Tuition, Financial Aid & Scholarships

Tuition for the 2015–16 school year is $15,880

The John Carroll School offers financial assistance to eligible families, based on documented financial need. Financial Aid grants are awarded annually and are deducted from the tuition invoice each semester (60/40). Grants will cover only a portion of the tuition. No student will receive a full tuition grant.

The Parent Financial Aid Statement (PFS) form is required in order to be considered for aid, as well as some scholarships including the Rev. Charles Riepe and Black & Gold.  The PFS, along with other family information, is used to determine eligibility. Individual scholarship requirements may be reviewed on this page (see Types of Financial Assistance). More information on how to apply for financial aid can be found here:  How to Apply for Financial Aid

Tuition Payment Plans 2015-16

The John Carroll School partners with Higher Education Services, Inc. (HES) to provide our families with flexibility in making their tuition payments. Using a tuition management service allows us to provide you with better payment options to accommodate your needs. Beginning with the 2014-15 school year, we will increase payment options for our families as well as make changes to assist the school in tuition management.  HES will collect all tuition payments for the 2-Pay (Semi-Annual), 4-Pay (Quarterly) and 10-Pay (Monthly) options. Payments for the 1-Pay Plan (Annual) will continue to be collected by The John Carroll School.  Through HES, we can provide families with more payment choices and also allow families to view and manage their accounts on-line throughout the year.

Tuition Payment Plan Options

Families must elect one of the following options when enrolling:

* 1-Pay (Annual) July 1 (Direct to School)
* 2-Pay (Semi-Annual) July 1, January 1 (HES)
* 4-Pay (Quarterly) June, September, November and February (HES)
* 10-Pay (Monthly) June through March (HES)

You can enroll online directly through the HES website or download the HES Brochure and Plan Services Agreement. This brochure will also be sent to families with their enrollment contracts. Questions? Contact HES toll free at 1-800-422-0010 or Vickie Thacker, the John Carroll School Tuition Manager at 410-879-2480, ext. 2008 (

Financial Aid Policy

Please take a few moments to read the John Carroll School's financial aid policy.

Financial Aid Timeline

  1. Beginning November 1, 2015, families may go to the SSS (School & Student Services) website and complete the Parent Financial Aid Statement (PFS) Form
  2. SSS provides data to the The John Carroll School's Financial Aid Committee. 
  3. Financial Aid Committee reviews the information to determine eligibility for assistance.
  4. A deadline of January 1, 2016, applies to all families applying for financial aid, whether they are returning or new to The John Carroll School. UPDATE: Because the SSS website was down for a period of time on January 1, the deadline has been extended to January 4, at 11:59 p.m.
  5. The 4506T Form must be completed and returned by May 1, 2016, for income verification.

Types of Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid Grants

Financial Aid Grants are awarded annually and are deducted from the tuition invoice each semester (60/40). Grants will cover only a portion of the tuition. As many as 200 students per year have received financial aid grants.

SSJ Grants

Sisters of Saint Joseph (SSJ) Grants offer assistance to Catholic children in over twenty parishes of the John Carroll community. These grants are financially need-based awards. Pastors nominate students from their parish who they believe have a strong desire to attend John Carroll, but, to the best of their knowledge, do not have financial means to do so. While nominations that take the form of a positive recommendation are welcome, families should know that financial need factors dominate any consideration of merit. Students and parents are encouraged to contact their pastor for nomination. Nominations from pastors should be sent to John Carroll’s Financial Aid Committee and received by December 18, 2015. Nominated students must complete the PFS Form by January 1, 2016. Notification letters will be mailed with the acceptance packet. Up to forty students have Sisters of Saint Joseph Grants at any given time.

