Tuition Assistance

To apply for tuition assistance, you are required to print out and complete the following two forms:

1.) Bishop O'Dowd High School tuition assistance application

2.) Private School Aid Service (PSAS) student aid form

Please make sure you have printed out both of these files! Both forms can be filled out using Adobe Acrobat (not the web plug-in), then printed.

Supplemental Instructions for Families with Self Employment Income or Rental Income

1.) Download these instructions if you have Self Employment Income

2.) Download these instructions if you have Rental Income

Printed copies of all forms will be available in the Bishop O'Dowd High School Business Office by January 5, 2015.

To be considered for tuition assistance, both completed forms and all required documentation must be received by the school on or before:

February 5, 2015 for incoming freshmen and new transfer students

February 12, 2015 for returning students

We strongly encourage you to deliver your completed application in person to the Bishop O'Dowd High School Business Office. That way, we can review all of your information to ensure the application is complete. We highly recommend that you do not wait until the deadline to visit us. The best time to come in is during the school day, between 8:30 am and 3:00 pm.

Please refer to the documentation checklist included in the Bishop O'Dowd application and the PSAS form for detailed instructions regarding all required documentation. Failure to provide all required documentation may result in a hold on your application which could remove it from consideration.

Please include a check for $30.00 made out to Private School Aid Service. We will forward your completed form to them for processing. PSAS does not grant tuition assistance. PSAS is the service we use to assist us in assessing need for each family.

For parents of incoming freshmen: If you are turning in your PSAS application and check to one of the other high schools listed on the PSAS form, in order to be considered for tuition assistance at O'Dowd, please also turn in a copy of the PSAS application, copies of all documentation and the Bishop O'Dowd application to Bishop O'Dowd High School by February 5, 2015.



Nancy MacKinnon
Business Manager, Tuition & Tuition Assistance
(510) 577-9100 ext. 171

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