We know that a Catholic school education is a significant investment for any family. As a school of the Diocese of St. Petersburg we are committed to providing access to all, we invest significant resources in our tuition assistance program to make a Clearwater Central Catholic High School education affordable.
Clearwater Central Catholic High School offers tuition assistance to students whose families demonstrate financial need. Based on available funds and the number of applicants each year, Clearwater Central Catholic makes every effort to provide assistance to those families who need help. We can do this thanks to the generosity of benefactors who contribute to our tuition assistance fund. In fact, we provide $375,000 in need-based tuition assistance and scholarships for some 20 percent of our students.
All applications must be submitted no later than March 31, 2017.
The application process for financial aid is separate from the admissions process. New families may begin the tuition assistance process before the official notification of their student’s acceptance and final registration. However, they must complete the entire admission application and be accepted to Clearwater Central Catholic before they will hear back from the Finance Office on their potential financial aid grant. It is advised that families work on admissions and tuition assistance applications concurrently.
Tuition assistance decisions are made separately from the admissions process and have no impact on a student’s eligibility for admission.
Families are required to reapply for tuition assistance each year. Every attempt is made to provide ongoing assistance to returning students that demonstrate continued need.
2017-2018 Catholic Students Tuition Aid Grant (CSTAG) Information
As you begin to prepare for the next school year (2017-2018), the Diocese of St. Petersburg has information for families applying for Catholic Students Tuition Aid Grant (CSTAG) through FACTS Tuition Assistance:
- Families will be able to begin applying for CSTAG on December 1, 2016. (Families will need to provide their 2015 tax returns and their 2016 W2)
- Applications for CSTAG closes on March 31,2017.
- FACTS will have until April 16, 2017 to review and approve applications before DOSP begins our process.
- The Diocese will begin reviewing applications the week of April 17 and hopes to get information out to parents by April 26 -28.
Financial Information Contacts
Janet Ashe, Director of Finance and Operations, (727) 531-1449 ext. 331
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Judy Eurton, Bookkeeper, (727) 531-1449 ext. 317
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Ronda Gracie, Assistant Bookkeeper, (727) 531-1449 ext. 460
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