Archdiocese of Philadelphia Schools - Student Aid Form


Submitting This Student Aid Form will allow you to apply now for assistance for your student(s) for the upcoming 2015-16 school year. You may include any High School students and their Elementary School siblings on this application. If you intend to apply only for Elementary School students, the Elementary application will be available in early 2015

To allow your school to make early decisions about Tuition Assistance, this application will ask you to make an estimate of what your total family income will be through December 31, 2014. It is important to be as accurate as possible.

IN EARLY 2015, YOU WILL BE CONTACTED BY PSAS AND ASKED TO SUBMIT DOCUMENTATION OF YOUR 2014 FAMILY INCOME INFORMATION. THIS STEP IS REQUIRED TO RELEASE ANY POTENTIAL ARCHDIOCESAN TUITION ASSISTANCE YOU MAY RECEIVE. THIS IS A REQUIREMENT OF THE ARCHDIOCESE AND FAILURE TO SUBMIT DOCUMENTATION COULD AFFECT YOUR ELIGIBILITY FOR TUITION ASSISTANCE.

Final awards will not be provided without documentation of income.

First Step

Review the list of documents that you will need to submit to PSAS in early 2015. It is understood that you may not have these documents right now, but the application will require you to make your best estimates for the income represented by these documents. These documents include the following:

Special Needs Families

If your student is a Special Needs Student or attends a Special Education School, this form must be printed, completed, and signed by the parent and by the administrator at the school. This should be done prior to completing the application. The form must be uploaded when you complete and submit the application.

Special Needs Form

Income Guidelines

Awards from BLOCS are provided through the Pennsylvania EITC and OSTC programs which carry the following income guidelines for eligibility:

Household Size Maximum Income
1 $90,000
2 $105,000
3 $120,000
4 $135,000
5 $150,000
*add $15,000 for each additional dependent

Income guidelines are for EITC and OSTC funding only. Income Guidelines for other funding sources are unavailable.

Please Note: Qualifying for funding does not guarantee funding. Funding is distributed based upon the availability of funds.

Second Step

Complete the application.

As you progress through the application, if you have questions, simply click on the Question Mark Icon icon beside the question for a more detailed description of what is required. Do not leave any question blank. If a question does not apply to you, enter 0 or a similar answer.

Third Step

Verify the information that you entered

As you progress through the application, please review each page before moving on to the next.

Fourth Step

Submit the $28 fee for processing your application. Payments via VISA, Master Card, American Express, Discover, or Electronic Bank Check (ACH) are accepted. All payment transactions are protected through the use of a secure server.

Final Step

Submit your application to PSAS for review by our staff.

IN EARLY 2015, you must then submit the following required documentation via upload, fax or mail to complete the application process:

  1. A complete photocopy of your signed 2014 federal 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ form, including all schedules and worksheets and copies of all 2014 W2 and/or 1099 forms for ALL adults living in the household.
  2. Photocopies of your Social Services Year End Statement (AFDC, ADC, TANF) and/or photocopies of your Food Stamps Year End Statement and/or photocopies of your Social Security Year End Benefits Statement(s) for ALL adults living in the household receiving benefits in 2014

Submitting Your Documents

IN EARLY 2015, you can submit your documents in 1 of 3 ways

  1. Upload to PSAS - You can upload your documents by logging back into your account here
  2. Fax to PSAS - You can fax your documents to PSAS at (440) 892-8137 or (440) 892-7727
  3. Mail to PSAS - You can mail your documents to PSAS at
  4. Private School Aid Service
    Online Application Department
    909 Canterbury Road Suite P
    Westlake, OH 44145

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