Admission

Tuition and Financial Aid

Attending an independent, Jesuit college preparatory school means that you understand the importance of investing in education. At BC High, we strive to offer our students a full experience that will enable them to develop into leaders who are committed to justice to making the world a better place.
Our commitment to academic excellence is well complemented by the Hyde Center for Global Education, more than 70 co-curricular opportunities, and robust advising programs. BC High students graduate well-prepared for life and college success. Our goal is to make a BC High education affordable given the escalating costs of a college education.

Tuition and Fees

List of 4 items.

  • Costs

    Tuition

    Tuition for 2017-2018 is $20,400

    Fees (additional expenses incurred as indicated)

    Tuition Refund Plan (TRP) Premium: $126 per student
    Technology Fee: $150 per student
    Commencement Fee: $400 per each senior student (this includes yearbook, sitting fee for senior photos, tuxedo rental for commencement, and other senior activities.)


    Standardized Exam Fees

    PSAT: $20 per each sophomore and junior (this test is taken at BC High in the fall)
    Advanced Placement (AP) Exams: $93 per class for any student enrolled in AP courses.
  • Deposit Information for All Students

    Enrollment Deposit for New Students

    To secure a place in the class, newly accepted students are required to submit $1,150. This amount includes a $1,000 non-refundable deposit and a $150 registration fee. The deposit will be held by the school and applied to the student’s tuition bill in their final academic year, unless the family opts to have the deposit applied to the final payment of the current academic year.

    Tuition Deposit for Continuing Students

    Each year, currently enrolled students are required to have a non-refundable deposit of $1,000 for each student who will be at BC High for the next school year. This deposit must be submitted by March 1 to secure your son’s spot at BC High for the subsequent year. The deposit will be held by the school and applied to the student’s final tuition bill in their final academic year, unless the family opts to have the deposit applied to the final payment of the current academic year.

    *Students who enrolled before Fall 2015 are not required to have a deposit on account. 
  • Payment Options

    BC High has contracted with Smart Tuition for all billing and payment collection. Smart Tuition offers our families four different payment plans:

    • 1 payment per academic year due June 5 or June 20
    • 2 payments per academic year due June 5 and December 5
    • 10 payments per academic year due the 5th of the month from June through March
    • 10 payments per academic year due the 20th of the month from June through March
    Every family is required to enroll in one of these Smart Tuition payment plans for the academic year. This plan will carry over each year; changes can be made by contacting Smart Tuition directly at 1-888-868-8828 or at www.parent.smarttuition.com.

    BC High will advise Smart Tuition of your current year financial obligation calculated as tuition and fees minus scholarships and need-based financial aid. The first bill from Smart Tuition should be expected in May for payment due in June. Questions may be directed to Yvette Jones at
    yjones@bchigh.edu
  • Financial Assistance

    BC High benefits from an active and engaged community consisting of alumni, parents, and friends of the school. Through their generosity, we are able to award more than $6 million in financial assistance for our students. We provide two main forms of financial assistance: need-based financial aid for applicants and currently enrolled students as well as merit-based academic scholarships for applicants to BC High. 

    Need-Based Financial Aid

    For Applicants to Grades 7 and 9
    In order to be considered for need-based financial aid, please complete the Financial Aid Application by visiting www.mytads.com and clicking on “Financial Aid Assessment.” Financial aid applications must be submitted by December 31, 2016 in order for applicants to be considered. Funds may not be available for applications submitted after December 31, 2016. When applying for financial aid, families should use their 2015 tax forms and W-2s when completing the TADS application forms (disregard the TADS request for 2016 tax information). Given the deadline, you are only expected to provide TADS with your 2015 tax information.

    For All Current Students
    Applying for need-based financial aid is an annual process. Any current student who would like to be considered for financial assistance must apply by December 31, 2016 for the 2017-2018 school year. This can be done by completing the financial aid application at www.mytads.com and clicking on “Financial Aid Assessment.” Families should use their 2015 tax information for their application. This deadline will provide adequate time for TADS to verify all applications and tax information prior to our Financial Aid Committee meeting. Applications that are submitted after December 31, 2016 will be considered late applicants when funds may not be available.

    Financial Aid Questions
    We understand that this is a complex process. Please contact Owen Tinti-Kane, Director of Financial Aid, at tintikane@bchigh.edu who can address your questions or concerns.

    Merit Scholarships for Applicants

    We recognize academic achievement by awarding merit scholarships to qualified applicants who are seeking admission to BC High. These scholarships are determined by the Office of Admission based on information presented in your application. For 2017 – 2018, students who apply for admission are considered for merit-based scholarships, and awards are granted based on the strength of each applicant pool. There is no separate scholarship application, and notification is provided upon acceptance to BC High. Merit scholarships are renewable provided that the student maintains a high level of academic achievement and solid citizenship. Questions may be directed to admission@bchigh.edu.