Tuition, Scholarships, and Assistance OLD

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. Our recently established tuition index program was developed to make exceptional education accessible to a broader range of well-qualified students who otherwise may not have been able to attend our school.

2020-2021 Tuition and Fees
Tuition* $18,140
Tablet Lease-to-Own Annual Fee $675
Locker Fee $15
Spartan Association Fee $20
Grade-Level Fees  
Freshman Orientation Fee $125
Sophomore Retreat Fee $150
Junior Retreat Fee $150
Senior Graduation Fee $350

De Smet Jesuit Assistance

Need-Based Work Grant

Tuition Assistance

  • Deadline: January 15, 2021 for new students
  • February 15, 2021 for returning students

FACTS Management
Online Application

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De Smet Jesuit


The renewable De Smet Jesuit Spartan Scholar Award for the Class of 2025 is $500 to $5,000. Apply early. Awards are limited.

External Assistance

Many families also find support from parish scholarships, flexible payment options, and these resources listed here:

MOST 529 Tax Savings Payment Option

Beyond Sunday Scholarship

I wasn't sure if I could afford De Smet Jesuit as a single parent financing it totally on my own, but thanks to the amazing people at De Smet, tuition assistance, a flexible payment plan, and a home equity line of credit, what initially seemed to be out of my reach became a reality. In truth, I couldn’t afford not to send my son to De Smet. Beth, mom to a Spartan, Class of 2019

Affording Private Education: How and Why

  • $25.8
  • million

scholarship money awarded to the Class of 2020

  • 76%
  • 2020 graduates

who received at least 1 scholarship offer

  • $1.9M
  • annually awarded in tuition assistance to

26% of our families

  • 130
  • college credit hours

offered to students

  • 98%
  • Graduates

go on to college or military academies


Frequently Asked Questions

In September, prior to the next school year, families may access and submit an online application with FACTS Management. We consider many factors in determining each family’s tuition responsibility. Along with carefully reviewing FACTS Management recommendations through your completed application, and other qualitative information provided by your family, our committee will determine a sustainable need-based award for your family while enabling our ability to maintaining our mission and commitment to our community. In order to better determine a timely estimate of your need-based tuition assistance award, we highly encourage our incoming families to submit their completed FACTS Management application prior to the January 15 deadline.

Tuition does not include the cost of books, lunch, or PE uniforms. These costs can vary depending on student needs. Books can range from $150-$350 per year; students can bring lunch from home or buy in the cafeteria; and PE uniforms are a minimal cost during the semesters your son is in PE.

There may be other sources of tuition assistance available to you. We encourage you to review the options listed below for a potential fit.

We are also happy to meet with you in person to discuss flexible payment plans.

We understand that the process of choosing a high school and determining finances is stressful. It is our sincere hope that by providing this information early in the process we will help you make the best decision for your son and your family.

As the needs of our families have changed over time, so has our model in helping families and students from diverse financial backgrounds. Our tuition index tool provides a flexible tuition model designed to remove barriers for families seeking a Jesuit education at our school. Families who previously did not qualify for tuition assistance may now find an education at De Smet Jesuit High School more accessible. Our tuition index is part of our Jesuit mission and allows us, in partnership with our families, to build a school community that reflects the socioeconomic diversity of the greater St. Louis Area.

All students qualifying and awarded need-based assistance will be required to participated in our Work Grant program. We contact each recipient the spring prior to the upcoming school year to schedule their required duties (such as emptying recycling bins or sweeping floors). In addition to assigned work duties, each recipient must maintain good academic and discipline standing.

Yes. In order to obtain a complete financial profile, regardless of marital status, or their financial obligation, De Smet Jesuit requires both of the student’s natural parents/guardians to complete a FACTS application. If you would like to discuss your unique circumstances, please contact Brenda Reinsfelder, Financial Services Coordinator at or 314-785-1225 so we can discuss the potential of moving forward with your request for need-based assistance.

Meet Our Admissions Team

Maria Lang

Maria Lang

Assistant Director of Admissions
BA, Education, University of Missouri - St. Louis
BA, Spanish, University of Missouri - St. Louis
Lisa Mosquera

Lisa Mosquera

Admissions Counselor
BS-Paralegal, Paralegal, Minnesota State University
Brenda Reinsfelder

Brenda Reinsfelder

Financial Services Coordinator
BA, Accounting, Lindenwood University