The Our Faith STO is a charitable organization representing all of the Catholic K-12 schools in the Archdiocese of Dubuque. The STO receives voluntary cash contributions from Iowa taxpayers and allocates those funds in tuition grants to Iowa school children, who in turn, use those grants to attend one of the schools represented by the STO. For more information about the STO visit

Apply For Assistance 2019-2020

Both tuition assistance programs utilize FACTS Management to assist in determining the level of assistance to be awarded. FACTS has developed an application that all families need to complete to be considered for assistance. Your personal information will be held in strictest confidence at all times. If you have a child at more than one archdiocesan school or if you wish to apply for both types of assistance, you will only need to complete one application form


The FACTS application needs to be completed no later than April 15th, 2018.  The application is available online at in both English and Spanish.  In addition to your completed application, you must include a copy of your 2018 federal 2018 tax return. Tax and wage documents must be scanned or faxed by April 15th.  We urge you to complete the materials early to allow time for notification of any missing/incomplete materials.


To assist you in completing the application, the FACTS call center is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30am-7:00pm and Fridays from 7:30am-5:00pm at 1-866-441-4637. The FACTS online application also has a chat feature to assist parents available Monday-Friday from 8:00 am-5:00 pm.


At All Saints School, we are happy to assist you with the application process. If you do not have internet access to complete this application online, please call Ms. Boomgarden at 319-363-4110 at the school for assistance. If the processing fee is cost prohibitive for your family, please contact me at In addition to individual appointments we are offering help sessions.

Family Size of 2 - 2019 Maximum Qualifying Income = $67,640                                              

Family Size of 3 - 2019 Maximum Qualifying Income = $85,320

Family Size of 4 - 2019 Maximum Qualifying Income = $103,000

Family Size of 5 - 2019 Maximum Qualifying Income = $120,680

Family Size of 6 - 2019 Maximum Qualifying Income = $138,360                                            

Family Size of 7 - 2019 Maximum Qualifying Income = $156,040

Family Size of 8 - 2019 Maximum Qualifying Income = $173,720



* STO qualifying levels are based upon 300% of 2018 Federal Poverty Levels as required by Iowa law.

**Family size includes parents/guardians plus total number of dependents claimed on 2018 tax return. For families with more than seven persons, add $12,180 for each additional person.

***Families are eligible for STO financial assistance if their taxable income is at or below the above listed income levels. Local assistance may not be based upon the above. Falling within these guidelines does not necessarily guarantee tuition assistance.


As an Iowa taxpayer, you can contribute to the STO and receive an Iowa tax credit equal to 65% of your contribution.  The amount you contribute qualifies as a charitable donation on your federal tax return as well. To date, donors to our STO have saved more than $14 million on their Iowa Income Taxes.

Additionally, C and S corporations, LLC’s, estates and trusts that file an Iowa tax return can also take advantage of this tax credit program.

Contribution Amount


Iowa Income Tax Savings (Credit)


Federal Tax Savings*


Total Cost after Tax Savings*


*Assumes 25% tax bracket. This is provided as an example.

All taxpayers should consult with their tax advisor for specific information.