Tuition, Financial Aid & Scholarships

Tuition for the 2016–17 school year is $16,500

Tuition is inclusive of most fees, but it does not include the cost of the student's laptop, uniform, textbooks, or bus transportation (optional). Please contact the Enrollment Office with any questions regarding additional fees.  

Tuition Payment Plans 2016-17

The John Carroll School partners with a tuition management service, Higher Education Services, Inc. (HES), to provide our families with flexibility in making their tuition payments. Through HES, families are offered more payment (plan) choices, and they are able to view and manage their accounts online throughout the year. HES collects all tuition payments for the 2-Pay (Semi-Annual), 4-Pay (Quarterly) and 10-Pay (Monthly) options. Payments for the 1-Pay Plan (Annual) are sent directly to The John Carroll School. You can enroll in our tuition management service 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.

If you have any questions regarding tuition payment plan options, please contact Vicki Thacker, Tuition Manager, at 410-879-2480, ext. 2008 or You may also directly contact HES toll free at 1-800-422-0010.

Financial Aid

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. Families must reapply every year. The School currently uses School and Student Services (SSS) by NAIS to process our financial aid applications. Ultimately, the School's financial aid committee makes the final decision on award determination based on the results from SSS with adjustments made by the School, if needed, and other information provided by the applicants. The School reserves the right to rescind awards if the required documentation of income, assets and other data is not provided by the deadlines that are published.

More information on how to apply for financial aid can be found here: How to Apply for Financial Aid

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, 2016, 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 John Carroll School's Financial Aid Committee. 
  3. The Financial Aid Committee reviews the information to determine eligibility for assistance.
  4. The deadline to apply for financial aid is December 15, 2016. This deadline applies to both current JC families as well as new families applying to the school. 
  5. The 4506T Form must be completed and returned by May 1, 2017, 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, 2017. The grant application deadline is December 16, 2016. Questions may be addressed to Ed Maynard at or 410-879-5053. Rev. Charles Riepe Scholar Athlete Scholarship Application

Multi-Child Family Discounts

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 will receive $500 off tuition; the third child would receive an additional $500 off of tuition and so forth.

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

All incoming students of John Carroll School alumni are eligible to apply for this scholarship. One $1,000 award is given annually to the son or daughter of a John Carroll School graduate. In order to be eligible, please complete the application below and either mail to Neala Lancellotti, Associate Director of Development and Alumni Relations, The John Carroll School, 703. E. Churchville Road, Bel Air, MD 21014 or send via email to

All applications must be received no later than April 22, 2017. The recipient will be notified on or before May15th.  Apply today for the Alumni Children's Scholarship 

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.