Financial Aid and Tuition Assistance

The Diocese of Buffalo is committed to helping schools to provide a Catholic Education in Western New York.

The program that is supported by the Diocese of Buffalo is the BISON Children’s Scholarship. This program is now open to all Catholic elementary schools (Grade K-8) in the diocese. It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to meet the “Conditions of Eligibility” as stated on the BISON Fund application form.

The BISON Office can be reached at 716-854-0869 or at

BISON applications are available online from Jan. 1 – Feb. 28.
Go to  If you are currently receiving BISON, there is no need to fill out an application each year. Parent/Guardian will receive re-qualification papers in February.