All financial aid applications must be submitted to Simple Tuition Solutions by April 30, 2023. Late applications are accepted but the availability of financial aid is significantly diminished after the application deadline. Financial Aid cannot be awarded until all required tax documents have been received and reviewed by STS. Please remember to submit these documents as soon as they become available.
One Common Financial Aid Application
Each scholarship fund detailed on this page is available to applicants that submit an STS financial aid application. Only one application is needed per family to qualify for any or all of the funds listed. Families with children enrolled in the parochial grade schools in the Johnstown area only need to submit one application.
For more information about the financial aid application process, contact the Business Office at (814) 248-3883 or (814) 248-3884.
Financial Aid Made Possible By the Following Funds
Endowed and Named Scholarships
Bishop McCort Catholic High School is fortunate to have many endowed and named scholarships to assist families with the cost of attending BMCHS. These scholarship funds have been established by alumni of BMCHS in honor of family members and friends that supported the mission of BMCHS in the Greater Johnstown area.
Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown Grant in Aid
The Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown annually provides significant support to BMCHS to support Catholic families that choose Catholic education. All Catholic families that are members of a Diocesan church must complete a Memorandum of Understanding. The memorandum is part of the admission application and recognizes the support provided by the local church to BMCHS families.
Education Improvement Tax Credits (EITC)
Pennsylvania Commonwealth law permits C-Corporations, Subchapter S-Corporations, Partnerships, LLC’s and other pass-through entities to earn state tax credits when providing scholarships for financially-eligible students at minimal or no cost, depending on the business’s tax liability. The EITC has accomplished what many in Pennsylvania have been advocating for years; a way for the business community to be directly involved in education! EITC monies directed to BMCHS have provided over 500 qualifying students with scholarships since its inception. The STS application process is required for participation in this scholarship program.
The parent/guardian tuition for the 2023-24 school year is $13,000 per student in grades 9 - 12. The comprehensive fee for these students is $500. This amount includes the rental fee for a tablet computer that each student will receive to use for the 2023-24 school year. Applying for financial aid and/or participation in the EITC program are required to receive the Crusher Community Scholarship Fund of $5,360.
The parent/guardian tuition for the 2023-24 school year is $13,000 per student in grades 7 and 8. The comprehensive fee for these students is $100. This amount includes the rental fee for a tablet computer that each student will receive to use for the 2022-23 school year. Applying for financial aid and/or participation in the EITC program are required to receive the Crusher Community Scholarship Fund of $7,145. In order to receive the Catholic Discount of $2,345, a Memorandum of Understand must be signed by your home parish and returned to the school.
Upon completion of the financial aid distribution process, a tuition contract will be issued for each student attending BMCHS in 2023-24. The contract details tuition cost per student, the comprehensive fee, any payments received in advance for the 2023-24 school year, and any financial aid awarded.Tuition Payment Process
Bishop McCort Catholic High School requires that all tuition payments be made through the use of a convenient on-line payment plan with Simple Tuition Solutions. Upon registering with STS, each family selects one of four tuition payment options: pay monthly, pay quarterly, pay semi-annually, or pay in full. Seniors must have tuition and fees paid by May 1.
STS Tuition Agreements must be activated by June 15, 2023 in order for 2023-24 scheduled payments to begin in July 2023. Delaying agreement activation decreases the number of scheduled payment opportunities, which will result in higher monthly payments.
Families are required to update their STS profiles when changes occur relating to their Financial Institution, bank account or credit card, and demographic information. Failure to make scheduled payments because of invalid bank account or credit card information may result in the student’s removal from Bishop McCort.Access or create an STS account