At De La Salle, we are grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the young men in our charge. As a Catholic school in the Lasallian tradition, we value quality education, respect for all persons, an inclusive community, and concern for those who are economically distressed. The school’s financial aid program is one way that we live our values.
Financial aid is designed to bridge the gap between what a family can afford and the cost of tuition. In 2018-19 De La Salle awarded almost $3.3 million to 30% of our student body in the form of financial aid grants. All financial aid at De La Salle is need-based, and any family who feels that they cannot afford the full tuition is encouraged to apply.
Financial aid has been fully distributed for the 2018-2019 academic year.
The Financial Aid Application for the 2019-20 school year will be available December 1, 2018.
More information about financial aid can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions section below.
- What is the most a family can qualify for?
- How can two families with similar incomes have different grants?
- Do you give any academic or athletic scholarships?
- What does financial aid cover?
- Is there a sibling discount?
- If parents are separated and filing separately, will both incomes be counted?
- Could a request for aid negatively affect the chances of a student being accepted for admission?
- Do we have to re-apply every year?
- How do we complete the financial aid application?
- What is the deadline to submit the financial aid application and supporting documentation?
- What is the Tuition for the 2018-2019 School Year?
- What if my taxes aren’t completed before the application deadline?
- Where can I get help with the online application process?
- When will I be notified about my grant?
- What if we need more financial aid than was granted?
Though income is usually the main factor in how much financial aid you will qualify for, each family’s application is evaluated on many criteria. For example, two families with the same income may receive different amounts of financial aid based on differences in family size, unusual expenses, assets owned, etc.
Though financial aid awards cover tuition and book fees only, the school supports students receiving financial aid by covering non-tuition expenses whenever possible through the Brotherhood Fund. Financial aid for non-tuition expenses must be requested by the student or his family; it is not automatic. Inquiries should be made to the Business Office.
If a student has two households and both parents have a financial responsibility for the student's education, then the income of both parents is considered by the Financial Aid Committee. If separated or divorced, each financially responsible parent or guardian is required to complete a separate financial aid application.
Awards are made for one year and are reassessed annually. If a student receives financial aid upon admission to De La Salle, the school will continue to fund the student through graduation, as long as need is demonstrated through the annual application. Similarly, if a family doesn’t apply for financial aid as a freshman, it is assumed that the family will not apply in the future unless their financial situation has changed significantly.
The application is only available online. Click here to be redirected to our application page (through FACTS).
You may also complete the application at De La Salle during one of our workshops:
Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 9-11 a.m.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 5:30-7 p.m.
Both workshops will be in the DLS Library.
The deadline for the 2019-20 school year for all students is February 11, 2019.
Important: It is unlikely that any financial aid will be available for late applicants; therefore, it is imperative that applications be submitted by February 11, 2019. Applications must be fully completed and submitted online by the deadline. If the submit button is not selected and the application fee to FACTS has not been paid, then the school will not receive the application.
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A non-refundable registration fee of $750 is due in March for newly enrolled families and is applied to tuition. The remaining tuition is generally paid over 10 equal monthly installments beginning July 1 and ending after the April 1 payment. One payment and two payment schedules are also available.
Automatic payment is available and recommended for all payment schedules.
Tuition for 20119-20 will be announced in February 2019.
* Families who feel they may need help with the above costs should apply for financial aid here.
Copies of 2018 tax return and W-2's/1099's are to be submitted by February 11, 2019. If you cannot complete your taxes by this deadline, submit the rest of your financial aid application by February 11, 2019, along with your 2017 tax return and all 2018 W2’s/1099’s, and upload your 2018 taxes as soon as possible.
Once you click into the FACTS financial aid application from our website, there are FACTS FAQs and a phone support hotline. You can also come to one of our workshops at school:
Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 9-11 a.m, or
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 5:30-7 p.m.
Both meetings will be held in the DLS Learning Center.
Families who feel they cannot afford to pay the remaining tuition after receiving their grant may appeal in writing. Please provide documentation supporting your appeal and highlight any circumstances that may not have been clear in your original application. The Financial Aid Committee may re-evaluate a family’s request one time.