Trinity Catholic was founded in the Edmund Rice tradition that believes a student’s access to a quality education shouldn’t depend on your family’s income. We partner with multiple agencies to help families in need secure the resources necessary to attend.
All families applying for financial aid must make an appointment with the Business Office. During that time, we can advise you on available resources and help you through the process.
Some examples of available aid are:
Churches/Stewardship – To receive this type of aid you must make arrangements with your parish priest or pastor, then advise the Business Office prior to attending.
FACTS Tuition Aid – FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment is a financial aid analysis service that helps the school make data-driven, objective decisions in determining needs-based financial aid. All final decisions on aid awards remain with the school. TCHS financial aid is a school funded program. The aid is awarded on a first come, first served basis and is depleted rapidly. To be considered for financial aid through this program you must apply online at the Facts Website through your RenWeb account. The school zip code is 34471. Please be sure to apply for the 2021-2022 school year. The application for financial aid must be completed by April 15, 2021. Applying for financial aid does not guarantee financial assistance.
Step Up for Students Scholarships – These scholarships are income based and may cover up to $7,111 (amount for 2021-2022) for private school tuition and fees and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. A student may qualify for this scholarship based on family income; or eligibility for free-or reduced-price lunch; or family receipt of SNAP (food stamps), TANF, or FDPIR; or if child is in foster care or out -of-home care; or if child is homeless. For more information and/or to apply online go to www.stepupforstudents.org. For those that qualify for Step Up, your award letter must be delivered to the Business Office prior to attending Trinity Catholic. Awards are given out based on when the application is completed. So early application is highly encouraged.
McKay Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Program provided over 31,000 Florida students with special needs (who have an IEP) the opportunity to attend a participating private school during the 2021-22 school year. Apply online at http://www.fldoe.org/schools/school-choice/k-12-scholarship-programs/mckay/.
Gardiner Scholarship (Previously the Personal Learning Scholarship Account [PLSA]) — Florida has created this program to help parents individualize the educational plans for their children with special needs. This scholarship is for Florida students in kindergarten through 12th grade with one of the following disabilities: autism, cerebral palsy, anaphylaxis, Down syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Spina bifida, Williams syndrome or Intellectual Disability (severe cognitive impairment). For more information and/or
to apply online go to www.stepupforstudents.org/for-parents/special-needs/how-the-scholarship-works/. Those that qualify for the Gardiner scholarship must inform the Business Office prior to attending Trinity Catholic.
AAA Scholarship Foundation (AAA) – This program is a private non-profit organization that is privately funded and may provide up to $7,111 (amount for 2021-2022) in private school tuition/fees assistance for eligible students. Parents must apply and provide supporting documentation as requested; funding is not guaranteed. “An AAA family may NOT accept a scholarship from more than one state voucher or other Tax Credit Scholarship program for the same time period.” For more information and/or to apply online go to http://www.aaascholarships.org/. For those that qualify for AAA, your award letter must be delivered to the Business Office prior to attending Trinity Catholic. Awards are given out based on when the application is completed. So early application is highly encouraged.
Family Empowerment Scholarship (FES) Program – This new program was established during the 2019 Legislative Session to enhance Florida’s menu of education options. It will provide children whose families have limited financial resources with the opportunity to attend the school that best meets their needs and enables them to reach their academic goals. To review eligibility criteria go to http://www.fldoe.org/schools/school-choice/k-12-scholarship-programs/fes/. Parents who meet the eligibility requirements above and are interested in applying for the FES should first contact one of Florida’s two approved scholarship funding organizations (AAA Scholarship Foundation and Step Up For Students) to complete the income verification process. Students who have already applied for the Florida Tax Credit (FTC) Scholarship program may be determined to meet the income eligibility without resubmitting household income documentation to the Scholarship Funding Organization