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Tuition and Affordability

Supporting Your Son's Esto Vir Journey

We understand that enrolling your son in a private school is a family commitment – for both the student and the parents. A critical part of our mission is to enroll the most qualified young men regardless of their financial circumstances.

  • 54% of the student body receives some type of financial support
  • Over $3.6 million was awarded last year in financial aid and scholarships.
  • Grants range from $1,000 - $14,000. The average grant is $8,500.

Day Student Tuition & Fees for the 2024-2025 School Year

  • Tuition: $24,755
  • Laptop Computer Lease: $850
  • Special Course & Experiential Trip Fees (Est): $775 - $1,400

An enrollment deposit of $1,500 is due four weeks after acceptance to hold a student's place in the class. This amount is reduced from total tuition.

Payment options include:

  • 1 payment
  • 3-payment schedule: due July 15, October 15 and January 15
  • 9-payment schedule: payments will be monthly July through March.

Families choosing one of our payment options will be assessed a $50 fee through FACTS. Families paying in full are not assessed the fee and may remit payment directly to Chaminade.

Additional expenses include lunch (if not brought from home) and book purchases. 

Chaminade offers academic scholarships for incoming students based on two criteria:

  1. Academic achievement
  2. Standardized test scores.

There is no additional application for these scholarships; academic transcripts will provide sufficient information.

High School and Middle School Applicants' academic scholarships are based on a nationally recognized standardized test (SSAT, Iowa Basics, ERB, or Stanford Achievement) and achieving an A- or higher in their core academic classes. Academic scholarships range from $500 - $8,000, based on a composite score between the 91st and 99th percentile. 

Students who take the Missouri MAP test and achieve an "Advanced" score in both Communication/Language Arts and Math, as well as have an A- average in their core academic classes are eligible for a $6,000 scholarship. Students who achieve a "Proficient" score on one test and "Advanced" in another receive a $2,000 scholarship.

Students whose standardized test score does not qualify them for an academic scholarship have the option of taking the SSAT. Those scores must be sent to the admissions department by June 30th for consideration. See the SSAT website for test dates and locations.

Students who take a standardized test in the Spring before starting Chaminade in the Fall, may have those scores evaluated for a possible scholarship to be awarded the following school year. For example, a student applying for 6th grade, that takes the MAP test the Spring of 5th grade, may have those scores reviewed upon receipt. If the scores are high enough to receive an academic scholarship, it will be awarded in 7th grade. Those scores must be sent to the admissions department by June 30th for consideration.

 NOTE: Freshman applicants must list Chaminade as their first choice school on the Archdiocesan Application form so we receive your transcripts.

Merit scholarships are renewable in subsequent years provided the student remains in good academic standing.

Financial aid awards are distributed to those who qualify, follow the procedure, and meet the deadlines. Need-based awards are determined by the Financial Aid Committee. Application deadlines and a link to the application are listed below. 

Chaminade’s financial assistance application is here. Chaminade uses FACTS Financial Management to collect and validate taxes. You must use the above link to fill out the application that is unique to Chaminade.

Applying for financial assistance is a separate process from applying for admittance. Admittance is based on merit alone. A family’s ability to pay will not affect an acceptance decision.

The application is extensive; the information is integral to capturing an accurate financial situation.  It asks for both parents’ (regardless of marital status) W-2s, tax returns, employment history, business taxes, if applicable, and information about household expenses like vacations and club sports. Every family’s unique application is reviewed by the Financial Aid Committee with the goal of being good stewards of our resources, and all information will remain confidential. 

Early Estimate for New 9th Graders November 1, 2023
Applications for New 9th Graders December 31, 2023
Applications for Currently Enrolled Students February 15, 2024
New Applicants for All Other Grades January 31, 2024

Financial Aid award letters are sent at the end of March.

MOScholars Program awards scholarships to Missouri students attending public school and living in low-income households or students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs). Applications open February 1, 2024. Click here for more information.

Beyond Sunday Education Fund Scholarship Program provides tuition assistance to middle-income families seeking a Catholic education for their children. Applications are open from January 22, 2024 - February 28, 2024. Click here for more information.

To answer your additional questions on Financial Aid  Please click here!