Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance

Tuition assistance at Good Shepherd has two components: Indiana Choice Scholarships and our internal Family Support Fund.

Choice Scholarships

The first step for families seeking tuition assistance is to review eligibility for a Choice Scholarship Program award, or voucher, through the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE). New for the 2024–2025 school year, Good Shepherd will be a participating school in the Choice Scholarship Program. Around 97% of Indiana students qualify for the Choice Scholarship Program. For planning purposes, you can review eligibility requirements for the 2024–2025 school year on the IDOE website. Additional program information from the state is available here.

The estimated award for students living in the South Bend Community School Corporation district is  $7,168.89 for the 2024–2025 school year. 

Good Shepherd will work with families of accepted students to complete the required application for Choice Scholarships. You can review our Choice Scholarship FAQ here.

Family Support Fund

Families who seek additional support beyond the Choice Scholarship may apply for financial aid directly from Good Shepherd through the Family Support Fund (FSF). To be considered for aid from the FSF, families must also apply for a Choice Scholarship if eligible. 

The FSF application is administered through a third-party software system that uses a family’s financial data to calculate financial need. We recommend you gather the required documents before starting the application.

The FSF application deadline is February 15th for both new and returning families.

Please note that new families must also have submitted enrollment applications for each child and paid the applicable fees before the February 15th deadline. Families of multiple children must complete only one FSF application.

For more information about the Family Support Fund application, contact Nancy Kirbie, Assistant Operations Manager, at (574) 288–0098 or