BCS Scholarships and Financial Assistance

BCS Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Financial assistance application opens on February 6th, 2023.

Billings Catholic Schools (BCS) is committed to educating a socio-economically diverse student body. Our scholarship program is designed to promote this goal. BCS policies and philosophy attempt to ensure that each family is subject to the same guidelines, and the needs of each family evaluated. Scholarships and grants are provided by the parishes and schools to reduce the cost of our Catholic school education. Each family’s circumstances are unique, and the most helpful guideline in deciding whether or not to apply comes from your own knowledge of your family’s finances.

The financial assistance application process is open to any family that wishes to apply and is not income restricted.

In the 2022-2023 School Year Billings Catholic Schools K-12 students received over $1.3 million in financial assistance through the support of our local Catholic Parishes, Billings Catholic Schools, the Billings Catholic Schools Foundation, ACE Scholarships, and local community partners. We expect to award around $1.5 million in financial assistance for the 2023-2024 school year.

Available Assistance

Billings Catholic Schools Financial Grants (BCS Grants) are granted based on applicants’ need, total available funds, and the number of applicants. Both new and returning families must apply for any given year. Priority is given to existing families already receiving need-based financial assistance, and to returning families newly applying for assistance. Financial aid funds are limited.
Apply online with FACTS by clicking HERE or visiting https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/4PR5F

The ACE Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships for families with incomes that fall within the qualifying guidelines that follow the student for the entire time they are enrolled at a K-12 school. Click HERE to view guidelines. These income guidelines change each year so please review them to determine if you qualify. You can apply for both BCS Financial Grants and ACE Scholarships using FACTS. Families that receive an ACE Scholarship must apply every year to continue receiving the scholarship. For information on how to apply, click HERE. For information on adding ACE to your BCS FACTS Application after it has been submitted, click HERE.

The Billings Catholic Schools Foundation provides both need and merit based scholarships. The Ann Millikan Memorial Scholarship and the Father Steve Memorial Scholarship do not require a FACTS Application. However, all other BCS Foundation scholarships require families to apply through FACTS in addition to completing a Foundation Scholarship application. BCS Foundation scholarships are open to all students regardless of additional aid received. For the BCS Foundation scholarship applications click HERE.

How to Apply
To apply, visit: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/4PR5F

After you complete and submit your online application you will be asked to upload your 2021 tax return and 2021 W2. If you apply after 2/15/23, you will be required to submit your 2022 tax return and 2022 W2.

You can apply for both BCS Grants and ACE Scholarships using the FACTS portal. Add both ACE and Saint Francis Catholic School/Billings Central Catholic High School on the “Schools” page of the application.

FACTS charges a $40/family application fee.


February 6th – Financial assistance applications open for ACE Scholarships, Billings Catholic Schools Foundation, and for Billings Catholic Schools Financial Grants
April 17th – Financial Aid Application Deadline (ACE, BCS Foundation, and BCS)
May 15th – Financial Aid awarded, and tuition contracts released for families on a rolling basis
June 15th – Deadline for tuition arrangements in SchoolAdmin portal

Anyone thinking they may need financial assistance for K-12 students in the 2023-24 school year is encouraged to apply and to do so as soon as possible.

Please call the BCS Admin Office at 406.252.0997 with any questions.