Tuition & Financial Aid

Experiencing the Elder High School tradition is more in reach than ever before. Through the generosity of friends, family and alumni of Elder, we are able to provide opportunities to make Elder High School affordable for future panthers. We are committed to making a family's investment in their son's education a superior value, while enhancing the overall experience for each Elder family. At Elder High School, students will use one-to-one tablet technology, have the opportunity to receive college credit, as well as participate in enriching community service projects. The value of an Elder High School education continues to be one of the best in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

Elder High School’s Board of Limited Jurisdiction has approved tuition and fees for the 2019-2020 School Year. Re-enrollment information and tuition assistance awards will be mailed to families the first week of March.

2019-2020 Tuition                                                        $11,100
Technology and General Student Fee                      $600/$100
Kairos Retreat Fee (Senior Only)                                $175
Senior Fee (Senior Only)                                             $135
Junior Retreat Fee (Junior Only)                                 $115
Re-enrollment Fee                                                       $100

We are committed to making a family's investment in their son's education a superior value...
It is our goal to assure that every young man desiring a quality, Catholic education has the opportunity to attend Elder High School despite any financial difficulties his family may experience. As a result, Elder commits over $3 million a year to its tuition assistance program. Over 60% of Elder families receive assistance. Elder uses FACTS Management, an objective need calculator, to help determine a family’s financial need. Families complete a FACTS financial aid application which FACTS assesses. All submitted FACTS applications are reviewed by Elder High School.

Tuition Assistance Options

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  • Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance

    Families who are eligible for an Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance award should complete a FACTS financial aid application. Awards will be awarded based on a FACTS financial aid review. For more information, visit the Catholic Schools site.
  • EdChoice Scholarship Program

    The Educational Choice Scholarship (EdChoice) Program provides students from underperforming public schools the opportunity to attend Elder High School. Families who are interested in receiving these funds need to complete an application and return it along with supporting documents to Elder's Admissions Office. You can get more information and see if you are eligible by clicking here.
  • FACTS Information

    All families applying for tuition assistance must do so by completing the FACTS financial aid application. FACTS will request additional tax documentation to be used in the verification process. Please have your most recent tax return and W-2 statements ready to upload.

    The online application (including required tax documents) should be completed by November 8, 2019 for all current and incoming students. A non-refundable fee (currently $30.00) payable to FACTS must accompany your application. Monetary awards to current students are based on the financial need profile of the family’s verified FACTS application. There is no required student application, but a family must complete the annual FACTS application to be considered.

    Incoming freshmen will receive award letters in January 2020. All current family award letters will be sent in February 2020. Currently-enrolled families who received financial aid for the current school year do not need to complete an aid application for the next school year. Elder will use their most recent applications on file with FACTS. If there has been a significant change in the family’s financial position, a new FACTS Financial Aid Application may be submitted by the November 8th deadline.

    Families applying for aid for the upcoming academic year can complete an application at FACTS online. Late inquiries should contact Mr. Doug Guenther at 513-921-3744 ext 3408.
  • Multiple Child Allowance

    Elder does offer a reduction in tuition rate for families with three or more students in an Archdiocesan high school:

    • $1,000 per son at Elder for families with 3 qualifying students;
    • $1,250 per son at Elder for families with 4 or more qualifying students.
  • Named Awards

    Sponsored by Elder’s generous benefactors, our named awards recognize excellence in various academic disciplines. Recipients are selected from the pool of families who demonstrate financial need in their admission and FACTS applications. Please see "Scholarships" at the bottom of this page for more information.
  • Other Opportunities

    Elder families are able to defray some of their tuition expense by working for one of the groups listed below. Parents volunteer to work in various concession areas at professional and/or college sporting venues. The groups then provide funds for tuition assistance to their member families.

    Please feel free to contact either of the groups listed below for details about their programs if you are interested:

    Questions about how these credits are applied to your tuition account at Elder should be directed to Mr. Doug Guenther at or 513-921-3744 ext 3408.
To be considered for financial assistance, a family with an incoming freshman must complete and submit a FACTS financial aid application online. Famlies of students currently enrolled at Elder should contact the Business Office before completing a FACTS Tuition Assistance Application. 


A variety of scholarships are available to Elder students. Some are based solely on placement exam scores. Others are awarded based on criteria established by the donors.

Students wishing to apply for scholarships at Elder should request two 7th or 8th grade teachers to complete Scholarship Recommendation Forms (see below). Two scholarship recommendations will complete your son's scholarship application (with the exception of the awards listed below), ensuring that he will be considered for all applicable scholarships.
Scholarship recommendation and application forms are also available on your Elder Parent Account (created before completing the Admissions Application). After your account has been created and an application submitted, your account will contain the Admissions Checklist. This checklist will be your guide through the admissions process, and contains online submission options for scholarship information.

Scholarship submissions can also be emailed to, mailed to Elder High School (ATTN: Admissions), faxed to 513-921-8123, or dropped off to our Main Office during school hours.

Questions? Please email Joe Pieper or call 513-921-3429.

Tuition Payment Options

  • All tuition is processed through FACTS Tuition Management;
  • Pay tuition in full by June 10;
  • Or make equal payments over 10 months, July-April. Finance charge of 4.35% is added to the total balance and split over the 10 monthly payments;
    • Three monthly payment dates from which to choose: 5th, 15th, 20th

To Learn More

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Doug Guenther

    Mr. Doug Guenther 

    Business Manager
  • Photo of Michele Finley

    Mrs. Michele Finley 

    Student Billing
  • Photo of Brian Hiles

    Mr. Brian Hiles 

    Director of Admissions
  • Photo of Joseph Pieper

    Mr. Joseph Pieper 

    Admissions Coordinator
  • Photo of Beverly Lezcano Flaherty

    Mrs. Beverly Lezcano Flaherty 

    Hispanic Liaison/Admin. Asst.

Admissions Timeline

Submit FACTS financial aid application with required documents

Submit Admissions Application and Records Release Form

Financial aid decisions are mailed to the families of incoming freshmen

Financial aid decisions are mailed to the families of returning students
Scholarships requiring a separate application are listed below. Completed applications should be returned by the date listed on the application form.
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