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, 98% 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 has a New Student Tuition and a Returning Student Tuition. New Student Tuition is for students who will be attending Salpointe for the first time and will include the cost of a Chromebook computer, a required learning tool.  Returning Student Tuition is for students who have completed the 2021-2022 school year at Salpointe.

New Student Tuition for the 2022-2023 academic year is $11,000. 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 2022-2023 academic year is $10,600.
A registration fee of $300 for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors covers one ID card, annual yearbook, drug testing, service programs, and admission to Fine Arts performances and regular season home Athletic events. 

A registration fee of $525 for seniors includes all the items listed above, as well as graduation and Kairos spiritual retreat. 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 dress code attire. 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.

Tuition for the 2023-2024 school year will be published in January 2023.

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. 

    Families applying for Financial Aid must complete the Financial Aid Independent Review (FAIR) application.  Once you submit your application and supporting documents, look for an email from FAIR confirming that your application is complete. The deadline for Financial Aid Applications for the 2022-2023 school year has passed. Please contact the Financial Aid Manager at for assistance.
  • 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. The deadline for Financial Aid Applications for the 2022-2023 school year has passed. Please contact the Financial Aid Manager at for assistance.

    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. Please contact the Financial Aid Manager at for more information.
  • 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.

    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.

    The average ESA amount is $7,000.
    Who Qualifies?
    In order to be eligible for the Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) program for the 2022-2023 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 2021-2022 school year.

    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. If you are seeking financial aid, scholarships and/or tax credits for less than $7,000, the ESA program could be a better option for you. If you are seeking more that $7,000 in financial aid, scholarships and/or tax credits, please do not apply for the ESA program. 

    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 first admissions round are evaluated for a merit scholarship. Please note, the Merit Scholarship is for freshman year only.

Meet Our Financial Aid Manager

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    Theresa Lehrling 

    Financial Aid Manager

Upcoming Tax Credit Presentations

Arizona Tuition Connection - Scholarship Coaching Session
Thursday, September 1 | 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; 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 on campus in the Click Family Library.  

IBE Tax Credit Presentation
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 | 6:00pm
Please join us in the Click Family Library 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 here 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!  

Catholic Tuition Support Organization (CTSO) - Referral Program Presentation
Monday, September 26, 2022 | 6:00pm
Empower your family to meet your tuition needs with the CTSO Referral Program. Amy Euler, CTSO's Scholarship Manager, will give the presentation. Learn about this great opportunity and get answers to your Referral Program questions. Open to current and incoming families.

Salpointe Catholic High School

1545 E. Copper St.,
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 327-6581
Attendance: (520) 327-1990
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