Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees

The tuition at Cor Jesu for the 2018-19 school year will be $15,250, 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.  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 2018-2019 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 2018-2019 school year are due to Cor Jesu by Thursday, March 1, 2018.

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 8 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.

Financial Aid

Earnings from the $7.7 million Endowment Fund and donations to the Annual Fund each year provide tuition assistance.  Approximately 34% 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 2018-2019 ranged from $3,000-$7,500 and our average award was $5,347.  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:

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 2019-2020 school year are due to FACTS by February 25, 2019.  
 
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 $10,000 - Fully Endowed
$0 - $65,000 $7,500
$66,000 - $85,000 $6,000
$86,000 - $100,000 $5,800
$100,000 - $155,000 $3,000
 

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.  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.
   
 

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 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.