Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Instructions for Financial Aid Form
The financial aid form for the 2023-2024 from Ursuline High School can be downloaded here. The link for the FACTS application can be downloaded by clicking “FACTS.” Both applications (Ursuline and FACTS) need to be completed in order to be considered for both merit and need based aid. The Ursuline High School form is for merit based aid only. The Ursuline Financial Aid Form (PDF,) the online FACTS Application, and the Saint Angela Merici Award Application are due March 1, 2024. The Ursuline Financial Aid form is a PDF file and requires Adobe Acrobat to read and open.
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The education of young people involves a cooperative partnership between parents and the school. Ursuline High School is and always will be committed to providing tuition assistance in the form of academic scholarships, work-study grants, Adopt-A-Student grants, and need-based scholarships and grants. All students of Ursuline High School are eligible to apply for financial aid regardless of sex, race, creed, nationality or ethnic origin.
In order to be eligible for financial aid, a student must be officially registered at Ursuline High School and his/her parent/guardian must complete the Ursuline High School application for Financial Aid and/or the FACTS Application. The Ursuline High School Financial Aid Application (yellow) and the FACTS application (online) due date will be announced in late fall 2023. Late applications will be placed in a pending file and will not be considered until all applications received on time have been processed. Recipients of financial aid will be notified as to the amount of financial assistance in early June.
Ursuline High School is grateful to an alumnus who recently established the The Saint Angela Merici Award Scholarship for incoming freshmen. The St. Angela Merici Award’s purpose is to identify and encourage top-performing students who will benefit from a faith-based, academically-rigorous Ursuline education. One incoming ninth grade student will earn a renewable full tuition scholarship and several others will earn renewable half tuition scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded based on past academic performance, standardized test scores on the High School Placement Test, and scholarship application. All incoming freshmen are eligible. The application will be available at the Open House on February 5 from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
- The Bowers’ Scholarship Trust – The $1,000,000 trust was established by the late Frank and Marie Bowers to provide tuition assistance for students attending Ursuline and Cardinal Mooney High Schools. Each of the two schools receives one-half of the annual interest earned from the trust. Bowers’ Grants are awarded for tuition assistance based upon financial need. Both the Ursuline Financial Aid Application form and the FACTS online application are required.
- The Winters’ Student Fund – Assistance from this fund is used primarily for those families who have two or more children enrolled at Ursuline High School. Both the Financial Aid Application form and the FACTS online application are required.
- The Work-Study Program – Ursuline High School places approximately 50 students per year in a variety of work-study positions. These students receive a work-study grant of approximately $1,000 per year, which is automatically applied to their tuition account. Only the Ursuline Financial Aid application form is required.
- The Adopt-A-Student Program – The Alumni and Advancement Office initiated this program during the 1985 school year. Sponsors pledge an annual or monthly contribution to assist a student in need. Sponsors and student recipients are matched after consultation with the Director of Alumni and Advancement and the Principal of Ursuline High School. Both the Ursuline Financial Aid Application form and the FACTS online application are required.
- Mary Ellen Cushwa Wolsonovich Catholic Schools Scholarship Fund / Diocese of Youngstown Scholarships – The Cushwa Scholarship Fund supports Catholic school students throughout the Diocese of Youngstown. The Diocese of Youngstown manages the funds and a diocesan committee makes award decisions based on need. The scholarship fund honors Mary Ellen Cushwa Wolsonovich, an ardent supporter of Catholic education. Families who complete the FACTS application online for Ursuline also become eligible for funds from the Cushwa Wolsonovich Fund.
