Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance from Catholic Education Arizona (CEA)

All families registered with Annunciation for the 2020-2021 school year are eligible to apply for tuition assistance through the
Catholic Education Arizona (CEA) tuition assistance program. Those who meet the financial requirements will receive aid.  All applications are reviewed by Financial Aid Independent Review (FAIR).  To learn more about how scholarships are determined and deadlines for applications, please visit catholiceducationarizona.orgTo be considered for first round funding you must be enrolled with Annunciation Catholic school for the 2020-2021 school year and your CEA application must be completed and required tax documentation must be received at FAIR by April 15, 2020.

Parents will receive Round 1 award notification via mail at the end of June. 

If you enroll at Annunciation after the Round 1 deadline of  April 15, you may apply for round 2 funding by August 16. Round 2 award notification occurs in late September.

Applying to CEA:

Starting February 1, 2020 please visit to apply for tuition assistance

Returning applicants use your email and password to login. Then select the 2020-2021 school year and select the "Edit" button to complete your application which has been started for you based on the previous year information.

New applicants to FAIR should select Create New Login and complete the required fields. When prompted, use the school code 700 and school password is cea700.

If your student is transferring from a public or charter school in state, please complete the Public School Enrollment Verification form and return to the school office so it can be submitted to CEA directly. This form is due to CEA by Friday, May 8, 2020

Note: Tax documentation for 2019 is required for all applications. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You are responsible to check the status of your application on the FAIR website. For applicants who do not file tax returns, please complete the Statement of Income form and upload that with your application. If you plan to file a tax extension, you must provide the tax extension forms to FAIR.  

For more information about the application process, please view the FAIR brochure.

Other School Tuition Organizations

Parents are encouraged to apply to more than one tuition assistance program to help cover their tuition expense.  There are many other STO's authorized to provide these funds to our students.  The 2017 AZ Department of Revenue Certified School Tuition Organizations list is available HERE . This list contains the names and contact information for all STO's. Your school may accept tuition dollars from any of the listed organizations.  There are some STO's that will provide different levels of funding depending on the special circumstance of the student (e.g. support services for a disability).  Please refer to the particular STO’s website for any questions you may have about their parameters involving special circumstances. If the website does not have the information you need, call the organization directly.

STO's frequently used by Annunciation parents:
Arizona Tuition Connection
Arizona Private Education Scholarship Fund
Arizona Leadership Foundation
Catholic Tuition Support Organization
Arizona Community Foundation
Arizona Education Scholarship Foundation
Institute for Better Education (IBE) TOPS


Further assistance may be available to those with special financial circumstances through your parish. 

Please contact the school office if you have questions about tuition assistance.