FIND A SCHOOL NEAR YOU:

CEF's Deadlines:

Check with your school for their internal deadline.

  • Cycle 1: 8th Grade Student - September 2013-October 2013

  • Cycle 2: HS - November 2013-January 2014

  • Cycle 3: Elementary - January 2014-March 2014

Information for Parents

Frequently Asked Questions

Where and how do I apply?

  • 1.    You pick up your application packet at a participating Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
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  • 2.    You complete your form and return it the Catholic school your child will attend
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  • 3.    You submit the most recent federal tax returns

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When can I apply? (Can I apply at any time? Do you have emergency tuition assistance?)

  • • You must apply during the cycles. CEF does not accept applications outside of the three cycle dates.

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What other forms of proof of income may I use to submit along with my child’s tuition award application?

  • 1.    If you are unemployed, you may submit a formal letter of disbursement for Unemployment, Disability and/or Social Security
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  • 2.    If you receive Federal aide, you may submit a formal letter of all disbursements received from the following: AFDC, Food Stamps. WIC, Section 8 Housing
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  • 3.    Court order of alimony and/or child support

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How many applications may I submit?

  • • If you have more than one child attending a Catholic school, you may submit an application for each child for grades Pre-K through 12th.

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How do I know if my child received a tuition award?

  • 1.    CEF will notify your school of the status of your application
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  • 2.    CEF will mail out a letter notifying you on the status of your child’s application
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Can I receive an application directly from CEF?

  • No. Applications for a tuition awards are only available through participating Catholic Schools. Please visit your school and pick up a tuition award application packet.

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Can I mail my application directly to CEF?

  • • No. Applications for a tuition awards are only available through participating Catholic Schools. Please visit your school and pick up a tuition award application packet.

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How does CEF receive my application?

  • • The schools send the applications to CEF on or before our cycle deadlines.

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If my child(ren) is/are awarded a tuition award, may I transfer it to another Catholic school?

  • • The tuition award may be transferred to another Parish or Archdiocesan school within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

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If I have questions regarding my child’s tuition award or status of his/her application, should I contact CEF?

  • • No. You should contact the Catholic school that submitted your application to CEF. Due to the confidential nature of the applications and protect the identity of the student, CEF does not release information to individuals. Schools must contact CEF in writing or email to request information on an application for one of their students.

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