Financial Aid

O’Dowd’s commitment to access and affordability ensures that financial aid 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 financial aid for the 2018-2019 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, which does not require an upload of documentation.

FACTS/FACE Application O’Dowd In-House Application

Both online applications and all required documentation must be submitted by February 1, 2018 for incoming 9th grade students and February 15, 2018 for returning students to be considered for financial aid.

The Registration Deposit of $1,100 is not reduced by financial aid.

If you have additional questions about financial aid, please call Nancy MacKinnon at (510)577-9100 ext. 171 or contact her via 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