For the 2015-16 school year, Catholic elementary school tuition assistance funding will hit an all-time high for Louisville students. The Catholic Education Foundation of Louisville and the Archdiocese of Louisville have committed $5 million to helping enroll students who cannot afford a Catholic school education.
This new funding increases the number of students helped by 59 percent over last year. This year, 2,344 elementary school students will receive aid. For the first time, an award was provided to every applicant with a demonstrated need.
Foundation President Richard A. Lechleiter said in a press release: “This astounding growth in one year speaks volumes of the Catholic school experience in this community. With this level of excitement around the new school plan, there is no doubt that Catholic school enrollment is on the rise. What a great gift for our entire community!”
The funding was provided by the Foundation ($2 million), parishes and schools ($1.5 million), the Archdiocese of Louisville ($1.2 million), and School Choice Scholarships and the Community Catholic Center ($300,000).
The Archdiocese of Louisville sponsors 37 elementary schools with over 13,000 students.