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How to Apply

CSFP can help your family afford private school through our four-year scholarship program. All CSFP scholarships are partial, and needs-based. The maximum award amount for SY 2018-19 is $2,800 per child. You can estimate the amount of financial aid your family may receive with a CSFP scholarship by using our scholarship estimation calculator.  

See if your family is eligible for a CSFP scholarship by answering a few questions:
Does your household reside in the City of Philadelphia?
Is your child entering grades K-8th in 2018?
Does your household income fall within the 2018-2019 Income Scale, below?

Scholarships Year 2018-2019 Income Scale

Household SizeUp to 75% Up to 50%Up to 25%
2Up to $16,240$16,241 - $30,044$30,045 - $43,848
3Up to $20,420$20,421 - $37,777$37,778 - $55,134
4Up to $24,600$24,601 - $45,510$45,511 - $66,420
5Up to $28,780$28,781 - $53,243$53,244 - $77,706
6Up to $32,960$32,,961 - $60,976$60,977 - $88,992
7Up to $37,140$37,141 - $68,709$68,710 - $100,278
8Up to $41,320$41,321 - $76,422$76,443 - $111,564
For each additional child add: $4,180$7,733$11,286

If you answered “YES” to all of the questions above, you can apply in 1 of 2 ways:
1. Apply online.
2. In Person- Visit our office at 100 S. Broad Street, Ste 1200, Phila, PA 19110 from 9am to 5pm, Monday – Friday during the application season.

What happens next?
Winners are notified in mid-March, after applications close and CSFP conducts their random lottery. While waiting to hear a decision, it is wise to research private school options and contact schools’ admission offices, in the event your child is selected. Click here for a list of CSFP-approved schools. If your child is not chosen, you can re-apply the following school year.

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