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Tuition & Affordability

Tuition Assistance is not a one-size-fits-all approach at Oakland Catholic.

We recognize that your daughter, your family, and your financial situation are unique to you. Income level is only one of many factors taken into consideration. Many private schools incentivize families to enroll with generous tuition assistance plans for freshman year, followed by diminishing assistance in subsequent years. Oakland Catholic is loyal to returning families. We partner with each family to ensure that their daughter joins the OC Community and stays through graduation!

Last year Oakland Catholic awarded $1 million in financial aid to meet 40-50% of our families' needs. Financial aid packages are built from a variety of sources. Read on to learn more about affording OC, and always feel free to contact our Admissions Office with any questions or concerns.

There's no community stronger, more supportive, or more encouraging; I truly believe that the OC experience is unparalleled.
-Mary Cumpston, '17

Who Should Apply for Tuition Assistance?

Sample Scenarios

We're a 2-parent household with 3 children—one entering high school and two in private elementary school. We both work, with a joint income of about $100-$150k. We assume that we wouldn’t get any aid, which means OC would put a lot of stress on our budget, especially since we'd be sending another child in a few years. (Click title for our response.)

I am a single parent raising my two daughters. I work full-time, but earn under $50,000. I do have some savings, but as much as I want to send my daughter to Oakland Catholic, I don’t want to exhaust them. I may need additional assistance outside of what OC offers but don't know where to begin. (Click title for our response)

I have consistently provided for my family at a level of $150–$175k annually, but with 4 children all in Catholic schools and ongoing medical expenses for my spouse (that may increase), we don’t see how we can afford Oakland Catholic, particularly if my salary changes. (Click title for answer.)

  • Domestic Students: $17,400
  • International Students: $20,000
Additional Fees: 
  • Activity/Tech Fee (includes laptop insurance): $450
  • Graduation Fee (Seniors only): $375

How to Apply for Tuition Assistance

Step 1:

Apply to OC. Upon acceptance, complete the FACTS aid application (available end of January) and complete by March 15Funds diminish as we approach the next school year, so complete asap.

Step 2:

Tuition Assistance awards are made in April/May and will be reflected on the tuition statement for the next school year. Awards are automatically uploaded to the FACTS accounts of registered families.

Step 3:

If new circumstances arise after completing your FACTS aid application, contact our Business Office to inquire about adjustments. We are committed making things work for you within our means!



Oakland Catholic High School offers an array of scholarship opportunities, both merit and need-based. To be considered for one of the scholarships below, you must first receive acceptance to OC, as well as complete the required Scholarship Entrance Exam (for merit scholarship consideration). Once accepted, you may complete the form below in order to inquire about eligibility, as requirements for each scholarship vary.

Recipients of merit scholarships will be notified in their acceptance packets. Those receiving named scholarships or scholarships that require a demonstration of financial need will receive notice in late April/early May with the Tuition & Financial Aid Award Statement.