Tuition Assistance

To apply for tuition assistance:
  • To apply online in either English or Spanish, go to
  • To link your application to CTO, enter:
    • School Code: 450
    • Password: cto450
  • Upload your previous year’s tax documents at the end of the application.
  • Paper applications are available at your school in English and Spanish.


Who is eligible to apply?

Qualifying families include:
  • Household income does not exceed the amount listed below based on family size.

    • Family size includes parent(s)/guardian(s) and total number of dependents plus others living in household.

  • Families who live in Iowa are eligible for CTO.

  • Students eligible to receive tuition assistance are 5 years old before September 15 and attend one of the 16 Catholic schools in the Diocese of Des Moines.

2021-2022 Income Guidelines

Family Size Maximum Income *
2 $69,680
3 $87,840
4 $106,000
5 $124,160
6 $142,320
7 ** $160,480

* Families/households are eligible for CTO assistance if their total income is at or below the above listed income level reported on Line 9 of federal income tax form.

** For each additional dependent, add $18,160

The bottom line?  It's for the kids...
and their futures!
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