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

An investment in your student’s future!

Salpointe Catholic High School strives to make a 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.

2017‐2018 Academic Year Tuition: $9,400.
Registration Fees:
$300 for Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors (fee covers ID card, admission to Fine Arts and Athletic home events, yearbook, drug testing and service programs).
$500 for Seniors (includes all of the items included above, as well as graduation and Kairos).
Chromebook fee $340 (fee covers the cost of the student’s Chromebook, which they will receive on Orientation Day).

Families are required to pay for their student's textbooks and uniforms. There are also additional costs for certain courses. All academic fees can be found in the SCHS Course Catalogue or the Curriculum page. Also, participation in co‐curricular and extracurricular activities may also 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. Next, families applying for financial aid must complete the Financial Aid Independent Review (FAIR) application. Use school code 800 and school password ctso800. Once you submit your application and supporting documents, look for an email from FAIR confirming that your application is complete. Salpointe will send financial aid award notifications by early February for those who meet the January 11 deadline. Late applicants will receive notification by end of May.
  • What is the Deadline to Apply for Salpointe Financial Aid?

    For maximum consideration for Salpointe financial aid awards, please apply to Financial Aid Independent Review (FAIR) by the January 11. Late application deadline is April 15.
  • What Kind of Salpointe Financial Aid is Available?

    Salpointe can provided 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 Catholic Tuition Support Organization (CTSO).
  • 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.
  • 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‐$4500. For maximum consideration, please apply to Financial Aid Independent Review (FAIR) by the January 11. Late application deadline is April 15.
  • 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 need‐based Student 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 the 2011-2012 school year, is the new frontier in school choice.
    It was expanded in 2012 to include students in failing schools, foster care children, and children of military personnel, in addition to special needs students.

    On April 6, 2017, S.B. 1431 was signed into law by Governor Doug Ducey.  This groundbreaking legislation expanded the ESA program even more, making every child eligible to enter the program (phased-in over 4 years and subject to enrollment caps).

    The average ESA amount is $5,000.
    Who Qualifies?
    In order to be eligible for the Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) program for the 2017-2018 school year, a student must reside in Arizona and must have been enrolled in an Arizona public or charter school for 100 days of the 2016-2017 school year. For school year 2017-2018, all children entering Kindergarten or grades 1, 6 and 9 are eligible to receive an ESA.

    If you are seeking financial aid, scholarships, and/or Tax Credits for your student in excess of $5000, please do not apply for the ESA Program.
    If you are seeking financial aid, scholarships, and/or Tax Credits for less than $5000, 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 High School Placement Test (HSPT) scores. All incoming freshmen who are admitted to Salpointe in the 1st Round are evaluated for a merit scholarship.

Meet Our Financial Aid Manager

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Important Dates

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  • Oct

    Salpointe Catholic Open House

    Families are invited to attend dynamic sessions presented by our faculty, meet current students, enjoy our musical and choral groups, and learn about our college counseling program, honors and advanced placement courses, cross-disciplinary programs in Humanities and STEM, athletics, extracurricular activities and much more.
  • Dec
  • Dec

    Admissions Entrance Exam

  • Jan

    Family Interviews - Class of 2022

    Class of 2022 family interviews are scheduled for Jan. 16, 17 and 18
    Sayre-Stevens Center - Foundation Hall - 136
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