Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition amount:

2020-21 School Year Tuition is $18,100
2020-21 Participating Catholic $15,350

Catholic families must provide proof that they are registered, active, and participating in their Catholic parishes. A parish verification form is required for the discounted tuition rate.

Tuition may be paid in full by July 15, or in two installments (one-half prior to July 15 and the remainder prior to Dec. 15), or in 10 monthly installments (July-April) through the electronic transfer Smart Tuition Payment Plan.

Click here to download OUR Tuition Assistance easy-reference guide


Revenue generated from student tuition does not meet the full cost to educate each student. As such, the school must rely on income generated from private donations, corporate contributions, grants, and other fundraising. It is expected that all members of the school community support the financial goals/needs of the school to their ability.


In addition to tuition costs, there is an annual Student Registration Fee is due in order to secure enrollment. The fee for the 2020-2021 school year for freshmen, sophomores and juniors is $400 per student. Seniors must also pay a graduation fee of $175.

Parents will need to provide books and school uniforms for their children.


Financial aid is available to students through Catholic Education Arizona (CEA), and the Notre Dame Preparatory High School Scholarship Fund. All organizations grant tuition assistance based on each family's demonstrated financial need. All families who seek financial assistance must apply through CEA. Applications are available in the spring at for students registered at Notre Dame Prep. NDP School code is 700 and School Password is cea700.

Financial aid award amounts are determined after reviewing all applications. This past year, the maximum scholarship aid awarded by CEA to a high school student was approximately 50 percent of the tuition rate for Catholic families. The Notre Dame Preparatory High School Scholarship Fund provides additional assistance to NDP families whose need is not fully met by CEA. Click here for more information.


Many NDP Families receive tuition assistance through STOs such as the Institute for Better Education (IBE) and Arizona Tuition Connection. These organizations can help make a Notre Dame Prep education accessible to all students who desire to learn here. Families may apply for assistance through these organizations year-round.


One thing that sets Notre Dame Prep apart from most schools is our Scrip Program. While many schools use Scrip as a fundraiser with all proceeds earned through gift card sales going back to the school. NDP splits the proceeds with parents so that they can use half of what they bring in through Scrip toward their tuition in the form of a rebate. Click here for more information.


Lisa Johnston
Director of Finance

Renee Forbes
Finance Office Manager