Financial Aid

Tuition Assistance

Families seeking tuition assistance are required to pay the registration fee prior to applying for assistance. Tuition assistance requests are processed by FACTS. Click here to create an application for financial aid.

St. Joseph’s Educational Foundation

St. Joseph Academy Foundation has changed it’s name and has initiated its most progressive and far reaching program to date.  Starting now, St. Joseph’s Educational Foundation (SJEF) will pay up to 40% of the tuition of any student who attends not only St. Joseph Academy Lakeland, but also Santa Fe Catholic High School.  This scholarship will be available to each and every child from St. Joseph Parish Lakeland so long as:

  • The children and their families are members of the St. Joseph’s Parish Lakeland
  • They attend Mass regularly (family must use envelops for tithing).
  • They are active participants in the Parish or its ministries.

If the child and/or his family meet these requirements, the SJEF will provide the scholarship regardless of the family financial needs.  For more information visit the SJEF website at or contact Maittee Grana at or 863-535-5225


Step Up For Students was created to help alleviate the enormous educational challenges faced by children in Florida who live in or near poverty. The program provides Tax Credit Scholarships to students in K-12 who come from low-income families. These scholarships allow the students to consider a participating private school or an out-of-district public school that may better suit their individual needs, an option which already is available to families of greater financial means. This choice is not based on whether the public school is judged as succeeding or failing. Rather, it recognizes that different children learn in different ways and that our collective struggle is to help the students who often are at the greatest disadvantage in modern education.

Find out if you qualify for a Step-Up Scholarship through their website and to know more about the scholarship.

McKay Scholarship

Florida’s school choice programs ensure that no child will be left behind by allowing parents to choose the best educational setting—public or private—for their child. The McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program provided over 24,000 Florida students with special needs the opportunity to attend a participating private school during the 2011-12 school year. The McKay Scholarships Program also offers parents public school choice. A parent of an eligible special needs student may choose to transfer the student to another public school.

Find out if you qualify for a McKay Scholarship through their website and to know more about the scholarship.

AAA Scholarship

The AAA Scholarship mission is: “To Provide Economic and Other Assistance to Economically-Disadvantaged Families and Families of Children with Disabilities to Enable Them to Select the Best Schools for Their Children”

To learn more about their scholarship, click here.