Rockhurst Tuition

Rockhurst High School is a college preparatory educational institution sponsored by the Society of Jesus. Rockhurst does not receive public or church financial support. Rather, Rockhurst's educational mission is supported by the payment of tuition by the families of our students, by annual fundraising events, and by the generosity of our many benefactors.

Tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year is $13,700 plus $1,000 for the Lunch Fee and a $200 Technology Fee, for a total of $14,900, which may be paid annually, in a four payment plan, or in ten monthly installments. This tuition also includes a student activity fee that supports pastoral, certain athletic and co-curricular activities, and includes the Quarry, the Rockhurst High School yearbook. In addition, families will be responsible for purchasing their son's iPad.

The tuition for the upcoming year is established by the Board of Trustees each spring.

Financial Aid


Rockhurst High School will award $2.7 million in financial assistance to more than 470 students for the 2019-2020 academic year. The Financial Aid Committee's evaluation takes into account the analysis of a family's need by an independent agency, academic performance, and a student's enthusiasm for a Rockhurst education.
The generosity of others permits Rockhurst to award scholarships to many of our incoming students. With only the four HSPT scholarship exceptions to the left, scholarship awards are based on financial need and merit. In order to be eligible for a scholarship, your family must file for financial aid with FAIR.  There are no separate applications or forms for scholarships.
 
Incoming freshmen may also qualify for the President's Scholarship, the Ignatian Scholarship, the Regis Scholarship, or the Kolvenbach Scholarship based upon their composite score on the High School Placement Test (no FAIR application required).  Please note: the High School Placement Test awards are only applicable to freshman year tuition. To be eligible for these scholarships, an 8th grader must meet the following academic criteria:


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  • B+ (or better) average in his 7th or 8th grade years

  • Received a Positive Teacher's Recommendation

  • Taken the Placement Test at Rockhurst High School



Apply Now!


Families are encouraged to apply for financial aid online, directly with Financial Aid Independent Review (FAIR) at www.fairapp.com.  The financial aid application process will open on September 27, 2019, and costs $30.  The school code for Rockhurst is 120, and the school password is rhs120.  Applications are also available upon request from the Admission and Financial Aid Office.  The priority deadline for financial aid applications for incoming freshmen students is December 16, 2019. The absolute deadline for incoming freshmen who did not make the December 16th date for financial aid applications or returning students is April 1, 2020.  Timely submission of the financial aid forms is essential.  Late applications may not be processed by the evaluating agency in time for consideration.  Financial aid packets can be mailed to all families of returning students who received financial aid in the previous year, if having hard copies is better than online access.  If you would like a hard copy to pick up or to be mailed to you, please contact the Financial Aid Office.


Scholarships



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  • The President's Scholarship of $2,000

    Awarded to students who achieve a composite score of 99th percentile on the placement test.
  • The Ignatian Scholarship of $1,000

    Awarded to students who achieve a composite score of 98th percentile on the placement test.
  • The St. John Francis Regis, SJ Scholarship of $750

    Awarded to students who achieve a composite score of 97th percentile on the placement test.
  • The Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, SJ Scholarship of $500

    Awarded to students who achieve a composite score of 96th percentile on the placement test.

Priority Deadline


The priority deadline for incoming freshmen is December 16, 2019, and the absolute deadline for filing is April 1, 2020.


Returning students on financial aid for academic year 2019-20 will receive information concerning Financial Aid Packets in late January or early Feburary 2020. The paper packet or the online version may be used for returning students. Returning students can begin the process at the end of January and the final deadline is April 1, 2020.


Discounts

Second sibling: $750 tuition discount
Third sibling: 50 percent tuition discount.
Additional siblings: Rockhurst's Financial Aid Committee will consider discounts on an individual basis for families who have more than three siblings enrolled concurrently.

Catholic educator: Families with a parent working full-time in a Catholic elementary or secondary school in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph or the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas qualify for a $750 tuition discount per student. Click here to access the Catholic Employee Discount Form. The form must be completed, signed by an administrator of the qualified institution.

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  • Photo of Michael Comiskey

    Mr. Michael Comiskey 

    Director of Admissions & Marketing
    (816) 363-2036 ext. 559
  • Photo of Beth Jerome

    Mrs. Beth Jerome 

    Assistant Director of Admissions
    (816) 363-2036 ext. 557