Tuition/Financial Aid

Supporting your Son's Esto Vir Journey

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Thank you for your interest in Chaminade College Preparatory School.  Making the decision to invest in a Chaminade education offers vast opportunities and lifelong benefits.  We understand that enrolling your son in a private school is a family commitment - for both the student and the parents and we are here to support you as you navigate this important part of the Admissions process. 

Chaminade wants to make it possible for as many qualified students to attend as possible.  Over $1.6 million in financial aid as been awarded to over 325 students for the 2016-17 school year. Many types of tuition assistance are available:

  • Direct Grants: These are for students demonstrating financial need and do not have to be repaid.  The average grant of $6,000 depending on demonstrated financial need.
  • Work/Study Grants:  These are awarded to students demonstrating financial need.  For $500 in aid received, students work 50 hours assisting in general grounds and facility areas.

Students can receive a combination of awards, both academic and financial aid.  Chaminade uses FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment service to help determine a family's financial need. Many factors are used to determine financial aid such as family income and assets, number of children in the family, and tuition being paid at other schools.  Financial aid awards are provided for tuition only.  Aid awards are renewable annually if financial need still exists.  A new financial aid application must be completed every year. 

Please click here for a copy of our comprehensive 2016 Financial Assistance Guide.  Please contact Jana Allen in Admissions at or Lisa Hermannes in the Business Office at if we can be of any assistance!

Dates for Applying for Financial Assistance

All families may begin applying for financial aid for the 2017-2018 school year on November 4, 2016.  To be eligible, new ninth grade students must submit their online application by December 16, 2016; new  middle school students must submit their online applicationby February 17, 2017. In order to process your application, FACTS must receive a $30 non-refundable application fee.  In addition, tax documents (for both parents, regardless of marital status) are required to substantiate your financial aid application and must be submitted and uploaded to your FACTS account when you submit your application.  The tax information needed to verify your application as well as other important information regarding the application process is included in the FGAA checklist.

Use this worksheet as a guideline to prepare for the online application. Questions or problems with the online application should be directed to Facts Grant and Aid Assessment.

We encourage you not to wait until your son is accepted to apply for financial aid as there are budgetary limits to available funds and funds are allocated early.

Returning families who apply and complete the minimum or regular requirement by the February 15, 2017 deadline will insure they receive first consideration in the awarding of grant money and will receive their determination letter in early to mid-April.  Completed applications received after the deadline will be assessed on a first come first serve basis after the initial allocation process if funding becomes available.

Click here to apply for Financial Aid and/or to set up a Tuition Payment Plan.

Tuition and Fees

Day student tuition for the 2017-2018 school year is $18,998. Student fees, which include but are not limited to mandatory class trips, retreats, activity fee, yearbook/literary fees, courses fees etc. are additional.  All students are required to lease a laptop computer from the school.  The laptop lease fee is $680 per year with students receiving a new laptop every year. 

An enrollment deposit of $1,700 for students is payable three weeks after acceptance to hold a student's place in the class. The remaining tuition/fee balance is due in full on August 1. A personal or cashier's check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express are accepted for tuition payments.

Other payment options include:

  • 3 Payment Schedule: due Aug 1, November 1 and Feb 1; or
  • 9 Payment Schedule: payments will be Aug through April
Families choosing either payment option must have a FACTS agreement before enrollment will be processed. A $50 fee will be billed.

Resident student tuition, room and 7-day board for the 2017-2018 school year is $39,986. Domestic resident student tuition, room and 5-day board is $38,986. Seven-day room & board is available for all students while five-day room & board is available for U.S. students only.  An International Student Fee of $1,500 is assessed annually to all non-U.S. residents. The Esto Vir International Program is required of all new international students who were not enrolled in an accredited U.S. school for the full year immediately preceding matriculation into Chaminade.