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Tuition, Financial Aid & Scholarships

Tuition for the 2018–19 school year is $17,200 for domestic (U.S.) students and $22,200 for international students.

Tuition is inclusive of most fees, but it does not include the cost of the student's laptop, uniform, textbooks, or bus transportation (optional). Please contact the Enrollment Office with any questions regarding additional fees.  

Tuition Insurance

John Carroll is pleased to offer tuition insurance. For more information, view the online brochure.  

Tuition Payment Plans 2018-19    FACTS

The John Carroll School partners with a tuition management service, FACTS Management Company (FACTS), to provide our families with flexibility in making their tuition payments. Through FACTS, families are offered more payment (plan) choices, and they are able to view and manage their accounts online throughout the year. FACTS collects all tuition payments for the 1-Pay (Annual) 2-Pay (Semi-Annual), 4-Pay (Quarterly), 10-Pay (Monthly) and 20-Pay (Bimonthly) options. You can enroll in our tuition management service directly through the FACTS website.

If you have any questions regarding tuition payment plan options, please contact Vicki Thacker at 410-879-2480, ext. 2008 or You may also directly contact FACTS toll free at 1-866-441-4637.

Financial Aid

The John Carroll School offers financial assistance to eligible families, based on documented financial need. 

Admissions staff will provide guidance for all families interested in the financial aid process. Our Financial Aid committee closely reviews your family’s unique financial situation based on evaluation from FACTS Management Company (FACTS), a third-party vendor and makes allocations based on whether your child qualifies for aid. Please review John Carroll’s Financial Aid Policy before applying.

The John Carroll School offers limited financial assistance to eligible families, based on documented financial need. Financial Aid grants are awarded annually and are deducted from the tuition. Families must reapply every year. The school reserves the right to rescind awards if the required documentation of income, assets and other data is not provided by the deadlines that are published.

To be considered for grants for the 2019-2020 school year, families must submit the online FACTS financial aid application between November 1 and December 21, 2018. 2018 tax returns must be uploaded to FACTS no later than May 1, 2019 for income verification.

New families are notified of awards as part of their acceptance package; returning families are notified before re-enrollment contracts are due.

Types of Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid Grants

Financial Aid Grants are awarded annually and are deducted from the tuition invoice each semester (60/40). Grants will cover only a portion of the tuition. As many as 200 students per year have received financial aid grants.

Rev. Charles Riepe Scholar Athlete Scholarship

The Rev. Charles K. Riepe Scholar Athlete Scholarship provides several scholarships each year to incoming freshmen, supplemental to the regular tuition assistance grants made by the school, to deserving scholar athletes. The Rev. Charles K. Riepe Scholar Athlete Endowment Fund is named for the first President, second Principal, former Trustee, and former Chaplain of The John Carroll School. It was funded by an endowed gift to the school in December 2006. Applicants must complete the PFS Form or they will not be eligible for the grant. PFS Forms must be submitted no later than December 22, 2017. The Scholarship application deadline is January 1, 2018. Questions may be addressed to Ed Maynard at or 410-879-5053. Rev. Charles Riepe Scholar Athlete Scholarship Application

Multi-Child Family Discounts

The Multi-Child Family Discount Plan provides families who have more than one child enrolled at John Carroll a reduction in tuition based on the financial need of the family. The second child will receive $500 off tuition; the third child would receive an additional $500 off of tuition and so forth.

Academic Scholarships

The John Carroll School awards annual merit-based scholarships to incoming freshman students with exceptional academic achievement. All applicants are eligible and considered for scholarship at the discretion of the school. No additional application is required for academic scholarships. If an academic scholarship is awarded, a letter will be included in the acceptance packet.

Archbishop John Carroll Scholarship Program

Students in the eighth grade scoring a national composite score in the ninetieth percentile or above on the High School Placement Test (HSPT) are eligible to apply for the Archbishop John Carroll Scholarship Program. As a Carroll Scholar, you will not only receive an academic scholarship, but you will have the opportunity to take the most rigorous course offerings available through our Advanced Placement Capstone Program. When you successfully pass the requisite Advanced Placement courses throughout your four years at John Carroll, you will graduate with an additional AP Capstone distinction. This will help you to aspire to the best levels of higher education.

Apply today for the Archbishop John Carroll Scholarship Program. 

Donald Thomas Reynolds, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

The Donald Thomas Reynolds, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund is established at The John Carroll School through the generosity of his son Donald Thomas Reynolds, III '89, the Reynolds Family as well as friends and supporters. This fund assists students with documented financial need who demonstrate the promise of benefiting from a John Carroll education and the ongoing achievement as a student.  Recipients must meet all of the following criteria of The Donald Thomas Reynolds, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund:

  • Receive admission to The John Carroll School in Maryland
  • Demonstrate financial need through the regular financial aid application process warranting the award of need-based scholarship support
  • Maintain a minimum 3.2 GPA
  • Maintain eligibility and good standing in the Men’s Lacrosse Program
  • Actively lead and/or organize a community based service program which reflects the values of Donald Thomas Reynolds, Jr.  Program must be approved by Donald T Reynolds, III.

Donald L. Sudbrink Scholarship

The Donald L. Sudbrink Scholarship was established in 1990 in honor of John Carroll’s former principal. This $1200 four-year award ($300 each year) is given annually to a student who has demonstrated academic excellence on the HSPT Test. There is no application for this scholarship; all freshmen admission applicants are eligible for this award The Scholarship recipient will be notified in mid-February.

Alumni Children’s Scholarship

All incoming students of John Carroll School alumni are eligible to apply for this scholarship. One $1,000 award is given annually to the son or daughter of a John Carroll School graduate. In order to be eligible, please complete the application below and either mail to Molly Housman '05, Enrollment Associate, The John Carroll School, 703. E. Churchville Road, Bel Air, MD 21014 or send via email to

All applications must be received no later than April 30, 2018. The recipient will be notified on or before May 15th.  Apply today for the Alumni Children's Scholarship 

The Knott Scholarship Funds

The Knott Scholarship Funds are four-year, full tuition awards to attend a Catholic secondary school in Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford or Howard counties. To apply, the student must be Catholic, presently in Grade 8, reside in and be a member of a parish in one of the above mentioned geographic areas. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic and personal achievement. Eighth grade students wishing to apply for a Knott Scholarship must take the HSPT Test, and, in addition, must obtain a scholarship application from the Knott Scholarship Office. The application process and deadlines for these scholarships are separate from the high school application process. These are highly competitive scholarships. Only a few students receive these scholarships each year. For more information and an application, please visit the website:

The Knott Scholarship Fund
5850 Waterloo Road
Suite 140
Columbia, Maryland 21045

Phone: 444-325-7884

Maryland State Council of the Knights of Columbus Scholarship Program

The MD State Council of the Knights of Columbus in partnership with the Knights of Columbus Insurance Advisors is the sponsor of several High School Scholarships for its members and for Catholic students in general.