Tuition and Financial Aid

St. Francis DeSales High School recognizes the value of a Catholic Education and makes every effort to assist our families in meeting tuition needs. Families are encouraged to investigate the financial opportunities listed below. In 2015-2016, $650,000 was distributed in grants and scholarships to St. Francis DeSales High School Students.

Financial Aid Opportunities

Diocesan Grants
Funds are available through the Legacy of Learning Fund from the Catholic Diocese for Catholic and non-Catholic students.  Determinations are based on financial need and circumstances. Families are notified of grant awards in May. The grants are credited to tuition accounts over a six month period, December through May. Anyone withdrawing from the school prior to December will not receive any grant monies. Those withdrawing after December will be credited grant monies on a pro-rate basis. Application for these grants must be made online at and submitted electronically by March 15, 2016.

St. Francis DeSales Grant-in-Aid Program
Anyone who has completed a Diocesan Grant Application (see above) may apply for a St. Francis DeSales Grant by submitting the SFD financial aid application to Finance Director, Tom Etgen, by March 15, 2016.

Work Study Program
Open to all students with demonstrated financial need. To be considered, please complete the SFD financial aid application, including Work Study Program section at the bottom of the application.  

Sibling Discounts
Discounts are offered to families who have more than one child currently enrolled in St. Francis DeSales High School.

Other Catholic Sources
Many Catholic parishes, and related organizations, sponsor and offer various types of programs, financial aid, grants and scholarships for students who continue their education at one of the five Catholic High Schools in Franklin County.  Please see your local parish administrative office for what may be available in your parish.

Tuition rates

Tuition rates for the 2015-2016 school year are as follows:

If you are a participating member of a Catholic Parish in the Diocese of Columbus:

  • Single child rate: $8,670.00 
  • Second child rate: $7,920.00 
  • Third child rate: $0.00

If you are not a participating member of a Catholic Parish in the Diocese of Columbus:

  • Single child rate: $9,170.00
  • Second child rate: $8,420.00
  • Third child rate: $0.00

The 2015-2016 Student Life fee is $1,130.00

Financial aid and tuition assistance are available in three forms:

  1. Scholarships and Merit Awards
  2. Need based financial aid is available from the Diocese of Columbus, St. Francis DeSales High School and from other Catholic sources.
  3. Tuition payment plans via FACTS Tuition Management

Tuition Payment Plans

Your Tuition Agreement Form and Student Life Fee for the 2015-2016 school year are due by May 1, 2015. 
In lieu of your full payment in advance, arrangements can be made via our third party tuition payment partner (FACTS) to pay your tuition in semi-annual, quarterly, or monthly installments by ACH withdrawal from your bank account, or credit card. This FACTS agreement form must be submitted to the Finance Department by May 1, 2015.

Tuition Refund Policy
Any student who voluntarily withdraws after registration shall be responsible for a $1,000 administration fee and the pro-rated portion of the tuition due for the year. No refund will be made if a student withdrawals after April 1st of the school year.

Note: If a student has received a tuition grant or scholarship award, and the student withdraws before December 31st, no grant/scholarship amount will be applied to their tuition account. If the student withdraws after that date only a pro-rata amount will be applied to the tuition account, depending on the date of withdrawal.