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Tuition, Scholarships & Financial Aid

Throughout its history, Elizabeth Seton High School has endeavored to keep tuition at an affordable rate. Tuition for the 2017-2018 school year is $13,950.00. Fees include a $310 registration fee and a $380 annual tech fee. In addition, students need to purchase books and uniforms. New books average $300 per year; a used book sale is held in the summer. Uniforms cost approximately $300-$400 when first purchased. Some used uniform items are made available for purchase at a reduced cost. Tuition rates for 2018-2019 will be set in late February 2018 by the Board of Directors.

  • Families will receive a $1000 reduction in tuition if an additional daughter attends Seton during the same school year. If a third child attends Seton during the same school year, the family will receive 50% tuition reduction for the third tuition.
  • Families will receive a $1000 reduction in tuition if a daughter attends Seton and a son attends DeMatha during the same school year.

Archdiocese of Washington Tuition Assistance

The Archdiocese of Washington has limited funds to distribute to qualified families who demonstrate financial need. To apply for aid from the Archdiocese, families must submit an application, fee, and copies of federal tax returns.

Forms to apply for Archdiocesan aid should be available for online completion in September 2016 at http://adw.org/tuition-assistance/. The deadline for Archdiocesan financial aid is Friday, December 2, 2016. Financial aid will not be awarded unless the application is submitted by the deadline. Follow this link to begin the application process in September.


Elizabeth Seton Assistance

To apply for need-based assistance from Seton, families must first apply to the Archdiocese of Washington (See above). Seton also offers financial aid packages to qualifying families. In order to be considered for Seton Aid, families must complete the financial aid section within the application for admission by December 8, 2016.

Families in need of financial assistance may apply for Seton's Work Scholarship Program. Work Scholarship participants are assigned on-campus jobs before and after school. In exchange for their services, students earn a stipend that is credited toward tuition.

Seton's Scholars Program

Elizabeth Seton High School is committed to offering qualified students scholarships through our Seton Scholars Program. The program is designed for academically gifted students who demonstrate high academic achievement and exceptional potential. Students accepted into the program receive annual tuition credits between $1,000 and $8,000. Once accepted into the program, all Seton Scholars are placed into one or more academically advanced courses. The Seton Scholars strive to contribute to the Seton community through their service to others and their assistance at school functions. In addition, Seton Scholars contribute through various charitable works. There is no application necessary to be considered for the Scholar’s Program as we invite the top 10% of our applicant pool to participate in a scholarship test.

The Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Scholarship

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton is the patron of Catholic education and in keeping with her devotion to Catholic education, Elizabeth Seton High School awards scholarships to Catholic school students.

Elizabeth Seton High School seeks to create a community of faith that fosters worship, promotes Christian formation, provides quality education and encourages community service. Under the inspiration of St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac, we serve and support all young women seeking a Catholic Christian education. The six values of Elizabeth Seton High School are academic excellence, unity, integrity, respect, creativity, and service to others. Choose one of these values, and in your own words, describe how you continue to demonstrate this value in your everyday actions. Scholarships range from $500-$2,000 for your freshman year only. This scholarship is open only to students who are currently attending a Catholic middle school. Please limit your response to 10-12 sentences and email your final version to Diane Billingsley, Director of Recruitment, at dbillingsley@setonhs.org by Thursday, December 8, 2016.

Music Scholarships

Elizabeth Seton High School offers scholarships to dedicated music students. Students can audition in late January before our voice and instrumental instructors to receive a music scholarship. Scholarships range from $300-$1,200 for your freshman year only. Please click here for detailed information.

Visual Arts Scholarships

The Visual Art Department at Elizabeth Seton High School awards creative minds with an Art Department scholarship. Students who wish to be considered for an Art Department Scholarship must create a painting, drawing or digital piece that depicts one of Elizabeth Seton High School’s core values. The six values of Elizabeth Seton High School are academic excellence, unity, integrity, respect, creativity, and service to others. Scholarships range from $300-$1,200 for your freshman year only. Families may drop off the art piece to the main office by Thursday, December 8, 2016.


Dramatic Arts Scholarships

The Dramatic Arts Department at Elizabeth Seton High School awards young thespians with a theater scholarship. Students who wish to be considered for a Theater Scholarship will perform a monologue of their choice and participate in a brief interview. If chosen, students must participate in the theater program and theater lab during the school year. Scholarships will be up to $1,500 for your freshmen year only. Please click here for detailed information.

Capital Partners for Education (CPE)

CPE provides low income students with high school scholarships, mentoring, and academic support. Visit www.cpfe.org or call (202)682-6020 x225 for an application or additional information about the CPE program.

Latino Student Fund

Elizabeth Seton High School is affiliated with the Latino Student Fund, an organization that provides financial assistance to Latino students attending area schools. For more information about applying to the Latino Student Fund, please visit www.latinostudentfund.org.

Achiever Loan & SallieMae Programs

Key Education Resources offers a low cost, flexible way to finance independent school costs. The AchieverLoan is a personal, unsecured loan designed exclusively for education expenses. SLM Financial Corporation, a SallieMae company, offers a similar loan program. Families must apply and be approved for these loans through the companies themselves. For more information or an application, call 800-KEY-LEND for the AchieverLoan or 888-272-5543 for the SallieMae loan. You can also visit SallieMae online at www.salliemae.com/k12

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