K-8 Tuition Assistance and Scholarships

2019-2020 Financial Aid Information

Remember, you must reapply every year for financial aid!

Every school family is encouraged to apply for scholarship funds through Catholic Education Arizona (CEA). Applications are available at time of registration and scholarships are based on financial need and/or fund availability. This fund is administered through the Diocese of Phoenix. Applications based on need are reviewed first, then applications based on fund availability will be considered after the awards for need have been designated. If the financial need requests deplete the scholarship fund, then there will be no fund availability awards distributed.

Because the State of Arizona has the Education Tax Credit, there are many options for financial assistance including Catholic Education Arizona. You may apply to several of the state tuition organizations (STOs) to get your family the assistance you need to keep Catholic education affordable for your family.

The STOs that SFdA School has working relationships with are listed below. You can apply for all of them online including Catholic Education Arizona (CEA). The information required for the applications for all other STOs is very similar.


You must be registered in SFdA Catholic School and Registration Fees must be paid
before you may apply for scholarships.

Catholic Education Arizona (CEA) Scholarships: Applications due April 15, 2019 for 1st round &  August 16, 2019 for 2nd round. Parents will be notified by letter on or before June 30, 2019 for First Round and September 30, 2019 for Second Round.

You may find the onine application at fairapp.com - school code and password will be given after registration has been completed.
**Families who miss the 1st round application deadline will pay the full tuition rate for the first 3 months of the school year**
Scholarship applications require enrollment in SFdA School, your 2018 Tax Information and an application fee paid to FAIR. 

Institute for Better Education (IBE) Scholarships:

Financial Need Based Scholarships: Applications due May 1, 2019.
The IBE scholarship committee determines eligibility based on the financial information that
you provide.
PLUS Scholarships: Applications due May 1, 2019.
You are eligible for PLUS if you have a new KINDERGARTEN student, a student transferring from an Arizona Public or charter school after at least 90 days of attendance, have previously received a Corporate or PLUS scholarship or have an Active US Armed Forces dependent.
Recommended Funds: New application required each school year to receive Recommended Funds.
Arizona State tax-payers are allowed to “Recommend” that a student receives the tax credit that they pay to the state.

Arizona Leadership Foundation (ALF) Scholarships:  Applications will open April 15, 2019 through June 15, 2019.  Please check ALF's website regularly for addional information. 

You are eligible for this scholarship if your child(ren) are a new student that is transferring from a public or charter school or entering KINDERGARTEN.  Your 2018 Tax information is required to apply.
Once your child(ren) receive this scholarship, you can apply every year.

Arizona Tuition Connection

  • Application open now
  • www.arizonatuitionconnection.com
  • No deadline; No fee to apply; AZ Tuition Connection participates in donor recommendation tax credits; funds disbursed throughout the school year

Arizona School Choice Trust (ASCT)

Pappas Kids Schoolhouse Foundation

  • Applications open in March and April and due May 15
  • No fee to apply; 2.5 GPA requirement; low-income and must qualify for free or reduced lunch to apply
  • http://www.pappaskidssf.org/

School Choice Arizona

Tops for Kids

  • Application opens: May 1
  • No fee to apply
  • Tops for kids participates in donor recommended tax credit; funds disbursed throughout the year
  • www.topsforkids.com











Click below for more information


CEA Link


IBE Link


ALF Link