Tuition and Financial Assistance 

During the 2015-2016 academic year, Our Lady of Mercy Church awarded more than $75,000 in tuition assistance for eligible families. Generous tuition assistance is available for active parishioners of OLM church or from your local parish.

Financial aid is also available through the Diocese of Providence for children in grades K-12 through the Frances Warde Fund. This program is made possible through contributions to the Catholic Charity Fund Appeal. All Diocesan aid is given on the basis of demonstrated need, which is assessed by a third-party provider, FACTS Management.

To apply for tuition assistance, families should complete a tuition assistance application and submit it to our needs-assessment provider, FACTS Management. Applications can be found and submitted online on the FACTS Management website at The deadline for submitting a completed application for tuition assistance in anticipation of the upcoming school year is February 12.

To learn more about Diocesan tuition assistance, visit For additional information about assistance through the OLM Parish, contact our pastor, (The Very Reverend) Bernard A. Healey at (401) 884-4968.

Tuition Information:

The tuition rate for the 2016 -2017 school year is as follows:

PreK - 8OLM Parishoners**Non OLM Parishoners*
First Child$6,000$6,700
Second Child$5,650$6,350
Additional Child$5,175$5,750
4 YR. Old Pre-K Five Day$6,300$7,000
4 YR. Old Pre-K Three Day$3,780$4,200
4 YR. Old Pre-K Half Day$3,680$4,090
3 YR. Old Pre-K Five Day$6,500$7,200
3 YR. Old Pre-K Three Day$3,900$4,320
3 YR. Old Pre-K Half Day$3,792$4,203

**Parishioner Status is attained through attendance at Mass and regular use of Budget envelopes for a

minimum of one year prior to school registration. AT LEAST $250.00 must be contributed annually.

*Non parishioners include families who contribute less than $250.00 per year to Our Lady of Mercy Church.

Additional Fees (Non Refundable):

Processing Pre-K - 8 (New Families Only)$100
Processing $25 / Deposit $225 Pre-K - 8 $250
Book fee per student (K-5)$100
Book fee per student (6-8)$125
Lab fee (6-8)$ 50
Computer Fee: per student$100
Computer Fee: per Family$150

Payment Options:

1. Full payment made directly to FACTS (checking or savings ACH) or (credit card) by August 1st with a $100.00 deduction.

2. Ten Monthly payments made to FACTS; payments are taken directly out of accounts on the 5th or 20th of each month based on your choice. (August-May)