Financial Aid


Dear St. Bruno and Prospective Families.


Tuition assistance is provided to families who value a Catholic education but are challenged with paying the full cost of tuition.


If financial assistance is needed for the 2020-21 school year, you will need to complete a FACTS Grant & Aid application. The FACTS process ensures that our limited financial resources are distributed in the fairest way possible.  The FACTS Grant & Aid application is available to fill out online by logging in to your FACTS account.








Helpful links ...


St. Bruno Financial Aid Overview

Archdiocese of Chicago Tax Credit Scholarship Information


What you need to know about the Tax Credit Scholarship


Archidiócesis de Chicago Información Becas de Crédito Tributario


Lo que necesita saber sobre las Becas de Crédito Tributario


Tax Credit 2020 Application Info (English & Spanish)


Empower IL Application Preview English


Empower Il  Instrucciones Paso a Pas Solicitud de Becas


Applying for Tax Credit Scholarship


Household Income Eligibility Table / Tabla de Elegibilidad de Ingresos del Hogar

Empower Illinois Tax Credit Application Information


Big Shoulders Fund video walk-through of the application


Big Shoulders Fund instructions to upload documents


Big Shoulders Fund link for Verified Sworn Statement if you did not file taxes

Big Shoulders Fund link for Verified Sworn Statement (Spanish) if you did not file taxes


Big Shoulders Fund link for a "how to guide" of the Big Shoulders Fund Application



Big Shoulders Fund

Opens Tuesday, January 14th @ 8:00am

Two Step Application

Step 1: Application Day

BSF will open application on Jan 14th @ 8am.  The following information will be required to apply and receive your date-time stamp:

Household Information

  • Parent/guardian contact info (e.g., address phone number, etc.)

  • Number of household members

  • School district in which you live (City of Chicago 299)

  • 2018 or 2019 federal adjusted gross income

Student Information - include all students on the same application

  • Student name and birth date

  • Student demographic information (e.g., race, gender)

  • Grade for the 2020-2021 school year

  • Identify St. Bruno as the school you wish to attend

Step 2: Document Requests

After January 14th, BSF will request documents from a limited number of applicants based on date-time stamp.  Required documents include:

  • Proof of income (2018 or 2019 1040 or sworn statement that you did not file taxes)

  • Proof of residency (e.g., utility bill, driver's license)

Awarding of scholarships is subject to availability of funding through this program.

Empower Illinois

Opens Wednesday, January 15th @ 6:30pm

w/ submission at 7pm.

Two Step Application

Step 1: 

Visit the Empower Illinois website opening Wednesday, January 15th at 6:30pm with submission at 7pm to reserve your place in line.  You will complete a brief, two-page online form containing parent's name, contact information, and child;s name.  This will time stamp your application.

Step 2: Document Requests

After reserving your place in line, you can access the application through your student portal on Friday, January 17th.  You will receive instructions by email about setting up your student portal after your reservation has been completed.  We will begin awarding scholarships on Thursday, January 30th.  Scholarship awards are subject to the availability of funds at your school of choice.  However, we recommend you submit your application before Monday, January 27th to increase your chances of receiving a scholarship.  Failing to submit your application before January 27th may cause other students who have completed their application to receive a scholarship before you, even if you reserved a place in line in front of them.

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St. Bruno Catholic School
Carla Sever, Principal  |

4839 S Harding Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60632

773-847-0697 phone

773-847-1620 fax