Tuition alone does not cover the cost of a Catholic school education.
Each school relies on fundraisers, sponsored scholarships, an annual fund campaign, gifts and donations to help offset operating costs and subsidize tuition. Parish and diocesan efforts help create additional financial support.
Inter-parochial Catholic School Fund (ICSF)
Parishes contribute to the Interparochial Catholic School Fund (ICSF), a pooled resource for schools throughout the diocese. An oversight committee with a pastor from each deanery makes recommendations about fund allocation based on a review of each school and total available dollars.
South Jersey Scholarship Fund for Catholic Education
The South Jersey Scholarship Fund provides tuition scholarships to diocesan school students. An annual Christmas concert is the primary source of income for the Scholarship Fund. This popular concert features professional musicians and showcases talent from schools throughout the diocese. Proceeds from the scholarship fund are allocated among the schools, where administrators make need-based tuition award decisions. Donations to the fund are accepted throughout the year. Click here to donate to SJ Scholarship Fund
Held the last weekend in January, the Catholic Schools Week (CSW) collection is an annual appeal to all members of the diocese to support the important mission of Catholic schools. Unlike the South Jersey Scholarship Fund for Catholic Education, CSW allocations may be used for expenses other than scholarships. While the fund is celebrated during Catholic Schools Week, donations are accepted throughout the year.
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Black Catholic Ministry Scholarship
The office of Black Catholic Ministry and Cultural Diversity sponsors scholarships for black eighth graders entering a Catholic high school in the diocese. Scholarships are funded with proceeds from an annual dinner dance and are paid during recipients’ freshman year.
David T. Coghlan Young Catholic Leader Scholarship
This tuition scholarship is awarded annually to three freshman students attending diocesan Catholic High Schools. It was established in memory of David T. Coghlan, former Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Camden, who passed away in 2005. The scholarship is funded through annual donations.
House of Charity, Bishop’s Annual Appeal
Depending on need, select schools may be among the beneficiaries of the House of Charity – Bishop’s Annual Appeal.