$1,000,000 of Tuition Assistance is available at Monte Cassino.
Families from many different income levels qualify for financial aid each year. Our Tuition Assistance program can make a Monte Cassino education affordable for your family. We use a nationally standardized system for analysis offered through Blackbaud Financial Aid (formerly Smart Aid). At Monte Cassino, we want to ensure that the finest applicants can join our community regardless of their families' financial situations so they can Be A Saint for life! If you have any questions about Tuition Assistance, contact the Business Office via email.
$1,000,000 of Tuition Assistance available.
More than 40% of Monte Cassino families participate in Tuition Assistance programs.
In addition to need-based Financial Aid, Monte Cassino offers multi-child discounts.
Each year the Board of Directors budgets an amount for financial assistance for the coming school year. Families should simultaneously apply for tuition assistance while completing their re-enrollment or admission application process. There is a cost of $35 to submit your assessment and the assessment will not be considered until the fee is paid and all applicable tax documents are submitted. The first deadline for the 2023-2024 school year is March 15, 2023. All supporting documentation is due by April 1, 2023. Initial financial aid awards will be announced in early April. Late applications received after the March 15 deadline will not be considered until after the first round of awards are made. Parents are encouraged to apply early. Financial Aid is only available for kindergarten through eighth grade.
Parents who wish to be considered for the GO for Catholic Scholarship must have a complete application and all required supporting documentation on file no later than April 30, 2023.
Create your New User name and password online with your name, email address and a password. Returning parents will be able to access the account they created for the prior year.
Begin a Blackbaud Financial Aid Account Verification for the academic year 2023-2024. You can log out of Blackbaud Financial Aid at any time, then return later to complete it.
After you have completed your application and pressed submit, you'll be brought to a payment screen. The fee of $35 is nonrefundable. Once your Smart Aid application is submitted, it cannot be withdrawn from the Blackbaud Financial Aid system.
After submitting your application you will be given instructions about uploading required documents to the "My Documents" section.
Please submit signed copies of the following:
Due March 15: Signed previous year 1040, W2, and/or 1099 Form, business returns, Schedule C/K-1's (if applicable)
Due April 1: Signed current year 1040, W2, and/or 1099 Form, business returns, Schedule C/K-1's (if applicable)
For returning parents, tax forms submitted for the previous school year will need to be resubmitted.
If current year, signed tax returns are not available on March 15, a conditional financial aid award will be made. Awards will not be finalized until after submission of current, signed tax information.
Non U.S. residents must submit official income/asset verification forms, foreign tax returns, and/or wage statements.
Financial aid is for families who have a demonstrated need for financial assistance.
If a family believes they will need financial aid at any point during a child's time at Monte Cassino, they must apply for aid at the outset. Families will not be considered for aid if it is not requested during the enrollment or admission application process. If a family's financial circumstances change significantly, the School will make every effort to provide assistance.
Be sure to apply for financial aid in a timely manner. The deadline is March 15, 2023. Applications received after the March 15, 2023 deadline will only be considered after the initial round of awards.
If you wish to submit required documents by mail, send to Monte Cassino School, Business Office/Financial Aid, 2206 S. Lewis Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74114.
Financial Aid for the 2023-2024 school year is open and interested parents can begin submitting applications. Monte Cassino School is using Blackbaud Financial Aid to process all financial aid applications. Blackbaud Financial Aid is a separate web platform from Blackbaud Tuition Management (formerly Smart Tuition). Parents applying for aid need to set up a separate account from their tuition account and will have a separate login.
The Saints Scholarship Application period for the 2023-2024 school year is open!
The Sixth Grade Saints Scholarship offers opportunities for qualified incoming sixth grade students to be rewarded for their academic achievement. The Committee will award two, $5,000 merit-based scholarships evaluated by grades from current school, teacher recommendations, test results, transcript data, and essay questions. Finalists will be required to participate in an interview. The scholarship is renewable provided grades are maintained. The test date for the scholarship will be March 25th. Click here for the application. For more information contact Brooke Jones.
We understand that preparing your tax returns in advance of the IRS deadline is inconvenient. If completed tax returns are unavailable, estimate your current tax information in Blackbaud Financial Aid. Conditional financial aid awards are made until completed, current year tax forms are provided.
If you have any questions about what forms are required, contact the Business Office at (918) 749-1235 or by email.
If you are unsure whether you will qualify, you may contact the Business Office (918) 749-1235 or by email for advice. From the School's perspective, if you question whether you will qualify but recognize that tuition will be a significant financial hardship, you should apply.
Decisions regarding admission to the School and decisions about financial aid eligibility are made independently by two separate committees. All families who are interested in financial aid are encouraged to apply.
Monte Cassino offers a merit-based scholarship for incoming sixth graders called the Saint Scholarship. You can apply for this scholarship by downloading the application and returning it to Brooke Jones, Admissions Director. This scholarship is a renewable $5,000 award, meaning if you are awarded this scholarship, you are eligible to receive the $5,000 award for 7th and 8th grade too.
After completing your Blackbaud Financial Aid account you will need to submit W-2 forms for all jobs filed, personal and business tax returns for the previous and current year. Business tax returns include 1120, 1065, 1120S and K-1's. Documentation of supplemental income should also be provided. If you wish to submit required documents by mail, send to Monte Cassino School, Business Office/Financial Aid 2206 S. Lewis Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74114.
Frequently Asked Questions about Oklahoma Tax Credit
The Oklahoma Parental Choice Tax Credit Act provides refundable tax credits of a minimum of $5,000 up to a maximum of $7,500 per child to cover the cost of private school tuition and fees. The tax credits are tiered based on the household income for the second year preceding (meaning the 2022 Adjusted Gross Income for the 2024 tax credit.)
If the Monte Cassino tuition is more than the amount you qualify for, then you will need to make up the difference out-of-pocket and you will not be eligible for reimbursement for the additional amount. You may still apply for secondary tuition assistance through the business office.
The rules for using the Oklahoma Parental Choice Scholarship Tax Credit along with the Lindsay Nicole Henry scholarship and/or the Oklahoma Scholarship Fund have not been established yet. However, the Oklahoma Parental Choice Tax Credit states that the Lindsey Nicole Henry scholarship and/or the Oklahoma Scholarship Fund will be accepted. Oklahoma Parental Choice Tax Credit directs the State Department of Education to provide parent, legal guardians, custodians or other persons with legal authority of eligible students with disabilities notice that participation in the Oklahoma Parental Choice Tax Credit Program shall have the same effect as a parental revocation of consent, which means that the child’s public school district is no longer required to provide special education services. The Department of Education is also directed to create a user-friendly website for user to publicly rate, review and share information about education service providers. We will update the answer to this question when more information is available.
Yes, for tax year 2024 the tax credit program is capped at $150 million. For tax year 2025, the cap is increased to $200 million. For tax years 2026 and subsequent years, the cap will be $250 million.
If you are a household with less than $150,000 in income, you should apply with the Oklahoma tax Commission to receive up-front installments as soon as the application opens. Priority will be given to households with less than $150,000 in income. IF you are a household with more than $150,000 in income, you should file your 1024 taxes as soon as you are able to in 2025.