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 2020-2021 school year is $12,975. Tuition may be paid in ten monthly payments beginning in July or can be paid in full at the beginning of the school year. Each year, tuition for the following school year is announced in March.
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 2020-2021 school year are now available.
On Behalf of the Catholic Schools Office:
If your financial aid application is verified by FACTS on or before April 6th, you will be emailed a financial aid decision no later than April 22, 2020. Applications verified after April 6th will be evaluated on a rolling basis throughout the month April. Our hope is that all verified applicants will receive a financial aid decision by early May. This year, all decisions will be sent via email to the email address that is listed on your FACTS application.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, and the subsequent tax deadline extension, we have authorized FACTS to verify applications using 2018 tax returns in place of unfiled 2019 tax returns. This means that if you have not been able to file your 2019 return, you may submit your 2018 return in its place. We do, however, expect that you submit your 2019 W-2s along with the 2018 tax return. 2019 returns should continue to be submitted as soon as they are available. If you have already submitted your 2019 tax return and 2019 W-2s, then you are all set.
If you have questions about the FACTS application or are having issues uploading documents, please contact FACTS customer support at 866-412-4637.
We understand that your financial circumstances may have changed due to the COVID-19 shutdown and we all hope that this will be a temporary situation and one that is addressed by the various state and federal stimulus programs. Please note that the initial award notifications will not address these changes, but that an opportunity to appeal for additional aid is being developed and will be announced in the coming weeks.
Additional aid may be available through other local non-profit organizations including The Crossroads Foundation and Best of the Batch Foundation, 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.