Ursuline High School Endowed Scholarships
The Ursuline Endowment Fund was established in 1987 for the sole purpose of providing tuition assistance to students. The Ursuline High School Endowed Scholarships are part of Ursuline High School Endowment Fund Inc. (tax identification number 81-2509971) and are governed by a Board of Trustees. These scholarships have been established in perpetuity by alumni and friends of Ursuline High School . The principal of the endowed scholarships has been invested and the interest that accrues annually may be used for scholarship purposes at the discretion of the Principal of Ursuline High School. In 2016, the Board applied for and was granted public charity status. Now a 509 (a) (2) public charity, the Ursuline Endowment Fund, Inc. was created for the sole support of Ursuline High School. The Board considers a fully funded scholarship to have achieved a $10,000 benchmark.A complete list of the Endowed Scholarships and the restrictions on each are available at the Ursuline High School are listed below. Both the Ursuline Financial Aid Application form and the PSAS form are required if the scholarship has a need-component for eligibility.
Catholic Elementary Scholarships
- The Saint Angela Merici Top Scholar Award – The St. Angela Merici Award was established by Ursuline alumni interested in attracting the best and brightest to Ursuline. The hope is that the scholarship recipients will enrich the legacy of the school through outstanding academic performance, service to the community, and involvement in extracurricular activities. One renewable $6,000 scholarship and two to three renewable $3,500 scholarships will be awarded to outstanding freshmen annually. This scholarship requires the completion of a separate application.
- The Principal’s Scholarship – A $500 scholarship is awarded to an eighth grade student based upon need and/or other criteria developed by each elementary principal.
- Matching Scholarships – Ursuline High School will match any parish or school award up to a $500 ceiling per parish.
Ohio Ed Choice Scholarship (Voucher)
The Ohio Ed Choice Traditional Scholarship is governed by the Ohio Department of Education for students assigned to a designated poor-performing school district and is awarded regardless of income. For the 2023-2024 school year, families whose 9th through 12th grade graders are assigned to a high school on the designated poor performing list would be eligible. To date, the Youngstown City, Campbell, and Warren City School Districts are eligible for the Ohio Ed Choice Scholarship. Please note that this list may change per the Ohio Legislature. For the most up-to-date information on eligible districts, please visit The Ohio Department of Education’s website. Families who live in one of the listed districts, regardless of income, would apply for the Ohio Ed Choice Traditional Scholarship and not the Expansion program.
The Ohio State budget was revised in July 2023 to allow for every Ohio student to be eligible to apply for an EdChoice Expansion Scholarship. Families up to 450% of the Federal Poverty Level are eligible to receive a full (voucher) scholarship of $8,407 and all other households receiving partial scholarships on a sliding income scale set by the State of Ohio. Please visit the Ohio EdChoice Scholarship Website for the most recent application information and procedures to apply. The Ohio EdChoice Program is subject to change based on the decision (s) of the State of Ohio. Please note the determination of your family’s scholarship eligibility and scholarship amount is determined by the state, NOT Ursuline High School.
In order to be considered for admission to Ursuline High School, both a completed application for admissionnd the Ohio Ed Choice Paperwork, must be submitted. The Ohio Ed Choice Scholarship Application or Renewal Form is not the application for admission to Ursuline High School.
There is NOT a separate application form for each scholarship. Completing the Ursuline High School Financial Aid Application makes you eligible for the following scholarships.
