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.

Click the button below to review our Tuition & Fees for the 2024-2025 school year and to read how Elder offers its students an All-Inclusive Panther Experience.
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 families receive over $5 million annually in tuition assistance and scholarships providing the majority of our families 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.

Ohio EdChoice Scholarship Program

All Ohio families are now eligible to receive EdChoice Expansion Scholarships, up to $8,407 per child in high school. The EdChoice Expansion Program is an income-based scholarship program for students that do not live in underperforming school districts. Eligibility is determined by the Federal Poverty Guidelines. 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.

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. 

CLICK HERE to find information and determine your eligibility for these programs on the EdChoice Scholarship: Information for Parents page. 

Please contact Mrs. Michele Finley if you have any questions by calling 513-921-3458 or sending an email to

Tuition Assistance Options

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  • 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 2024-2025 FACTS Financial Aid Application will be available starting September 5, 2023

    The online application (including required tax documents) should be completed by November 11, 2023. A non-refundable fee (currently $35.00) payable to FACTS must accompany your application.

    Incoming freshmen will receive award letters in January 2024. All current family award notifications will be sent in February 2024. 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, or at the request of the Business Manager, a new FACTS Financial Aid Application should be submitted by the November 11, 2023, 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 513-921-3408 or
  • Scholarships

    Sponsored by Elder’s generous benefactors, our named scholarship awards recognize excellence in various academic disciplines. Recipients are selected based on 1) their overall academic performance as demonstrated on their student records, and 2) information they provide on various scholarship application forms. Please visit our Scholarships page for more information.
  • 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.
  • 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 Mrs. Shelly Finley at or 513-921-3458.

Applying for Financial Assistance

To be considered for financial assistance, a family with an incoming freshman must complete and submit a FACTS financial aid application online. Families of students currently enrolled at Elder should contact the Business Office before completing a FACTS Tuition Assistance Application.

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 6 members.

  • Photo of Doug Guenther

    Mr. Doug Guenther 

    Business Manager
  • Photo of Michele Finley

    Mrs. Michele Finley 

    Student Billing & EdChoice Specialist
  • Photo of Brian Hiles

    Mr. Brian Hiles 

    Director of Admissions
  • Photo of Joseph Pieper

    Mr. Joseph Pieper 

    Admissions Manager
  • Photo of Lisa Grubbs

    Mrs. Lisa Grubbs 

    Admissions Coordinator
  • Photo of Beverly Lezcano Flaherty

    Mrs. Beverly Lezcano Flaherty 

    Hispanic Liaison/Student Engagement Specialist/CISE Advocate

Financial Aid Timeline

Submit FACTS financial aid application with required documents and Records Release Form

Deadline to submit Application for Enrollment to Elder High School

Financial aid decisions are mailed to the families of incoming freshmen

Financial aid decisions are mailed to the families of returning students