Tuition & Financial Aid

Throughout its history, Elizabeth Seton High School has endeavored to keep tuition at an affordable rate. Tuition for the 2018-2019 school year is $14,375.00. 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 2019-2020 will be set in late February 2019 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 2018 and can be found by visiting The deadline for Archdiocesan financial aid Saturday, December 1, 2018. Financial aid will not be awarded unless the application is submitted by the deadline.

Elizabeth Seton Assistance

To apply for need-based assistance from Seton, families must apply to the Archdiocese of Washington (See above). Seton also offers financial aid packages to qualifying families.

Work Scholarship Program

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.

Access the Work Scholarship application by clicking here.

Access the guidelines by clicking here and the regulations by clicking here.

Scholarships for Incoming 9th Graders

Seton 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.

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. Click here for instrumental scholarship details. Click here for vocal scholarship details.

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 $100-$500. Families may drop off the art piece to the main office by Thursday, December 13, 2018.

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. Click here for full audition details.

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

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.