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Affording SPCHS

2024 - 2025 School Year

St. Petersburg Catholic strives to inform prospective families about options for tuition assistance. Families may receive multiple financially based awards to help reduce tuition, however, 100% tuition assistance is not available. Each family is expected to make payments for each student's education. Payment amounts will be dependent on award amounts.

Qualified incoming applicants can be awarded state assistance. Families are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

2024-2025 School Year

All St. Petersburg Catholic High School families have the opportunity to apply for financially based aid to help assist in covering the cost of attending SPCHS.   All financial aid applications will be assessed for need, through FACTS. Applications are open for the 2024-2025 school year. Completed applications must be received no later than April 30, 2024, for consideration. The application is considered complete once FACTS Grant and Aid has received the application, fee, and all the necessary supporting documentation required for evaluation by FACTS.  Financial Aid is assessed annually, so parents must apply each year.  All families requesting financial assistance will be required to also submit an application to the Florida School Choice Scholarship program facilitated by Step Up for Students (SUFS).  CSTAG and SPCHS grants can be combined with other scholarships.  

To apply, fill out a FACTS Grant and Aid application and submit the required tax documents.


Please note, aid is limited and may NOT be available after the submission deadline. Applications received after April 30, 2024 will be considered LATE. After submitting a LATE application, an appeal for CSTAG or the SPCHS tuition grant will need to be sent to [email protected]. Award amounts are subject to adjustment after all awards have been distributed.

New Pricing for the 2024-2025 FACTS Grant & Aid Application Fee (non-refundable) = $38.00


This scholarship is based on financial need. It is available to Catholic students residing within the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Applicants must be registered and active members of a Diocesan Parish. Visit for information. Applications must be downloaded, completed, and uploaded with all required documents by April 30th. No jpegs will be accepted. Please see “Notice to Applicant” on their website for more information.



Families are now invited to renew or apply for a 2024-2025 Step Up for Students Florida Choice Scholarship (FES-EO, FTC, FES-UA).


Please note that 24-25 scholarship amounts will not be officially determined until signed by the Governor. Additionally, new for the 2024-2025 school year, students will only be able to apply for one scholarship.


To renew or apply:


  • If you already have an existing EMA account, please visit EMA Log In.
  • If you do not have an existing EMA account, please visit EMA Log In and click “Sign Up” to create an account.
  • Families will need to be prepared to submit the following documentation to complete the renewal or application process.
  • Once your application says complete on the dashboard, please go to “my students” on the left panel and in the active students box, click on the blue view. Scroll to the bottom of the page and screenshot the entire “scholarship status” box, and send it to [email protected].



For your reference, below are some helpful links regarding the renewal and application process.


SUFS EMA Account Login

Helpful Tips Step Up for Students

Application Checklist


Step Up for Students FES-EO and PEP

New Families Application Process Video

Renewal Families Application Process Video


Step Up for Students FES-UA (Unique Abilities)

FES-UA (Unique Abilities) - Eligibility Guidelines and Information

FES-UA (Unique Abilities) Renewal Families - Application Process Video

FES-UA (Unique Abilities) New Families - Application Process Video



**All families will be required to apply for the SUFS Florida Choice Scholarship to be considered for any additional assistance through CSTAG and/or SPCHS.**