Tuition & Financial Aid

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  • $19,077

    2023-2024 Tuition
  • $350

    Registration Fee
  • $380

    Annual Technology Fee
  • $500

    Average Cost of Books
  • $300-400

    Average Cost of Uniform
In addition to tuition and fees, students are required to purchase books and uniforms. New books average $500 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. Transportation and our lunch program is also an additional fee. Tuition rates for the following school year are set annually in late February by the Board of Directors.

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  • Student Transportation Options

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  • Special Seton/DeMatha Tuition Discount

    Families receive a $1000 reduction in tuition if a daughter attends Seton and a son attends DeMatha during the same school year.
  • Sibling Discount

    Families 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.
  • Need Based Financial Aid

    In keeping with our mission, our aid is primarily distributed on the basis of financial need, though Seton also offers a broad range of merit scholarships to qualified candidates.

Elizabeth Seton Financial Aid Manual

Archdiocese of Washington Tuition Assistance

Elizabeth Seton High School would like to create opportunities for girls in the DC and DMV area looking to attend private school. 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 will be available for online completion on October 2, 2023 and can be found by visiting here.

The deadline for Archdiocesan financial aid is Friday, December 15, 2023.

Financial aid will not be awarded unless the application is submitted by the deadline. 

ADW Tuition Assistance Application

Elizabeth Seton Assistance

The Seton Financial Aid application opens October 9, 2023. The Seton financial aid application is need based aid provided by Elizabeth Seton High School. Funding is limited so please apply by the deadline. We also encourage you to apply for tuition assistance through the Archdiocese of Washington.  The ADW link can be found above. 

Both applications close December 15, 2023, please apply early. Financial Aid will not be awarded unless the application is submitted by the deadline. 


Procedures for awarding aid to families who filed appeal applications due to a change to their family’s financial circumstances: New and current families will be allowed to appeal their financial aid decision after January 1, 2024, if they meet the following criteria. 
The applications are reviewed and filtered by the Financial Aid Director. 3 The applications that are eligible based on these criteria are reviewed further, and award amounts are then decided based upon their request not to exceed the appeals cap amount of $5,000. Eligibility Considerations Appeal applications will only be accepted for families whose financial circumstances have changed, or for families who have experienced a major life event.

These circumstances include, but are not limited to, the following: 
● Reduction of earned income 
● Recent unique medical expenses, not covered by insurance, which impact the ability to pay tuition 
● Loss of untaxed income 
● Separation or divorce of parent or student after TADS (the Archdioceses of Washington tuition assistance application platform) submission 
● Death of parent or spouse after TADS submission


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  • Dance Scholarship

    The Dance Department at Elizabeth Seton High School offers scholarships to students who show skill, dedication, and interest in Dance.

    Arts Scholarship Application
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  • Instrumental Scholarships

    Program Summary:
    The Instrumental Department at Elizabeth Seton High School offers scholarships to dedicated instrumentalists. We encourage talented musicians to continue with their musical pursuits while here at Seton by offering them tuition assistance. Scholarships will be awarded to selected freshmen based upon specific factors as outlined in the criteria. Scholarship amounts are up to $1,200. 

    Arts Scholarship Application
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  • Seton Scholars

    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. Achievement is determined by the student's academic transcript and High School Placement Test scores.  The top 10% of our applicant pool is considered for this merit based scholarship. Incoming 9th graders who are accepted into the program receive annual tuition credits. 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.  Students who qualify for this merit based scholarship will be notified in their acceptance packet February 2024.
  • Black Women Empowerment Scholarship

    This scholarship was created by the Daughters of Charity Ministries to support access to a high quality education for Black students who desire to attend Elizabeth Seton High School. This scholarship specifically supports Black students and families who (a) will benefit from financial assistance and (b) demonstrate strong potential for academic success at Seton. 

    Eligibility requirements: 
    • Students who will be entering their Freshman year of Seton in the fall of 2023 are eligible to apply
    • Enroll to be an Ambassador after second semester, Freshman year
    • Demonstrated financial need (as determined by completion of the TADS financial aid application and supplemental Elizabeth Seton High School financial aid application)
    • Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

    The scholarship affords a family a 50% tuition discount per year over the course of four years (subsequent-year funding depends on successful completion of the first academic year).

    Application Procedures

    A completed application includes:
    • Completed Elizabeth Seton High School admissions application form
    • Complete TADS Tuition Assistance Application
    • Complete Elizabeth Seton High School Financial Aid application
    • An official middle school transcript reflecting a 7th grade final report card and first quarter of 8th grade
    • Submit a complete scholarship application including an essay.
    • Complete one service activity with the scholar group.
    To be considered, please submit a 500 words explaining how you promote diversity and justice in your current school and community, and how you plan to continue to promote diversity and justice at Elizabeth Seton.

    Applications will not be considered if all stages are not complete.

    BWE Scholarship Application
  • Theatre Scholarship

    Program Summary:
    The Theatre Arts Department at Elizabeth Seton High School awards young thespians with a theatre scholarship. Students who wish to be considered for a Theatre Scholarship will perform two monologues of their choice and participate in a brief interview. If chosen, students must participate in the theatre program by taking at least one class per year and/ or participate in both theatre productions (fall play or spring musical). Scholarship amounts are up to $1,500.  

    Arts Scholarship Application
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  • Visual Arts Scholarships

    Program Summary:
    The Visual Art Department at Elizabeth Seton High School awards creative minds with an Art Department scholarship. To be considered for the Visual Arts scholarship, students must follow the criteria listed below. Scholarship amounts are up to $500.
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  • Vocal Scholarships

    Elizabeth Seton High School offers scholarships to dedicated vocalists. We participate in choral singing that encourages the development of a natural,  unforced voice. To be eligible for the scholarship, students should have the criteria listed below. Scholarship amounts are up to $1,200.

    Arts Scholarship Application
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Elizabeth Seton High School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its admissions and educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.