FACE, the Foundation to Advance Catholic Education (formerly known as the St. Mary’s Education Fund), awards need-based scholarships to assist with tuition costs for students attending a Catholic school in the Diocese of Fall River.

All families with one or more children enrolled in or applying to a Catholic elementary or middle school in grades kindergarten through eight in the Diocese of Fall River are eligible to apply. FACE uses the FACTS system to determine financial need so that each situation can be fairly assessed for scholarship opportunities.

It is very important to submit your application by the deadline of March 24, 2023 to ensure your family is considered for scholarship opportunities.


A new application must be completed for returning students each year. Log into your FACTS account at: online.factsmgt.com/aid

New applicants must go to the FACTS applications web page to create an account: online.factsmgt.com/aid

FACE continues to strive to meet the challenges of serving diverse populations, while addressing the increase in the demand for financial assistance for families striving to send their children to Catholic schools in the Diocese of Fall River. Currently, more than 5,400 children are enrolled in grades kindergarten through 12 in 19 Catholic schools located across the Diocese. More than $1.2 million in tuition aid was awarded to over 1,000 students in the 2022-2023 school year alone.

Read the FACE Application Flyer

Reverendísimo Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., D.D.
Reverendísimo Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., D.D.
The Bishop of Fall River