Welcome to Catholic School

Tuition Grant Assistance Available

We believe in the power of an Archdiocese of Omaha Catholic education. We also believe families who want to provide their children with the bright future of a Christ-centered education should have every opportunity.  We created the Welcome Tuition Grant program in 2015 to bring this mission to as many children and families as possible. To date, this program has provided aid for more than 220 students who now experience the benefits of Catholic education. This form of tuition assistance is available to any public, private (non-Catholic) or home school student who transfers into one of the participating Archdiocese of Omaha Catholic schools, in both Metro Omaha and Rural northeastern Nebraska schools.

"Welcome" Tuition Grant Details

  • Available in select schools and select grades as determined at each school for new students entering first through seventh grade for the upcoming school year
  • Designed to be dispersed over the course of two years: $1,000 in year one and $500 in year two*
  • Awarded per student, so a family with multiple qualifying children may receive multiple grants*
  • On average, the grant for year one represents a 30-40% tuition discount
  • Details can vary by individual school

Multiple Grants and Forms of Assistance Available by School

*Limitations may be applied to grants so as not to exceed this offer, as tuition rates vary by school. This website is updated periodically and may not reflect closed grades for grant offering.

*Simply submit the contact form below to be contacted about this offer. You are also welcome to call or email your school(s) of interest directly.

List of Participating Catholic Schools (Last revised March 26, 2021)

St. Joan of Arc (Omaha)

Open to 1st-7th grade students

Sts. Peter and Paul (Omaha)

Open to 1st-7th grade students

Our Lady of Lourdes (Omaha)

Open to K-8th grade students

St. Matthew the Evangelist (Bellevue)

Open to 4th-7th grade students

Holy Cross (Omaha)

St. Thomas More (Omaha)

Open to 1st-6th grade students

St. Gerald (Ralston)

Open to 1st-7th grade students

Holy Name (Omaha)

Open to preschool-5th grade students

St. Michael (S. Sioux City)

Open to 1st-7th grade students

St. Mary School (Wayne)

*Customized tuition discount here is half off the tuition for one year for all new families

St. John Neumann (Clarkson)

Open to 2nd-6th grade students

Christ the King (Omaha)

Open to 1st-7th grades

St. Anthony (Columbus)

Open to K-6th grade students

St. Bernard Catholic School (Omaha)

Open to 1st-7th grades

St. Mary (Bellevue)

Your child's future is bright.

"Welcome tuition grants offer families the opportunity to experience, for the first time, the benefits of a Catholic education; it is a great opportunity to develop a new partnership as we work together to help their children grow spiritually, behaviorally and academically. Schools benefit as well; they have the opportunity to boost the enrollment of a particular grade and bring new families into the school family."
- Chris Nelson, Education Director, Omaha Catholic School Consortium

Contact any of the participating schools above or use the below form to contact our office with general questions.

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