Affordability at St. Edward High School

At St. Edward, our goal is to meet the needs of every family who enters our doors.  Thanks to the generosity of thousands of people each year, St. Edward is fortunate to offer a number of financial assistance programs to its families.  Last year, St. Edward provided more than $3.9 million in financial aid and scholarships to its families, and more than 60% of St. Edward families receive financial assistance.



Tuition for the 2021-22 school year is $18,150.  Families also pay a $175 technology fee.  Please explore your options below for opportunities to help finance your son’s education.


Merit-Based Scholarships

Merit-based scholarships range from $500-$6,000 per year.  To be considered for merit-based scholarships, students must take one of the four St. Edward Admission Tests in October and November.  All merit-based scholarships are annually renewable, provided that students maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3 and a semester GPA of 3.0.  For questions about merit-based scholarships, please call the Office of Admission at 216-521-2204.


Music Scholarships

St. Edward is proud to offer a $1,500 music scholarship, which is also annually renewable.  Students must submit a Music Scholarship Application and perform an audition with their instrument for the director in order to qualify. 

The Music Scholarship Application is due to the Performing Arts Office by Monday, November 29, 2021.  Auditions, by appointment, will be performed between December 6 - December 10, 2021. For more information about music scholarships, contact the Performing Arts Office at 216-221-0793.

Need-Based Financial Aid

Financial need is determined through an application that is submitted to FACTS* Management. Parents/guardians of Incoming Freshmen, Class of 2026, must complete the online FACTS application for need-based financial aid and upload all 2020 Federal Tax forms and W2's including all supporting tax schedules from October 1, 2021 through November 26, 2021 by clicking here.  Current families and returning families will be expected to submit their 2021 taxable and non-taxable documents in February 2022 through April 15, 2022. If you have questions about need-based financial aid or need assistance in completing the online application, please contact Mrs. Sarah Boddy at 216-221-3776 x304.


Click here for the FACTS Instructional Information Sheet. 

Diocesan Tuition Assistance (DTA)

Diocesan Tuition Assistance(DTA) Grants are monies awarded from the Diocese of Cleveland based on a family's financial need.  The Diocese of Cleveland will be utilizing the FACTS application to process requests for need-based assistance for the 2021-2022 school year.


For all incoming and current families, The Cleveland Diocese will require your 2021 documents.  All current and incoming families must submit their 2021 Tax documents and all associated schedules of taxable and non-taxable income. If you already have a FACTS application filed for the 2022-2023 school year, simply login to your FACTS application and upload your 2021 tax returns and opt in to Diocesan Tuition Assistance by answering a few additional questions.  FACTS will send notifications by email to families that have not yet completed this step.  Deadline to be considered for the First Round is March 1, 2022. The Second Round or Final Date to file a completed FACTS application is May 15, 2022

Cleveland Scholarship Program Voucher

The Cleveland Scholarship Program (CSP) provides educational choices for children in kindergarten through 12th grade, and gives students who reside within the boundaries of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District the opportunity to attend private schools in and around Cleveland.  The value of the voucher for grades 9-12 is currently $6,000 per year, which can be applied toward the cost of tuition at St. Edward High School.  In addition to this amount, families may still apply for need-based financial aid to help cover the remaining cost of tuition.  Before applying for the voucher, your son must apply for admission to St. Edward High School.  Students who are accepted for admission to St. Edward will receive additional information about how to apply for the voucher. 

Click here for further information.

Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program

The Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program provides scholarships to students who are eligible to attend kindergarten through 12th grade and have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) from their district of residence.  The amount of each scholarship is based on the disability identified on the student’s IEP as classified into categories set by the state legislature. Students have the ability to apply for JPSN Scholarship year-round.

Click here for further information. If you have questions about the Jon Peterson Scholarship, please contact Matt Altieri at or visit to see if your son may qualify.


EdChoice Scholarship/EdChoice Expansion Program

St. Edward High School is an EdChoice Scholarship provider.  The EdChoice Program provides state-funded scholarships to students who attend underperforming public schools and who wish to attend participating private schools. At this time, the application period for both traditional EdChoice and EdChoice Expansion will open on February 1, 2022.  

Click here for further information. If you have questions about the EdChoice Scholarship, please contact Sarah Boddy at 216-221-8850 x304 or visit to see if you qualify. 


Affordability Questions

For questions about:

Merit-Based Scholarships, contact the Office of Admission at 216-521-2204 or email

Music Scholarships, contact the Performing Arts Office at 216-221-0793 or email

Need-Based Financial Aid or FACTS; The Cleveland Scholarship Program Voucher; or the EdChoice Scholarship Program, contact Ms. Sarah Boddy at 216-221-8850 x304 or email

Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program, contact Matt Altieri by email at