TUITION ASSISTANCE

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How to Apply for Tuition Assistance

To apply for tuition assistance online in either English or Spanish, go to www.fairapp.com

  • To link your application to CTO, enter:
    • School Code: 450
    • Password: 450ddm
  • Upload your previous year’s tax documents at the end of the application.
  • Paper applications are available at your school in English and Spanish.

Application Process

Timeline

Applications for tuition assistance, including the $31 application fee (one application covers the entire family) need to be completed (including tax returns) and submitted to FAIR (www.FAIRApp.com) by Monday, April 15. Families will be notified of awards by their individual school by the end of May.

Who is eligible to apply?

Qualifying families include:

  • Household income does not exceed the amount listed on this chart based on family size. Family size includes parent(s)/guardian(s) and total number of dependents plus others living in household.
  • Families who live in Iowa are eligible for CTO.
  • Students eligible to receive tuition assistance are 5 years old before September 15 and attend one of the 16 Catholic schools in the Diocese of Des Moines.

2024-2025 Income Guidelines

Family Size*Maximum Income**
2$81,760
3$103,280
4$124,800
5$146,320
6$167,840
7$189,360
8**$210,880

* Families/households are eligible for CTO assistance if their total income is at or below the above listed income level reported on Line 9 of federal income tax form.
**Add $21,520 for each additional dependent.