Financing a Salpointe Education

Salpointe is committed to helping ensure that admitted students have the opportunity to attend Salpointe Catholic High School, regardless of economic circumstance. Please do not let the cost of tuition deter you from considering Salpointe Catholic High School. 50% of Salpointe’s student body receives some form of financial aid.

Tuition & Financial Aid

A Salpointe education is an investment in your student’s future!

Salpointe Catholic High School strives to make a holistic, Catholic, college‐prep education a reality for families from all corners of Southern Arizona. Regardless of economic, academic or ethnic backgrounds, 99% of Lancer graduates attend college. We encourage all students to apply for admission to Salpointe even if they have questions about their family’s ability to pay full tuition.

Salpointe Catholic High School has a New Student Tuition and a Returning Student Tuition.  New Student Tuition is for students who will be attending Salpointe Catholic High School for the first time and will include the cost of a Chromebook.  Returning Student Tuition is for students who have completed the 2020-2021 school year at Salpointe Catholic High School.

New Student Tuition for the 2021-2022 academic year is $10,750. Tuition for new students includes the cost of the student's Chromebook, which will be distributed at Orientation in August.

Returning Student Tuition for the 2021-2022 academic year is $10,350.

Tuition for the 2022-2023 school year will be published in January 2022.
A registration fee of $300 for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors covers ID card, admission to Fine Arts and Athletic home events, yearbook, drug testing and service programs. 

A registration fee of $525 for seniors includes all the items listed above, as well as graduation and Kairos. The registration fee will be paid when you complete your tuition contract (after admission is granted).
Families are required to purchase their students' textbooks and uniforms. Other fees, such as AP Test fees, will be paid by parents through the SMART Tuition shopping cart. Participation in co‐curricular and extracurricular activities may require fees.

Financial Aid Questions

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  • How do I apply for Salpointe Financial Aid?

    You won’t know if you qualify unless you apply. The application for Financial Aid is separate from the application for admission, although the two application cycles do overlap. First, apply for admission to Salpointe if you are a prospective student. Applications for the 2021-2022 School year are still open!

    Families applying for Financial Aid must complete the Financial Aid Independent Review (FAIR) applicationFinancial Aid Applications for the 2021-2022 school year are still open. Use school code 800 and school password ctso800. Second Round award notifications will be emailed out in January 2022. Once you submit your application and supporting documents, look for an email from FAIR confirming that your application is complete.
  • What is the deadline to apply for Salpointe Financial Aid?

    To receive a Financial Aid award, you must be an accepted student or a current Salpointe Student and apply to Financial Aid Independent Review (FAIR) and receive an awardUse school code 800 and school password ctso800. Applications for the 2022-2023 school year will open on November 1, 2021. A new FAIR application must be completed for each school year (award does not automatically renew).

    January 15, 2022 - 1st Financial Aid Application deadline for maximum consideration for the 2022-2023 school year. Families will be notified of their awards by the end of February 2022.

    PLEASE NOTE: You do not have to wait until you receive an acceptance letter to apply for Financial Aid.  We encourage all families to apply immediately.
  • What kind of Salpointe Financial Aid is available?

    Salpointe can provide Financial Aid through a variety of funding sources: Salpointe’s Financial Aid Endowment, Salpointe’s General Financial Aid Fund and Tax Credits designated to Salpointe through the Arizona State Tax Credit Program. For more information on how to utilize the Arizona State Tax Credit Program, please contact Theresa Lehrling at
  • How is Salpointe Financial Aid awarded?

    Salpointe Financial Aid is awarded to current and newly admitted students on the basis of demonstrated need, as determined by factors such as income, family size, assets and liabilities. Families are required to reapply on a yearly basis through FAIR for Financial Aid consideration. Use School Code: 800 and School Password: ctso800 when applying.
  • What is the average Salpointe Financial Aid award?

