FAQ’S [GOT QUESTIONS? WE’VE GOT ANSWERS!]

Q. Who qualifies for the Tuition Assistance?
Tuition assistance is awarded to low and middle income families who fall within our guidelines, have been approved by a pastor or principal, and have children entering Kindergarten through the twelfth (K-12th) grade in a Catholic school located in the Diocese of San Diego.

Q. Can students apply to any Catholic school?
Yes, as long as the school is within the Diocese of San Diego, the pastor or principal approves the student, and the family admission requirements of the school to which they apply.

Q. Which schools qualify?
There are 43 Catholic elementary schools and 5 Catholic high schools located in San Diego and Imperial Counties that qualify.

Q. How long is the tuition assistance awarded for?
Families are required to apply every year, however tuition assistance may be renewable annually provided that the principal or pastor recommends the students, the family keeps up their portion of the tuition payments, the family remains financially eligible, and the child remains enrolled in a Catholic school.

Q. How much does the tuition assistance cover?
Tuition assistance will be given to elementary and high school students that demonstrate financial need. Families who qualify will be eligible for $500 to $5,000 of tuition with a maximum of four recipients per family.

Q. What are the family’s responsibilities?
Participating families are asked to be sustainable financial partners investing in Catholic education and are responsible for all costs not covered by the tuition assistance. Additionally, parents may be required to participate in their children’s education through involvement with the school and providing an encouraging environment.

Q. What are the costs of going to Catholic schools?
The average cost of tuition at Catholic elementary schools is $5,000; the average cost at Catholic High Schools is $15,000.

Q. How many families are receiving tuition assistance from The Bishop Flores Scholars Fund?
This will be the first year of our program. We will grant $1mm in tuition assistance to families in need to attend Catholic elementary and high schools.

Q. What are the administrative and operating costs of the program?
There is $25 fee per family to process the application. All other administrative and operating costs are covered by the Diocese of San Diego. 100% of funds raised translate into tuition assistance.

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