- The Joseph, Edna and Dr. Joyce Alexander Memorial Scholarship – Awarded at the discretion of the Principal; based upon financial need
- The Thomas Naughton Ash Scholarship – Awarded at the discretion of the Principal to a student involved in the Speech & Debate program and active in service at UHS; based upon financial need
- The Monsignor John P. Ashton Scholarship – Awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior with financial need who maintains a 3.5 or better GPA
- The Frank D. Balog Memorial Scholarship – Entry level; Outstanding potential in the area of the social sciences
- The George and Barbara Banks Scholarship (The Ursuline Spirit Award) – Awarded to a 9th, 10th or 11th grader who participates in the Work-Study Program and exemplifies the Ursuline work ethic
- The Richard and Nancy Barrett Scholarship (Green and Gold Award) – Discretion of the Principal
- The Michael Beck Top Scholar Award – Underwrites one of the Top Scholar Awards given to an incoming freshman from one of the Catholic elementary schools
- The C. James and Roseann Lyden Beil Scholarship – Awarded to a student from a single-parent home
- The Albert and Amelia Bezilla – Albert and Marjorie Brusko Scholarship – Awarded to a student of Slovak heritage
- The Judge John and Rosalie Buckley Scholarship – Discretion of the Principal to a deserving student; Preference to members of the Buckley Family
- The Michael and Mary Cusack Burke Scholarship – Based upon financial need; renewable
- The Cafaro Scholarship – No restrictions but preference is given to employees of The Cafaro Company
- The Thomas Carey Scholarship – Discretion of the Principal
- The Mary H. Chambers Memorial Scholarship – Awarded to an academically gifted student who excels in language
- The Chesterton Club Scholarship – Discretion of the Principal
- The Reverend Michael Chonko Scholarship – Entry Level; high ranking on Ursuline placement test
- The Father Michael Chonko – Dr. Janet DelBene Chemistry Award – Award to the top ranking student in Chemistry I who is registered for AP Chemistry during senior year
- The Otis Christian Scholarship – Minority student with financial need
- The Evelyn R.,Nora M., and Joseph I. Clark Memorial Scholarship – Female student who has maintained a “C” average; demonstrates financial need and good citizenship
- The Class of 1953 Scholarship – Based on financial need
- The Class of 1956 Scholarship – No restrictions
- The Class of 1959 Scholarship – Based on financial need
- The Class of 1962 Scholarship – Based on financial need
- The Class of 1964 Scholarship – Based on financial need
- The Class of 1968 Scholarship – Based on financial need; preference given to descendants of the Class of 1968
- The Class of 1970 Scholarship – Open to the son/daughter of an Ursuline alumnus
- The Class of 1971 Scholarship – Based on financial need and a 3.0 or better GPA
- The Class of 1972 Scholarship – Based on financial need; awarded at the discretion of the Principal
- The Class of 1973 Scholarship – Based on financial need; awarded to students from Catholic parishes and/or Catholic schools, preference given to descendants of the Class of 1973
- The Class of 1975 – Based on financial need
- The Class of 1999 Scholarship – Based on financial need
- The Jane and William F. Courtney Memorial Scholarship – Discretion of the Principal
- The Crishal Family Scholarship – Academic achievement; preference given to a female student who demonstrates community service
- The Frances Fabek Crowther Scholarship – Need-based
- The Robert Emmett Cummings Memorial Scholarship – Open to members of the Cummings’ Family and/or children of Ursuline alumni who participate in the arts
- The Thomas J. and Alleene J. Dalzell Scholarship – Based upon financial need
- The Sister Rosemary Deibel – Sister Alice Marie Morley Scholarship – Entry Level; Based upon academic performance and potential in the fine and/or performing arts
- The Delisio Family Scholarship – For a student (B average) from St. Rose School and Parish who lives in Girard
- The Francis X. Downey Family Scholarship – Academic achievement and financial need
- The Dr. Frederick & Rita Dunlea Scholarship – Awarded to students from families with a large number of children who desire an Ursuline education
- The Sean Durkin Scholarship – Based upon financial need
- The Michael and Mary Jo Fagert Scholarship – Entry level for student from St. Christine’s Parish
- The Ralph and Mary Fagert Scholarship – Entry level for student from St. Christine’s Parish
- The Rev. Joseph A. Fata Scholarship – Based on financial need at the discretion of the Principal
- The Thomas Fechtel Memorial Scholarship – No restrictions
- The Atty. Al and Mrs. Suzanne Fleming Scholarship – Based on financial need
- The Donald and Jeanne Foley Scholarship – Awarded to students in grades 10-12 based upon academic excellence and financial need
- The Mary Pat McGuire Foley Scholarship – Student who attends St. Rose School, lives in Girard or Liberty, from a single – parent family, good academic record and interest in Speech/Debate
- The Carl & Marie Gerst Scholarship – Based on financial need at the discretion of the Principal
