Tuition & Fees
Tuition for the 2017 – 2018 School Year is $11,400.
The non-refundable Registration Fee for the 2017-2018 School Year is $200.
Junior: $480 (includes junior retreat fee)
Senior: $410 (includes graduation fee); an additional $270 is due if the student attends an optional 3-day off-campus Kairos Retreat.
Separate forms are used to order Yearbook, Science Goggles and PE Uniforms. Completed forms must be provided at Orientation. The costs for Yearbooks will be added to your SMART Tuition account after Orientation, however Goggles and PE Uniforms MUST be paid for at Orientation in cash or by a separate check or money order.
Students who participate in any sport during the year will be required to pay an annual Athletic Fee. The fee is $100 per student or $250 for families with three or more students. The fees are due at the time of online registration, payable at 8to18.com. Revenue from these fees will be used to supplement the cost of necessary equipment, transportation, and game officials.
MANDATORY FUNDRAISING FEE
The Knights Blue & White Cash Raffle is held each year during November and early December. Mandatory ticket sales of $500 are required per student or $600 per family. Information and tickets will be sent home with the students.
The average cost of required textbooks is $400-$600, and the books can be purchased from the online Bookstore. To help families manage the cost of books, the IC Catholic Prep Parents’ Club holds a Used Book Sale each year in May or June. Notices will be sent through the students to provide the exact date of the fair.
PARKING PERMITS (APPLICATION REQUIRED)
Student parking permit applications will be made available to junior and senior students. Available spaces will be assigned by the Dean of Students and will be provided first to seniors followed by juniors. The annual fee for a spot in the east York St lot is $150. To apply for parking, a completed APPLICATION must be submitted at Orientation. The cost for parking will be added to your SMART Tuition account.
For students that are accepted at IC Catholic Prep, a variety of options are available to reduce the cost of tuition. ICCP offers scholarships, discounts and financial aid, all made possible through generous contributions from alumni, parents, and other friends. ICCP has established guidelines for the distribution of scholarships and need-based assistance in order to support our students’ families. Once a student is accepted, ICCP will work with the family to identify solutions that are available at the time.
Scholarships, financial aid and loans are also available through numerous other third party groups including benefactors of the Diocese of Joliet (e.g., memorial and family funds), local non-profit organizations (e.g., LINK Unlimited, Chicago Lights, Big Shoulders, Veterans of Foreign Wars), religious institutions (e.g., Diocese of Joliet, Archdiocese of Chicago, Immaculate Conception, Visitation), and select corporations and foundations (e.g., Sallie Mae).
Families must reapply each year for many of the scholarships and for ALL financial aid. The amounts provided each year are always based upon available funds.
IC CATHOLIC PREP GRANTS
To apply for financial aid, the FACTS Management Grant and Aid Assessment Application must be completed and submitted on or before March 1, 2017. This form, along with detailed information regarding the online application process is available after November 1, 2016 at FACTS Management Grant and Aid Assessment Application. This form must be resubmitted each academic year that financial need is requested.
Incoming Freshman Families: In addition to the FACTS form identified above, families of incoming freshman wishing to be considered for any financial aid MUST also complete the ICCP Financial Aid Application. This form is due by January 31, 2017.
CEF GRANTS FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS
Through the Catholic Education Foundation, the Diocese of Joliet offers grants to students that attend a Catholic Diocese of Joliet parish and demonstrate financial need. These grants are made possible through the generous contributions of members of the diocese and other benefactors. The number and dollar amount of scholarships provided each year is based upon funds available. As a reference, however, the 2015-16 grants were awarded in the amount of $1,000 per student.
Payment of the scholarship is made directly to the high school. Families must apply by completing the FACTS Management Grant and Aid Assessment Application. Students may reapply each year by completing a new application form. Click HERE for more information.
Discounts, Grants & Loans
A discount is available to families that have siblings enrolled at ICCP during the same academic year. The first student pays full tuition, and each additional sibling receives a 15% discount in that calendar year. The impact of the discount is applied equally across the SMART payments.
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION PARISHIONER DISCOUNT
The Immaculate Conception Parishioner Discount is $500 per year. It is available to incoming freshmen of ICCP who are active parishioners of Immaculate Conception Parish and is renewable each year. To qualify, families/students must be:
• Registered parishioners as of January 1st of the current enrollment year
• Active, faithful financial supporters of Immaculate Conception Parish
• Accepted and registered at IC Catholic Prep
To apply for the parishioner discount, a completed APPLICATION must be submitted to the ICCP Main Office by March 1st of the current enrollment year.
A new APPLICATION must be submitted each year by March 1st to maintain this discount. In addition, the family must continue to be an active member of the parish and the student must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA and remain in “good standing” with the school.
MANNA TUITION REDUCTION PROGRAM
The Manna Program is offered to help reduce the cost of tuition for families at ICCP. A MANNA REGISTRATION FORM must be completed each school year before placing your first order for certificates from participating stores.
