Tuition and Financial Aid
A Central Catholic education and all of the opportunities that come with it is a significant financial investment for many families, but it is also a significant investment in your son's future. We believe that Central Catholic is the premier high school in Western Pennsylvania for boys, but is also the best dollar for dollar value in the Pittsburgh area's private education market.
Tuition for the 2018-2019 school year was $12,300. The tuition for the school year 2019-2020 will be announced in early March. Tuition may be paid in ten monthly payments beginning in July or can be paid in full at the beginning of the school year.
Central Catholic High School is committed to keeping our program affordable and accessible to all who desire a faith-based, college preparatory education. Therefore, tuition assistance is available for students from funds raised by alumni and friends of Central Catholic, the Bishop's Education Fund, and the E.I.T.C. Program. Financial aid applications for the upcoming school year are available in January.
In addition to need-based aid, students who take the Placement Test in December may also qualify for De La Salle Merit Scholarship consideration. A limited number of De La Salle Scholarships will be awarded to applicants who belong to a Catholic parish, demonstrated high academic achievement, and participated in service to their community or school. Winners are based upon the students’ Application for Admission, including the Placement Test results. Winners are awarded a scholarship worth half-tuition for four years.
Financial Aid Application
Financial aid applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now being accepted.
Please note: An application for financial aid must be completed for each school year. If you have completed previous applications, they will not apply to the 2019-2020 financial aid process. Failure to comply will result in delays in processing your application. The deadline to submit applications is March 15, 2019. Also, please pay close attention to the "status" of your application in FACTS, the process is not final until your application is in a "verified" status. No Financial Aid can be awarded until the application is "Verified."
Additional aid may be available through other local non-profit organizations including The Crossroads Foundation and Junior Achievement of Western PA, and The Poise Foundation. For more information on these programs please visit their websites. In addition to these local organizations, the Pennsylvania Department of Education lists other statewide scholarship organizations that may offer grants to eligible families.
Merit-Based Aid and Scholarships
De La Salle Merit Scholarship
In addition to need-based aid, students who take the Placement Test in December may also qualify for De La Salle Merit Scholarship consideration. Awardees receive a half tuition scholarship for four years in addition to any financial aid they receive. A limited number of De La Salle Scholarships will be awarded to applicants who demonstrated high academic achievement and strong moral character. Winners are based upon the students’ Application for Admission, including the Placement Test results. Winners are awarded a scholarship worth half-tuition for four years.
Additional Merit Scholarships
Valued at $2,000 each year towards tuition, the Viking Merit Scholarship is awarded to students who have and continue to demonstrate good character and academic achievement, scored well on the placement exam, and academic performance in middle school.
Through the generosity of our charitable donors, students in need of financial aid may also qualify for an Endowment Fund Scholarship. There is no application process for these funds, and scholarships will be awarded based on need and merit.
The FACTS Grant & Aid Application
The 2019-2020 Financial Aid Application is now available.