Central Catholic strives to support as many families through a variety of tuition assistance programs. Due to funding limitations, we are rarely able to provide the full financial need. Priority is given to those who exhibit high aptitude and disposition towards the Marianist charism. As a general rule of thumb, most types of tuition assistance do not stack. For example, if a student is the Top Boy from his 8th-grade class but also is awarded the MUSP scholarship, he is only awarded the MUSP scholarship which supersedes any other assistance.
Overview: Tuition Assistance
Central Catholic strives to be affordable for as many families as possible. Please click on the pdf below to view all tuition assistance options for the upcoming academic year.
Applying for Tuition Assistance with FACTS
FACTS is a third-party that helps Central Catholic in assessing and verifying the tuition assistance needs of a family. Families interested in applying for assistance will need to complete a Financial Needs Assessment (FACTS Tuition Assistance and Scholarship Application). FACTS is NOW open for 2021-2022 applications. Our school code is 1611. We highly recommend parents to apply. Unless otherwise stated, all forms of tuition assistance require a FACTS application. Fully complete the application and submit all required documents by the deadline in order to be considered for tuition assistance.
•Hope for the Future: The Financial Needs Assessment in FACTS can be reviewed for additional tuition assistance by Hope for the Future, a tuition assistance program by the Archdiocese of San Antonio available to Catholic and non-Catholic students who meet eligibility requirements and enroll in one of the Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of San Antonio. This program is separate from Central Catholic's tuition assistance; therefore, Hope for the Future has its own deadlines and notification dates. Families may have to submit the FACTS application twice to be considered specifically for Hope for the Future. Learn more HERE.
Specific tuition assistance based on set criteria. Scholarships fall into two categories.
1) Automatic Admissions Scholarships - Automatically awarded based on performance on entrance exam (HSPT) and/or class rank from transferring school. There is no need to apply (but verification may be necessary). These scholarships are renewed each year as long as the student maintains a 3.5 GPA and attends Central Catholic.
• Central Catholic High School William Joseph Chaminade Scholarship: a $1,500 scholarship provided to the highest-ranking boy in his 8th grade graduating class. A letter from the students' 8th-grade principal must be sent to the awards committee in order for the student to receive this scholarship. This scholarship is renewed each year as long as the student maintains a 3.5 GPA and attends Central Catholic
• The Central Catholic HSPT Marianist Scholarship: score of 85% - 89% is awarded a $1,000 scholarship; score of 90% or higher is awarded a $1,500 scholarship
2) President’s Scholar Award: A highly competitive scholarship that awards between a 50%-100% tuition scholarship. Students must exhibit exceptional academic aptitude, servant leadership, moral character, and disposition towards the school’s mission. The application deadline is January 30, 2021, for Class of 2025 incoming freshmen.
• Incoming Freshmen or Transfer Students are eligible to apply
• Must score at 85% or higher on the HSPT and hold at least a 3.75 GPA
• Demonstrate an understanding of the Marianist Charism and Central Catholic's core values
• Must submit a hard copy of the
• Any finalist will interview with the President of Central Catholic President's Scholarship Application
St. Joseph's Fund
The Central Catholic St. Joseph Fund is available for families that experience unexpected circumstances that significantly impact their ability to maintain their financial commitment to Central Catholic. Allocations from these funds are normally intended as a one-time award aimed to ease the financial burden associated with unexpected circumstances in the family. As circumstances change, we hope that families will contribute to the St. Joseph Fund in an effort to replenish the fund and “pay forward” the blessings made available by generous donors.
Marianist Urban Studies Program (MUSP)
This program was established and is managed by the Marianist Order to help students achieve high school through their participation in the program's offerings. The program normally accepts four students per entering freshman class and provides annually 2/3 of the cost of tuition. A separate application is required.
Tuition Assistance Program
In partnership with Aramark and Sabor, the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) allows parents/guardians to manage and staff concession stands at events held at various arenas. For each event worked a percentage of concession proceeds are returned to Central Catholic School and applied as payment towards tuition costs.
Benefits of being part of this organization:
• Make your own schedule. Events help are distributed each month and you decide which events you can work at.
• Payments are posted directly to your student's account, hassle-free on a monthly basis
• An organization comprised of dedicated and hard-working parents. Team environment and partake in social activities to build teamwork.
Typical events consist of set-up/ food prep, sales, and clean up. Requirements: current TABC license, commitment, ability to work in a team environment and like to have fun!
For more information contact:
Sandi Badillo—T.A.P’s Coordinator
Cell # 210.380.0810
CCHS/Firstmark Credit Union Tuition Loan Program
Firstmark Credit Union and CCHS have a shared mission to better the lives of San Antonio families, support the education community, and improve financial literacy. To assist them with their mission, Firstmark has partnered with Central Catholic to offer an innovative pilot program designed to help up to 20 families with annual tuition costs.