The Our Faith STO is a charitable organization representing all of the Catholic K-12 schools in the Archdiocese of Dubuque and St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Waverly, IA. The STO receives voluntary cash contributions from Iowa taxpayers and allocates those funds in tuition grants to Iowa school children, who in turn, use those grants to attend one of the schools represented by the STO. For more information about the STO visit www.OurFaithSTO.org.
Apply For Assistance
|January 1 Applications available on-line at online.factsmgt.com/aid.
March 31 Completed applications must be submitted with all required tax materials scanned, faxed or postmarked by this date. Applications with missing information cannot be processed.
May 15 Award notification letters sent to all families who applied.
June 5 Families receiving assistance send confirmation they are accepting/declining the assistance back to the school.
*Note applications that are incomplete on March 31st or new applications after that date will be considered for later STO rounds, pending available funding. Amounts of any available later awards can be considerably smaller.
STO Qualifying Levels for 2017-2018
|Persons in Household||Maximum Qualifying Incomes*|
- STO qualifying levels are based upon 300% of 2017 Federal Poverty Levels as required by Iowa law.
- Family size includes parents/guardians plus total number of dependents claimed on 2016 tax return. For families with more than eight persons, add $12,540 for each additional person.
- Families are eligible for STO assistance if they are Iowa residents and their adjusted gross income is at or below the above listed income levels. Falling within these guidelines does not necessarily guarantee tuition assistance awards.
- Any available local tuition assistance may not be based upon the above income levels but may require completion of an STO application.