Tuition & Financial Aid


The tuition for the 2013-2014 school year is $19,900. Tuition is payable by semester (August and December) or on a monthly, interest-free basis with Higher Education Services (HES), an installment payment plan agency.


Financial Aid

Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS) will conduct financial need assessments for families that need assistance in paying tuition. The application process is fair and confidential. If financial assistance is required, complete the “Financial Aid” section on the Admission application. If requested, a TADS application will be mailed to your home or for faster processing you can apply online at If you have any questions for TADS, call toll-free 1-800-477-8237, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 8:00pm CST or email

DEADLINES: All financial aid information must be submitted by November 22, 2013 (for the class of 2018) or February 7, 2014 (for classes 2015, 2016 and 2017) in order to be eligible for maximum financial aid. TADS recommends you complete your application at least one week before this date to ensure your application is received and verified. If your application is late, please contact us to make sure your application will still be considered. All final decisions regarding financial aid are made by the Prep. TADS does not have this information.

SPECIAL NOTE: Financial aid at St. Joseph’s Prep is based on need and determined by a family‘s ability to meet educational expenses. In the case of divorced or separated parents, each retains the obligation to contribute to the education of his or her son, regardless of whether a legal agreement to do so exists. In this instance, both parents must complete a required Financial Aid application either jointly or separately. Financial aid grants will be made only after considering the financial resources of BOTH parents.

Mailed Applications:

  1. Please use the envelope provided to mail your application.
  2. You must include photocopies of all supporting documentation requested on the application. Please do not
    send originals.
  3. Supporting documentation must be sent right away so processing doesn’t delay: most recent W2 statements, most recent paystub, most recent federal tax form, most recent corporate tax return (if applicable), any 1099’s, and documentation for all other sources of income (social security, welfare, food stamps, unemployment, child support, workers compensation, etc.).
  4. Please do not send in a paper application if you have completed an application online.

Special instructions for sections of the TADS form:

  • Form - Section 22: List of Tuition Charging Schools
    Use the School ID 38000 for each dependent that plans to attend St. Joseph's Preparatory School for the 2014-2015 school year. Use the School ID 99999 to describe each dependent that will be attending any tuition charging school other than St. Joseph's Preparatory School during the 2014-2015 school year. Enter the first five characters of the School Name and the first five characters of the School City as listed below.
    School Name: STJOS
    School City: PHILA
    School ID: 38000
  • Form - Section 24: Special Code Information
    No special codes. Please leave this section blank.
  • Form - Section 25: Application Processing Fees
    1. Required Processing Fee: $34
    If you do not enclose this entire fee with your application, TADS will not be able to process your application. Make checks payable to TADS.
    2. Corporation/Partnership/Trust Processing Fee: $19
    You are required to pay this fee if you have filed any of the following forms: Form 1041, Form 1065, Form 1120-A, Form 1120, or Form 1120S.
    3. Parental Report Fee: $8
    By ordering this report, you will be able to review the accuracy of the information that TADS has taken from your application form. Your report will be sent about 10 working days after the Prep receives its report. This report does not show the amount of assistance you may receive from the Prep.

Financial assistance may be awarded to the student in the form of a "work grant." He will be asked to work in a clerical capacity at a time that is convenient for him. There will be a minimum work requirement of one marking period. He may choose the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th marking period and the time of the day, before or after school. A marking period is eight weeks in length; work lasts 1/2 hour per day, five days per week.


A Brothers' Reduction is possible for second and third siblings attending concurrently. However, the reduction is not automatic. The financial aid process via TADS must be completed in order to apply for a Brothers' Reduction. The Financial Aid Committee will determine if a Brothers' Reduction will be awarded.


Financial Aid packages are allocated on a one year basis only. If financial aid is needed for the remaining years, updated applications must be submitted each fall via TADS and financial aid will be allocated each spring.