Tuition & Aid

Tuition & Registration

Tuition and Registration 2017-2018

$17,692 (Includes $400 nonrefundable deposit)
All classes can elect a 1 payment, 2 payment (June and December), 10-month payment plan, or 11-month payment plan.

Additional Out-of-Pocket Expenses:

Parent Involvement Fees:
$200 (per family)

$210 - $800+ depending on class schedule
$350 freshman textbook fee

$300 (for freshmen only)

iPad Apps:
$5 - $50

PE Uniform:
$18 for PE activity classes
$40 (leotard) & shoes for dance

School Uniform:
$500 (approximately for a new student)
We have a uniform exchange program to help offset this cost.

$60 - $150
Parents will be responsible for the cost of any uniform or swimsuit that is kept by the athlete after the season.

$1,800 - $2,500 depending on team
Includes uniforms, participation fees, camp, camp clothing and competitions

Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance

Aid Applications for 2018-19 available in January 2018.

Aid Applications for 2017-18 are now available.

Carondelet High School is committed to its mission to provide quality Catholic education to young women in the greater community. As part of that mission, Carondelet believes that qualified students should be given the opportunity to attend our school.

Through the generosity of our benefactors and the success of our annual fundraisers, Carondelet has been able to provide tuition assistance to many young women who would otherwise not have the opportunity to attend Carondelet. This year, Carondelet is providing almost 26% of the student body with tuition assistance which amounts to approximately $1,198,000.

Tuition assistance is awarded to families who demonstrate financial need. Many families who send their daughters to Carondelet High School make financial sacrifices. The Tuition Assistance Program is designed to help those families that even with their sacrifices, need help in meeting their financial obligations.

Tuition Assistance at Carondelet is structured as an internship program. Students receiving tuition assistance choose from a variety of jobs around campus and work approximately 15 minutes each day.

Carondelet has partnered with FACTS to assist with information gathering and the assessment of tuition assistance. FACTS will provide an independent and reasonable assessment of the ability of each family to pay tuition. FACTS does not make any decisions about recipients and the amounts of financial aid awarded. Recipients and amounts of aid are determined by Carondelet’s Tuition Assistance Committee.

Important Information regarding the Tuition Assistance application process:
  1. The tuition assistance application is completed online. Please click here to complete the application: FACTS Tuition Assistance Application. Please do not mail the application or supporting documentation to Carondelet.
  2. Information about the online application process can be found here.
  3. Applications are due Monday, February 6, 2017. All deadlines are critical. Carefully review the Tuition Assistance Timeline. Late applications will be reviewed at a later date; therefore notification of assistance may not be available until late April.
  4. Please remember that only one application is needed per Carondelet and De La Salle family.
  5. Questions? Contact Terri Meehan at or 925.686.5353 x 152.

Please note that the Tuition Assistance Committee is entirely separate from the Admissions Committee. The Admissions Committee has no knowledge of an applicant’s status nor does it have influence over the financial aid process. A student is accepted to Carondelet based on academic ability, performance and a desire to attend this school. After acceptance, tuition assistance is granted based on demonstrated need.

Important Dates (2017-18 School Year)

December 15, 2016: Applications for tuition assistance will be available on the Carondelet High School website.

February 6, 2017: Applications must be submitted online no later than February 6, 2017.

Please note: If you have not filed your 2016 Federal Income Tax Return before the due date, your application must include a copy of your 2016 W-2s, 1099s, etc. You must also provide a complete copy of your 2015 Federal Income Tax Return along with all supporting schedules and documentation. Only completed applications with full supporting documentation will be submitted to the Tuition Assistance Committee for consideration. FACTS will contact you if documentation is needed to complete your application.

March 17, 2017: Letters of Decision mailed to incoming freshmen

March 18, 2017: Notification of Tuition Assistance mailed to incoming freshmen

March 24, 2017: Signed Tuition Assistance Agreement DUE for incoming freshmen
Mail to: Carondelet High School attn: Terri Meehan 1133 Winton Dr., Concord, CA 94518

April 12, 2017: Notification of Tuition Assistance mailed to all other applicants


(click here for FAQ's PDF)

How is tuition assistance determined?

Carondelet High School’s Tuition Assistance Committee reviews the FACTS recommendation. Based on the information provided, the Committee determines the amount of aid to be provided each family based on the amount of tuition assistance money available, the number of families who apply, and each family’s need. Each award is determined on a case-by-case basis. Applicants with the same income level may have different factors that drive the amount of need; number of students enrolled in catholic school, personal circumstances, etc.

What if my tax returns aren’t completed before the application deadline?

Most families do not have their taxes completed by the due date. You can still apply for aid. Refer to the FACTS website for the documentation required should your return not be filed by the application deadline.

If we already have a student attending Carondelet, are we limited in the amount of assistance we receive? Is a tuition discount available?

The amount of tuition assistance provided is based on each family’s financial need. We do not offer a multiple-student tuition discount.

We have a student attending De La Salle as well, do we need to complete two separate

FACTS Student Aid Forms?

Carondelet & De La Salle have a joint FACTS Student Aid Form. Only one form is needed per family.

My family is not Catholic. Do we still qualify for tuition assistance?

Yes. Tuition assistance is available to all who qualify.

If parents are separated/divorced and filing separately, will both incomes be counted?

Should both parents assume or have financial responsibility for the student’s education, the income of both parents is considered. If separated or divorced, each financially responsible parent, step-parent or guardian must complete a separate tuition assistance packet.

When should I submit the FACTS Student Aid Form & supporting documentation?

Please refer to the Tuition Assistance Timeline & Checklist. All deadlines are critical and must be met in order to be considered for tuition assistance. Incomplete applications are reviewed at a later date. FACTS will contact you with any needed documentation to complete your application.

What is a scholarship? Who is eligible for a financial scholarship?

Students who have served successfully in the internship program for three years may receive a scholarship their senior year. They do not have to fulfill any work requirements.

Can my daughter receive both a scholarship and work grant?

It is very rare that a student would receive both. Eligible seniors receive scholarships based on need and prior work history.

Do you give any athletic or academic scholarships?

We do not offer any athletic scholarships. After acceptances, we award a limited number of President’s scholarships to incoming freshmen with the strongest academic record. Tuition assistance is provided based on financial need.

Is tuition assistance automatically renewed each school year?

No. All families receiving tuition assistance must submit a new application each year.

How do I apply for a Family Aid Catholic Education (FACE) grant?

The FACTS application serves as both your Carondelet and FACE application. FACTS will submit the application to FACE. In May 2017, FACE will notify you directly if you were awarded a grant.

What is the total amount of tuition assistance available? What is the average aid awarded?

In 2016-17, the school distributed approximately $1,198,000 to 191 students, an average of

$6,275 per family. Tuition assistance ranges from $1,000 to as much as half of the annual tuition. The school provides more than half of the annual tuition on a case-by-case basis.

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