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An Affordable Catholic Education

At St. Mary-Basha Catholic School, we believe that every child should be able to have a Catholic education. Therefore, it is our goal to make Catholic education affordable for all who desire it.
We will work individually with each family to help ensure your child’s education at St. Mary-Basha Catholic School becomes a reality. ALL families are encouraged to apply for financial assistance. By doing so, it allows the school to provide assistance to those who need it. 
Your options for assistance include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Financial assistance through School Tuition Organizations (STOs) that provide scholarships based on financial need, donor recommended scholarships, or both.
  • Privately funded scholarships.
For a consultation on financial assistance for your family, please contact us at

Resources for Financial Assistance


School Tuition Organizations (STOs)
STOs are non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporations, organized for the sole purpose of obtaining contributions through the state of Arizona’s Tuition Tax Credit Program and then using those contributions to provide scholarships to families who choose to enroll their child in a private school. 
STO List

Catholic Education Arizona (CEA)
CEA provides scholarships through the tax credit program for students at St. John Bosco Catholic School and other Diocesan schools. We recommend that all of our families apply for assistance through CEA. Application deadline is April 15th. Apply at

School code: 700



Donor-Recommended Scholarships
There are some STOs that provide scholarships based upon donor recommendations. Each family is encouraged to find a few family members, coworkers, or friends who are willing to redirect their tax liability to that particular family’s scholarship fund. Those funds are then made available to assist you with your tuition. Financial need is a consideration for the award of these scholarship funds, along with recommendations. We highly recommend you consider utilizing this great program; however, we also encourage you to learn as much as you can before beginning the process. Contact us today for more information!

Pastor Scholarships
Applicants may apply for Pastor Scholarships that are available to St. Mary-Basha Catholic School students. Qualifications for the Pastor Scholarship are determined by the pastor and principal. Please contact Mrs. Luna on how to apply.