Financial Aid & Scholarships
The priority deadline for incoming freshmen is December 15, 2016 and the absolute deadline for filing is April 1, 2017.
Returning students, on financial aid for academic year 16-17, will receive Financial Aid Packets in the mail at the end of January, 2017. 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, 2017. Award letters will be mailed in late May, 2017.
Rockhurst High School awarded $2.2 million in financial assistance to over 400 students for the 2016-2017 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 www.fairapp.com. The financial aid application process will open on November 1, 2016 and costs $30 (Rockhurst does not offer any fee voucher for this process). 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 15, 2016. The absolute deadline for incoming freshmen who did not make the December 15th date for financial aid applications or returning students is April 1, 2017. 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.
The generosity of others permits Rockhurst to award scholarships to many of our incoming and returning students. With only two 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 form required). To be eligible for these scholarships, an 8th grader must meet the following academic criteria:
- B+ (or better) average in his 7th and 8th grade years
- Received a positive teacher's recommendation
- Taken the Placement Test at Rockhurst High School
The President's Scholarship of $2,000 is awarded to students who achieve a composite score of 99th percentile on the placement test.
The Ignatian Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to students who achieve a score of 98th percentile on the placement test.
The St. John Francis Regis, SJ Scholarship of $750 is awarded to students who achieve a score of 97th percentile on the placement test.
The Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, SJ Scholarship of $500 is awarded to students who achieve a score of 96th percentile on the placement test.