- The Helen Groner Scholarship – Open to students from St. Rose Parish
- The John Groner Sr. Memorial Scholarship – Open to students from St. Rose Parish
- The Andy and Mary L. Guido Memorial Scholarship – Awarded to a student from St. Rose Parish; Based upon academic achievement and need
- The Lawrence and Catherine (Kitty) Rogers Hackett Scholarship – Based on financial need; awarded at the discretion of the principal
- The Matthew Thomas and Anna Gertrude Hamborsky Scholarship – Based on financial need
- The Jimmy Herubin Scholarship – Entry level; Preference to students from St. Edward Parish
- The Ada and Mike Holiday Scholarship – Based upon academic achievement and financial need
- The Helen and Margaret Hripko Scholarship – Student of Slovak descent who is an active and practicing Catholic
- The Helen Lamb Hulme Scholarship – Awarded to a Catholic student who demonstrates good character and integrity
- The Humphries Family Scholarship – Open to former Top Scholars who have maintained a 3.4 or better GPA
- The Nick Johnson Memorial Scholarship– Based upon need
- The Bruce & Karen Getchey Joseph Scholarship – Based upon need
- The Robert S. and Mary Ann Kaminski Scholarship – Children of single-parent with financial need
- The Kanik Scholarship – Preference given to a child who was adopted and demonstrates academic promise
- The Msgr. Thomas F. Kelly Scholarship – Financial Need
- The Seamus Kerrigan Scholarship – Practicing Catholic student from a Catholic elementary school with financial need
- The John Kicz Scholarship in memory of Julia Kicz – For a family having two or more children enrolled at Ursuline with financial need
- The Clarence and Catherine Scanlon Kinney Scholarship – Awarded to a student with a 3.0 or better GPA, demonstrated need, and commitment to Catholic education
- The Aneal Kohli Memorial Scholarship – Awarded to a senior with financial need who excels in the area of the arts
- The Rosemary Theresa Callahan Laughlin Scholarship for the Fine Arts and the Performing Arts – Awarded to two incoming seniors who have demonstrated exceptional talent in the fine arts or the performing arts; have been active participants in Ursuline’s fine arts or performing arts programs; who wish to pursue a career in the fine arts or performing arts; and who will benefit from scholarship assistance
- The Leader Scholarship (honoring Rev. Daniel M. Venglarik, Ms. Patricia Fleming, Sr. Regina Rogers and Rev. Richard Murphy) – Based upon financial need; awarded to the top scholar in the 8th grade class; renewable
- The Anthony and Julianna (Letoha) Lenton Scholarship – Awarded to children from active Catholic families with 2 or more children at Ursuline
- The Leo J. Linburger Trust – Awarded to children with financial need from Our Lady of Mount Carmel or Saint Anthony Parishes; preference to students of Italian-American descent
- The William G. Lyden Jr. Scholarship – Discretion of the administration
- John P. and Kathleen Reagan Manning Family Scholarship – Financial need, C average or better and good conduct grade
- The Donald J. Marsco Scholarship – Based upon financial need; recipient must be a member of either Saint Anthony Parish or Our Lady of Mount Carmel; renewable; awarded at the discretion of the administration
- The John Masternick Scholarship – No restrictions
- The James Maughan Scholarship – Based on financial need
- The James and Kitty McCabe Scholarship – Student of Irish descent, involved in school activities, committed to Catholic education
- The Evelyn McClurkin Memorial Scholarship – Open to students in grades 10-12; Based upon academic performance and potential in the areas of literature and composition
- The James Edward and Catherine Irene McGinnis Scholarship – Open to students from Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish with financial need
- The John and Jeanne McNally Family Scholarship – Need based at the discretion of the principal
- The Father Thomas McNally Scholarship – Discretion of the Principal
- The Peter I. Morrison Scholarship – Awarded to a student from Saint Christine School
- The Dr. Robert G. and Norita Kling Morrison Scholarship – Awarded at the discretion of the Principal; based upon financial need
- The Mullen – Fox Family Scholarship – Awarded to families with 2 or more children at UHS with financial need
- The Robert and Martha W. Murphy Scholarship – Open to a Catholic student whose family has demonstrated support of Catholic education
- The Tom and Gena Murray Scholarship – For students in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade who demonstrate service to others
- The Nalepa-Stroia Scholarship – Based upon financial need; awarded to a student who show proficiency in math
- The Carmen Naples and Ralph Naples Scholarship – Based upon financial need
- The Stephen and Carole Napolitano Scholarship – Based upon financial need
- Never Forget Freedom Scholarship – Students who have an immediate family member in the military, police, or fire departments either active duty or veteran. A separate application is necessary for this award.
