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.
Tuition Assistance Information 2019-2020
Tuition at Clearwater Central Catholic High School continues to be an excellent value. For some, we realize that it may put a strain on your family budget. We encourage any family in need of assistance in providing for a Catholic school education to their child to apply for need-based financial aid. Our Tuition Assistance Program is income-based and open to all students by making an application. All families (new and returning students) applying for financial assistance must file with Facts Financial Management (www.factstuitionaid.com).
All applications must be submitted no later than March 31, 2019 and ALL documents uploaded to FACTS no later than April 15, 2019.
Other Resources for Financial Aid:
Florida Tax Credit Scholarship: “Step Up for Students” – This program is available to all Florida residents who have children in grades 2-12 who have spent at least one year in a Florida Public School and meet the Step Up maximum income requirements. Step Up for Students awards annual scholarships (up to $7,000 for 2018-19) to eligible students entering eligible grade levels from eligible households to help them attend an eligible private school of their choice. *Renewal applicants can re-apply mid-February, and New applicants can apply mid-March.
AAA Scholarship Foundation (AAA), a private non-profit organization, is an approved Florida Scholarship Funding Organization (SFO). AAA awards annual scholarships (up to $7,000 for 2018-19) to eligible students entering eligible grade levels from eligible households to help them attend an eligible private school of their choice. The scholarships for private schools are for tuition and fees. An AAA family may NOT accept a scholarship from more than one state voucher or other Tax Credit Scholarship program for the same time period. Please visit http://www.aaascholarships.org/parents/florida/ for more information.
Please Note: Step Up Scholarships & AAA Scholarships do not cover 100% of school tuition and fees. Step Up cannot be combined with AAA Scholarships.
McKay Scholarship: This scholarship is available to all students currently in the Florida Public School system that has a qualified IEP or 504 Plan for specific learning issues.
Please Note: McKay Scholarships do not cover 100% of school tuition and fees.
Catholic Parishes: Parents who are registered in a Catholic parish may see if financial assistance is available through their parish. Families, who wish to be considered for tuition assistance from their parish, need to submit the Parish Financial Assistance App 2019-20 to the Director of Enrollment Management, Mrs. Tara Shea McLaughlin, by April 15, 2019.
Catholic School Tuition Assistance Grant: Catholic students whose families fit the financial eligibility profile are eligible for tuition assistance from the diocese. All Catholic families that have applied for FACTS will automatically be evaluated by Catholic School Tuition Assistance Grant.
Mary C. Forbes Foundation: Mary C. Forbes Foundation is a private foundation offering assistance to active practitioners of the Roman Catholic faith. The award of Mary C. Forbes scholarships is based significantly on financial need. Applications available in the Business/Finance office and is due April 30, 2019.
Jim White Memorial Scholarship Award: The Jim White Memorial Scholarship Award is available only to Clearwater Central Catholic students who are from a practicing Catholic family and have financial need as verified by FACTS or similar service. Deadline to submit application is April 30, 2019.
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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