Tuition and Financial Aid

Cathedral Catholic High School strives to make our Catholic high school education affordable for our families. Through the generosity of our alumni, families, donors and parish communities we raise funds that keep our tuition costs reasonable while providing all of our students, excellent teachers, coaches and moderators within a state-of-the-art facility. The tuition listed is for the 2020 – 2021 school year.

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Tuition for the 2020-2021 School Year


Deposit: $500 due 03/31/2020

Tuition: $18,868 due 07/01/2020

Total: $19,368


Deposit: $500 due 03/31/2020

Payments: $9,484 due 07/01/2020 and $9,484 due 01/01/2021

Total: $19,468


Deposit: $500 due 03/31/2020

Payments paid through SMART Tuition: $1,589 due the 1st of each month 07/01/2020 – 06/01/2021

Total: $19,568

*Discounts for annual and semi-annual payment options

If you have any questions or need further information regarding tuition or financial assistance please call our Business Office at (858) 523-4000.

Financial Assistance Information

Cathedral Catholic High School is committed to ensuring the socio-economic diversity of our community by providing approximately 30% of our students some level of financial aid for tuition, fees, materials, or activities. For those who find themselves unable to pay the full tuition rate we may be able to provide a discount through financial assistance. Our Financial Aid Grants are need based, and a family’s request for Financial Aid is considered independent of the admission and enrollment process.

New incoming students who wish to receive a preliminary estimate of award qualification for the 2021 school year may submit applications beginning October 1st, 2020, using 2019 income tax return documentation. 2018 income tax return documentation must be submitted to FAIR upon completion, but no later than February 15th, 2021 and will be analyzed for any substantial variation to 2019 data.

The financial assistance deadline for all students is February 15th, 2021. Applications for Tuition Assistance submitted and completed prior to February 15th, including 2020 income tax return and W-2 documentation, will receive priority for award consideration. Applications submitted after February 15th may not qualify for aid, dependent on fund allocation to applications submitted and completed prior to February 15.

Link to FAIR APP . Please use our school code of 118, and password cchs118.

Download the FAIR brochure.