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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. Financial assistance can come in the form of work grants, financial aid grants and academic scholarships.

Financial Aid Awarded

TUITION & FEES

The average 2021-2022 tuition for a Creighton Prep student is $12,000. The school makes up the difference of the actual cost per student through endowment distribution, fundraising and other operating revenues. Our tuition is the third-lowest among the 60 secondary schools in the Jesuit Schools Network in the United States.  

Tuition 

School Tuition for the 2021-2022 school year:

Grade Level Amount
Freshmen $11,850
Sophomores $11,950
Juniors $12,050
Seniors $12,150

Fees

Additional costs include a $350 registration fee. All Prep students are provided a complete and balanced, totally inclusive lunchtime service. An annual student lunch fee of $600 will be included in the tuition payment plan of your choice. The technology fee is $175 annually. Books and apps average $150-200.

For tuition and fees questions, please contact:

Debbie Novotny

Director of Business Office
School: Ext. 3310

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS

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.

Number Scholarships Scholarship Amount Duration
1 Presidential $7,500 Renewable 4 years
1 Ignatius $5,000 Renewable 4 years
8 Labaj $3,000 Freshman year
20 Xavier $1,500 Freshman year
For academic scholarship questions, please contact:

Joshua Luedtke

Director of Admissions, Head Coach, Basketball
School: Ext. 3346

FIANANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Prep provides financial aid to any young man who is academically qualified and demonstrates need. Whether a student is receiving need-based assistance in the form of financial aid or a unique payment plan, we will work with families to create the best situation financially that is institutionally sound. 

Financial Assistance Example Amount
Freshman Tuition $11,850
Financial Aid Grant $6,500
Total Tuition Due $5,350

Financial Aid Application Process 

Financial aid applications for the Class of 2025 are due January 9, 2021. 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 $35 application fee per family. To learn more, take a look at an application process flyer from FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment.

Important Dates for Financial Aid applications

  • November 2021 – Financial aid application process begins.
  • January 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).
For financial aid questions, please contact:

Jacqui Warren

Assistant Controller
School: Ext. 3325

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.