2018-2019 De Smet Jesuit Tuition

  • Tuition $16,700.00
  • Tablet (lease-to-own) $675.00 per year
  • Locker Fee $15.00
  • Orientation Fee $125.00 (Freshmen)
  • Retreat Fee $150.00 (Sophomores and Juniors)
  • Graduation Fee $350.00
  • Spartan Association Fee $20.00 per family

Additional text books and gym clothing expenses may apply.
*Tuition may be subject to change.

De Smet Jesuit High School is a partner with Smart Tuition for the processing and collection of out families’ tuition for the 2018-2019 school year.

Offered Payment plans with Smart Tuition

10 month ($50 enrollment fee)

The partnership with Smart Tuition allows for a confidential system where families can see for themselves a complete report of their tuition account. Details such as tuition billing, financial assistance, HP Tablet PC lease fee and required grade-level fees will be posted to your account. A secure Log-in ID enables parents to view this information at any time of day, or to update personal information. Enrollment in the Smart Tuition management system is mandatory for each family. The non-refundable Matriculation Fee of $500 (Included in Tuition amount), is due at the time of enrollment with Smart Tuition.

Please note, the process of enrollment / re-enrollment occurs each year.

Current parent / student Smart Tuition account access.

Questions about tuition or the process of enrollment can be directed to Mrs. Brenda Reinsfelder, Financial Services Coordinator at


New De Smet Jesuit Scholarship Program

The De Smet Jesuit Academic and Leadership Scholarship -Class of 2022- $4,000.00

3.7 GPA or higher, plus 95% or higher ITBS/MAP scores

  • Renewable Scholarship for incoming freshmen -Class of 2022
  • 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, 2018

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

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

Please note that the number of scholarships are limited. Please apply by January 31, 2018.


De Smet Jesuit Tuition Assistance

To meet our objective of making a Jesuit education affordable to any young man regardless of his family's socio-economic background, De Smet Jesuit is proud to offer tuition assistance. Through the generosity, kindness and commitment of our alumni and benefactors, De Smet Jesuit offers more than 1.8 million dollars annually to roughly 29% of our families.

De Smet Jesuit collaborates with the FACTS Management Companies - Grant & Aid Assessment Division to process financial aid applications.

Important: Online tuition assistance applications are now being accepted! Early applications will receive priority consideration.

Class of 2022 - Online applications are now being accepted for families interested in being considered for tuition assistance for the 2018 - 2019 school year.

  • 1. Copies of supporting documentation-2016 filed tax return and W2's will need to be provided to FACTS.
  • 2. FACTS requires a $30 application fee
  • 3. All incoming freshmen FACTS applications must be submitted no later than January 15, 2018.
  • 4. Follow up, 2017 W2's must be added to already submitted FACTS application no later than February 15, 2018.

Class of 2019 - 2021 - Online applications are now being accepted for families interested in being considered for tuition assistance for the 2018-2019 school year.

  1. Copies of supporting documentation-2016 filed tax return and W2's and 2017 W2's will need to be submitted to FACTS
  2. FACTS requires a $30 application fee
  3. All Class of 2019, 2020, and 2021applicants must be submitted no later than February 15, 2018

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.

Tuition assistance is need-based and may need to be verified with additional documents. De Smet Jesuit's administrative team will determine award distribution.

Finally, in order to fulfill a tuition assistance award, students must participate in our grant-in-aid work program and maintain good academic and discipline standing.

External Tuition Assistance Learn more about the 2018-2019 Beyond Sunday Fellows program for High School Students at

NOTE: Application period begins January 29, 2018 and ends February 28, 2018. Early applications will be given priority consideration.

Questions about tuition assistance or the process of application can be directed to Mrs. Brenda Reinsfelder, Financial Services Coordinator at or 314-567-3500 x1203

New! MOST 529 Plan Resources & Information

At De Smet Jesuit we are committed to partnering with parents to provide the best possible educational experience for our students. We acknowledge the sacrifices many families make when they choose private education for their children. A MOST 529 tuition savings plan is an investment account sponsored by the State of Missouri. Up to $16,000 ($8,000 single filer) in contributions is deductible from Missouri taxes every year, and the investments grow tax-free. Starting in January 2018, the MOST 529 tuition savings program expanded to allow families to save and use funds in their accounts for elementary and secondary expenses. In addition to expenses at colleges and vocational schools, up to $10,000 in private K-12 tuition now qualifies as an eligible expense. This expansion is currently applicable to Missouri residents; it has not yet been implemented in Illinois.

The following message from Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt (a 1993 De Smet Jesuit alumnus) further outlines the details of the expanded program and provides resources for families wishing to obtain additional information. For your convenience, this information is also available on our website. If you would like to learn more about the MOST program, please visit

If you are considering using a 529 account to pay De Smet Jesuit tuition, please contact SMART Tuition for assistance.

We hope this guide will be invaluable to you as you plan your family’s finances.