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CEF (Tuition Assistance)

The Catholic Education Foundation has been a proud partner of San Gabriel Mission High School for many years. The Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) was established as an independent charitable trust in 1987 by Cardinal Roger Mahony with initial support from a core team of prominent business and community leaders in Los Angeles. CEF’s mission is to provide tuition assistance to the most financially deserving students attending Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Its purpose is to make a quality Catholic education accessible to students in need because it lays the foundation for academic achievement and develops values for family, community, and service.


CEF’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) provides $1,000 per student in grades Pre-K to 8 and $2,000 per student in grades 9 to 12 each academic year and is the core program and foundation of CEF. Students receiving tuition awards qualify on the basis of financial need. To learn more about CEF visit


Cycle 1: For current 8th grade families entering high school. If you are currently attending a Catholic elementary school, please contact your Principal for your CYCLE 1 tuition assistance application. If you are attending a private, charter, or public school please follow the process below. Before you make the appointment, see the income guidelines below to see if you meet the criteria. Cycle 1 opens on October 28th and ends in January 15th (no exceptions)

Cycle 2:
Current high school family cycle. Cycle 2 opens on October 28th and ends in January 15th (no exceptions). 


As a parish Catholic high school, San Gabriel Mission High School understands that each family has unique financial needs and that choosing to send your daughter to a Catholic high school is an investment. It is our belief that no family should be turned away simply because they cannot afford the tuition. We provide affordable monthly customized plans to best meet the needs of your family. After you apply for CEF, we highly encourage to fill out the application below so that you can explore additional options.
Tuition Assistance is available and for questions contact (626) 282-3181 x107. (Hablamos español)
For questions contact [email protected]