Scholarships & Financial Aid

Scholarships and Financial Aid Information

The following scholarships are available.  Please take a moment to review each one to see if you are eligible.  Please contact the school business office at 727-461-1200 ext. 225 or email apeterson@st-cecelia.org with any questions.

Florida VPK Voucher

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten scholarships in the amount of $2,803 are available to all 4 year olds in the state of Florida.  Please find more information under: Florida Voluntary PreKindergarten Program | Early Learning Coalition (elcpinellas.net)

FES – UA: Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities (Formerly Gardiner and McKay)

Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities (Formerly Gardiner and McKay) administered through Step Up for Students     https://www.stepupforstudents.org/for-schools-providers/how-the-gardiner-scholarship-works/

FTC and FES: Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (FTC) and the Family Empowerment Scholarship (FES-EO)

FTC and FES:  income based scholarships for qualifying families with students in grades K-12.  The scholarship currently covers a maximum of $7,560 for grades K-3 and $7,010 for grades 4-8 toward private school tuition.  Income eligibility guidelines are based on the size of your family, and other information can also be found at: www.stepupforstudents.org.

AAA Scholarship

The AAA foundation is another tax credit scholarship administrator in addition to Step Up that provides scholarships for qualifying families with students in grades K-12.  The scholarship currently covers a maximum of $7,560 for grades K-3 and $7,010 for grades 4-8 toward private school tuition.  Income eligibility guidelines based on the size of your family, and are the same as Step Up for Students.  You can find additional information here: https://www.aaascholarships.org/parents/florida/

Mary C. Forbes Foundation

This scholarship is financial need based and available to active and participating members of their Catholic parish. Applications are available in the spring for the following school year. APPLICATION.pdf (marycforbesfoundation.org)

CSTAG

Catholic Schools Tuition Assistance Grant is a financial need based scholarship available to active and participating Catholic families.  The application period is open beginning in February for the following school year and applications can be made through FACTS Grant and Aid.  https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3v4vc  Please note:  If you receive any state scholarship, you are not eligible for CSTAG.

St. Cecelia Tuition Assistance Fund

(PK3-8) Each year funds are set aside in the operating budget to help families experiencing temporary financial hardships keep their child(ren) in Catholic school. Applications are made through FACTS Grant and Aid beginning in February of each school year for the following school year.

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