A first-rate Catholic college prep high school education is one investment about which you can be confident. Studying at CCHS equips you to succeed in today's complex world—by being academically prepared, spiritually developed, socially responsible and globally conscious. Our goal is to develop the talents of the whole person.
As news of the economic downturn continues, you may be concerned about how you will be able to afford for your child to attend Central Catholic. Rest assured that CCHS will be your partner in meeting your child's expenses. We awarded more than $360,000 in scholarships last year. Nearly 25 percent of our students receive some sort of financial aid and/or scholarship each year.
Our generous merit and need-based scholarships offer significant tuition support to qualified students. Our regional partner schools and parish scholarships assist students from over 25 cities and help us support a diverse student population.
There is no need to complete separate scholarship applications; however you must submit your student's admission application and scholarship application by the priority deadline of January 15, and he/she will be automatically considered for all special scholarship opportunities for which he/she is qualified. CCHS is one of the finest Catholic high schools in the central valley of California. Because we are the right school for your child, we will work with you to overcome any financial barriers to enrolling. We don't want cost to be the determining factor in your decision.
We look forward to working with you.
Fostering A Diverse Student Body
We believe enrolling a culturally and economically-diverse student body is integral to our Central Catholic academic excellence. Our scholarship program is designed to help make CCHS affordable so all students reach their potential in mind, body and soul.
Completing the TADS
Prospective and continuing students' parents or guardians can complete the Application for Student Financial Aid by going on line to Tuition Aid Data System (TADS) for the upcoming school year at any time.
Parents are encouraged to complete the TADS application online. You may also go online by visiting the TADS website and click on the icon for live help; you will then be connected to a TADS representative.
Eligibility for most scholarships is based on financial need and on several other factors – how many children you have, other tuition payments, etc. Students and parents are encouraged to review the CCHS Scholarship information.
Using Estimated Income and Tax Information
Although it is better for applicants to complete their taxes prior to completing their TADS application, estimates of income and taxes paid may be used to complete the form as long as estimates are close to the actual figures.
Parents may be asked to provide additional information or documentation to TADS. This could include follow-up requests for verification of various data items on the TADS, photocopies of the parent's—and, if applicable, a student's - federal income tax return, information about expenses and resources from the previous year if the student's or his or her family income is below the poverty level, or Social Security number.
To avoid delays, parents are advised to check all documents before submitting them to TADS office to ensure that all forms are complete and accurate and that all appropriate signatures have been provided. Parents are also strongly advised to photocopy all supporting documents for their personal records.
Prospective students are encouraged to meet CCHS's priority deadline. Applications received by our priority deadline of January 15 for fall are given first consideration for CCHS scholarships.
We recommend that students apply as early as possible to be given first consideration for CCHS scholarships. Students are automatically considered for all forms of financial assistance simply by completing the TADS, the CCHS Scholarship and CCHS admissions applications.
Continuing students, who submit their TADS application by the January 15 priority deadline, should anticipate receiving a response to their application prior to the re-registration payment deadline. These students can expect that we will do our best to ensure that their total scholarship aid will be maintained from the previous year, provided that there is little or no change in family circumstances (for example, household size and number in school), or resources (for example, taxable and untaxed income, savings and investments, and the like) and that the student remains in good academic standing.
Students whose applications are received after the January 15 priority deadline may not receive a response prior to the fall re-registration payment deadline.
Beginning in March, returning and prospective students will receive scholarship awards on a rolling basis throughout the year. In general, scholarships are awarded in the order in which the applications are completed.
The process of reviewing applications and making awards continues through the summer until all scholarship aid has been awarded.
CCHS Merit Scholarships
The Scholarship Selection Committees select outstanding students for our prestigious merit scholarships. These renewable scholarships are open to all prospective and returning students. Recipients must be registered for the upcoming school year. These merit scholarships are awarded in combination with need-based scholarships for students who qualify. To see the complete list of merit scholarships please visit our scholarships page.
Awarded to students with demonstrated financial need. Consideration also includes the student's academic achievement.
Merit and need-based scholarships awarded to students based on scholarship-specific eligibility criteria. Recipients must be registered and in good academic standing. To see the complete list of named scholarships, please visit our scholarships page.
The CCHS Work Study Program gives students the opportunity to work to help defray textbook and supply costs. Work-Study funds are awarded on the basis of need to eligible students applying for financial aid.
An offer of work study is not a guarantee of employment or a cash award. A Work-Study award is a way of providing scholarship recipients priority status in securing a part-time Work Study on campus. A student's scholarship award limits the amount that may be earned through Work Study employment. All Work Study aid will be applied to the online bookstore to help defray textbook and supply costs.
CCHS has limited funding for student Work Study and therefore has to limit each student's Work Study allocation in order to maximize the number of students who work on campus.
On-campus student work study listings will be posted on our web site and noted in your response letter for those that qualify.