    Salpointe Financial Aid award amounts are based on need and determined after reviewing all applications. Award amounts generally range from $500‐$5000. For maximum consideration, please apply to Financial Aid Independent Review (FAIR) by the January 15 deadline. Use School Code: 800 and School Password: ctso800.
  • Are there additional Financial Aid sources available?

    Salpointe strongly encourages its families to pursue additional funding opportunities that may be available for your student through Arizona Individual and Corporate Tax Credits and other Financial need‐based School Tuition Organizations (STOs). Please visit websites for actual application deadlines. Below is a list of recommended STOs that work closely with Salpointe and its families.
    Click here for a complete list of School Tuition Organizations (STOs) certified to receive contributions for the Arizona Individual Tax Credit Program.

    A School Tuition Organization cannot award, restrict or reserve scholarships solely based on a donor's recommendation. A taxpayer may not claim a state tax credit if the taxpayer agrees to swap donations with another taxpayer to benefit either taxpayer's own dependent.
  • What is the ESA Program?

    The Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) program, which began in 2011, is the new frontier in school choice.
    The Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) program, which began in 2011, is the new frontier in school choice.

    ESA was expanded in 2012 to include students in failing schools, foster care children, and children of military personnel, in addition to special needs students.

    This legislation makes every child eligible to enter the program (phased-in over four years and subject to enrollment caps).

    The average ESA amount is $7,000.
    Who Qualifies?
    In order to be eligible for the Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) program for the 2021-2022 school year, a student must reside in Arizona and must have been enrolled in an Arizona public or charter school for 45 days of the 2020-2021 school year.

    If you are seeking Financial Aid, Scholarships, and/or Tax Credits for your student in excess of $7,000, please do not apply for the ESA Program.
    If you are seeking Financial Aid, Scholarships, and/or Tax Credits for less than $7,000, the ESA program could be an option for you. Please note that if you are accepted into the ESA Program and receive an award, you cannot combine that award with any other Financial Aid, Scholarships, and/or Tax Credits.

    Click here for additional information about the ESA Program and how to apply.
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Salpointe Merit Scholarships

Incoming Freshmen are considered for a $1,000 Freshmen Year Merit Scholarship. The scholarship is based on the student's Entrance Exam (HSPT) scores. All incoming freshmen who are admitted to Salpointe in the 1st Round are evaluated for a merit scholarship. Please note, the Merit Scholarship is for Freshmen year only.

Meet Our Financial Aid Manager

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    Theresa Lehrling 

    Financial Aid Manager

Upcoming Tax Credit Presentations

Catholic Tuition Support Organization (CTSO) - Referral Program Presentation
Sunday, October 10 | 4:00pm
Empower your family to meet your tuition needs with the CTSO Referral Program. Join us on Sunday, October 10 at 4:00 p.m. in Foundation Hall. Julieta Gonzalez, CTSO's Scholarship Manager, will give the presentation. Learn about this great opportunity and get answers to your Referral Program questions. Open House for the Class of 2026 ends at 3:30 p.m., just in time for the presentation.  Open to current and incoming families.

Arizona Tuition Connection - Scholarship Coaching Session
Monday, October 11 | 6:00pm
Do you have questions about what scholarships your family can receive? Learn how there are scholarships available for all students in low, medium and high income families. It is not too late to receive funding for the 2021-22 school year; Arizona Tuition Connection does not have any application deadlines! This one hour training will give you the education and tools you need to be successful in maximizing your scholarship awards. Every parent should plan on attending! We will meet in the Click Family Library on Monday, October 11 at 6:00 p.m. 
IBE Tax Credit Presentation
Tuesday, October 12 | 6:30pm
Please join us on Tuesday, October 12 at 6:30 p.m. in Foundation Hall for a presentation on Arizona Tax Credits given by the Institute for Better Education (IBE). IBE will provide helpful information on how to utilize the Arizona State Tax Credit Program to fund your student's tuition at Salpointe. This presentation is open to all parents and/or any potential Tax Credit Donors looking for more information. We look forward to seeing you there!

**Masks are required on campus.**

Salpointe Catholic High School

1545 E. Copper St.,
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 327-6581
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