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Investing in the Future

We believe that a Catholic education is an investment in your child’s future and should be both available and affordable to anyone seeking a rigorous academic experience grounded in faith. We are here to help you navigate the financial commitment and maximize your investment in a Viatorian education. Saint Viator offers both need-based and merit-based scholarships to help families manage the cost of tuition and make Saint Viator an affordable option. 

Each year, the Saint Viator Tuition Assistance Program benefits 33% of our student body and distributes $2 million in tuition assistance awards.  
 

Steps in Applying for Need-Based Tuition Assistance

Apply for Tuition Assistance
    1. Complete the Tuition Assistance Application through FACTS by the designated deadline. Required documents - W2 form and income tax returns.
    2. Complete the Saint Viator High School Tuition Assistance Application by the designated deadline.

Tuition Assistance Due Dates
    1. For incoming freshmen, applications are due November 15, 2022.
    2. For current students, applications are due March 1, 2023

Please note, that families must apply for tuition assistance yearly.  Tuition assistance funds are limited and awards may vary from year to year. Applications submitted after the deadline may result in funds not being available for your family. It is critical that your application and required tax returns are submitted by the deadline. For additional information on the tuition assistance program or questions regarding tuition assistance, please contact tuitionassistance@saintviator.com.


2022-2023 Tuition

Tuition for the 2022-23 school year is $14,800. Please see the 2022-2023 Tuition Addendum for additional programs and fees.

Payment Plan Options:
  • Annual - Balance Due July 1, 2022
  • Semi-Annual - Two Payments are due July 1, December. 1, 2022
  • Quarterly - Four payments are due July 1, September 1, December 1, 2022, & March 1, 2023
  • Monthly - Twelve payments due monthly beginning June 1, 2022 – May 1, 2023

Rocco and Andrea Smeriglio, Parents

Our eldest son Nicholas graduated from Saint Viator in 2012.  Compared to the negligible cost of the great public schools in our area, attending Saint Viator was our choice. Four years later, Nicholas decided to apply to Marquette University. Marquette offered Nicholas a scholarship equivalent to the cost of his four years of high school tuition. Our entire family has experienced the return on investment of Saint Viator both on paper as well as spiritually with all three of our children. Many thanks to the administration and staff of Saint Viator High School.

Key Tuition Assistance Deadlines

  • FACTS Tuition Assistance Application Available - September 2022
  • Tuition Assistance Seminar - Wednesday, November 2, 2022
  • Application Due for Incoming Freshman - Tuesday, November 15, 2022
  • Incoming Freshmen Tuition Assistance Awards Published - Friday, January 27, 2023
  • Application Due for Returning Students - March 1, 2023
  • Returning Students Assistance Awards Published - April 2023
As a reminder, tuition assistance funds are limited and demand is high and due to limited funds, awards may vary from year to year. Applications submitted after the deadline may result in funds not being available for your family. It is imperative that your application and required tax returns are submitted by the aforementioned deadlines.

Kate Schafer Costello '70 Grant

This grant is intended for an incoming freshman who attended a Catholic elementary school and who also demonstrates financial need. The student must have been involved in performing arts at her/his Catholic elementary school and will participate each year in Saint Viator’s play and/or musical. Apply here >


Summer Work Study & Internship Program

This program places students in entry-level summer jobs at local corporations, where they will earn up to $3,000 (tax-free), with priority going to students in need of more than a half-tuition scholarship. Apply here >
 

Special Circumstances Grants

Special Circumstances Grants are awarded in the event of unexpected financial difficulty once the school year has begun. Contact the Controller any time after the start of the school year to discuss your situation if assistance becomes necessary. 

Parents’ Club Grant — Up to $5,000 Established by the Parents’ Club in 2013 to honor the Viatorian mission of meeting the educational and spiritual needs of young people. Awarded to a student whose family experiences financial difficulty after the school year has begun. (limited number/emergency grant) 

Kathryn Schafer Grant — $1,000 to $2,000 Established in 2002 to honor Kathryn Schafer, an alumni mother and a former teacher at St. Alphonsus Liguori School. Awarded to an upperclassman whose family is experiencing serious financial difficulty. (junior/seniors only/emergency grant) 

Tim Halpin Memorial Grant — $1,000 to $2,000 Established in 2010 in loving memory of Timothy J. Halpin ’90 by his family, classmates, and friends. Awarded to a student whose family requires tuition assistance due to a job loss, death, illness, etc. (limited number/emergency grant) 

Rev. Patrick Render, C.S.V. Grant — $1,000 Established in 1993 by the Edmond Shanahan family to honor Fr. Render, C.S.V., former teacher, Dean, Principal, and President, for his many years of service to Saint Viator. Awarded to a student whose family requires tuition assistance due to a job loss, death, illness, etc. (limited number/emergency grant) 

Robert C. Artman Grant — $500 to $1,000 Established in 1999 by the Saint Viator High School Athletic Club to honor the memory of Robert Artman, Athletic Director for Saint Viator High School. Awarded to a senior whose family requires tuition assistance due to a job loss, death, illness, etc. (seniors only/emergency grant) 
 
 

Additional Scholarship Opportunities - Not Need-Based

Academic Scholarships - To be eligible for an academic scholarship, prospective students must take the Placement Exam at Saint Viator on Saturday, December 3, 2022. Scholarships will automatically be awarded to students who score in the 90th percentile or above nationally on the Placement Exam in the following manner:
  • Students scoring in the 97-99th percentile will be awarded $2,500 per year
  • Students scoring in the 94-96th percentile will be awarded $1,500 per year
  • Students scoring in the 90-93rd percentile will be awarded $1,000 per year
 
Catholic Educator Tuition Discount - this discount applies if either parent is a full-time Catholic School employee. Completion of FACTS is required.

Large Family Tuition Discount
- this discount applies if 3 or more siblings are attending Saint Viator High School in a given year.  Completion of FACTS is not necessary.
Apply here >

Kenneth B. Bonder Memorial Leadership Scholarship - Established in 2010 by the Bonder family in memory of their husband/father, a parent of two Saint Viator alumni, and a past Saint Viator Board of Trustee member. $1,000 is automatically awarded to each Inter-Class Council Co-President at the beginning of his/her senior year. Completion of FACTS is not necessary. Two awards/non-renewable.
 
 

Saint Viator High School

Located in Arlington Heights, IL, Saint Viator High School is a private, co-ed, Catholic school for grades 9-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.