Financial Assistance

Sacred Heart Cathedral School has a budget of more than $1.4 million with a per-pupil-cost in excess of $5400.  Like almost everything, the cost of education continues to rise: increased teacher salaries and benefits and the cost of textbooks and consumable materials rise yearly.

Sacred Heart offers you an affordable Catholic Tuition Rate to educate your child - the difference is made up from other income, including the Lucky Hearts Club, Golf Classic and the Great Pumpkin Race.

Any family may apply for tuition assistance, depending upon their financial needs. 

Diocesan or School Grants & Scholarships

George & Mary Kremer Foundation Grant

This is a private foundation for needy children enrolled in elementary Catholic schools. SHCS is notified in March if we will be eligible to participate in this program.

Money is not distributed until after September 1st - you will need to pay the full monthly tuition amount until your grant is approved and then the office will reduce your payments accordingly.

The deadline for applying for this grant is usually in May - please contact the school office for an application.

Black & Indiant Grant

If money becomes available through the Diocese, an ethnicity report will be printed via the information we have on PowerSchool. The award money will be divided amont those students who have indicated Black or Native American Indian on their registration forms.

Society of St. Vincent dePaul Scholarship

Organized through the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, eligible families will be offered funding based on the criteria established by the society.

Please request the application form from the principal.

Internal Scholarships

For families showing financial need or should a change in economic status occur during the year (i.e. business closing due to oil spill, etc...) help with tuition may be available

Please request a scholarship application from the principal, complete and return it to the principal. You will be notified within 7 days if you are being provided with extra funds.

Other Scholarships

Step Up for Students

This scholarship is one of the Corporate Tax Scholarships available in Florida. It is based upon income eligibility and the student must be entering Kindergarten or 1st grade or must have attended the entire previous year in a Florida public school to qualify for 2nd thru 8th grades. The State will determine how much money will be distributed.

If you were on this scholarship last year, you MUST go online to renew beginning mid-February. New applications will be available beginning March 1st of each year. If you need help applying for this scholarship, please call the school office at 436-6440.

McKay Scholarship

This scholarship is for students with a diagnosed learning disability.

They must have attended the entire previous year in a Florida public school and have been eligible for services to get this scholarship. Scholarship notification comes from the Escambia County School District.

At SHCS, MayKay Scholarship students may attend our Morning Star program, but are not eligible to register in the regular classroom setting unless the disability is solely related to speech.

The Diocese will automatically renew your child if they are currently enrolled in the Morning Star program or SHCS and plan to re-enroll next year.

Gardiner Scholarship

The Gardiner Scholarship program provides eligible students a scholarship that can be used to purchase approved services or product in order to design a customized educational program.

Eligible students are residents of Florida, will be 4 before September 1, will have a disability as defined on the program website and is the subject of an IEP written in accordance with the requirements defined on the program website.