- The Nohra Family Scholarship – Based on financial need
- The Joan A. O’Horo O’Neil Scholarship – Based upon financial need with preference to students who anticipate future professions in the nursing/medical fields (e.g. Merici Med Prep Program)
- The Rev. Timothy H. O’Neill Scholarship – Based on financial need; renewable; awarded to a student(s) from Saint Patrick Parish (Hubbard) or with ties to the West Side of Youngstown City
- The Dr. and Mrs. Martin D. Pallante Scholarship – Minority student with above average academic success and involvement in community service
- The Alice Pedrotty Memorial Scholarship – Discretion of the Principal
- The Marie “Cookie” Pesce Memorial Scholarship – Awarded to a junior or senior who has shown outstanding potential in the performing arts
- The Anthony Petrarca Scholarship – Based upon financial need
- The Frank L. Petrony Scholarship – No restrictions
- The Rev. William A. Petrunak Scholarship – No restrictions
- The Daniel Price Memorial Scholarship – Financial need and good academic standing; Preference given to students from St. Edward Parish or recommendation of the Price Family
- The Ann Marie Profanchik Scholarship – Based upon financial need; entry level; awarded at the discretion of the Principal; awarded to one boy and one girl from Saint Charles School; renewable
- The Frank Prologo Scholarship – Based on financial need
- The William L. Reali Scholarship – Student from St. Edward Parish based upon academic performance and financial need
- The Patrick and Cynthia Ryan Reardon Scholarship – Underwrites a Top Scholar Award
- The John P. and Mildred E. Rhiel Scholarship – Underwrites a Top Scholar Award given to an incoming freshman from a Catholic elementary school
- The Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ridel Scholarship – Entry level; Awarded to a student from Austintown or Youngstown’s West Side
- The John “Jack” A. Rimp Scholarship – Entry level for a student from Austintown or Youngstown’s West Side
- The Joseph N. Rouhanna Memorial Scholarship – No restrictions
- The Rousher Family Scholarship – Student from St. Christine with a “B” average and financial need
- The Ryznar Family Scholarship – Based upon financial need; awarded at the discretion of the Principal (or at the request/suggestion of the Ryznar Family) to a student who is a practicing Catholic and a parishioner in good standing at a Youngstown Diocesan parish (ex: is demonstrative of their faith and serves both Ursuline and the community in the spirit of Saint Angela Merici’s charism)
- The Janet Sanders-Ganchar Scholarship – Based upon financial need
- The August and Maria Kregar Selak Scholarship – Awarded based on financial need and a graduate of Saint Rose School
- The Joseph J. and Mary C. Sferra Scholarship – Awarded to a college-bound junior or senior with a 3.2 g.p.a. ; Involvement in extracurricular activities, community service, and financial need.
