Financial Aid

The goal of the ACSS is to make a Catholic education available to any family who chooses it. Annually, Roncalli offers $100,000 in tuition assistance for K-12 in the form of scholarships and work-study grants.

As a private Catholic school system, the ACSS must charge tuition, but every effort is made to keep tuition as affordable as possible so that all parents who want a Catholic education for their children can have one. The Sacred Heart and St. Mary's Parish Communities provide substantial support to the ACSS to keep down the cost of tuition. In addition, many donors have established scholarships (click here to see a list). Scholarship and financial aid application materials are available in the spring of each year preceding the year for which aid will be awarded.

All applicants must first complete an online aid application in order to be considered for tuition assistance. That application may be found here: is external).   In addition to the online application, you will need to complete the K-12 General Scholarship/Financial Aid Application, which can be found below. Students entering grades 4-12, must also complete a Work Grant Application. Please review all form descriptions below to determine if others are appropriate for you.

The deadline for applications for the 2020-2021 school year has been extended to April 17, 2020.

Only those applications that have been completed in their entirety, and signed, will be considered for financial aid.  Any invalid applications will be returned and will not be considered until we have received a fully completed application.  We have many applications to review and it is important that we have all the facts in order to make a just decision.

Additional Scholarship opportunities available:

South Dakota Partners in Education: is external)  (check website for scholarship application availability and deadlines)

Thank you for your understanding and for your timely response to this application process.


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K-12 General Scholarship/Financial Aid Application  
This form must be completed by each family requesting aid. Applicants will be considered for applicable donor scholarships. To be considered for O'Keefe and Mullally scholarships below, separate applications in addition to this general application are required. 

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Work Grant Application
Students entering grades 4 through 12 must complete and sign. (Job descriptions are listed on the application)

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William H. O’Keefe Scholarship
Students entering grades 9 through 11 are eligible for this scholarship. Applicants must also complete the K-12 General Scholarship/Financial Aid Application above.

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Sister Mary Mullally Loyola Scholarship Application 
Only students entering grade 12 who are in the top 50% of their class and declare to remain substance free are eligible.  Applicants must also complete the K-12 General Scholarship/​Financial Aid Application above.

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Financial Aid Application due to special circumstances

All areas of this form must be completed and signed or the application will be considered invalid and will be returned to you for completion.

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