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Tuition Assistance

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.

Aid Applications for 2021-22 are Now Open.

Tuition Assistance Application Process

  1. The tuition assistance application is completed online. Please complete the application here: FACTS Tuition Assistance Application. You may view a short tutorial on the FACTS online application process
  2. Additional information about the online application can be found here.
  3. 2021-22 Applications are due Monday, February 15, 2021. All deadlines are critical. Carefully review the Tuition Assistance Timeline. Late and/or incomplete applications will be reviewed at a later date and may not be considered as our funds are limited. Late applications will not be notified until April.
  4. Please remember that you must apply each year and only one application is needed per Carondelet and De La Salle family.
  5. Questions? Contact Terri Meehan at tmeehan@carondeleths.org or 925.686.5353 x152.

Important Dates (2021-22 School Year)

December 2, 2020: Applications for tuition assistance will be available on the Carondelet High School website.

February 5, 2021: Bay Scholars Applications Due - Please see Additional Sources of Aid below. 

February 15, 2021: Applications must be submitted online no later than February 15, 2021.

Please note: If you have not filed your 2020 Federal Income Tax Return before the due date, your application must include a copy of your 2020 W-2s and other income documentation. You must also provide a complete copy of your 2019 1040 Federal Income Tax Return along with all supporting schedules. Only completed applications with full supporting documentation will be submitted to the Tuition Assistance Committee for consideration. FACTS will contact you if additional information is needed to complete your application.

March 19, 2021: Letters of Decision mailed to incoming freshmen

March 19, 2021: Notification of Tuition Assistance for completed applications mailed to incoming freshmen

March 26, 2020: Signed Tuition Assistance Agreement (Included in Enrollment Contract) DUE for incoming freshmen

April 23, 2021: Notification of Tuition Assistance for completed applications mailed to all other applicants

April 30, 2021: FACE applications due with 2020 tax documentation


 

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.

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.

Additional Sources of Aid

Family Aid - Catholic Education or FACE provides need-based tuition grants to students who attend Catholic schools in the Diocese of Oakland using HUD guidelines. FACE helps students regardless of religion, gender, ethnicity, or citizenship. To apply for FACE, you will need to check the FACE box in your FACTS application to authorize FACE to receive a copy. The deadline for their application is April 30, 2021 and requires your 2020 1040 tax return. You may need to upload 2 years of tax returns to meet Carondelet and FACE requirements and deadlines. They will send families award decisions in May. Contact FACE directly with any questions about their program.

Bay Scholars is an additional source of assistance for incoming freshman, low income families. View income requirements and begin your application at the Bay Scholars website. The deadline for their application is February 5, 2021. Please contact Bay Scholars directly with any questions on their process.

Any tuition assistance provided by FACE or Bay Scholars would be independent of and in addition to aid awarded by Carondelet.

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