Tuition, Financial Aid & Scholarships

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 -- 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

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:

  1. Contact Jana Allen, Admissions Associate/Financial Aid, at 314-692-6617 or at jallen@chaminade-stl.org to setup a meeting.
  2. Complete the Parent Estimated Contribution (PEC) Form.
  3. All families seeking assistance are required to complete the on-line FACTS application and pay the application fee online.
  4. Upload a complete, signed PDF copy of all 2017 Federal Income Tax Forms, including a copy of all 2017 W-2's and accompanying schedules (A-F only) to FACTS. (Note: 2018 W2's will also be required once they are received in January 2019).
  5. If either parent/guardian owns a business, a copy of 2017 Business Tax returns and all accompanying schedules for each business owned must be submitted to FACTS for review.
  6. Complete the custom questions found at the end of the FACTS application that required specifically by Chaminade.

Please click here for a copy of our comprehensive 2019-20 Financial Assistance Guide. Please contact Jana Allen in Admissions at jallen@chaminade-stl.org or Lisa Hermannes in the Business Office at lhermannes@chaminade-stl.org if we can be of any assistance!

Dates for Applying for Financial Assistance

All families may begin applying for financial aid for the 2019-2020 school year on November 5, 2018.

To be eligible for allocation:

  • New 9th Grade students must apply by December 14, 2018.
  • New Middle School students must apply by February 5, 2019.

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

Tuition and Fees

Day Student Tuition & Fees for the 2018-2019 School Year

  • Tuition: $19,758
  • Matriculation Fee: $200
  • Laptop Computer Lease: $730
  • Special Course & Experiential Trip Fees (Est): $1,160 - 2,015

An enrollment deposit of $1,700 for students is payable three weeks after acceptance to hold a student's place in the class.

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.

Academic Scholarships

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 90% average. (Note: There is no additional application for these scholarships; academic transcripts will provide sufficient information.)

High School Applicants' academic scholarships are based on a nationally standardized test (SSAT, Iowa Basics, ERB, Stanford Achievement and achieve an A- or higher in their core academic classes. Academic scholarships range from $1,000 - $7,000, based on a composite score between the 93rd and 99th percentile. A 93% will receive a $1,000 scholarship and increases by $1,000 for each percentile point.

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 $5,000 scholarship.

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 in their core academic classes. Academic scholarships range from $1,000 to $7,000, based on a composite score between the 93rd and 99th percentile. A 93% score will receive a $1,000 scholarship and increases by $1,000 for each percentile point.

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 $5,000 scholarship.


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