Financial Aid


The Basic Fund

Deadline: March 29, 2024

The Basic Fund is a privately funded organization whose mission is to advance education equity for low-income families by helping offset the cost of tuition at private schools in the Bay Area.

The Basic Fund is available to new students enrolling in private school for the first time and current families who have a new sibling joining our school.  Families currently receiving aid from Basic Fund need to reapply each year.

Archdiocesan Family Grant and Scholarship Information

Deadline: April 15, 2024

The Archdiocese of San Francisco grants are awarded to families living within the confines of the Archdiocese (Marin. San Francisco and San Mateo counties), and are awarded on a need basis until funds are exhausted. 

Please note only one TADS application is required per family per academic year.  If you have multiple children attending different schools (Catholic elementary and Catholic high school) you only need to submit one application.

Notre Dame Elementary FACTS

Deadline: May 1, 2024

Notre Dame Elementary is proud to offer our own Tuition Assistance Fund.  FACTS is a third party service that evaluates financial data and makes recommendations based on calculated need.  This is then reviewed and approved by our Financial Committee and School Board.

Please contact Maureen Smith at (650) 591-2209 or for more information on available tuition assistance.  


Photo by NDE parent, Colleen Shannon.