Tuition Assistance

St. Matthew Parish Tuition Assistance
Instructions 2020-2021

Scholarships and tuition assistance are available to help send your children to St. Matthew School!  Applying for tuition assistance is a two-step process.  Please follow the instructions below.  

Step one: Empower Illinois Invest in Kids Scholarships

Empower Illinois offers Tax Credit scholarship opportunities are funded through donations offering an Illinois tax credit.  Apply at beginning January 15th at 6:30 pm.   **Apply as early as possible; scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. 

To find out more on how to apply including what information you will need and to watch a video, go to for additional details.

Step Two: Apply for Parish and Diocesan Tuition Assistance

Application details for parish and diocesan tuition assistance will be available starting in February.  Please check back for more information!


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

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.