Financial Aid

O’Dowd’s commitment to access and affordability ensures that financial aid is available to as many incoming 9th grade students as possible 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 2021-2022 school year, submit BOTH of the online applications linked below. The first application is to FACTS, the company we use to help assess need and collect income and tax documentation, which must be uploaded or faxed and which requires a fee to FACTS of $32 paid online. The second application is the O’Dowd in-house application, which does not require a separate upload of documentation and does not require a fee.

1) Facts Financial Aid Application »

2) Bishop O’Dowd In-House Application »

To be considered for financial aid, both online applications and all required documentation must be submitted by the deadline of February 4, 2021 for incoming 9th grade students and by February 11, 2021 for returning students. Please review these instructions before submitting your forms:

Financial Aid Application Instructions and FAQ »

If you have additional questions about financial aid, please contact Nancy MacKinnon by email at

2021-2022 Face Grant Information & Qualifications »


We do not offer athletic scholarships at O’Dowd, all financial aid is need-based. The only scholarship we award to incoming students is the Presidential Scholarship Award, which is determined during the application process and awarded to students who exhibit exemplary academics and a strong commitment to the community.

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.

If you are interested in applying for a Bay Scholarship click here »