Catholic college preparatory education is a significant investment that can transform lives and yield positive, lifelong results. Each year, Serra High School awards approximately $3 million in tuition assistance and scholarships. We encourage all prospective families who feel that the cost of education may be a barrier to apply for financial assistance.
Financial assistance is available to all families with demonstrated financial need. Serra uses TADS to process applications for financial assistance. All new and returning families interested in receiving financial assistance are required to complete the TADS online application.
New Financial Assistance due to COVID-19
The Serra community remains committed to helping families who have been financial impacted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have created a series of online forms for families to request assistance during this challenging time.
Please note: You will need to sign in to a Google account to complete these forms.
Programs & Partnerships
Serra is fortunate to have a number of programs and partnerships that help to make a Serra education affordable for our families. Each year, we award financial aid and academic achievement scholarships to more than 30 percent of our student body.
- Saint Junípero Serra Scholars Award - $6,000 (renewal each year)
- Archdiocese Scholarship (Archdiocese of San Francisco) - $1,800
- Irish Cultural Center of California - $750
- Bay Scholars - $3,500 each year for four years
- William C. Cody Scholar Foundation - $3,000 - $5,000 (depending on availability of funds)
- Sister Sylvia Hamilton, PBVM, Presentation Alumnae High School Scholarship Fund - $2,000
- Elementary Schools – Eighth Grade Awards
- Saint Paul High School Alumnae Association
Raising a family in the Bay Area is not easy. Many families need two incomes, and parents often have multiple jobs. An affordable plan was set up for our family, and we are extremely grateful. We have been given a gift, and we will cherish that gift every day. "
- Grateful parents of a Serra sophomore
Just one family's story . . .
2020-21 Tuition: $23,875
Registration Fee: $750
Academic Resource Center Supplemental Fee: $2,000
Parents currently have the option of choosing from one of three payment plans:
|Yearly:||One payment due in July|
|Semester:||Two payments due in July and December|
|Monthly:||10 payments made each month: July through April*|
*Families that choose the 2-pay or 10-pay plan must have the tuition payments automatically debited from their bank accounts. We do not accept credit cards for tuition payments.
Flexible Tuition Payment Plans:
We want to make a Serra education accessible. That is why we also offer flexible payment plans tailored to your family's needs. Just ask. We are here to help.