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Financial Aid

Lower Rate for Active Catholic Families Roman Catholic students at DeSales are active members of several local parishes.  Families may be authorized to pay the lower rate by their Pastor. Application must be returned to your pastor by April 15thApproved application must be on file at DeSales before April 15th* to qualify for the upcoming school year. Deadline extensions may be considered for newly enrolled families  Find a printable version of the CatholicFamily Rate Application on the Parents > Forms page

The BISON Fund is a privately funded program offering partial tuition assistance to low income families. Scholarships are awarded by annual lottery drawing and are not academic or race-based scholarships, but awarded solely based on need. Families must demonstrate need for aid according to an Income Eligibility Scale to qualify for consideration. Families must also commit to paying a minimum of $500 in tuition for their child(ren). Please note: NEW Applicants must complete  an Eligibility Form by February 28, 2022. If you are chosen to receive funding from The BISON Fund you will be emailed a full application to complete and return..   A printable version of the Eligibility form is also available through the link below.

If you are currently receiving funding from The BISON Fund, you DO NOT need to complete this Eligibility form.  Complete the online BISON Fund application

Needs-based aid is available to qualified applicants through DeSales' Tuition scholarship program, and all awards are confidential.  Applications are due to DeSales Finance Office by April 15th, however, for new families enrolling after April 15th, or for any DeSales family facing a financial emergency, assistance applications are always considered. Find a printable version of the DeSales Tuition Scholarship Guidelines and Application on the Parents > Forms page.

Note: Financial aid is not available for Preschool Classes.

Paper Applications for all forms of Financial Aid are also available from the DeSales Main Office any school day from 8:00am - 3:30pm

DeSales Catholic School LogoDeSales is a regional Catholic elementary school, located in the Town of Lockport NY, within the Diocese of Buffalo. The school is a designated STREAM school, a center of excellence that inspires individual students to reach their greatest potential, both inside and outside the classroom, while providing students with the fundamental building blocks to be innovative, critical-thinkers, and responsible future leaders.