Admissions

Tuition & Tuition Assistance

The tuition cost for the 2020-2021 academic year is $19,850.00.
A $1,000 non-refundable registration fee is required to reserve your child's place for the 2020-2021 school year. Incoming freshmen must submit payment with their online enrollment. Returning students will be billed the $1,000 registration fee on the April 1, 2020 billing statement.

This amount is non-refundable and will be applied to tuition for 2020-2021.

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  • Tuition Billing Plans

    ANNUAL PLAN
    $18,850.00
    Payment due May 25, 2020

    TWO PAY PLAN
    $ 9,425.00
    Payments due May 25, 2020 and November 25, 2020

    FOUR PAY PLAN
    $ 4,712.50
    Payments due May, August, November, February

    MONTHLY PLAN
    $ 1,885.00
    Ten payments – May, 2020 through February, 2021

    Invoices
    All payments are due on the 25th of the month. Above listed payment amounts do not include incidental charges, which may be added to your billing statement. We are hoping to email tuition statements next year, so please update your email address with Kevin Bellie at 312-432-8307.

    Please note that your registration for the school year is not complete until we receive your Parent Commitment form.
  • Late Payment Charges

    Payments are due on or before your due date. If your payment is not made by your due date, or you are carrying an outstanding balance, a Follow Up Service Fee may apply. Smart Tuition will remind you of your upcoming payment to help you pay on time. We will also advise you when you have missed a payment to help you avoid any future fees.

    A fee of $30 will be applied to your account for any failed payment processed via auto-debit, phone, web or failed check payments. Your bank may also impose additional fees.

    Report cards will not be forwarded or transcripts sent until all financial obligations are met. Students with past due tuition balances may be prohibited from participating in extra-curricular activies.

    Seniors with past due tuition balances may be prohibited from participating in the Graduation Ceremony. All Senior balances must be paid in full before May 1st.
  • Tuition Payments

    All tuition payments can be made through Blackbaud Smart Tuition Management. You can access your account by logging into https://ignatius.myschoolapp.com/ or https://parent.smarttuition.com/.

    Please note: Parent Commitment payments and payments to Quest Food Services must go to the individual department.

    If your son or daughter will not be attending Saint Ignatius College Prep in the fall, please notify Mr. Kevin Bellie, in writing, as soon as possible.

    The tuition at Saint Ignatius covers costs common to all students. Tuition covers up to six units of credit per year, as well as costs for counseling, laboratories, lockers, gymnasium, yearbook, school newspaper, participation in sports, clubs and other cocurricular activities.

    Please CLICK HERE for a brochure about tuition increases. Please CLICK HERE for a 2015 brochure that examines misconceptions about the school.
  • Withdrawal

    If a student withdraws, is suspended, or dismissed from school before the end of the academic year, or if the student misses classes due to absence, illness, or any other causes, the parents are responsible for the tuition for the entire quarter in which the withdrawal occurs.

Office Hours

The Treasurer’s Office operates year round, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The office is located on the ground floor in room G30.

If you have any questions regarding the above, please contact:

Kathleen Ford Lyons

Student Account Manager
312-432-8312
Kathleen.Lyons@Ignatius.org

Tuition Assistance

To access the FACTS Tuition Assistance application, please click here.

Since its founding in 1869, Saint Ignatius College Prep has supported its students and their families with financial assistance. Integral to the mission of the school since its earliest days has been a commitment to provide a high quality Jesuit, Catholic secondary education for young men and women from across the Chicago area. The school attempts to make it possible for all qualified students, regardless of family income, to attend Saint Ignatius.

Saint Ignatius College Prep strives to make a Catholic education affordable to students by allocating funds for need-based tuition assistance. Over $5 million has been awarded for the 2020-2021 school year. Approximately 28% of our student body receives tuition assistance.

While we understand that it is a sacrifice for any family to send their children to a Catholic high school, all Ignatius families are expected to make a serious financial commitment to pay their child’s tuition. There is no standard formula for determining the amount of tuition assistance. Each case is considered individually, assessing various factors. In order to maintain tuition assistance, students must maintain a 2.0 GPA.

Children’s tuition, extraordinary family medical expenses, and mortgage are taken into consideration. We understand that family expenses vary depending on the unique circumstances of each family. Therefore, in order to be fair to all applicants, we respectfully request full disclosure of income and ask that families carefully consider their expenses.

The Tuition Assistance Committee reviews requests for assistance from families who have applied for aid. FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment conducts the financial need analysis for Saint Ignatius College Prep. Families applying for tuition assistance will need to complete an application and submit the necessary supporting documentation to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment. The application fee is $30.

For the incoming class of 2025, the application period opens the date of the entrance exam or December 5, 2020. In order for an award to be processed prior to the enrollment contract deadline, the tuition assistance application must be submitted by February 8, 2021. For the returning classes of 2022, 2023, and 2024, the application period opens January 1, 2021 with a deadline of April 16, 2021. Applications are submitted via the FACTS Tuition Assistance application. 

Families are asked to submit copies of 2019 Federal tax forms including all supporting tax schedules and 2019 W-2 forms. Applicants upload complete federal tax forms and any schedules when completing the FACTS application. 

Tuition Assistance applications are not complete, and will not be considered, without the required tax documentation Regardless of the marital status of the parents, the Tuition Assistance Committee will consider the assets of both parents/guardians before making an award, and will not be bound by the assertion that one parent has a disclaimed responsibility for education expenses. Remarriage of either parent creates a new family unit with new relationships. For this reason, the non-custodial parent (and spouse) must comply with the filing requirements to be eligible for tuition assistance. Both the custodial parent and the non-custodial parent will have to create their own individual FACTS accounts. Emergency tuition assistance is considered on an individual basis. Loss of employment, major illness or catastrophic event qualifies for emergency consideration. Assistance packages come in the form of direct grants. A work-study program for sophomores, juniors, and seniors is also available.

Coordination with Tuition Assistance

The Tuition Assistance Committee notifies families of the grant they will receive for the coming academic year. The Treasurer’s Office posts 1/10th of the grant to the tuition account each month, May through February. The balance is due from the family on the due date, per tuition policies.

Contact for More Information

For more information on the Treasurer's Office department, please contact our School Treasurer, Greg Gleason, at greg.gleason@ignatius.org or by phone at 312.432.8310.