How It Works
From helping with administrative processes, to informing potential CSF families about our program, participating schools play a vital role in CSF’s success. We could not operate without them!
Scholarship payments are distributed directly to each participating school twice per year—once in December and once in May. Each payment is a percentage of each CSF student’s scholarship for the year. Please note: scholarships are based on a family’s financial need and are not intended to fully cover tuition and fees at your school.
Is My School Eligible?
Any nonpublic school that is either Accredited or Approved is eligible to participate in the CSF program. For more information about Accreditation and Approval, click here.
Beyond this requirement, a CSF family must choose to attend your school. This can be any family who financially qualifies for our program, and schools are encouraged to promote our scholarships to any potential family.
Participating School Policies and Requirements
To be a participating school, you must agree to assist in the administration of the CSF program in the following ways:
- Collect requalification and new applications for your school. New and current CSF families must fill out an application during the application period each year. Participating schools are responsible for collecting these applications for each family and ensuring they are filled out completely and accurately.
- Complete School Commitment Forms (SCFs) and Exit Confirmation Forms (ECFs) for all applicable students. SCFs are required for any CSF student who attends your school, and must be completed yearly. ECFs are required for any CSF student who chooses to leave your school.
- Coordinate scholarship verification procedures twice per year. Before disbursing each scholarship payment, participating schools must complete verification paperwork, which involves confirming each CSF student’s continued adherence to program requirements, and obtaining CSF parent/guardian signatures. This paperwork must be completed by the deadline if payment is to be disbursed.
- Support CSF data collection efforts. To evaluate the success of our program, CSF relies upon schools to assist in providing and collecting data about schools and CSF families. Typical data requests include providing school enrollment and capacity information, administering and collecting parent surveys, and/or providing names of CSF families who would be interested in being interviewed.
If you have questions about how to become a participating school, please contact us.