Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees

The tuition at Cor Jesu for the 2019-20 school year will be $15,900, plus a $325 general service fee and a $650 technology fee. Tuition is payable in several plans. Additional charges include uniforms and books. A $500 deposit is made at registration in March and is deducted from the tuition payment. The cost to educate a student is more than the amount charged for tuition.  More information about this tuition gap can be found by clicking on the link to the right.

A blank 2019-2020 Tuition enrollment form is available for download here or by clicking on the link to the right. 

The $500 tuition deposit and completed SMART Tuition enrollment form for the 2019-2020 school year are due to Cor Jesu by Friday, March 1, 2019.

Financial Aid

Earnings from the $7.7 million Endowment Fund and donations to the Annual Fund each year provide tuition assistance.  Approximately 40% of Cor Jesu families receive tuition assistance through financial aid, and every effort is made to help meet the financial needs of all applicants. 84% of families who apply receive financial assistance.  Financial aid for 2019-2020 ranged from $3,000-$16,875 and our average award was $5,710.  Our financial aid program is administered through FACTS.  To download a flyer with more information on the FACTS process, click on the link in the column to the right. Only one application needs to be filled out per family.  Multiple schools can be selected from the FACTS online application. The online application form for 2020-21 can be accessed by clicking here or on the image below:

Attention Class of 2024!

Due to an unprecedented commitment from a generous alumna and her husband, Cor Jesu will meet 100% of the calculated need for the Class of 2024!  You can learn more about this exciting opportunity by clicking here.

2019-20 Financial Aid Levels

Cor Jesu’s financial aid awards are determined solely on financial need.  As a faith-based community we are committed to ensuring that everyone has an opportunity for a Cor Jesu education.  Cor Jesu Academy’s financial aid application process is administered by FACTS.  All applications for the 2020-2021 school year are due to FACTS by February 24, 2020.  The application can be viewed in both English and Spanish.  To view the application in Spanish click on the Espanol option in the upper right corner of the display.  The option is available when signing in and when starting an application.
Below are the adjusted available income levels and expected financial aid amounts.  Amounts awarded may change due to the number of applications, the severity of each family’s need, including but not limited to the number of children in private school, and the amount of debt outstanding.  This information is to be used purely for budgetary purposes and is not a guarantee of your financial aid award amount.
Adjusted Available Income Expected Financial Aid Amounts
($50,000)-$0 $11,000 - Fully Endowed
$0 - $65,000 $8,000
$66,000 - $85,000 $6,500
$86,000 - $100,000 $6,000
$100,000 - $155,000 $3,500

529 Plan Savings Information

Historically, the Missouri 529 Plan (MOST) has allowed people to save for college tax-free, while also receiving a state tax deduction annually for monies invested in the MOST program. Effective December 31, 2017, the new tax laws now allow 529 plans to also be used towards K-12 educational expenses.  
A MOST 529 tuition savings plan is an investment account sponsored by the State of Missouri.  Up to $16,000 ($8,000 for single filers) in contributions are deductible from Missouri taxes every year and investments in the plan grow tax-free.  When you use MOST funds for eligible expenses (tuition, room and board, and other college or vocational school expenses), you pay no taxes on the disbursement. 
Starting in January 2018, the MOST 529 program is expanding to allow families to save and use funds in their accounts for elementary and secondary tuition expenses, up to $10,000 per year per student.
Following are some Q & A’s pertaining to these changes:

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

Below you can download letters from the MO Catholic Conference and the MO State Treasurer explaining more about the changes to the program.

External Financial Aid Opportunities

Cor Jesu accepts external scholarships, including those from the St. Louis Archdiocese, parish organizations, the Darak Sabada Scholarship and more. Many parishes and external organizations also give scholarships to be used for high school tuition.  Some are even renewable for four years.  Please contact your parish office or visit the applicable websites for more information.  

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  • External Scholarships Received By Cor Jesu Students (Click to Expand)

    Access Academies
    Annual Catholic Appeal Essay Contest
    Ascension Catholic Church
    Assumption TWB Credits
    Beyond Sunday
    Carpenter Family Children's Foundation Inc.
    Cure of Ars
    Darrik Sabada Memorial Scholarship
    Franciscan Sisiter of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
    Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
    Knights of Columbus - Columbia IL
    Knights of Colubus - Crusader Council
    Mary Queen of Peace
    Our Lady Catholic Church
    Pat Ferguson Scholarship Fund
    PBM Club of the Hill Inc.
    Sacred Heart Athletic Association
    South County CYC
    St. Francis of Assisi Knights of Columbus
    St. Gabriel the Archangel
    St. Joseph Cottleville Parish
    St. Louis Hills Neighborhood Association
    St. Martin of Tours
    St. Monica Church
    St. Paul Scrip Program
    St. Raymond's Catholic Church
    St. Stephen School
    The Eileen Doherty Memorial Scholarship
    The Young Catholic Musicians
    Two-Three Fund, Inc.

Archdiocesan Financial Aid

DISCLAIMER: The scholarships offered by the Archdiocese of St. Louis have limited funding.  Students attending Archdiocesan schools are given preference when financial assistance is given. Cor Jesu Academy is a private, Catholic high school and is not an Archdiocesan school.  Therefore, reliance on Archdiocesan financial aid is not suggested.

There is now a single application being used for all scholarships funded by the Catholic Education Office, the Roman Catholic Foundation of Eastern Missouri, and the Today & Tomorrow Educational Foundation.  The application will be available beginning January 28th, 2019.  

For more information about applying for scholarships offered through the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation, click here.  If your family is currently receiving a scholarship from the Today & Tomorrow Educational Foundation, please click here for more information about re-applying.