Financial Aid

Financial Aid Overview
Current and prospective GSCM families may apply for two sources of financial aid:

Catholic Education Foundation of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati

  • Application deadline: January 31, 2021
  • For application information, click here

GSCM Financial Aid Program

  • Application deadline: March 1, 2021
  • For application information, see below.

Catholic Education Foundation of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati (CEF)

Level of need based on Income: All K-8 grade grants funded by the CEF will be awarded based upon the assessed financial need of our families, performed by a third-party company which will examine a family’s income and suggest a level of a need.

$1000 Limit: A grant will not exceed the amount of $1,000 per student, with the amount determined by the financial needs assessment. (This $1,000 is an initial limit; it may increase in future years, dependent on future funds raised and changing policies of the grant program.)

Annual Applications: These grants must be applied for annually, and will be awarded without distinguishing between families based upon religion; however, local parishes/schools could make such differentiations in awards of separate local tuition assistance.

Qualifying for Other Support: These primary school grants will not be provided to any family who already receives, or who qualifies to receive, full tuition support from state-funded Parental Choice programs (the EdChoice Scholarship, the Jon Peterson Scholarship, etc.). However, these grants will be awarded before any form of locally-generated tuition assistance (such as parish or school aid).

Application deadline: January 31, 2021

For application information, click here.

GSCM Financial Aid Program

FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment will be conducting the financial need analysis for GSCM for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. Our institution ID is 36080. Families applying for financial aid will need to complete an application and submit the necessary supporting documentation to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment by March 1, 2021. Each family applying for financial aid must pay a $30 fee which is collected as part of the on-line application process. Applicants can apply online by clicking here. Families submit one financial aid application to FACTS and it is use for both the Catholic Education Foundation of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Scholarship (if they submit the application by the deadline given by the Archdiocese) and GSCM financial aid. Once an online application has been completed, the following information will need to be uploaded into FACTS to complete the application process:

  • Copies of your most recent Federal tax forms including all supporting tax schedules.
  • Copies of your most recent W-2 forms for both you and your spouse.
  • Copies of supporting documentation for Social Security Income, Welfare, Child Support, Food Stamps, Workers’ Compensation, and TANF.

All supporting documentation can be uploaded in pdf format online.

If you have questions or concerns about the application process, you may speak with a FACTS Customer Care Representative at 866-441-4637.

By mid-April, GSCM will notify parents of the financial aid they will receive from the school. If you have any questions, please contact Anne Marie Vega at (513) 271-4171 or

Ohio EdChoice and EdChoice Expansion Scholarship Programs
The Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori participates in the Ohio EdChoice and the Catholic Expansion Scholarship Programs. More information about these program are available here.