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. This year, more than $8 million will be 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.

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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. We encourage you to view our Frequently Asked Questions document to learn more.

Saint Ignatius High School participates in both the Cleveland Scholarship and Tutoring Voucher ProgramEdChoice Scholarship Program, and Edchoice Expansion 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 2022-2023 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:

  • 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 2027) is several months earlier than the deadline for returning students (Classes of 2024, 2025 and 2026). Families with a returning student and a prospective student must complete an application for their prospective student(s) by November 11, 2022 (based on their 2021 tax return) and complete an application for their returning student(s) by May 1, 2023 (based on their 2022 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 2023-2024 school year must complete the FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment Application by May 1, 2023. This application must be completed online at

This application will require your 2022 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 2021 income tax information you will need to upload your 2022 income information into the system to be considered for aid for the 2023-2024 school year. 

  • 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.