Our Name Is Ignatius

Tuition assistance and annual support of our operations is more important than ever as COVID-19 continues to affect our community. Considering the dramatic changes in our lives, the economy, and the ways we proceed here on campus, your support is even more critical. Please consider a gift to the Annual Fund to continue the tradition of a Saint Ignatius education for our current families.

Saint Ignatius High School

Financial Information & Tuition Assistance

Our goal is to keep a Saint Ignatius education accessible regardless of a family’s financial background. Each year, more than $5 million is awarded in tuition assistance to families in need.

The benefactors of Saint Ignatius allow me to have the honor of attending this school and the alumni show me what comes of people who graduate from the school. Saint Ignatius sends out Men for Others and forms men who give back.

Rafael Amparo ’22
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For more than half of the students who walk our halls, the transformational experience of a Saint Ignatius education would be only a dream were it not for the generosity of alumni, parents and friends. Through the Annual Fund, voucher programs, and merit or endowed scholarships, we are able to provide students of all backgrounds and situations who wish to attend our school the opportunity to do so. Payment plans are available for families in order to provide the most flexibility possible. Our Finance Department has also provided a list of Frequently Asked Questions to help clarify the various Tuition Assistance offerings.

Saint Ignatius High School participates in both the Cleveland Scholarship and Tutoring Voucher Program and the EdChoice Scholarship Program.


Prospective Students 

Saint Ignatius High School offers need-based Tuition Assistance. All prospective students who would like to apply for Tuition Assistance for the 2020-2021 school year must complete a FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment to gather and analyze family financial information to assess a Parent’s ability to pay tuition. This application must be completed online at: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3x0VC.

FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment Application and all supporting documents must be completed no later than November 15, 2020 if the student/family wants to ensure that they will receive their financial assistance package before having to make their high school decision. Supporting documentation can be uploaded to the FACTS website.

  • Please note that FACTS no longer accepts faxed or mailed tax documents. All documents must be uploaded to the website above. The application is mobile friendly.

  • Families who complete this process will receive an estimated tuition assistance award in writing by early January. 

  • Only one application needs to be completed for all high schools to which the student is applying. 

  • The amount of Tuition Assistance, if any, is based upon a family’s financial need. Saint Ignatius High School strives to assess each family’s financial situation based on their unique circumstances. Complete, accurate and timely information is required. Applications submitted after the deadline and/or with incomplete or inaccurate information may result in reduction or denial of Tuition Assistance. 

  • It is important to note that the deadline for prospective students (Class of 2025) is several months earlier than the deadline for returning students (Classes of 2022, 2023 and 2024). Families with a returning student and a prospective student must complete an application for their prospective student(s) by November 15, 2020 (based on their 2019 tax return) and complete an application for their returning student(s) by May 1, 2021 (based on their 2020 tax return). 

  • For residents of the City of Cleveland and residents of other select communities, Saint Ignatius accepts the Voucher and Ed Choice Scholarships from the Ohio Department of Education. The renewal forms and application are available in February. These applications along with supporting documents must be submitted to the Saint Ignatius Finance Office. You can apply for assistance from both Saint Ignatius High School and scholarships from the Ohio Department of Education.

Current Students 

All current students who would like to apply for Tuition Assistance for the 2020-2021 school year must complete the FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment Application by May 1, 2021. This application must be completed online at https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3x0VC

This application will require your 2019 income tax information. FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment Application and all supporting documentation can be uploaded the FACTS website.

Please note that if you have already completed the FACTS Grant & Aid Application in the fall with your 2019 income tax information you will need to upload your 2020 income information into the system to be considered for aid for the 2021/2022 school year. 

*Please note as of January 1, 2017, FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment is our new financial aid processing company and has replaced Private School Aid Service (PSAS).
  • Annual Fund

    The Annual Fund helps provide tuition assistance to nearly 50% of the student body. Your support, at any level, along with the gifts of other members of our community are a critical component in meeting the financial needs of those families that otherwise would not be able to afford a Saint Ignatius education.

  • Merit Scholarships

    Renewable merit scholarships are available to students who score higher than a 93 on our Admissions Test. Students scoring a 93-96 will receive a $3,000 merit scholarship annually, and students who score a 97-99 on our Entrance Exam will receive a $6,000 merit scholarship annually. Recipients must remain in good disciplinary standing with our Assistant Principal of Student Discipline. All of these students will be known as Ignatian Scholars.