Students interested in specific work study opportunities should notify the business office.
Students who are offered work study positions must complete the Student Emergency Contact Form.
Student emergency forms are available at the school. Students must complete all hiring paperwork and submit it to the business office on or before the first day of work study.
Once hired, students are expected to meet the attendance and performance standards specified by their supervisor. Noncompliance can result in dismissal from the position and could jeopardize future student employment at CCHS.
Supervisors will evaluate a student's performance during their work study and at the end of the summer session. Some positions may require that students participate in an employment orientation meeting at the beginning of the work study, prior to starting actual employment.
Students, who have questions about the time sheet procedure, should speak with their supervisor and then, if necessary, the Business Office.
Financing your Central Catholic High School education is a challenge in any economic environment, but it can be a particular challenge during these difficult economic times. No one is more aware of this than our Development department. You can trust the CCHS staff is committed to help you through the scholarship process.
About Reviewing Petitions
If you feel your student's award is less than deserved, you may file a petition for reevaluation. You may also want to revise your TADS application being careful to include any supporting documentation such as tax returns, lay-off notices, receipts, bills, canceled checks, estimates from a service provider, etc..
Filing a petition or letter of special circumstance does not guarantee your request will be granted. Individual circumstances must meet policy guidelines and a resulting change in your scholarship eligibility must be documented in order for the Development department to act on your petition. Additional aid can be awarded only if funds are available.
Estimated Annual Income
If you are requesting a re-evaluation based on your current year's income, an estimate of your total income and documentation of income loss (layoff, resignation, termination notice, including your last paycheck stub) should be sent to TADS. Also required is a letter of explanation, a copy of your federal income tax return and w-2 forms.
Please contact the Development department to inquire about any and all specific required documentation for your request.
Tuition Payment and Scholarships
Most scholarship funds are credited directly to your student's account and are applied to your tuition, reducing your monthly tuition fee.
Director of Development
Director of Business
Tuition & Fees Schedule
CCHS's current tuition is available here. CCHS is a Nonprofit Religious Corporation that relies on tuition revenue to operate. Consequently, it is essential for students to register and pay tuition on time. A significant portion of CCHS's operating budget is allocated to scholarships that assist students' financial needs.
It is expected that all financial obligations to the school such as tuition, SCRIP, returned checks, etc. are to be kept current throughout the year. Tuition payments must be current in order for students to begin the new school year. At the end of each quarter any student whose tuition account or SCRIP account is not current will not be able to participate in quarter/semester exams for that grading period and will become ineligible for the next quarter until the balance is paid and/or the account is current. Students with accounts which become 75 days past due will be recommended for transfer. Written payment extension arrangements may be made with the Business Manager or the President.
Note: Families are liable for all costs and legal fees incurred in the collection process of delinquent accounts.
Application fee: $45
International Application fee: $195
Early Registration fee: $335
Late Registration fee: $360 per term
New: International Registration fee: $660
Textbook Costs: estimated between $250 and $500 annually
Senior Graduation fee: approximately $100
Schedule Change fee: $25
FACTS fee: $45 per family
Yearbook fee (optional): approximately $70
Ranges from $80 to $200. (Boys Soccer, Football, Volleyball, Girls Golf, Cross Country, Girls Tennis and Water Polo) (Cheer is estimated at $1,350)
Ranges from $55 to $100. (Boys and Girls Basketball and Wrestling)
Ranges from $80 to $170. (Girls Soccer, Swimming, Boys Tennis, Track, Boys Golf, Baseball and Softball)
Transcript fee: $5 per copy
Returned checks: $30
Late payment: $40
Making Tuition Payments
Tuition is due in full on or before June 30, unless a student is signed up for one of the school's payment plans (see below). International students are not eligible for a payment plan.
Payment in full: Due June for fall term.
EZ Six-month Payment Plan: Tuition may be paid once each semester: Due dates are July 1st and February 1st.
4-Quarters Plan: Due dates for this plan include July, October, January and April. All payments are due on the 20th.
10-Month Plan: Payments are due on the 5th of each month starting in July through April.
11-Month Plan: Spread your payments over 11 months starting in June and running through April. All payments are due on the 20th.
12-Month Plan: This is our most popular plan that enables you to spread your payments over 12 months starting in June and running through May. All payments are due on the 5th.
FACTS administers all tuition payment plans except for the Prepaid Annual Tuition payment option.
A $40 charge is applied monthly to late payments or unpaid balances, or both. Students who have unpaid balances due to unsecured financial aid will also incur a monthly $40 late fee.
Note: Delinquent accounts may be referred to an outside collection agency and students are liable for all costs and legal fees incurred in the collection process of delinquent accounts.
Students may be asked to withdraw from school if outstanding payment exists or a student's scholarship application has yet to be completed prior to the aforementioned deadlines, or both.
Students must be current with their tuition payments to register during the final registration or add/drop period for either the fall or spring term.