Tuition and Affordability

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We are excited to introduce the Josephinum Academy THRIVE Scholarship to incoming Josephinum freshmen, Class of 2028!

This generous donor-supported award makes 100% tuition coverage possible for the first 40 enrolled freshman for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. The guidelines and specifications for accepting a THRIVE Scholarship center on the awarded student and their parent/guardian intentionally fulfilling requirements focusing on positive and active investment in the Josephinum community, goal-setting, and leadership. Students who are interested should apply to Josephinum by submitting their online application, their 7th, and 8th grade records, and a FACTS financial aid application. Once accepted, the THRIVE Scholarship award will be extended to the first students who enroll.

We encourage 8th grade students to complete the application requirements by March 17th in order to strengthen their chances of benefitting from this wonderful opportunity. Feel free to reach out to with any questions you may have.

“Every family is different, shouldn’t your tuition be too?”

Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart is committed to removing barriers and building a strong community by increasing access to a high-quality Sacred Heart education. Through our generous community of individual and corporate supporters, we are honored to help over 90% of our families invest in their students’ futures. Josephinum believes that every student should have access to an excellent college-preparatory education, one that prepares them for success through high school and beyond. We are here to help make it happen!

We encourage families to pursue tuition assistance opportunities through these exemplary external scholarships organizations: 

Big Shoulders Fund
Madonna Foundation
Daniel Murphy Scholars
HFS Chicago Scholars
LINK Unlimited Scholars

Families also greatly benefit by applying for a Big Shoulders Fund and/or Empower Illinois tax credit. 

In addition, Josephinum offers financial aid. If interested, please complete the FACTS financial aid form. Once complete, Josephinum will determine an aid package that fits your family’s needs and can discuss it with you during the admissions process.

Incoming Tuition and Fees

Tuition for new incoming students for the 2024-2025 school year is $9,350 and $9,550 for returning students. 

Tuition for the 2024-2025 school year for incoming international students is $19,100.

A non-refundable enrollment fee of $250 and a non-refundable $50 student fee is required for both new and returning students.

Scholarship Opportunities

Meet our
Enrollment Team

Kathryn Bartholomew
Head of Admissions

Katie Bartholomew Enrollment Manager


Marlen Garcia
Admissions and Alumnae Relations Coordinator