tuition & aid
A Creighton Prep education is worth so much in terms of college scholarships, character, faith and lifetime friendships. Our goal is to keep Prep accessible and affordable for anyone who wants a Jesuit education.
TUITION & FEES
School Tuition for the 2021-2022 school year:
INCOME-BASED TUITION ADJUSTMENTS (effective for the 2022-2023 school year)
We want a Jesuit education to be within reach for any family that wants it. With this Income Based Tuition plan, you'll submit your financial information such as your 2020 Tax Returns and work with our Business Office to create a tuition plan that works for your family.
Other factors that may further reduce your tuition:
- Multiple students in other tuition-charging high schools or elementary schools
- Number of children in the home
- Multiple students at Creighton Prep
- Unique circumstances impacting family finances
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, capital loss carryforwards, 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.
In situations where a student's parents are separated, Prep considers the financial resources of all living parents and step-parents. Tuition contracts may be arranged in a joint or separated manner, according to the family's preference.
Tuition does not include fees detailed below.
To apply for an income-based tuition adjustment, complete the financial aid application process, detailed below. This application opens November 8, 2021.
Annual Fees are outlined below.
- $350 Registration Fee
- $600 Lunch Fee - All students are provided a complete and balanced, totally inclusive lunchtime service.
- $175 Technology Fee
- Electronic books and apps (average $150-250)
Prep provides financial aid to any young man who is academically qualified and demonstrates need. We will work with families to create a financial plan that will allow the family to be successful.
Financial Aid Application Process
Financial aid applications for the Class of 2026 are due January 21, 2022. Financial information is submitted to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment. This information is used by Prep to determine financial need and to allocate aid. There is a $40 application fee per family. To learn more, see the application process flyer from FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment.
Important Dates for Financial Aid applications
- November 8, 2021 – Financial aid application process begins.
- January 21, 2022 - Financial aid applications are due for freshmen. Supporting documentation (2020 IRS tax return and 2020 W-2s) must be provided.
- February 2022 – We will begin sending financial aid packages to the freshman families of accepted students who have completed all the necessary financial aid steps through early application. Please note: Late applications will be accepted; however, financial aid amounts may be affected. Please submit the application as soon as possible.
- March 2022 - Financial aid applications are due for current students.
- April 2022 – 2021 IRS tax return and 2021 W-2s due to FACTS (applies to families who receive financial aid from Prep).
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. The Archdiocese of Omaha also has financial assistance available for students. Families who complete the FACTS financial aid application process and meet the income criteria set forth by the Archdiocese will be considered for financial assistance.