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Financial Aid & Tuition Assistance

St. Gregory the Great School believes in providing access to a Catholic Education to all students. In 2023-2024 close to $200,000 was provided in tuition support to families through the BISON Fund, Parish Tuition Assistance, Teacher/Staff Tuition Grant, Diocesan Scholarships, and the Angel Wings Scholarship Program.
Thanks to the generosity of friends of Catholic Education, Alumni, Parishioners, and other Donors we can offer Tuition Assistance and Scholarships to families who want a Catholic Education for their children to learn and grow in their Faith.
Families may apply for Tuition Assistance in the Winter of the year before attendance in the Fall. Families will be notified of their Tuition Assistance or Scholarship Awards in April/May before the first payment is due in June for the following school year.
Application must be made each year to maintain eligibility as awards do not automatically renew. Tuition Assistance awards result in a direct reduction of tuition expenses that vary in size and are awarded to families based on Financial Need and the criteria for each form of Tuition Assistance.
To apply for any form of Tuition Assistance, families will need to complete an application and submit the necessary supporting documentation to FACTS, an online Tuition Management System. Once an online Application has been completed, the following information will need to be uploaded to FACTS to complete the application process:
  • Copies of your 2023 Federal tax forms including all supporting tax schedules;
  • Copies of supporting documentation for Social Security Income, Welfare, Child Support, Food Stamps, Workers’ Compensation, and TANF.

All supporting documentation can be uploaded in pdf or jpeg format online. All Tuition Assistance decisions are made by the SGG Scholarships and Grants Committee. No parents of current students are on the committee. Tuition Assistance Applications MUST to be completed by April 5, 2024.
For questions, please contact the Admissions Office at [email protected] or (716) 688-5323 ext. 354.

The SGS Scholarship and Grants Committee seeks to provide access to a Catholic Education in Elementary, Middle, and High School to all students through a combination of Donor Advised Funding, Grants, and creation of a School Endowment to provide all families the opportunity to give their child(ren) a Catholic Education through Tuition Assistance and Scholarships.
The BISON Fund pre-application period for the 2024-2025 school year will open on January 15. To start the Application Process, families can complete a pre-application form online. Visit the BISON Scholarship Fund to complete an application. The deadline is March 15.

All applicants must be residents of the eight counties of WNY with children entering grades K-8. The total family income must fall within the income eligibility scale. Learn more about eligibility here. Scholarships are awarded using a lottery system from all submitted pre-applications forms and all applicants will be notified of lottery results via email on March 16. Families currently receiving the BISON Fund do not need to fill out a pre-application, they will be emailed a link to complete the renewal process and
add siblings in February.
New Applicant Key Dates/ Deadlines
  • January 15 – March 15, 2024: New applicant pre-application form for 2024-25 school year available. If a family applies after the deadline, they will automatically be placed on our waitlist.
  • March 16, 2024: Lottery drawing to award new scholarships, families selected will be notified by email with a link to fill out the full online application.  Families waitlisted will also be notified by email.
  • April 30, 2024: Deadline for new awardees to complete the full online application. Awards are awarded on a first come, first served basis.
St. Gregory the Great School offers Angel Wings Scholarship awards to qualified families who are committed to providing their children a Catholic Education and serve our Parish and School in many ways. All applicants will need to outline in an essay their commitment to Catholic education, their volunteer contributions to the Parish and School, financial need, and any special reasons why they should receive this scholarship. Please apply through the FACTS Tuition Management System and an essay is required. All recipients must be parishioners in good standing at St. Greg's Parish or another Catholic Parish without a school. Students must be in grades K-8. All applications must be submitted to FACTS Tuition Management System by April 5.
Established to support the Catholic education needs of St. Gregory the Great School, Williamsville, NY. The Rev. Msgr. Rupert Wright Scholarship for Catholic Education was created to support the children of St. Gregory’s School to grow in Faith and Service as we strive to give every student access to Catholic Education. The fund was developed to support continuous access to Catholic Education for students for elementary, middle school, through high school. Families may apply who have a student (s) who will be attending a local Catholic High School in the fall and have siblings who will attend St. Greg’s in the fall.
The Scholarship will provide tuition assistance for the student (s) who will attend St. Greg’s in the fall. Scholarships will be awarded based on a variety of factors such as student active participation in ministries (altar servers, youth ministry, music ministry, boy scouts, girl scouts, etc.) and financial need. Please apply through the FACTS Tuition Management System and an essay is required. All recipients must be active parishioners at St. Greg's Parish or another Catholic Parish without a school. Students must be in grades K-8. All applications must be submitted to FACTS Tuition Management System by April 5.
The St. Thomas More Guild announces its 18th annual scholarship for students attending Catholic elementary and high schools during the 2024-25 school year. One $1,200.00 scholarship will be awarded to a student attending a Catholic elementary school, and one $1,600.00 scholarship will be awarded to a student attending a Catholic high school. Scholarships will be awarded to students attending a Catholic Elementary School who are in grades 6-8. If there are questions about the scholarship or procedures, please contact David Mineo at (716) 639-0058. To apply, visit St. Thomas More Scholarship.
Students seeking a unique and rewarding academic experience provided by Erie County’s private schools have an exciting opportunity. Cullen Foundation seeks to assist families of high-achieving students in mitigating the financial challenges of attaining a private middle school and high school education through our Cullen Scholars program. Click here to apply.