Educating Mind, Heart and Spirit
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Anne Morrow Lindbergh
STO Program (Student Tuition Program)


Program Information

STO updated information will follow soon as we receive it. Thank you for your patience.

The Our Faith, Our Children, Our Future STO is funded by numerous generous donors from across the Archdiocese of Dubuque. All donors received an Iowa Tax Credit equal to 65% of their gift, with all donations qualifying for a federal income tax deduction for their 2012 returns. Donors interested in contributing to this program during 2014 can download a donor application at The goal for 2014 is to raise
$5,697,329 to be used in the 2015-16 school year.

Families are eligible for the Our Faith, Our Children, Our Future STO assistance if their taxable income for 2013 is at or below 300% of the poverty level. The poverty level is set by federal guidelines. The level of Our Faith, Our Children, Our Future STO assistance recommended by PSAS will be based upon family income, number of dependents, and the total K-12 tuition bill for the family.

*STO Qualifying Levels 2014-15


**Family Size

***Maximum Income

**Family Size

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* STO qualifying levels are based upon 300% of 2014 Federal Poverty Levels as required by Iowa law.

**Family size includes parents/guardians plus total number of dependents claimed on 2013 tax return.

*** Families are eligible for STO assistance if their adjusted gross income is at or below the above listed income levels. Local assistance is not based upon the above. Falling within these guidelines does not necessarily guarantee tuition assistance. For each additional dependent add $12,180.

All families who want to be considered for tuition assistance must fill out the PSAS application.

Please call Lynn Ptacek in the Newman Catholic Foundation Office at (641) 423-6638 or Cindy McCarthy in the Newman Catholic School Business Office at (641) 423-6939 with any questions.



Now      Applications available through the school and on-line at

March 22          Completed applications must be post-marked or filed electronically.

May 23          Award notification letters sent to all families who applied.

June 6            Families receiving assistance send confirmation they are accepting or declining the assistance back to the school.

Authorization Code  



As you log on to complete the application, our school/system code is 1298.The password on-line is Arch1.