St. Petersburg Catholic strives to inform prospective families about options for tuition assistance. Families may receive multiple 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, based on the criteria below, may be awarded state assistance. Families are encouraged to apply as early as possible as there are a limited number of awards available.
Florida Tax Credit (FTC) and Florida Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Opportunities (FES EO)
This scholarship is awarded based on income and household size. Siblings of current scholarship recipients who live in the same household are also eligible, as well as students placed in foster care or out-of-home care. Dependents of active-duty military, and law enforcement may be eligible for a scholarship regardless of income guidelines. Families apply and annually renew for participation through one of the approved Scholarship Funding Organizations, which are responsible for determining eligibility and awards.
Florida Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities (FES UA)
This scholarship is not based on income and is for families of students with disabilities. Additionally, siblings of current FES-Unique Abilities recipients are automatically eligible for the FES- Educational Options award. Families apply and annually renew for participation in FES UA through one of the approved Scholarship Funding Organizations, which are responsible for determining eligibility, awarding and distributing funding to eligible student accounts, and approving eligible expenditures.
Approved Scholarship Funding Organizations
Step Up For Students-www.stepupforstudents.org
A.A.A. Scholarship Foundation-www.aaascholarships.org
The awards below may be combined, which includes state scholarships.
Catholic Students Tuition Assistance Grant (CSTAG)
This grant is based on financial need and is available to all Catholic students who are registered or have submitted an enrollment application. Applicants must be registered and active members of a Diocesan Parish. To apply, fill out a FACTS Grant and Aid application and submit the required tax documents by APRIL 30th. Visit www.dosp.org/schools-office/financial-assistance for additional information.
The Mary C. Forbes Foundation Scholarship
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 marycforbesfoundation.com in mid-January 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.
St. Petersburg Catholic High School Financial Aid
All families have the opportunity to apply for financial aid to help cover the cost of attending St. Petersburg Catholic. To apply, fill out a FACTS Grant and Aid application and submit the required tax information by APRIL 30th. All applications will be evaluated by the St. Petersburg Catholic Tuition Assistance Board. Award recipients will be subject to a contract based on academics and conduct. Award amounts are subject to adjustment after all other awards have been distributed.