Louisville Catholic schools increasing tuition help

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Archdiocese of Louisville is seeking to expand its student enrollment by increasing the amount of tuition assistance available to needy families.

The archdiocese unveiled a plan on Thursday for parishes to contribute to a voucher program that will amount to more than $1 million in new tuition help.

Another feature will be a $1,000 tuition discount for families whose household income is less than 200 percent of the poverty level. The archdiocese says that option will be available to families of any faith.

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The Catholic Education Foundation, which raises money for tuition assistance, also announced a new fundraising goal of $2 million. The foundation awarded nearly $1.7 million to 1,476 students in the current year.

The archdiocese includes 46 schools with more than 19,300 students in six counties.

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