Rev. Charles Riepe Scholar Athlete Scholarship

The Rev. Charles K. Riepe Scholar Athlete Scholarship provides several scholarships each year to incoming freshmen, supplemental to the regular tuition assistance grants made by the school, to deserving scholar athletes. The Rev. Charles K. Riepe Scholar Athlete Endowment Fund is named for the first President, second Principal, former Trustee, and former Chaplain of The John Carroll School. It was funded by an endowed gift to the school in December 2006. Applicants must complete the PFS Form or they will not be eligible for the grant. PFS Forms must be submitted no later than January 1, 2015. The grant application deadline is January 8, 2016. Questions may be addressed to Ed Maynard at or 410-879-5053. Rev. Charles Riepe Scholar Athlete Scholarship Application

Teacher & Multi-Child Family Discounts

The Archdiocesan Teacher Discount Plan provides families with one or more parents working full-time as an Archdiocese of Baltimore faculty member, a maximum of 50% reduction in tuition and is based on the financial need of the family. Applicants must complete the PFS form or they will not be eligible for the discount. Forms must be submitted no later than January 5, 2015.

The Multi-Child Family Discount Plan provides families who have more than one child enrolled at John Carroll a reduction in tuition based on the financial need of the family. The second child may receive $500 off tuition; the third child would receive $1,000 off of tuition and so forth. Applicants must complete the PFS form or they will not be eligible for the discount. Forms must be submitted no later than January 1, 2016.

The Black & Gold Association Scholarship

The mission of the Black & Gold Association is to provide scholarship awards to gifted high school student athletes who participate in interscholastic athletics at The John Carroll School and to lay the groundwork for a winning tradition that will last for many years to come.

The Black & Gold Association is not in the business of providing full scholarships; instead we work as a partner with male and female student athletes in need of financial assistance, who have demonstrated both academic and athletic excellence. It is extremely important that the selected student athletes meet the standards of integrity, quality of character, and attitude, which characterizes that of the John Carroll community. Therefore, student athletes are required to meet all academic and disciplinary requirements, without exception.  The filing of the PFS form is also required.

The success of the Association is contingent on the support of John Carroll alumni, friends and families, and raises funds through social events, activities, and charitable donations.

Apply today for the Black & Gold Association Scholarship. The deadline to apply is January 8, 2016, at 11:59 p.m.

Academic Scholarships

The John Carroll School awards annual merit based scholarships to incoming freshman students with exceptional academic achievement. All applicants are eligible and considered for scholarship at the discretion of the school. No additional application is required for academic scholarships. If an academic scholarship is awarded, a letter will be included in the acceptance packet.

Donald L. Sudbrink Scholarship

The Donald L. Sudbrink Scholarship was established in 1990 in honor of John Carroll’s former principal. This $1200 four-year award ($300 each year) is given annually to a student who has demonstrated academic excellence on the HSPT Test. There is no application for this scholarship; all freshmen admission applicants are eligible for this award The Scholarship recipient will be notified in mid-February.

Alumni Children’s Scholarship

The Alumni Children’s Scholarship was created by the John Carroll Alumni Association and is awarded annually to an incoming freshman who is the child of a John Carroll graduate. The amount will be determined annually by the officers of the Alumni Association, the Director of Annual Giving & Constituent Relations, and the corpus of the fund.  All registered students who are children of an alumnus/a will receive the application by mail in February after acceptance letters have been mailed. The recipient will be notified in late spring.

The Knott Scholarship Funds

The Knott Scholarship Funds are four-year, full tuition awards to attend a Catholic secondary school in Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford or Howard counties. To apply, the student must be Catholic, presently in Grade 8, reside in and be a member of a parish in one of the above mentioned geographic areas. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic and personal achievement. Eighth grade students wishing to apply for a Knott Scholarship must take the HSPT Test, and, in addition, must obtain a scholarship application from the Knott Scholarship Office. The application process and deadlines for these scholarships are separate from the high school application process. These are highly competitive scholarships. Only a few students receive these scholarships each year. For more information and an application, please visit the website:

The Knott Scholarship Fund
5850 Waterloo Road
Suite 140
Columbia, Maryland 21045

Phone: 444-325-7884

Maryland State Council of the Knights of Columbus Scholarship Program

The MD State Council of the Knights of Columbus in partnership with the Knights of Columbus Insurance Advisors is the sponsor of several High School Scholarships for its members and for Catholic students in general.