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Tuition and Financial Aid: Incoming Freshman

Cathedral High School’s Financial Aid Process: 

We are excited to welcome you to our Cathedral High School community.  We understand that a Catholic private education is a costly endeavor and financial considerations play a vital role in the decision-making process.  Cathedral High School is committed to providing a quality college preparatory education. We offer a comprehensive financial aid package to help make Cathedral accessible to families from diverse backgrounds.  We are geared to tailoring financial aid to meet the specific needs of our families by offering academic scholarships at entrance and financial aid to families who qualify.   

Financial Aid Application Submission: To be considered for Cathedral High School’s need based financial aid, please complete both options listed below.  The online application through FACTS and the CEF application.  Both financial aid applications have no bearing on your admission application/decision.  The applications require income information (2022 taxes must be included for incoming freshman families and 2023 taxes for returning families).  Every family will be evaluated individually with the utmost confidentiality.


Option 1: Cathedral High School Financial Aid.

All families interested in receiving financial aid at Cathedral High School must apply for the online financial aid application FACTS.  You must create a username & password if you don’t already have one.  You may click here for FACTS.


Option 2: Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) Tuition Assistance Award:

The Catholic Education Foundation provides Cathedral High School families with Tuition Assistance Awards.  All families interested in applying for financial aid must also be required to complete the CEF paper application as part of their son(s) financial aid package.   



To apply for CEF:  You must complete the CEF Cycle 2 application. 

You must schedule an appointment with a CEF representative by visiting  Click on "CONTACT US," and select "TAP Appointments." Cathedral Appointments are scheduled for December 12, 13 and 14.  Appointments will take place at Cathedral High School, 1253 Bishops Road, Los Angeles, in the MHR Conference Room. 

Though we strongly recommend you attend a CEF Appointment, if for any reason you are unable to attend, please submit your application to our Admissions & Financial Aid office by the due date of December 14, 2024.


Deadline: We encourage you to submit your financial aid applications as early as possible during the admission application process, as this will allow us to evaluate your eligibility efficiently.  The deadline for financial aid applications:  CEF Cycle 2 paper application is due December 14, 2023.  The FACTS online application is due January 2024.   Please make sure you submit the proper income verification as required with each application. 


Notification of Financial Aid Decision:  Once your completed applications have been received, you will be notified of our financial aid decision. Please be aware that financial aid awards are distributed on a need-based basis, and the amount granted may vary depending on individual circumstances.  Decisions for incoming freshman will be made prior to Registration Night March 11, 2024.  Decisions for returning students will be made April 2024.


Timely Submission: Each year, we receive a significant number of financial aid applications. Submitting your application before the specified deadline is crucial. Doing so will enable us to review your application thoroughly and provide you with a prompt response.