Financial Aid Information
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YES YOU CAN AFFORD BOURGADE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL!
Arizona State Tax Credit Scholarships
The State of Arizona offers taxpayers a State Tax Credit for contributions made to qualifying School Tuition Organizations (STO’s). This unique program may provide families several opportunities for financial assistance through Individual Tax Credit Scholarships, Plus Tax Credit Scholarships, Corporate Tax Credit Scholarships and Disabled Displaced Scholarships. We recommend that each family apply for five to seven STO scholarships each year.
Applying for financial assistance from a School Tuition Organization (STO):
The State of Arizona provides several options to assist families in paying for your child’s Catholic education,
including the Empower Scholarship Account (ESA) Program and through State Tuition Organization (STO)
tax credit funds. These programs are offered through the State and/or through the individual STO, and are
not managed by the School.
Therefore, you are responsible for compliance with all terms, conditions to eligibility, and legal requirements
related to any programs in which you participate. Please note in particular that pursuant to state law, if you
choose to utilize an Empower Scholarship Account, you may not utilize STO funds (or vice versa). The School
is not responsible for ensuring your compliance with this or any other term, condition, law or requirement
relating to tuition assistance programs.
Furthermore, please be aware that payment of your child’s tuition is your responsibility, whether or not you
choose to participate in ESA, STO, or any other programs or options to assist your family. These programs
may not cover 100% of the cost of tuition and fees, and therefore any outstanding portion will remain your
Individual Tax Credit Scholarships
Plus Tax Credit Scholarships
Corporate Tax Credit Scholarships
Household Size - Annual Family Gross Income Allowable
2 - $67,492
3 - $85,083
4 - $102,675
5 - $120,267
6 - $137,858
7 - $155,450
8 - $173,042
Disabled/Displaced Tax Credit Scholarships
Contact the Bourgade Catholic Finance Office or the School Tuition Organization for help determining eligibility for the Plus Tax Credit, Corporate Tax Credit Scholarship and Disabled/Displaced Tax Credit Scholarship.
How to obtain recommended funds:
The State of Arizona offers taxpayers a State Tax Credit for contributions made to qualifying STO’s.
Some STO’s may accept 2022 or 2023 tax credit dollars recommended for 2023 or 2024 students. These funds will be held for them and can be applied to tuition in August. Each student must be registered with the STO through an application process.
Please see the STO resource list for specific details of School Tuition Organizations (STO’s).
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO MAKE THIS PROGRAM WORK FOR YOU, WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU SCHEDULE A MEETING WITH ONE OF BOURGADE’S FINANCIAL AID SPECIALISTS AND ATTEND ONE OF THE BOURGADE CATHOLIC CLASSES OFFERED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
Arizona Empowerment Scholarship
ESA is an account administered by ADE that is funded by state tax dollars to provide educational options for qualified Arizona students. Qualifications are based on State Legislature with the intentions to provide a world-class education to all Arizona students through innovative education reform. By opting out of the public school system, parents can seek a range of alternative educational services, such as private school or home-based education, to tailor an individualized educational plan that is best for their child.
All students attending private school can qualify for the Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) Program.
For more information on the Empowerment Scholarship- Azed.gov/esa
Catholic Parishioner Scholarship
Students whose families are verified to be registered and active members of a Catholic parish within the Diocese of Phoenix are eligible to receive the $4,730 Catholic Parishioner Scholarship. This scholarship is eligible for annual renewal.
Other Scholarships and Grants
Thanks to the many supporters of the mission of Bourgade Catholic High School, there are several financial aid and scholarship opportunities available to those students that demonstrate a need.
Catholic Community Foundation - Christian Service Scholarship
Black Catholic Ministries
Catholic Daughters of America
Christ Child Society of Phoenix
Gila River Indian Tribe
Knights of Columbus
Parish or Church
We recommend you contact these organizations directly for more information.
Bourgade Catholic Supplemental Financial Aid Scholarships
Students receiving Bourgade Catholic supplemental financial aid scholarships are the beneficiaries of the Bourgade Catholic Scholarship Fund, derived from school operating funds.
Additional requirements may include a minimum GPA of 2.5, acceptable attendance history and acceptable discipline history. Please note: it is not possible to meet all requests in full. Financial aid covers only a portion of the tuition costs.
There are many other opportunities for financial assistance! We recommend you search the internet and contact your schools, parish and community organizations for funds that are available. Inquire about scholarships in the private sector through parent workplaces and local or national fraternal or civic organizations. Many Bourgade Catholic students contribute to the cost of their education through after-school and weekend jobs.
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*You may apply to all of the scholarships listed below.
Need help? Contact...
Cristal A. Casas (en español)
602-973-4000 ext. 151
Susan Chavarria (en español)
602-973-4000 ext. 133