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.

Financial Aid Process

Families are encouraged to apply for financial aid online, directly with Financial Aid Independent Review (FAIR) at  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 are mailed in late January to all families of returning students who received financial aid in the previous year.

Important Information

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 Financial Aid Packets in the mail at the end of January 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. Award letters will be mailed in late May 2020.

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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.


The generosity of others permits Rockhurst to award scholarships to many of our incoming students. With only the four exceptions below, 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).  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


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.