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 eighth (K-8th) 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 qualified within the Diocese of San Diego, the pastor or principal approves the student, and the family meets the admission requirements of the school to which they apply.
Q. Which schools qualify?
There are 41 Catholic elementary 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 school students that demonstrate financial need. Families who qualify will be eligible for $500 for a single child, and up to $1000 for multi-child families.
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 approximately $5,500.
Q. How many families are receiving tuition assistance from The Bishop Flores Fund?
Based on last year’s program over 1200 children of Catholic School families received a total of $1MM in tuition assistance.
Q. What are the administrative and operating costs of the program?
There is a $28 fee per family to process the application. Only 1.5% of the total program budget covers all administrative and operating costs. This means that nearly all funds raised translate into direct tuition assistance.
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