Enrollment and Tuition

Enrollment & Tuition: 2019-20


Full Day




One Child


Curriculum Material Fee




Curriculum Material Fee




Curriculum Material Fee




Curriculum Material Fee



$7,900.00 per child

Curriculum Material Fee

$275.00 per child

Invest in Kids Scholarships


Scholarships are funded through Illinois tax credit donations that are designated to St. Matthew School.  Before applying for parish or diocesan tuition assistance, families need to first apply for Empower.

Apply at empowerillinois.org, starting January 15.  Apply as early as possible; scholarships are awarded on a first come first served basis.

See empowerillinois.org for additional details.

Diocese of Peoria Spalding Scholarship & Parish Tuition Assistance

Apply for the Spalding Scholarship and Parish Tuition at the same time using the FACTS Grant and Aid application by the April 15th deadline.  Applicants' names from the completed FACTS applications will be used for consideration for the pastor recommendations to the Diocese for the Spalding Scholarship. A separate Pastor Recommendation form is not required this year.  St. Thomas More applicants need to complete a Parish Involvement Form (submit online).

To apply for the Spalding Scholarship & parish tuition assistance, complete the following steps by April 15:

1. Complete FACTS application at: online.factsmgt.com/aid.
Note: Select the appropriate school for each student (HSTM or St. Matthew Grade School).
2.  Pay $35 FACTS application fee.
3.  Submit 2018 tax documents to FACTS.
4.  (HSTM Applicants) Also complete and submit online Parish Involvement Form by April 15.  This form is for families with students only at HSTM.

Any applications received past the above deadlines will not be able to be considered for Tuition Assistance. 

Note: All students are eligible to apply for Empower Illinois Scholarship but only registered and active parishioners of St. Matthew Parish will be considered for parish tuition assistance.