A Creighton Prep education is worth so much in terms of college scholarships, character, faith and lifetime friendships. The purpose of the Income-Based Tuition model is to make Creighton Prep accessible and affordable to anyone who wants a Catholic and Jesuit education. Please reference the Income-Based Tuition scale below to determine your maximum tuition and follow the steps to submit an application.
Income figures must be supported by tax documents for the most recent year filed. We consider the following to be included in gross family income: salaries, investment income, self-employment income, social security or disability, rental income, housing allowance or assistance, income or cash distributions from LLC's, S Corporations or partnerships, retirement plan or pension distributions, child support and other income, including nontaxable income. Income will be considered prior to deductions for retirement and Health Savings Account contributions. Families with business income may be required to provide business financials in order to gain a better understanding of actual income earned from the business. Adjustments to gross income may be made for deductions reported on your tax return, such as depreciation expense, net operating losses, and self-employment taxes. Prep reserves the right to consider your future earnings potential in contrast to your most recently filed income tax return. Prep also reserves the right to consider significant liquid assets that could be drawn from to make tuition payments in excess of the amounts shown above.
When a student's parents are separated, Prep considers the financial resources of all living parents and step-parents, and any other adults living in the household in which the student resides. Tuition contracts may be arranged in a joint or separated manner, according to the family's preference.
Tuition does not include fees detailed below.
income-based tuition next steps:
If you would like to apply for an Income-Based Tuition adjustment, please fill out the FACTS application form and submit your financial information, including your 2020 W-2 and 2020 Form 1040 tax return. Families will be required to submit 2021 tax information by April 15. From there, you will work with our Business Office to create a tuition plan that works for your family.
Important Dates for income-based tuition applications
- February 2022 – We will begin sending tuition adjustment notifications to the freshman families of accepted students who have completed all the necessary steps. Please note: Late applications will be accepted; however, tuition adjustment amounts may be affected. Please submit the application as soon as possible.
- March 15, 2022 – Tuition adjustment applications are due for current students.
- April 15, 2022 – 2021 IRS tax return and 2021 W-2s due to FACTS.
2022-2023 Annual Fees
Annual Fees are outlined below:
- $350 Registration Fee
- $650 Lunch Fee – All students are provided a complete and balanced, totally inclusive lunchtime service. This includes a hot entree and side, soup option, full salad bar and deli station with hot panini presses.
- $400 Technology, eTextbooks & Supplies Fee – In prior years, eTextbook and supplies fees have been billed individually. New this year, we've consolidated these fees into one flat fee for your convenience. The fee includes the following:
- iPad and accessories (case, keyboard and stylus)
- iPad insurance
- Apps on iPads
- All electronic textbook licenses
- PE locker access and jersey
- Summer reading book
- Art supplies
- Parking tag
Academic scholarships are awarded on many levels, with the amounts and number of scholarships determined each year based on the quality of the student’s January entrance exam test scores. We are dedicated to making an investment in qualified students, and we award more scholarships than any other school in the city, as well as the largest scholarships.
It is highly recommended that students take the entrance exam at the school they will most likely attend in the fall if they want to qualify for academic scholarships. Students taking the test at a later make-up date cannot qualify for academic scholarships.
SCHOLARSHIPS FROM OTHER SOURCES
Many parishes in the Omaha area offer some financial assistance to students attending Catholic high schools. Contact your parish for information.