Tuition assistance

O’Dowd’s commitment to access and affordability ensures that tuition assistance is available to incoming 9th grade students with demonstrated financial need. It is our goal to allow as many qualified students as we have means, the opportunity to attend O’Dowd.

To apply for tuition assistance for the 2017-2018 school year, submit both of the online applications below. The first application is to FACTS, the company used to help assess need and collect income and tax documentation by your upload or by fax. The second application is the O’Dowd in-house application.

FACTS/FACE Application O’Dowd In-House Application



Both online applications and all required documentation must be submitted by February 6, 2017 for incoming 9th grade students and February 16, 2017 for returning students to be considered for tuition assistance

If you have additional questions about tuition assistance, please contact Nancy Mackinnon at (510)577-9100 x 171 or by email.


For families interested in other scholarship opportunities, O’Dowd has partnered with Bay Scholars.  Bay Scholars exists to make it possible for promising low-income students across the Bay to have access to and flourish at successful college preparatory Catholic high schools.

For more information about Bay Scholars, visit