The rebate dollars earned by your family will be credited to your SMART Tuition account in August, November, February, and May. Learn more about Manna »
CATHOLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEE GRANT
The Catholic School Employee Grant is available to any student whose parent or guardian is a current administrator or teacher at a Catholic school (K-12) in the Diocese of Joliet or the Archdiocese of Chicago. The parent or guardian must be a full-time employee and must complete an APPLICATION to receive the grant. The grant amount will be applied equally across the SMART Tuition account payments.
K-12 FAMILY EDUCATION LOANS
Sallie Mae’s K-12 Family Education Loan is an ideal solution for families who need additional flexibility in paying for private education beyond financial aid, personal savings, or traditional payment plans. These loans allow families to get the money they need for tuition, books, computers, musical instruments, sports, room and board, and extracurricular activities.
For the most current information on the K-12 Family Education Loan, please refer to the Quick Reference Guide, by visiting Sallie Mae. The school code for ICCP is 605844.
Many scholarships are offered EVERY year, while others may be limited based upon the funding available. Check this listing periodically to obtain updated information for all scholarships available during the subsequent school year. Scholarships are awarded in amounts ranging from $250 to $10,900, based upon the desires of the donor, the family need, and the availability of funds.
If available, links to each of the scholarship applications will be provided below. Alternatively, details will be provided as to where additional information or the applicable application can be found.
IC CATHOLIC PREP SCHOLARSHIPS
ICCP Entrance Exam Scholarship
Academic scholarships are awarded to the students with the top test scores on the Entrance Exam that are accepted to and registered at IC Catholic Prep. Top scholars are awarded amounts of $1,000 to $2,500, which are renewable annually. In order to maintain the scholarship, all scholarship recipients must maintain a high standard of academic excellence (3.0 GPA), as well as practice an exemplary code of conduct.
Math Contest Awards
Math Contest Awards are given to the top eighth grade students from the ICCP Scholarship Math Contest. This award will be applied to the student’s freshman tuition, after the student is accepted and registered at ICCP.
PARISH AND OTHER JOLIET DIOCESE SCHOLARSHIPS
Kazma Family Foundation Scholarship
The Kazma Family Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides scholarships and supports education initiatives and other charitable activities. The Kazma family launched their Foundation in 1997 to provide scholarships for financially needy students. Over the years, it has granted 1,000+ scholarships to college and high school students and has funded the construction of various schools and classrooms in Central America and the U.S.
The Kazma Family Foundation Scholarship is a four-year renewable scholarship for students entering a Catholic high school in the Diocese of Joliet. New applications are only accepted for freshman (currently Class of 2021). An Awards Mass is held to present the scholarships to the winning students.
To apply, applicants must submit the FACTS Management Grant and Aid Assessment application and the Kazma Family Foundation Scholarship application. Questions and additional information on the scholarship should be directed to the Catholic Education Foundation of the Diocese of Joliet.
Bishop Blanchette Scholarship
The Joliet Diocesan Council of Catholic Women established the Bishop Blanchette Scholarship in 1982 as a living memorial to honor our late Bishop Romeo Blanchette. Scholarships in his name are made available each year to students seeking assistance to attend Catholic high schools in the Joliet diocese. An Awards Mass is held to present the scholarships to the winning students.
This scholarship is available for students that:
- Demonstrate a financial need (based upon FACTS submission)
- Are registered in grades 9-11 in one of the Diocesan Catholic High Schools for the year they are applying for the scholarship
- Maintain a C+ average
The student must also submit the following:
- A one page essay on “WHY A CATHOLIC EDUCATION IS OF VALUE TO ME”
- A signed statement from the Pastor of their parish verifying that the candidate is a member
- A signed statement from the Principal as to the student’s motivation, involvement and other related data
- Grades for incoming freshman from grades 7 and 8 or a transcript from high school students
- A statement from either the family or the Pastor or Principal of any known extenuating circumstances that would effect the selection, such as health or employment situations.
Students can obtain application forms through their home parish CCW organization, contact one of the CCW officers or send an email to email@example.com. The individual parish CCW groups review their respective applications, and selects one student from their parish to submit to the Diocese CCW group for consideration.
Many local parishes/grade schools offer scholarship opportunities through their parents’ club or other parish organizations. In the past IC Catholic Prep students have received these scholarships from Immaculate Conception, Visitation, and other parishes. Students should check with their grade school and parish for scholarship opportunities.
Council of Catholic Women Scholarships
The CCW at many local parishes offer scholarship opportunities directly or through recommendation for the Diocese of Joliet Bishop Blanchette Scholarship. In the past IC Catholic Prep students have received these scholarships from Immaculate Conception, Visitation, St. Matthew and other parishes. Students should check with their parish CCW for scholarship opportunities.
NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION SCHOLARSHIPS
LINK Unlimited Scholars
LINK Unlimited Scholars is Chicago’s highest performing and most experienced high school mentoring and scholarship program. LINK has successfully transitioned more than 2,200 economically disadvantaged African American youth to college by providing academic support, scholarship and one-on-one mentoring through the high school years and beyond. LINK scholars have attended many selective colleges and universities, and have moved on to become successful in their own right, as business professionals, educators, engineers, architects, attorneys, doctors and more. Many LINK alumni are now mentors and benefactors of current LINK scholars.
