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​Our Faith, Our Children, Our Future STO Tuition Assistance


STO stands for School Tuition Organization.  The STO serving the Archdiocese of Dubuque is “Our Faith, Our Children, Our Future” School Tuition Organization. The tuition assistance grants from this program are funded through an Iowa tax credit program. This program has been in existence since 2006 and more information can be found at

STO grants are available for K-12 students who reside in Iowa and whose household’s taxable income is at or below 400% of the federal poverty rate. STO grants are not available for preschool students.

An application IS required.

STO application steps: 

  • The online FACTS application for STO award consideration is open and available at .

  • If families applied through FACTS last year, they should use their same user name and password.

  • Families must upload a completed federal tax return and related tax documents if they are required to file a federal return.

  • The application deadline is April 15th.

  • The application fee is paid by St. Athanasius


If a family needs assistance with their application they can call the FACTS Helpline at 866-315-9262 Monday - Thursday 7:30 am to 7 pm and Friday 7:30 am to 5 pm.

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