Central Catholic works to keep tuition as low as possible, through subsidies, fundraising efforts, and grant and scholarship programs, while still providing students access to outstanding academic, athletic, spiritual, and extra-curricular programs. Central Catholic’s tuition price is one of the lowest in the state of Ohio.
Actual cost to educate a student per year: $12,500
2018-2019 tuition cost for non-Catholic parishioners: $9,750
2018-2019 tuition cost for Catholic parishioners: $8,750
Average price of tuition paid by our families after tuition assistance: $6,025
Stark County Catholic Schools award $1.5 million in tuition assistance each year
Central Catholic offers several programs to help make tuition affordable for all families. Cost should never prevent a student from obtaining a high quality, Catholic education.
Tuition Incentive Programs
Discounts are offered to families that fit one or more of the following (families are eligible for one/more if they apply):
- Alumni Discount – Deduct $250
Son/daughter of a CCHS alumnus, one per child (up to 3 children)
- Multiple Siblings Discount – Deduct 5% off of the total tuition bill for the family
For families with more than one student attending Central Catholic
3 or more students – take 50% off of the youngest sibling’s tuition cost
- Refer a New Family – Deduct $250
For families who recommend a new student (the new student must enroll for classes at CCHS and transfer from a non-Diocese of Youngstown school), one-time deduction.
- Non-Traditional Student – Deduct $500
For families who transfer from a non-Diocese of Youngstown school, one-time deduction
- Pay in Full Discount – Deduct $100
Families that pay their tuition costs in full by August 1 receive a discount
Tuition Grant Options
Families may apply for one or more of the following on an annual basis. These programs are based on the financial need of each family. Our annual Crusader Challenge Drive helps fund these programs. All grants are confidential. Aid is determined once information is submitted to SmartAid (the link is located on the right side of this page).
- Parish Tuition Subsidy
Families who are active members of a Stark County Catholic parish receive the built-in parishioner tuition rate (reflected above in the tuition cost).
- Memorial & Honorary Grants
Over seventy-five Memorial and Honorary Grants are provided each year. These grants are based on the following criteria: financial need, evidence of academic progress, Christian example, service to others, and interest and involvement in school and/or community, including parish.
- Youngstown Diocesan Grant (In memory of Mary Ellen Cushwa Wolsonovich)
This grant is provided by the Diocese (not CCHS) and is based on the family’s financial need determined by SmartAid tuition assistance. Families must complete the digital SmartAid application, located by following the SmartAid link to the right, by March 17. Click here for more information about this Scholarship
- Student Scholarship Agreement
Students may volunteer to earn tuition credit by volunteering on summer crews.
- Parent Scholarship Agreement
Parents may volunteer to earn tuition credit toward their son/daughter’s tuition. Volunteer hours can be accumulated in the school cafeteria or other maintenance areas. Maintenance hours are scheduled after-school and in the evening, cafeteria and kitchen house are available during the day.
- EdChoice Scholarship
Central Catholic is a provider of the State of Ohio voucher program. Families eligible for these state-funded scholarships must meet state designated financial need levels or have students assigned to a state-designated list of public schools. Please visit the State of Ohio website on the right side-bar.
- RJS Foundation Scholarships
The RJS Foundation awards scholarships based on need, desire to continue your Catholic education and your future goals. RJS awards scholarships from $1,000 to $5,000. To apply for these scholarships please visit http://www.rjscanhelp.com/. Applications must be completed in full to be eligible for consideration. A representative from RJS Foundation will contact Central Catholic to let the school know if a family qualifies. All scholarships will be awarded in May.
- Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union Scholarships
Each year the Ohio Catholic FCU awards scholarships to students who currently attend Catholic high schools. Scholarships are awarded based primarily upon need and given in the amount of $500. In order to apply, families must be a member of the Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union and willing to submit proof of income. Online applications can be accessed at https://ohiocatholicfcu.com/2018-scholarship-application/ beginning January 28-March 2, 2018. The scholarship funds will be sent directly to the Catholic school in the name of the family awarded the funds no later than mid-August.
- CCHS Band Scholarships
Band members may apply for Band Scholarships worth up to $500 per year by participating in Marching and Concert Bands. It is not necessary to file with SmartAid. Interested families should contact the Band Director for more details.
Academic scholarships are not based on financial need and are awarded through the Guidance Department. Applications for the scholarships listed below are available to incoming freshmen students for the following school year. To be considered, students must take a scholarship qualifying test, please call the main office for details at 330-478-2131.
- Teachers' Confederation Scholarship
The Youngstown Diocesan Confederation of Teachers donates toward a scholarship fund. Freshmen attending CCHS and other diocese schools are eligible to win this scholarship. The freshmen must have a 3.0 or higher GPA and must show leadership and responsibility. Each winner will receive $100, renewable yearly, applied toward their CCHS tuition. A 3.0 GPA must be maintained all four years. Interested students should obtain an application and reference sheets from Mrs. Dick in room 305 by March 2, 2018. Deadline for turning in the completed application and essay to Mrs. Dick is March 16, 2018.
- CCHS Education Foundation Scholarships
Ten $500 four-year renewable scholarships will be awarded
- Eloise Wenner Scholarships
Ten $250 four-year renewable scholarships will be awarded
- Joseph and Leone Conrad Family Scholarship
One $500 scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman