Tuition, Financial Aid & Scholarships
Supporting your Son's Esto Vir Journey
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 help support you as you navigate this important part of the Admissions process.
Need-Based Financial Aid
It is a critical part of our MISSION to enroll the most qualified young men regardless of their financial circumstances. Two types of financial aid awards are available: Direct Grants and Work Grants. Direct Grants are awarded based on financial need and are a direct reduction of tuition. Work Grants are awarded based on financial need and reduce tuition by the number of hours a student works for the school.
The Financial Aid Process
It is our goal to make the process for applying for financial aid as simple and straightforward as possible. However, ultimately it is the family’s responsibility to complete the application and provide all financial documents required by FACTS and by Chaminade.
After scheduling your son’s Shadow Visit and communicating your intent to apply for aid to the Admissions Department, simply follow the steps below to begin the Financial Assistance Application process:
Steps to completing your FACTS Grant and Aid Application:
Contact Jana Allen, Admissions Associate/Financial Aid, at 314-692-6617 or at email@example.com to discuss the details of filing an application and to review required documents.
- All families seeking assistance are required to complete the application and pay the application fee online.
- Upload a complete, signed PDF copy of all 2016 Federal Income Tax Forms, including a copy of all 2017 W-2 forms and all accompanying schedules (A-F only) to FACTS.
- If either parent/guardian owns a business, a copy of 2016 Business Tax returns and all accompanying schedules for each business owned must be submitted to FACTS for review.
- Complete the custom questions found at the end of the application that required specifically by Chaminade.
Please click here for a copy of our comprehensive 2017-18 Financial Assistance Guide. Please contact Jana Allen in Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lisa Hermannes in the Business Office at email@example.com if we can be of any assistance!
Dates for Applying for Financial Assistance
All families may begin applying for financial aid for the 2018-2019 school year on November 6, 2017.
To be eligible for allocation:
- New ninth grade students must submit their online application by December 15, 2017
- New middle school students must submit their online application by February 16, 2018.
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, 2018 deadline will ensure 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.
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.
Chaminade offers academic scholarships for incoming students based on their academic achievement and standardized test scores. These scholarships are renewable each year a student attends Chaminade so long as they maintain an A- average. There is no application for these scholarships; academic transcripts will provide sufficient information.
High School Applicants' who score between the 93rd and 99th percentile composite on a nationally-standardized test (Iowa Basics, Stanford Achievement, SSAT) and achieve an A- average or higher on their core academic classes will receive an academic scholarship for their incoming freshman year. Academic scholarships range from $1,000 to $7,000, beginning at $1,000 for a 93% and increase a thousand dollars for each percentile increase. No additional application is necessary to complete.
NOTE: Freshman applicants must list Chaminade as their first choice school on the Archdiocesan Application form. These scholarships are renewable each year a student attends Chaminade so long as they maintain at least a 90% average.
Middle School Applicants' academic scholarships are based on a nationally-standardized test (SSAT, Iowa Basics, ERB, Stanford) and achieving an A- average or higher on their core academic classes. Academic scholarships range from $1,000 to $7,000, based on a composite score between the 93th - 99th beginning at $1,000 for a 93% and increase a thousand dollars for each percentile increase. No additional application is necessary to complete. These scholarships are renewable each year a student attends Chaminade so long as they maintain at least a 90% average.