Tuition, Fees, and Assistance

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 and encourage families to apply for tuition assistance and our scholarship. Details below.

Tuition and Fees

2019-2020 Tuition and Fees
Tuition* $17,440
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




FACTS Management Company - Grant & Aid Online Applications

Deadline: January 15, 2020 for new students

February 15, 2020 for returning students

Awards are limited. Apply early.



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


How the community support has impacted me 

dollars donated to our familes

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.






MOST 529 Resources and Information



Eric Schmitt '93
Attorney General of Missouri

Message from De Smet Jesuit alumnus Eric Schmitt '93, former Missorui state treasurer and current Attorney General of Missouri

To learn more about the MOST program, please visit

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 for the Class of 2024 is $4,000.

Make sure to apply early. Awards are limited.



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, 2020.

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

Payment Plan Options

*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.




Affording Private Education: How and Why

Comparing the Cost of 3-hour College Credit

Many De Smet Jesuit students graduate with college credit earned in courses taken while in high school for a fraction of the cost. This infographic compares the cost of a three-hour college credit class.

free download tuition assistance and grant matrix

As of spring 2019, De Smet Jesuit has a new approach to tuition assistance. Download our free index to see how we can help you invest in your son's education.

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We partner with you to honor and protect the worthwhile investment in your son's education. Download our free guide that will help you make this important decision.

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Meet Our Admissions Team

Timothy Sullivan

Timothy Sullivan

Titles: Admissions Director
Phone Numbers:
School: 314-567-3500 ext. 1227
Maria Lang

Maria Lang

Titles: Assistant Director of Admissions
Phone Numbers:
School: (314) 785-1247
Becky Lane

Becky Lane

Titles: Admissions Counselor
Lisa Mosquera

Lisa Mosquera

Titles: Admissions Counselor
Brenda Reinsfelder

Brenda Reinsfelder

Titles: Financial Services Coordinator