Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees

The tuition at Cor Jesu for the 2017-18 school year will be $14,600, 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. Historically, tuition has increased each year and remains comparable to, if not lower than, other area private high schools.

A blank 2017-2018 Tuition enrollment form is available for download here or by clicking on the link to the right.

SMART Tuition Update

Welcome Letters and invoices have only been sent for families with a due date of the 1st. Welcome Letters and Invoices for families with a due date of the 15th will be emailed on 6/25, but we don’t send login information anymore. Families create their own by going to and clicking on the FIRST TIME USER button. They need to provide 2 of 3 criteria (Family ID, Phone number or email address on file). 

Financial Aid

Earnings from the $5.3 million Endowment Fund and donations to the Annual Fund each year provide tuition assistance.  One in four Cor Jesu families (25%) receives tuition assistance through financial aid, and every effort is made to help meet the financial needs of all applicants. 82.5% of families who apply receive financial assistance.  Financial aid for 2016-2017 ranged from $1,500-$5,600 and our average award was $5,124.  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. The online application form for 2018-19 can be accessed by clicking here or on the image below:

Expected 2017-18 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 2017-2018 school year are due to FACTS by February 21, 2017.  
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
$0 - $65,000 $6,000
$66,00 - $85,000 $5,500
$86,000 - $100,000 $5,000
$100,000 - $155,000 $3,000

External Financial Aid Opportunities

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.  Click here to view a list of all of the available scholarships.  The application will be available beginning January 29th, 2018.  Families are encouraged to apply by February 28, 2018. 

Families who would like to be considered for the following scholarships must apply by February 28th, 2018:
  • Beyond Sunday Elementary & Fellows (new and requalifying families)
  • Catholic Families Tuition Assistance (all Catholic families!)
  • Parish Employees Endowment Fund (parish employees working 1,000 or more hours annually)
  • SOAR! (new and requalifying families)
Also, please remember that Alive! In Christ is first-come, first-served, so it is important that any families who may qualify for new awards to apply as early as possible.  Families with students in Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow are encouraged to apply in February to be considered for Catholic Families Tuition Assistance.

For more information on 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.
Cor Jesu accepts outside scholarships, including those from Beyond Sunday, 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.  Below is a listing of external scholarships that current Cor Jesu students have obtained:
Access Academies PBM Club of the Hill Inc.
Annual Catholic Appeal Essay Contest Sacred Heart Athletic Association
Ascension Catholic Church South County CYC
Assumption TWB Credits St. Francis of Assisi Knights of Columbus
Beyond Sunday St. Gabriel the Archangel
Carpenter Family Children's Foundation Inc. St. Joseph Cottleville Parish
Cure of Ars St. Louis Hills Neighborhood Association
Darrik Sabada Memorial Scholarship St. Martin of Tours
Franciscan Sisiter of Our Lady of Perpetual Help St. Monica Church
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church St. Paul Scrip Program
Knights of Columbus - Columbia IL St. Raymond's Catholic Church
Knights of Colubus - Crusader Council St. Stephen School
Mary Queen of Peace The Eileen Doherty Memorial Scholarship
Our Lady Catholic Church The Young Catholic Musicians
Pat Ferguson Scholarship Fund Two-Three Fund, Inc.