- The Mary L. and Stephen J. Sferra Family Scholarship – Awarded at the discretion of the Principal with preference to an incoming Freshman; based on financial need
- The Sikora Family Scholarship – For a 10th, 11th or 12 grade student who resides on the West Side of Youngstown
- The John and Agnes Stevens Scholarship – Based upon financial need
- The Sturgeon Family Scholarship – (In memory of Raymond Joseph Sturgeon ’37, Edward Sturgeon ’39, Rosemary Sturgeon McCann ’49. T. Joseph Walsh ’61, John Sturgeon ’66, Philip Sturgeon ’77, James Sturgeon ’80) Based upon financial need; awarded to a student entering Ursuline from a feeder/parochial school; may be an average student with a positive attitude who wants to improve
- The Arch Tamburino Scholarship – Student with a “B” average and financial need; preference to members of St. Angela Merici Parish
- The Frank Thomas Family Scholarship – Financial need at the discretion of the principal
- The Jack Thomas Scholarship – Based upon financial need at the discretion of the principal; awarded to a student with active participation in Students of Stewardship (SOS)
- The Ursuline Memorial Scholarship – Based upon financial need at the discretion of the Principal
In Memory of Anne Angle, James & Coralie Centofanti, Mary Louise Craver, John Delserone, Daniel P. Ford, Thomas & Mary Gatte, Julie Fox Hammer, The Kohuts, Adeline Marian, Judge James McNally, Barbara Novotny Dean, John P. O’Donnell, Todd Scheetz, The Thomas Family, Vicki Vaughan and Ken Zubil
- The Ursuline Sisters Scholarship – Based upon financial need
- The Ursuline Top Scholar Scholarship – Underwrites one of the Top Scholar Awards in memory of Andrew Bernard ’54, Jane Otterman Edwards ’64 and Robert ’54 and Kathleen Shutrump
- The John and Mary Ann Valley Scholarship – Discretion of the Principal; Preference to relatives of the Valley Family
- The Father Daniel M. Venglarik Scholarship – Need based; Discretion of the principal
- The Marie Streeky Viglio Scholarship – Need based; awarded to student with highest score on science secion of the Placement Test
- The John and Florence Vitullo Scholarship – Need based; awarded at the discretion of the Principal and Band Director to a student enrolled in the year-round marching and concert band program; renewable
- The Mary Ellen Cushwa Wolsonovich Scholarship – No restrictions
- The Thomas and Barbara Pavlik Wrenn Scholarship – For students with financial need and high scholastic achievement
- The John Zidian Scholarship – No restrictions
Tuition Payment Plans
Ursuline recognizes the sacrifice made by the families of Ursuline High School. In addition to our financial aid program, we offer parents several tuition payment options. If your family has a plan that is not listed, please do not hesitate to call Ursuline High School to propose alternate arrangements.
Full payment to Ursuline High School or a tuition loan through the Diocese of Youngstown Credit Union (DOY).
Parents who choose to pay the tuition in full on or before the opening day of school or arrange a tuition loan through DOY, will avoid the $300 Processing Fee. In addition, if the tuition is paid in full or your loan papers through DOY are completed by the June deadline, you will receive an “Early Bird” discount of $100.
The semester (2 month)
Parents, who choose the semester payment plan, will make two equal payments directly to the school. The first payment will be due in August, and the second payment will be due in January. A $150 Processing Fee will be added to the total tuition due if parents choose this option.
11 Monthly or 4 Quarterly payments
For parents who choose this option, a $300 Processing Fee is added to the total tuition due. The 4 quarterly payments will be due in August, November, February, and May. The 11 monthly payments will be due each month beginning in August and ending in June. All payments may be made on either the 1st or the 15th of the month. Payments may be made directly to Ursuline High School, through the mail, through an automatic quarterly or monthly deduction from your checking or savings account, or a monthly or quarterly payment via your debit or credit card. More information about FACTS, the tuition management system, can be obtained by calling the Bookkeeper’s Office at 330-744-4563.