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Tuition Assistance Program

The Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) was developed by St. Thomas More parish to provide a mechanism to assist families with tuition at St. Thomas More School. The program is funded by raising money and collecting donations to help current and future students with their tuition needs. Awards for this program are based on financial need. Volunteering for two fundraising events is required in return for the financial award. See the Tap Into Education program below for assistance that is not based on need.

For the coming school year, eligibility for a TAP award requires three steps. These are:

  1. Complete and submit the FAIR application by the April 27, 2012 deadline,
  2. Work two events in the TAP Into Education Program, and
  3. Complete and submit the Children’s Scholarship Fund application by April 27

The Children’s Scholarship Fund (CSF) is administered through the Archdiocese of Omaha. This is another avenue for families to reduce tuition costs. Applications are distributed in March and must be submitted in addition to the TAP application. Submission deadline set for this fund is April 27, 2012. Many of the ST. Thomas More families who receive TAP awards also receive CSF awards. For more information on the Children’s Scholarship Fund, please visit the website

Tap Into Education

Tap Into Education is a program that is offered to provide financial assistance to STM students. This program is not need based. You do not have to file any paperwork. You just volunteer to work events the Century Link Center.

Volunteers Needed

We need all types of volunteers to help get this off the ground but most importantly we want parents looking to reduce BOTH their tuition payment and parent participation hours to help us out. To volunteer for any event, please email Jackie Askern at or Anne Rains at at the rectory.

The first step in the process is to take the Responsible Alcohol Service Training, if you have not already done so. This training is available online. Please see the attached instructions. Next, watch your email, check the school newsletter or parish bulletin for volunteer event dates. Grab a friend, family member or fellow STM parent and sign up today!!!