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Tuition and Financial Aid

Cristo Rey provides a Catholic, college preparatory education and professional work experience to students from Spanish speaking families with limited financial means. Students at Cristo Rey pay nearly 70% of their education through the school’s Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP).

We are committed to ensuring that the education cost to our families remains at a minimum. There are no extra fees for books or activities, and despite the $14,508 cost to educate each student, families are asked to contribute only $2,950.

Because the mission of Cristo Rey is to serve students from families of limited financial means, the Financial Aid Application is used to determine admissions eligibility in regards to the family income. The application is also used to determine if a family qualifies for additional financial aid through the school. All students accepted to Cristo Rey complete an application for financial aid during the admission process. Financial aid packages are mailed along with the decision letter on April 1, 2021.

After enrolling at Cristo Rey, students can apply for scholarships to further assist with the cost of education. Scholarships are based on various factors, such as academic merit, school involvement, service in the community, and having siblings in particular Catholic schools. Students may also enter Cristo Rey with renewable scholarships previously earned from outside organizations, such as the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund, Big Shoulders Fund, and HFS Chicago Scholars.

Cristo Rey abides by all applicable policies of the Archdiocese of Chicago and the IHSA. In doing so Cristo Rey does not promise or offer athletic scholarships of any kind. Violations of IHSA policies may result in loss of eligibility for the student, coach and/or school. In recognition of our shared ministry, Cristo Rey also does not promise, predict or otherwise allude to specific dollar amounts regarding tuition assistance or financial aid before a student is accepted.