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Financial Aid

At CTA, we recognize that paying full tuition is a financial challenge for many families.  Our goal is to make CTA affordable for all families. 
To that end, CTA offers tuition assistance through 2 programs - the “Short Form” and the FACTS portal. You may apply for either program but not both. In both programs, information is kept confidential and reviewed by an anonymous scholarship committee. 


Option 1: Short Form

For families seeking financial assistance who may not otherwise qualify for traditional financial aid through the FACTS process.  The “short form” option is more streamlined and provides the opportunity for a tuition discount between 10% – 20%.  To be eligible for Short Form financial aid: (1) your total annual tuition obligation to CTA (excluding registration fees) and to local Jewish high schools (after any scholarship) must be greater than 10% of your Adjusted Gross Income, and (2) your liquid assets should not exceed $325,000.  The aid is based on a calculation therefore there is no option for appeal.  Applications must be complete to be considered.  Click HERE for the application and documentation requirements.


Option 2: FACTS portal - Financial Aid

This portal must be completed by all financial aid applicants, regardless of whether or not you qualify for EITC or OSTC funding.  To access the FACTS online application, please CLICK HERE. You will need to upload your 2022 W2 or 1099, your 2022 1040 tax form, and any other supporting tax schedules.


For more information, please contact Sharon Joshowitz, Business Manager, at [email protected].