Tuition & Aid

We want every family to have the opportunity to afford Carondelet. In that spirit, we provide multiple ways to offset the cost of tuition through school-provided and partner-sponsored aid and scholarship for a total of:

$1.2M in need-based awards, and $330,000 in merit-based scholarships.

25% of families receive need-based aid each school year. 


Tuition Assistance applications open December 2 and are due February 10 for the 2020-21 school year. Families must reapply each year aid is needed. Please see Tuition Assistance below for all information, due dates, and required documentation.  

Contact Terri Meehan or 925.686.5353 x152 with any questions you may have.


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Tuition & Registration

Tuition and Registration 2019-2020

$19,425 (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, to be refunded after completion of Volunteer PIP Hours)

$350 Textbook fee

$300 one-time-only fee, paid as a freshman
More information about Carondelet's iPad program

PE Uniform:
$20 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.

Athletics Uniform Fee (if applicable):
$60 - $150
Parents will be responsible for the cost of any uniform or swimsuit that is kept by the athlete after the season.

Dance/Cheer Fee (if applicable):
$1,800 - $2,500 depending on team
Includes uniforms, participation fees, camp, camp clothing and competitions

Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance

Aid Applications for 2020-21 will open on December 2, 2019 and are due on February 10, 2020.

Carondelet High School is committed to its mission of inspiring excellence by preparing young women to live with heart, faith and courage in the Catholic tradition and spirit of the Sisters of St. Joseph. 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 25% of the student body with tuition assistance which amounts to approximately $1,280,000.

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 internships 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.

In completing your FACTS application, you are also eligible to apply  to Family Aid - Catholic Education (FACE). In order to be considered, you will need to check a box to authorize FACE to receive your application. FACE provides need-based tuition grants to students who attend Catholic schools in the Diocese of Oakland. FACE helps students regardless of religion, gender, ethnicity or citizenship. You can find more information and apply for FACE.  Any tuition assistance provided by FACE would be independent of and in addition to aid awarded by Carondelet. You may contact FACE directly with any questions about their program.

Important information regarding the Tuition Assistance application process:

  1. The tuition assistance application is completed online. Please complete the application here: 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 10, 2020. All deadlines are critical. Carefully review the Tuition Assistance Timeline. Late and/or incomplete applications will be reviewed at a later date; therefore notification of assistance may not be available until 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 x152.

Important Dates (2020-21 School Year)

December 2, 2019: Applications for tuition assistance will be available on the Carondelet High School website.

February 10, 2020: Applications must be submitted online no later than February 10, 2020.

Please note: If you have not filed your 2019 Federal Income Tax Return before the due date, your application must include a copy of your 2019 W-2s, 1099s, etc. You must also provide a complete copy of your 2018 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 20, 2020: Letters of Decision mailed to incoming freshmen

March 20, 2020: Notification of Tuition Assistance mailed to incoming freshmen

March 27, 2020: Signed Tuition Assistance Agreement DUE for incoming freshmen
Mail to:
Carondelet High School
attn: Terri Meehan
1133 Winton Dr.
Concord, CA 94518

April 24, 2020: Notification of Tuition Assistance mailed to all other applicants

Scholarships & Awards

Carondelet is proud to introduce three new awards, each offering up to three scholarships, to the Class of 2024. All awards and scholarships are guaranteed for four years as long as students remain in good standing. Only incoming members of the Class of 2024 may apply.

Additionally, Carondelet grants Presidential Scholarships and Carondelet Awards, which are selected by an admissions and aid committee, and are not available for application.

For information on need-based assistance, click the Tuition Assistance tab above.

Heart - Faith - Courage Award

In the spirit of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Carondelet students respond to the needs of the time. Through service to the dear neighbor without distinction, commitment to unity and reconciliation, and promoting justice and women empowerment, the Sisters of St. Joseph demonstrate how to live with heart, faith, and courage. Eligible applicants should be able to demonstrate leadership and involvement in activities that exhibit care for others and specific, concrete ways they have made a difference in their community.


  • Completed admission application on file
  • Completed award application, including a narrative demonstrating award qualifications
  • Applicant must currently attend a Catholic middle school
  • 2 letters of recommendation that demonstrate the ways in which the applicant lives a life of heart, faith, and courage

Up to 3 scholarships are available; with a maximum award of $7,500.

►Apply Here

Application due
Monday, February 10, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

Creativity in Visual and Performing Arts Award

Visual and Performing Arts at Carondelet inspire students to use art as a means to react, respond, and connect both intellectually and emotionally to the world in which we live. To recognize the power, value, and importance of art in the human experience, incoming students with superior talent and creativity in the areas of music, dance, theatre arts, or visual arts can apply to receive an award upon entry.


  • Completed admission application on file
  • Completed award application, including a narrative demonstrating award qualifications
  • 2 letters of recommendation that describe and assess the applicant's talents
  • Upload evidence that demonstrates of the applicant's talents that include video, photographs, recordings, or illustrations, etc.

Up to 3 scholarships are available; with a maximum award of $7,500.

►Apply Here

Application due
Monday, February 10, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.


Innovation and Design Award

Carondelet educates young women in the spirit of excellence and innovation that characterizes our founding Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Students who have demonstrated innovation in their area of choice are eligible to apply. Eligible applicants may include projects or documentation of award-winning science/technology fair submissions; academic competitions and their standings; demonstrations of leadership in a design-think project; other demonstrations of collaborative leadership and problem-solving.


  • Completed admission application on file
  • Completed award application, including a narrative demonstrating award qualifications
  • 2 letters of recommendation detailing and endorsing the applicant's commitment to innovation and academic leadership
  • Description and proof of qualifying project through video, illustration, photographs, display boards, etc.

Up to 3 scholarships are available; with a maximum award of $7,500.

►Apply Here

Application due
Monday, February 10, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.


Special Awards granted by Admissions Committee:

Presidential Scholarship

The Presidential Scholarship is awarded to students earning the top HSPT scores and school grades. The number of awards and the award amounts are determined by the committee based on that year's student applicant pool.

Carondelet Awards

The Carondelet Award is presented to students to ensure a well-rounded, diverse, and talented class of students each year. Award selection can be based on the following qualities – academic merit, outstanding teacher recommendations, unique demonstrations of leadership, and other factors.


(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. You must submit your most recently filed federal tax return.

If we already have a student attending CHS, 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 as well as a few leadership scholarships. Tuition assistance is provided based on demonstrated 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. FACE will notify you directly if you were awarded a grant – usually in May or June. Your FACTS application must be verified by March to be eligible to receive a FACE grant.

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


In 2019-20, the school distributed approximately $1,200,000 to 167 students, an average of $6,515 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 limited case-by-case basis.

Additional Questions


Email or Terri Meehan