2024-2025 Registration, Tuition Payments, Bank Loan, Financial Aid
2024-2025 FINANCIAL AID
Financial aid applications for the 2024-2025 school year will be a completely online process. Only those families who have fully completed the 2024-2025 registration process will be able to apply.
St. Charles Catholic High School is committed to helping families enroll their children in a Catholic school. Therefore, the school has a limited amount of funds budgeted for tuition assistance. TADS is the financial aid agency partnering with St. Charles Catholic to provide a confidential and independent financial analysis to assist SCC administrators in determining financial aid eligibility and need.
Tuition assistance award notification will come directly from the school in June 2024. Any tuition assistance awarded will be reflected in an adjustment (credit) to the tuition/fee order in your Gulf Coast Bank online account, as well as to your loan account (if applicable).
For further information or questions, please email SCC Treasurer Jerry Schexnayder at email@example.com or call 504-487-0861.
School Based Tuition Assistance
SCC will be utilizing TADS to process online financial aid applications for parents applying for tuition assistance from the school. TADS provides a secure, online, independent financial analysis to assist schools in determining financial aid eligibility.
Please note: Because the ARETE scholarship organization also uses TADS for its applications for 2024-25, TADS can process the information from the ARETE application for SCC’s financial aid. If you have already completed an application for the ARETE scholarship, there is no need to complete another one for the school’s financial aid award. You will only be eligible for SCC assistance if you do not receive an award from ARETE.
How do I apply for tuition assistance from SCC?
You may begin to submit applications starting April 15, 2024. You will be able to initiate applications on TADS until May 19, 2024. Your completed application process, which includes submitting all required documentation, must be finalized by May 24, 2024.
To begin the online process, go to https://secure.tads.com . If you are already set up as a “user” on the TADS, you may use your existing email and password. In order to create a TADS account, click on “Create a New Account” button. On the next page, click on the link titled “click here to apply for financial aid” at the top of the page. This will take you to the Create Account page where you will input the requested information.
After submitting the information, you will land at a Welcome screen which explains the four phase process. You can begin the application process by selecting the state and town of the school, then selecting St. Charles Catholic. You will be required to answer all questions asked on the application and upload any document information requested. You will also be required to pay a fee for the application. This fee is payable to TADS and not to SCC.
Once you submit your online application and fee payment, you will receive a confirmation email from TADS. If additional information or documentation is required, you will be contacted by a TADS representative at the email address or phone number provided.
Once the review of your application has been completed, your information will be forwarded to the school for a final determination in awarding tuition assistance, and you will be notified by the school of the results of your application. You will not receive tuition assistance results from TADS.
Champions of Catholic Education
Each Spring the Department of Catholic Education and Faith Formation gives families opportunities to apply for tuition assistance through Facts Management. The student must be enrolled at one of the Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of New Orleans in grades Kindergarten through 12th before submitting an application for the Champions of Catholic Education.
Our application for the 2024-2025 School Year is now open! Click HERE to apply for Champions of Catholic Education.
State of Louisiana Tuition Tax Credit Program
This program has two features. The first is designed to give qualifying students up to $4,500.00 toward their Catholic Education. The second is to give parents, businesses and anyone else who pays state income tax in Louisiana the ability to help their school through donating their state tax return to scholarship assistance.
To apply for tuition assistance please visit the websites below:
February 5th-April 15th
February 5th- April 15th
February 27th - May 31st
January 27th - April 20th
To donate to the program through your state income taxes, please fill out these enrollment forms. Remember to designate "Department of Catholic Education and Faith Formation" in addition to the Catholic School(s) of your choice in the "Special Instructions" portion of these documents.
Louisiana State Scholarship for Excellence Program
The Louisiana Scholarship Program empowers low-income families with the same opportunity as more affluent parents already have – the financial resources to send their child to the school of their choice.
Launched in 2008 in New Orleans, the Louisiana Scholarship Program, formerly known as the Student Scholarships for Education Excellence Program, was expanded statewide in 2012. Annually, more than 12,000 students applied for a Scholarship and nearly 7,200 students accepted a Scholarship and enrolled in a participating, state-approved private school.
To be eligible for a Scholarship, students must have a family income that does not exceed 250% of the federal poverty guidelines and must be entering kindergarten or enrolled in a public school with a C, D, or F grade. For more information about the State Scholarship Program go to: www.louisianabelieves.com/schools/louisiana-scholarship-program
From the “Payment” page, you will be required to enter your bank’s routing number and your bank account number to process the non-refundable $40.00 application fee.
Once you submit your online application, you will receive a confirmation email from Gulf Coast Bank. If additional information or documentation is required, you will be contacted by a bank representative at the email address or phone number provided.
Once the review of your application has been completed, your information will be forwarded to the Office of Catholic Schools for a final determination on tuition assistance, and you will be notified. You will not receive tuition assistance results from Gulf Coast Bank.