Catholic Tuition Organization

Tuition Assistance

To apply for tuition assistance, please go to


  • The CTO has contracted with FAIR, Inc. to process the financial aid applications and provide an objective evaluation of each family’s financial need. FAIR is a nationally recognized leader in financial need evaluation services for Catholic and private schools.
  • Applications and instructions will be made available during Catholic Schools Week in late January through schools in the Diocese. Please contact your local school for the application. There is a $27 fee per family for processing the application.
  • Applications for tuition assistance need to be completed and submitted to FAIR ( by the first Friday in April of each year for round 1. Families will be notified of their tuition assistance awards by the end of May.
  • If there is still money available, applications will be accepted until July 31st.  Families will be notified of their tuition assistance awards near the end of August.

Who is eligible to apply? All families can apply; however, only those families whose total income is less than the income guidelines below, and meet all local admissions requirements, qualify for assistance through CTO. All other families who do not qualify for this program but feel they need additional assistance should contact their local school.

Saint Patrick, Perry

Saint Patrick, Perry

PROJECTED 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

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

** 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

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