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At St. Emydius Catholic School, we offer generous scholarship opportunities to help make funding a private Catholic education affordable; however, scholarships may not be combined. We are understanding of the challenges families face and work diligently to support those who are unable to pay the full cost of tuition.

Currently, financial aid is available through the Catholic Educational Foundation (CEF). The application period typically begins in February and ends in April. Furthermore, St. Emydius Catholic School also has a limited amount of financial support to offer to new families that miss the CEF application period. The same guidelines used by the CEF are used for consideration unless otherwise stipulated by the school. Unforeseen circumstances during the school year may necessitate requesting assistance, such requests will be reviewed by the pastor and principal on an individual basis.

All decisions are subject to the availability of funds.

New Enrollment Initiative (NEI) Shea Tuition Awards

NEW FAMILIES and NEW SIBLINGS of present SES students who ENROLL at St. Emydius Catholic School and are NEW to our Catholic school system can qualify for up to 50% OFF TUITION for the 2023-2024 school  year! 

Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Student can be in grades TK through 8th.

  • Student cannot have been enrolled in an LA Archdiocese Catholic School during the Spring Semester of the 22-23 School Year.

    • If students were previously enrolled in a Catholic School they should be at least 1 semester removed from the LA Catholic School system.

    • Exceptions can be made if student was previously at another Catholic school that is not within a 20-mile radius of your school or if their previous catholic school has been closed.

    • Family income may not exceed the generous NEI (New Enrollment Initiative) STA (Shea Tuition Award) Income Guidelines. 

Catholic Education Foundation

All St. Emydius students are eligible to apply for the need-based Tuition Award Program offered by the Catholic Education Foundation. This program offers financial assistance to economically disadvantaged students so they can attend Catholic school.


TAP provides $1,000 annually per student in Elementary Schools (Preschool to 8th grade) and $2,000 to high school students. These awards have resulted in a positive impact not only for the students but also their families and surrounding neighborhoods.

Typically, completed applications with supporting documents are due by the end of April.


Accepted Financial Supporting Documentation:

  • Recent tax returns or W2 forms

  • Notarized Income Statement (Cash Employees)

  • Formal letter of disbursement for Unemployment, Disability and/or Social Security

  • Formal letter of disbursement for AFDC, Food Stamps and/or WIC

  • Court order of alimony and/or child support

To discuss ways to supplement your child’s education, call (213) 465-0038 or Click Here >

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