Students should apply during their eighth grade year. Visit their website for eligibility requirements and application instructions. The application is typically available in early August and is due in November.
Chicago Lights Tutors Scholarship
Chicago Lights Tutoring encourages students living in under-resourced neighborhoods to graduate from high school and pursue higher education and meaningful careers. Adult tutors/mentors provide students with innovative educational, arts, and enrichment resources that promote long-term academic and social success. Students actively participate in youth programs such as Career Development, Career Prep, Scholarship, and Ninth-Grade Readiness. Click HERE to learn more about the on-going support and scholarship opportunities available to Chicago Lights Tutors.
Big Shoulders Scholarship
Big Shoulders Fund provides more than 60 different types of scholarships to inner-city students. Their students come from every corner of Chicago and they represent the diversity of the city: 80 percent of our students are minorities, 70 percent are Catholic, and 61 percent are low-income. Big Shoulders’ mission is to provide students access to a quality, values-based education that helps them reach their potential. Click HERE to access more information regarding the options available.
MEMORIAL AND FAMILY FUND SCHOLARSHIPS
Clifford & Mary Dyer Scholarship
The scholarship fund was established as a memorial to Clifford & Mary by their children. The family was heavily involved in the Elmhurst community and were alumni of Immaculate Conception Grade School and IC Catholic Prep. In addition to placing a high value on academics, specifically mathematics and engineering, the family has a strong passion for music and leadership through scouting.
A partial scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman at IC Catholic Prep with economic need and solid academic performance. Once received, the scholarship is renewable each year for the subsequent three years as long as the student’s grade point average is maintained at a 3.0 or better and there are no disciplinary issues through the course of the year.
Click HERE to download an application form.
Terry Doherty Memorial Scholarship
The Terry Doherty Memorial Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance and reward young artists of outstanding aptitude and promise in the visual or media arts.
Terry Doherty, a proud member of the IC class of 1991, enjoyed his years at IC more than most! Though he never achieved high accolades for his art, for his play on the football field, or in his classes, he is remembered by many as a Leader – in kindness, in fun, and in life by a former teacher.
After leaving IC, Terry became a commercial fisherman. On November 15, 1995 off the coast of Donegal, Terry was lost at sea along with five shipmates in Ireland’s worst fishing tragedy. After months of searching, their ship, The Carrickatine, and its crew of six were never found.
Terry enjoyed his art classes at IC and continued drawing after graduation. There are many sketches still around of Irish scenery, George H. Bush and even Charlie Brown with Terry’s signature.
In Terry’s honor, one sophomore art student each year will be awarded a partial scholarship (up to $2,500) to be applied toward their junior year tuition.
1. Current sophomore at IC Catholic Prep
2. Documented financial need
3. Outstanding aptitude and promise in the visual or media arts
4. Strong academic record
Click HERE to download an application form. The completed form should be submitted to the ICCP Main Office per the instructions on the application.
Kickoff for Kids Scholarship
Kickoff for Kids is a non-profit organization working to enrich the lives of all children in Elmhurst and surrounding communities through family-centered programs focusing on Community, Education, and Health and Fitness. As the Co-Founder and Chairman of Kickoff for Kids, and an alumnus of the high school, Mike LaSpisa ’85 is committed to making a difference in our community.
A partial scholarship (up to $2,000) will be awarded to an incoming freshman at IC Catholic Prep with verified financial need, community service experience and participation in extracurricular activities. In addition, the student must have a GPA of at least 3.0 (out of 4.0). A completed APPLICATION must be submitted to the ICCP Main Office per the instructions on the form.
Reggie Van Eekeren Memorial Scholarship
Vanee Foods has been family owned and operated since Joseph and Adriana Van Eekeren first started the company in 1950. To honor the memory of this family and the company’s long-standing commitment to their employees and their families, as well as Catholic education, the VanEekeren family established a unique scholarship opportunity.
A one-year, full-tuition scholarship will be awarded to a student at IC Catholic Prep who demonstrates economic need and solid academic performance. Immigrant families who live in Berkeley, IL will receive special consideration. You must submit a completed APPLICATION to the ICCP Main Office per the instructions on the form. Students must reapply every year to be considered for that year’s scholarship. Fr. Tom Paul will interview all applicants.
Julie Carr D’Agostino Memorial Scholarship for the Performing Arts
Julie Carr D’Agostino, ICCP Class of 2011, loved theatre and music, and participated in all of the stage productions during her four years at ICCP. She lit up the world with her smile, and lit up the stage with her singing, dancing and acting.
To honor Julie’s memory, her family has established this one-year full tuition scholarship to be awarded to an incoming IC Catholic Prep freshman that shows a dedication and love of the performing arts. Click HERE for the application and to learn more about Julie. You must submit a completed application to the ICCP Main Office per the instructions on the form in order to be considered. A committee will review all applications, taking into consideration all materials submitted. All applicants will receive written notification regarding the scholarship awarded.