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Financial Aid


La Salle High School has gone green!
All financial aid applications are now completed online!



PLEASE NOTE: If you are applying for financial aid for a returning student and you also have an incoming student you must follow the instructions for incoming students below and turn in your application by the January 17, 2017 deadline.

INCOMING students
(families with incoming students)
Application for 2017-2018 school year will be available shortly
FACTS application due date January 17, 2017
Introduction to Financial Aid Letter (download)
Financial Aid Guidelines Handbook (download)
2015 Tax Return IRS form 4506 (download)
FACTS Online Application (access)


 RETURNING students
(families without incoming students)
Application for 2017-2018 school year will be available shortly
FACTS application due date February 12, 2017
Introduction to Financial Aid Letter (download)
Financial Aid Guidelines Handbook (download)
2016 Tax Return IRS form 4506 (download)
FACTS Online Application (access)
The Brother Celestine Scholarship (Half Tuition Annually)

Brother Celestine Cormier, FSC, the founding principal of La Salle, was assigned to Pasadena by the Christian Brothers to complete construction of the new high school and to lead it for the next six years. A dynamic and visionary administrator, Brother Celestine was admired by everyone he encountered and respected by the students entrusted to his care.

To honor Brother Celestine’s commitment to the human and Christian education of the young, especially the poor, La Salle High School offers up to nine half-tuition scholarships to entering students of academic promise whose family income is not sufficient to pay the entire tuition.

The scholarship is for four years, providing the student maintains an acceptable level of academic achievement, contributes in appropriate ways to the School community, and is able to demonstrate financial need.

Patrick Bonacci, AFSC Scholarship (Full Tuition)

Serving under three principals, Brother Christopher Bassen, FSC, Brother Robert Mizia, FSC, and Brother Philip Clarke, FSC, Pat Bonacci, AFSC has occupied virtually every administrative position in the School: Dean of Students, Director of Admissions, Dean of Studies, and Assistant Principal.  Even as Principal, Pat Bonacci, AFSC  has always taught at least one class throughout the twenty years he has served La Salle.

To honor his twenty years of dedication to the students of La Salle High School, the Christian Brothers made Pat Bonacci an honorary member of their religious congregation, signified by the letters after his name: “AFSC.”

On the occasion of the School’s fiftieth anniversary in 2007, administrators, faculty, parents, alumni, and foundations contributed to an endowed scholarship fund in his honor.  The scholarship is given to students of academic promise and limited financial means. Candidates are selected by the Financial Aid Committee based on academic qualifications and financial need.

The Brother T. Mel Anderson, FSC Scholarship (Half Tuition Annually)

After only four years as a high school teacher, Brother Mel Anderson was appointed as the founding Vice-Principal of La Salle High School in 1956.  In the six years that he served La Salle, Brother Mel was known for the very same qualities that marked the next 44 years of his administrative career: an engaging personality, quick wit, a truly spectacular stage presence, a skilled and entertaining speaking style, an ability to remember names that bordered on the encyclopedic, and perhaps most importantly, a sensitivity and a care for the individual that permeated all of his professional relationships – truly a Lasallian quality of the highest caliber.

To honor Brother Mel’s leadership when La Salle was a young school, the Class of 1960 has permanently endowed a scholarship fund for students of academic promise and limited financial means. Candidates are selected by the Financial Aid Committee based on academic qualifications and financial need. The scholarship if for half tuition and is granted for four years, providing the student maintains an acceptable level of academic achievement, contributes in appropriate ways to the School community, and is able to demonstrate financial need.

San Miguel Scholarship (Full Tuition and Fees Annually)

To honor San Miguel Febres Cordero the first American Lasallian Saint, La Salle High School of Pasadena offers up to nine full tuition scholarships to entering students of academic promise whose family income puts them beyond the ability to pay tuition.

Students must be nominated by their elementary principal, parish priest, or other adult who has previously contacted the Director of Admissions.

The scholarship is for four years, providing the student maintains an acceptable level of academic achievement, contributes in appropriate ways to the School community, and is able to demonstrate financial need.

Financial Aid Availability

La Salle High School subscribes to the NAIS Guidelines governing financial aid. Therefore, financial aid at La Salle High School is granted solely on the basis of family need and the availability of funds. Forms to request Financial Aid are available in the finance office in December for the following School Year. The Financial Aid Deadline (date by which applications must be mailed to a financial aid evaluation company) is different for incoming student's applications and returning students applications. Please see above for those dates.  Deadlines for financial aid will be strictly followed. Failure to comply will result in the allocation of financial aid to another student. Please review the Calendar for specific dates.

The School strongly recommends that families begin the financial aid process early. La Salle High School has allocated dollars for Financial Aid and uses FACTS to evaluate, rank and award applicants according to financial need. Once the allocated monies are used there is no more financial aid. The Financial Aid award is not a four-year award and applicants must reapply every year. The School will notify applicants of financial aid award at acceptance.

Other Scholarships

The Founders Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to the freshman who achieves the highest scores in all criteria that the Admissions Committee uses when selecting scholars. The Founders Scholarship is named in honor of St. John Baptist De La Salle, the founder of the Christian Brothers. This Scholarship is renewable for three years following the initial award if the student meets the qualifications of renewal.

The Saint Benilde Scholarship
The Director of Admissions recommends candidates for this scholarship to the Admissions Committee from students at or above the 95 percentile on the entrance exam. The Committee will use the criteria listed above in making their selections. This Scholarship is renewable for three years following the initial award if the student meets the qualifications of renewal.

The Trustees Scholarship
These scholarships will be awarded to outstanding academic students graduating from Catholic elementary schools. This Scholarship is renewable for three years following the initial award if the student meets the qualifications of renewal.

Please Note
In the event that a student qualifies for more than one academic scholarship, the higher amount will be granted, i.e., only one scholarship per student.

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