Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance

There are several options available to families seeking assistance with the cost of Catholic education.  The first option is assistance directly from the Diocese of Cleveland Click Here for more details about the Diocesan Tuition Assistance program.  Other options are open specifically to families who are part of the Gesu School and/or Parish community.  All Gesu School families with students in grades K-8 are eligible for Gesu Parish Financial Aid.  Gesu Parishioners with students in Kindergarten – Grade 6 can apply for a Fr. Robert McAuley, SJ Scholarship. Gesu Parishioners with students in grade 7-8 and those attending a Catholic high school can apply for a Fr. Francis Dietz, SJ scholarship.

Applications are available online beginning January 1 and are due by May 31, 2021.

All families must reapply each year for a grant and/or aid.

Fr. Robert J. McAuley S.J. Scholarship

The Father Robert J. McAuley, S.J. Scholarship Fund offers financial assistance to children in grades kindergarten through six, attending Gesu School, whose needs warrant full or partial grants.  Candidates need to be registered members of Gesu Parish and must be attending or planning to attend Gesu School.  The family must prove financial need. They must demonstrate the desire for a Gesu School education and intent to apply themselves to the best of their abilities to the school’s scholastic and moral principles.

Fr. Francis T. Dietz S.J. Scholarship

The Fr. Francis T. Dietz, SJ Scholarship Fund offers financial assistance for Catholic High School education and a Gesu School education to children in 7th and 8th grade. Candidates need to be registered members of Gesu Parish. The family must prove financial need. They must demonstrate a desire for a Catholic High School or Gesu School education, and intent to apply themselves to the best of their ability to the school’s scholastic and moral principles. Please note that because the scholarship is administered through Gesu Parish, high school applicants MUST select Gesu School as one of the student’s schools.



For more information about the application process, click here

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

Candidates will not be considered for aid unless the application form is complete and supporting documentation has been provided.

Knights of Columbus

Each year the Knights of Columbus award three partial scholarships to Catholic high schools to Gesu eighth grade students as they approach graduation. Each scholarship is renewable for each high school year pending student grade point average and conduct as tracked at the high school. The scholarship is named in honor of deceased Knights of Columbus member Robert J. Blazunas who was a Gesu parishioner, parent, and tireless volunteer with the Knights.

Students must write an essay based on a theme which focuses on being a Catholic citizen in our society today.  Parents also give a brief financial statement and the school administration works with the Knights to decide upon the winners.  The winners are announced at the 8th grade Awards Assembly which is held prior to graduation.

Contributions to ensure the continued success of these scholarship programs are welcome payable to the Fr. Robert J. McAuley SJ Scholarship Fund or the Fr. Francis T. Dietz SJ Scholarship Fund.

Please mail to:
Gesu Parish Office
2470 Miramar Blvd.
University Hts, OH 44118