Admissions

Tuition & Tuition Assistance

The tuition cost for the 2019-2020 academic year is $19,500.00.
A $1,000 non-refundable registration fee is required to reserve your child's place for the 2019-2020 school year. Incoming freshmen must submit payment with their online enrollment. Returning students will be billed the $1000 registration fee on the April 1, 2019 billing statement.

This amount is non-refundable and will be applied to tuition for 2019-2020.

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  • Tuition Billing Plans

    ANNUAL PLAN
    $18,500.00
    Payment due June 25, 2019

    SEMESTER PLAN
    $ 9,250
    Payments due June and December

    QUARTERLY PLAN
    $ 4.625
    Payments due June, September, December, March

    MONTHLY PLAN
    $ 1,850
    Ten payments – June through March

    Invoices
    Invoices are mailed the first week of every month. 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

    Timely payment under the billing plans above is essential. A 1% late charge will be imposed on any amount unpaid, for whatever reason, as of the last day of each month. A $15.00 charge will be imposed for all checks returned by the bank. Serious delinquency will necessitate barring your son or daughter from classes and report cards will not be forwarded or transcripts sent until all financial obligations are met.

    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

    Cash, checks, money orders, cashiers checks are all accepted as payment for tuition. If you are paying with cash, the money must be presented at the Treasurer’s Office. Check, money order or cashier’s check payments are mailed to:

    Tuition payment must be mailed to:
    Saint Ignatius College Prep
    7304 Solution Center
    Chicago, IL 60677-7003

    The Solution Center address is only for tuition payments. Parent pledge payments and payments to Quest must go to the individual department.

    When mailing tuition payments to the Solution Center address do not include correspondence as this is our bank lockbox address. Student ID numbers MUST BE included on check. Remember your student ID number changes each year. If you have your tuition payment automatically sent from your bank, please make sure to change the account number.

    Due to the ever increasing fees associated with using a credit card for payment of tuition, Saint Ignatius College Prep prefers payment by check, money order or cashiers check. Credit cards may be used as payment of tuition, if necessary, by paying online here and following the prompts. We accept American Express and Mastercard. You will be charged a 2.75% convenience fee for your transaction.

    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 Tuition Assistance application online, 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. $4.5 million has been pledged for the 2019-2020 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 2024, the application period opens December 7, 2019. The application deadline is February 7, 2020. For the returning classes of 2021, 2022 and 2023, the application period opens January 1, 2020. The application deadline is April 15, 2020. Applicants can apply online by clicking the FACTS quick link at www.ignatius.org. Applications can also be made at https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/41XHY.

For the incoming class of 2024, families are asked to submit copies of your 2018 Federal tax forms including all supporting tax schedules, and your 2018 W-2 forms. You should upload your complete federal tax forms and any schedules when you complete your application at FACTS. For the returning classes of 2021, 2022 and 2023, you will be asked to submit copies of your 2019 Federal tax forms including all supporting tax schedules, and your 2019 W-2 forms. You should upload your complete tax forms and any schedules when your complete your application at FACTS. Families applying for tuition assistance should plan to file their tax returns early.

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, August through March. 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 department chair - Gregory Gleason at greg.gleason@ignatius.org or by phone at 312.432.8310.