-profit scholarship program providing financial assistance to motivated students, enabling them to choose a value-centered Catholic learning environment in our Diocesan schools.

This scholarship presents a program for students to grow as lifelong Christian learners who are encouraged to overcome challenges, obstacles and adversity they may face in life.

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