Tuition Assistance for Families




Catholic schools do not receive any government (state or federal) funding. The cost of educating a child is paid for primarily through tuition and fees. Fund-raising and parish subsidies help keep tuition below the cost of educating a child. Nevertheless, an average tuition of $4,000 is still beyond the means of many parents who desire a Catholic school education for their child. The Diocese of Stockton is committed to helping parents by providing student scholarships. For 2014-15, $200,000 in scholarships were given to 154 families, 218 students, attending the Catholic elementary schools in the Diocese of Stockton.








Parents requesting tuition assistance for their children must complete an application form available online at or by completing and mailing in the paper form (available from the Catholic school to which they are applying). All tuition assistance forms, online or hard copy, must be completed and turned in by April 15 for the following school year (e.g., by April 15, 2016 for the 2016-17 school year). A contracted third-party (Tuition Aid Data Services /TADS) will review the data and make recommendations of tuition assistance to the Superintendent of Catholic Schools.








Based on the funds available through the CHOICES endowment, SEEDS donations and the Adopt-A-Student program, the Superintendent will recommend to the SEEDS Board scholarship disbursements.










In addition to partial scholarships based on need, the SEEDS Board also provides the opportunity for donors to fund a great part of a child’s tuition for a year. The cost of Adopt-A-Student for a year is $3,500. During the 2014-15 school year, three of our neediest students are being fully funded by generous donors. To find out more about how you can participate in the Adopt-A-Student program, please contact the Catholic Schools Office at 212 N. San Joaquin St., Stockton, CA 95202-2409.





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