Financial Assistance

Tuition Assistance from the Catholic Education Foundation

The Diocesan Catholic Education Foundation will be awarding scholarship grants worth a minimum of $500 to elementary school families for the 2016-17 school year. Students entering kindergarten through grade eight are eligible for assistance.

The deadline for applying to FACTS was March 1, 2016. You should apply online at Please be aware that all supporting documentation must be sent to the FACTS Office by March 1, 2016. Questions on any portion of the application should be directed to the FACTS Office at 1-866-315-9262.

A frequent question that is asked is what income level is too high and cuts off tuition assistance. Income is just one factor considered – other factors include housing costs, number of children, other tuition costs, special circumstances, etc. We cannot give a specific dollar amount as to whether to apply or not.

Families who were granted awards last year must re-apply. Families will be notified in May of awards. Additional notification will be sent to the school. There is a $30 fee for the application.

It should be noted that this scholarship is not related to the Jim Feeney Memorial Scholarship or any other tuition assistance provided by I.C.S. Families planning to apply for a scholarship provided by I.C.S. should also apply for this. Please contact the school office if you need more information.

Jim Feeney Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship was created in 2005 in memory of Mr. Jim Feeney. Mr. Feeney was a graduate of Immaculate Conception School and served the school as a volunteer in several capacities. His years of service as a board member, coach, and athletic director touched the lives of many people.

Tom Gabel Goodwill Grant

Tuition assistance is also available through a grant in honor and memory of former I.C.S. student Tom Gabel. Tom’s love of life and of others is perpetuated through this grant. It has awarded $5,000 in tuition assistance each year for many years.

For information regarding tuition assistance at I.C.S., please contact the school office by e-mail at or by phone at (815)942-4111.


Updated February 1, 2015