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Admissions at Notre Dame Academy Buffalo NY

Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance at Notre Dame Academy is committed to helping families needing financial assistance or facing temporary hardships to send their children to Notre Dame Academy, a Regional School of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. All individuals seeking assistance must first apply for BISON, as well as being signed up for FACTS. Parents are encouraged to seek assistance as follows:

BISON Children’s Scholarship Fund

 Families should apply online through their website at  The pre-application is only for NEW families.  Our pre-application deadline is March 15th. We will hold a lottery drawing to award the scholarships on March 16th. Lottery winners will receive an email directing them to complete a full application to receive a scholarship.  Waitlisted families will also be notified by email.

Current families do not need to fill out a pre-application, they will be emailed a link to complete the requalification process on Feb 21st. (Please note that BISON is not available for Pre-Kindergarten students).

NDA Tuition Angels Financial Assistance

Applications for financial assistance can be made through the Grant and Aid tab on the FACTS website. All financial information shared with FACTS is kept confidential. Aid is available for grades K-8. Assistance awards are made based on calculated family need and funds currently available. To apply, go to If you do not have an account already, you will need to create one. There is a $45 processing fee for the application.

NDA Tuition Angles Hardship Assistance: Families facing sudden, temporary hardships such as the loss of a job, a medical situation, or loss of a family member should contact Ms. Maslakowski, the school Principal or Father Robert Mock, the school Canonical Administrator for this form of assistance.

Cullen Foundation

Through our Cullen Scholars program, Cullen Foundation assists families of high-achieving students in mitigating the financial challenges of attaining a private middle school and high school education. Cullen Foundation believes that access to high quality education is critical for individual and community success. To this end, we provide an opportunity to a select group of high-performing students to attend a private school in the BISON Scholarship Fund network (Erie County only). The entry point for this scholarship is grade 6).

Scholarhsip Information, criteria, and application