We Believe Every Student Belongs

Do you want your child to experience an education rooted in the Catholic Faith, but you think that your family can’t afford it?  If so, think again!  At Bishop Kelley, we believe that every student should have access to a premier Catholic education, no matter his or her family’s income or size. 

Bishop Kelley is passionate about our Life Preparatory school being accessible to all families. At Bishop Kelley, every student receives the attention and instruction he or she needs to excel, not only academically, but also spiritually, athletically, socially, and emotionally. A Bishop Kelley education is rooted in Faith.


How do I know if my family can afford Bishop Kelley?

Bishop Kelley offers tuition assistance through multiple sources to help families Please take a few minutes to enter very basic financial information into our Tuition Estimator tool below.  After you enter your financial information, this Tuition Tool will provide an estimated tuition cost range.  Of course, your final tuition will be determined by FACTS after providing required supporting documentation, as explained below.

How do we apply for tuition assistance?

Your FACTS Grand & Aid Application can be submitted securely online through the BK FACTS online financial aid application. All financial information that families provide to FACTS will be held in strict confidence and will not be shared with anyone outside of a select committee.  Please note there is a $40 fee paid directly to FACTS for this service.  This FACTS application will be used for all sources of assistance [St. Francis of Assisi, Go for Catholic Schools, Veritas, and Bishop Kelley’s internal assistance funds].  

FACTS has a Spanish Language conversion button in the top right corner of the screen.

The application and all required supporting documents are due by April 15, 2022. 

Review and notification will be completed no later than mid-May. Tuition assistance applications and the review process are confidential. Families who complete a FACTS application after April 15th will be awarded assistance based upon availability of funds and demonstrated need.

All Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Tulsa use the same FACTS Grant & Aid application.  If you are completing a FACTS application at another school, there is no need to fill out a second. Simply add your BK student on your application, and it will be routed to the school. 

Bishop Kelley encourages everyone to submit an application for tuition assistance.  Families with a demonstrated financial need likely will receive tuition assistance.  Bishop Kelley is committed to working with families to assist with making your child a Comet for life.

What happens after I submit my information to FACTS?

BKHS will make tuition decisions based on the FACTS recommendation.  In order for FACTS to provide a recommendation, the FACTS application must be filled out completely (including the requested documentation) and then reviewed by FACTS. After BKHS receives the FACTS recommendation, BK will issue a notification of the tuition obligation to the family.  


Tuition Estimator Tool

Tuition Assistance Stats

Bishop Kelley continually strives to make tuition affordable and strives to increase assistance to our neediest students.  
 
In 2020-2021, the amount of assistance available is estimated to be approximately $1M.    

Approximately 27% of Bishop Kelley students receive some amount of financial need-based tuition assistance. 

Awards ranged from $1,000 to $8,000 with an average award of $4,500 in 2020-21.


Gary and Jane Oberste Diocesan Teachers Assistance Fund 

The Gary and Jane Oberste Diocesan Teacher Assistance Fund was established in 2017 in recognition of the sacrifices and ministry of the teachers at Catholic elementary schools within the Diocese of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma.   The purpose of this fund is to better enable teachers at Diocesan elementary and middle schools better afford a Bishop Kelley education for their child or children.
 
Complete the online application. 
Requirements 

1. This fund is available to teachers who have taught in a Diocesan elementary school for at least five years.  
2. A teacher, for the purposes of this award, is defined as having worked in the capacity as a teacher who has an educational degree and/or teaching certificate.    
3. Teachers who teach Pre-K through 8th grade at one of the Diocesan schools are invited to apply.  
4. Additionally, there must be a financial need as documented by a FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment.  
5. Once awarded, the parent must remained employed as a teacher at a Diocesan school for the duration of their child's tenure at Bishop Kelley.
6. The Child must maintain a 2.5 GPA unless enrolled in a "Certificate of Completion" program through the Blessed Stanley Rother Program.


The Brian Arenson and Megan Shaunaman Neely Endowed Funds for Tuition Assistance

The Brian Arenson Endowed Fund for Tuition Assistance and the Megan Schaunaman Neely Endowed Fund for Tuition Assistance were both established in 2017 to assist Bishop Kelley Faculty members offset the cost of tuition for their  children to attend Bishop Kelley.  This Fund is open to teaching faulty only who work full-time during the years their child(ren) attend the school.   
 
Complete the online application. 
Requirements 

1. This fund is available to teaching faculty who are considered full-time employees.   
2. A teacher, for the purposes of this award, is defined as having worked in the capacity as a teacher who has an educational degree and/or teaching certificate.    
3. Additionally, there must be a financial need as documented by a FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment. 
4. The Child must maintain a 2.5 GPA unless enrolled in a "Certificate of Completion" program through the Blessed Stanley Rother Program.


Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship Opportunity

Since 2010, Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarships have provided qualifying students with a school voucher to attend an eligible private school of their parents’ choice. Under this Oklahoma state law, LNH Scholarships help parents/guardians cover the cost of tuition at eligible private schools. 
 

LNH Scholars are students who have/are:

  1. special needs or disabilities
  2. adopted from foster care
  3. in an out-of-home foster care placement
  4. a military parent who transferred from out of state
  5. a military parent who transferred from out of country
  6. in an out-of-home placement through the Office of Juvenile Affairs
  7. been served by SoonerStart

LNH Scholarship by the numbers: 

  • The average scholarship value was $7,056 during the 2019-2020 academic year.*
  • Approximately 100,000 Oklahoma students are eligible to apply for LNH Scholarships.
  • There are 996 students currently receiving LNH Scholarships.*
  •  68 participating private schools accept LNH Scholarships to help pay for tuition. (March 2021) Source: https://bit.ly/3wS85eN (2019-2020 data set)

For help — at no cost — with information about the Lindsey Nichole Henry Scholarship or help completing the scholarship application, contact Renee Porter at Renee@LNHhelp.org or 405-294-6992.

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