Tuition Assistance

Central Catholic High School has established a tradition of scholastic and personal achievement that is second-to-none among secondary schools. We understand that the cost of an excellent program is significant, and we are committed to making this experience available for all students, regardless of their ability to pay. Candidates for admission are considered solely on the merits of their academic ability and character, and the need for financial aid has no bearing on admission. To apply for financial aid, go to the Financial Assistance page for additional information and to complete the online FACTS Grant & Aid online application. For more information, please contact Katie Sanchez in the Business Office at (210)225.6794 x353.


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 -

These are awarded based on performance on the entrance exam and/or class rank from transferring school. These awards range from $1,000-$1,500 and are renewed each year as long as the student maintains a 3.5 GPA. Families do not need to complete a FACTS application however verification may be necessary.

• 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 50%-100% of a student’s tuition. Students must exhibit exceptional academic aptitude, servant leadership, moral character, and disposition towards the school’s mission. This scholarship is available to incoming freshmen and transfer students.  The applying student must score an 90% or higher on HSPT and hold at least a 3.75 GPA, demonstrate an understanding of the Marianist Charism and Central Catholic’s core values. Please contact Katie Sanchez in the Business Office at (210).225.6794 x353 for additional information.

President's Scholar Award
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. 
Apply St. Joseph's Fund
Marianist Urban Studies Program (MUSP)


MUSP, established in 1992, identifies at-risk students in urban elementary schools and provides them with financial, academic, and social support so that they can succeed at Marianist high schools. The program normally accepts four incoming freshmen and provides 2/3 of the cost of tuition. Families must complete the FACTS Grant & Aid application as well as a separate application is required.  Please contact Katie Sanchez in the Business Office for more information.


Tuition Assistance Program

Aramark Tuition Assistance Program

In partnership with Aramark and Sabor, the Work for Tuition Program allows parents/guardians to 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.  Central Catholic encourages its families seeking financial assistance to also participate in the Aramark program.  For more information regarding the program, please contact Sandi Badillo, (210).380.0810 or [email protected].

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. For additional information, please go to