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Financial Aid

The following tuition assistance programs are available to families with students in Kindergarten through Grade 8:

  • DeSales Catholic Parish Rate The Catholic Parish Rate is granted to DeSales families who are members of a local Catholic parish. This discount is funded by DeSales Catholic School. To apply new families should complete the Catholic Parish Tuition Rate Request section on the Student Registration Form.  Returning families who are members of a local parish will be asked to confirm Parish Affliation on their re-registration confirmation. 


  • The BISON Children's Scholarship 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 March 15, 2024. 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




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.