Financial need is determined with the assistance of an independent third-party evaluator, FAIR, Inc.

How to Apply for a CTSO Scholarship

• Parents or legal guardians must complete a FAIR application for a CTSO scholarship. Families need to complete an application each school year and only one application is needed regardless of the number of children enrolled in school. For school year 2021-2022 the application fee is $24.00.
• FAIR applications may be completed online at FAIR (Financial Aid Independent Review). To begin, use School Code 800 and password: ctso800
• Applications are complete when the fee has been paid and supporting financial documents have been submitted. If current financial documents are not available, please submit an Income Verification Form.
• Paper applications may be available at each Catholic School in the Diocese of Tucson or you can request one from CTSO at 520-838-2558.
• CTSO Scholarship deadline for School Year 2021-2022:

Please confirm the following deadlines with your school.

Immaculate Heart Academy
Immaculate Heart High School
Immaculate Conception
Lourdes Catholic Schools
Sacred Heart School
Salpointe Catholic High School
San Xavier Mission School
SS Peter & Paul School
St Augustine High School
St Cyril School
St Francis of Assisi
St John the Evangelist
St Joseph School

FAIR CLOSING DATE: July 21, 2021*
All Saints School
Immaculate Heart Academy
Loretto School
San Miguel High School
St Ambrose School
St Charles Mission School
St Elizabeth Ann Seton School
Yuma Catholic High School

FAIR CLOSING DATE: August 17, 2021*
Our Mother of Sorrows
Santa Cruz School
St Anthony of Padua School
St Michael School

*No Round One applications accepted after this date. Any applications submitted after these deadlines
will be considered for Round Two (spring semester).

• Based upon the information you provide in your FAIR Inc. application, CTSO will determine your scholarship eligibility.


This form must be completed and sent to CTSO Scholarship Manager for Students who Transfer From Public Schools.

Applicants for Disabled/Displaced Scholarships:


• Families interested in receiving educational scholarships from Corporate Tax Credit funds for Disabled or Displaced students must complete an Application for D/D Funds, an Income Verification Form, and submit either an IEP, a MET or a 504 Plan at the time of application.
• If the child has been in Arizona’s DCS Foster Care program, a family must also submit a signed Permission to Verify DCS Foster Care Form.
• If an applicant has received Corporate Tax Credit funds for Disabled or Displaced students in a previous year from another certified School Tuition Organization within the State of Arizona, the applicant must also submit a completed Previous Scholarship Verification Form.
• Applications will be considered only after all required documentation has been received by CTSO.

Additional/Emergency Scholarship Funds

• Before applying for Emergency Funds, a family must complete a FAIR application.
• Emergency Funding Information: Beginning in October, please complete an Application for Emergency Funds. In addition, you must submit a statement of need for Emergency Funds and if your income has been reduced since you filed your FAIR, Inc. application, include an updated Income Verification Form. Request for emergency funds application deadline for Fall Semester is, November 19th and for the Spring Semester, April 3rd.
• Please see the Referral Program section of this website to learn what you can do to increase the amount of scholarship funds available to you. You may use this program to help bridge your financial need.

CTSO 2019-2020 Scholarship Awards

Scholarship Highlights

  • $12.4 million dollars in scholarships to 36 schools with only a 5% operating cost.
  • Over 6,003 scholarships awarded and awarded regardless of race, creed, gender and ethnicity, etc.
  • 76% were minority children and 82% low income families.