We value your son and your commitment to his education.

We acknowledge the sacrifices families make when they invest in private school. We take our stewardship seriously.

130 college credit hours offered to students

Tuition and Fees

2018-2019 Tuition and Fees
Tuition* $16,700
Tablet Lease-to-Own Annual Fee $675
Locker Fee $15
Spartan Association Fee $20
Grade-Level Fees
Freshmen Orientation Fee $125
Sophomore Retreat Fee $150
Junior Retreat Fee $150
Senior Graduation Fee $350

*Tuition may be subject to change and does not include cost of books, lunch, or PE uniforms.

Tuition for future academic years is released each spring.

Choose the SMART payment plan that works for you.

Families at De Smet Jesuit use SMART Tuition: the secure, online accounting system that tracks tuition payments, tablet lease fees, grade-level fees, and financial assistance.




Annual enrollment in the Smart Tuition management system is mandatory for each family. A non-refundable matriculation fee of $500 is due at the time of enrollment with Smart Tuition and is applied toward the total cost of tuition.


If you already have a De Smet Jesuit SMART Tuition account use this button.

If you do not have a De Smet Jesuit SMART Tuition account use this button.


We want you to explore all your financial options: Community Tuition AssistanceMOST 529 Resources and InformationExternal Tuition Assistance.


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How the community support has impacted me 

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Why I Give

Through the generosity, kindness, and commitment of our alumni and benefactors, De Smet Jesuit strives to make Jesuit education affordable to any young man regardless of his family's socio-economic background. Multiple events raise money throughout the year including the Big Draw raffle, our annual auction, and the Tradition golf tournament.

Tuition assistance is need-based. In an effort to obtain a complete financial profile, regardless of marital status, De Smet Jesuit requires both of the student's natural parents/guardians to complete a FACTS application in order to receive tuition assistance. and may need to be verified with additional documents. De Smet Jesuit's administrative team will determine award distribution.



Tuition Assistance Deadlines and Reminders

Tuition Assistance Requirements

Incoming freshman applications are due January 15 prior to the academic year. Applications for students entering grades 10, 11, or 12 are due February 15 prior to the academic year.

  1. Need-based
  2. FACTS application completed by both natural parents/guardians, regardless of marital status
  3. Additional documents completed for verification upon request
  4. Students participate in grant-in-aid work program and maintain good academic and discipline standing




FACTS Management Company - Grant & Aid Online Applications



MOST 529 Resources and Information



Eric Schmitt '93
Missouri State Treasurer

Message from De Smet Jesuit alumnus and Missorui state treasurer Eric Schmitt '93

To learn more about the MOST program, please visit missourimost.org.

To pay De Smet Jesuit tuition with MOST 529, please contact SMART Tuition for assistance.






External Tuition Assistance: Beyond Sunday Fellows Program for High School Students

Application period begins late January and ends by late February. Early applications will be given priority consideration. See their Beyond Sunday website for details.


We recognize outstanding achievement and scholarship.

The renewable De Smet Jesuit Academic and Leadership Scholarship -Class of 2023- $4,000



· 3.7 GPA or higher,

· 95% or higher ITBS/MAP scores

· De Smet Jesuit listed as first choice on the archdiocesan application form

· All Catholic and public school student applications must be received by January 31, 2019.

· Number of scholarships is limited. Apply early.

How To Apply

· Receive a recommendation from your elementary school Principal

· Submit 7th and 8th grades and ITBS tests scores

· Provide two recommendation letters. These can be from a Pastor, teachers, coaches, etc.

· Provide 200 (+) word essay on: Given your unique talents and gifts, describe how you can make a positive difference in the world during your high school experience.

· List current school co-curricular activities (clubs, sports, student government, etc.)

· List other non-school activities (scouting, church clubs, arts, etc.)

· Contact Tim Sullivan, Admissions Director for more information at tsullivan@desmet.org


Tim Sullivan
Director of Admissions
314-567-3500 ext 1227

Maria Lang
Assistant Director of Admissions
314-567-3500 ext 1247

Brenda Reinsfelder
Financial Services Coordinator
314-567-3500 ext 1203

We partner with you to honor and protect the worthwhile investment in your son's education. 
Apply to De Smet Jesuit.