Upper School Tuition & Affordability

Santa Catalina is enriched by socioeconomic, religious, geographic, and cultural diversity.

With a generous tuition assistance program, we are committed to enrolling excellent students whatever their economic situation might be. For the 2014-2015 school year, 40 percent of the Upper School students received tuition assistance.

Tuition and Fees
  Tuition 2015-2016 Average Financial Award 2014-2015
Day $33,000 $16,500
Boarding $50,300 $26,000

Additional expenses might include an iPad, textbooks, travel, supplies, uniforms, and participation in the Santa Catalina Fund. For a more comprehensive look at the 2015-16 financial information, download this form.

Tuition Assistance Checklist

Step 1

Email Janet Luksik, Director of Tuition Assistance, that you might be applying for tuition assistance and that you would like to be included in all pertinent correspondences. After doing so, you will receive the following information by mail:


Step 2

Apply for tuition assistance via Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST). The online FAST application will be available on November 1 and is due no later than January 25 in order to be considered in the first round of decisions.

Step 3

Mail all required tax documents outlined in the FAST application to FAST no later than February 10.

Please note: Tuition assistance requests are strictly confidential and do not affect admission decisions. Each school year, a new application will be required.

Payment Plans and Loans

Tuition may be paid in one or two installments, or over a 10-month period by utilizing the Tuition Management Systems.

The Clarence Manger and Audrey Cordero Plitt Trust loan program might be available. The Plitt Loan offers middle and upper-middle income Upper School families guaranteed loan amounts at reasonable fixed interest rates.

For more information, please contact Janet Luksik, Director of Tuition Assistance, at 831.655.9382.