Tuition & Assistance
Investing in the Shanahan Difference
Bishop Shanahan is more than a high school. It is an experience that offers young men and women an educational journey of academic excellence, rich extracurricular opportunities, and a community that radiates the Christ-centered values of love, respect and responsibility. A Catholic education at Bishop Shanahan is an investment in your student's future.
The 2022 - 2023 tuition is:
- 1 Student $9,700
- 3 Students $6,466.67
- 4 Students $4,850
The school fee for all students in the 2022 - 2023 academic year is $1,600 per student. Students participating in athletics and select activities are billed an athletic/activity fee separately.
Bishop Shanahan is committed to helping families afford a Catholic Education. There are various sources of funding available, and priority will be given to families who qualify based on household income. Awarding will begin in January and will continue on a rolling basis until all funding is exhausted. It is recommended that families submit an application as early as possible in the admissions process to be considered in the early rounds of allocating funds.
Income Requirements for Needs-Based Tuition Assistance
The EITC (Education Improvement Tax Credit) program enables Pennsylvania businesses and individuals the opportunity to redirect their PA taxes to Bishop Shanahan High School to be awarded to families in need of tuition assistance. Each year, Shanahan receives approximately $500,000 through the EITC program to be awarded to Shanahan families. These awards are allocated to families who qualify based on total household income.
Current household gross income guidelines are as follows:
- 1 dependent: Household income of no more than $123,697
- 2 dependents: Household income of no more than $130,170 (there is an extra space here on the website)
- 3 dependents: Household income of no more than $147,727
*Add $18,514 for each additional dependent. A dependent is a person other than the taxpayer or spouse who entitles the taxpayer to claim a dependency exemption.
Other Opportunities for Tuition Assistance
Shanahan is blessed with many generous donors who support the mission of Catholic education. These benefactors provide gifts to Shanahan to be awarded at the discretion of the BSHS Financial Aid Committee. While priority is given to families who qualify based on the EITC household gross income guidelines, exceptions can be considered for extraordinary circumstances. In addition to submitting the FACTS application, it is recommended that a letter requesting consideration for tuition assistance is sent to the BSHS President, Father Donia.
For Students Currently Attending Local Catholic Elementary Schools
Many of our local partner schools have scholarships that are made available to future Shanahan students that are announced during the 8th grade graduation ceremony. These funds are gifted by Shanahan benefactors and designated for students continuing their Catholic education. We encourage parents to speak to their principals to learn more about these awards.
Archbishop’s Grant for Archdiocesan Employees
This Archbishop’s Grant is for full-time employees of the Archdiocese who work in a parish, school, or AOP setting.
Grants are awarded based on the number of applicants and the calculated need of each applicant so award amounts may vary. Employees must apply for the grant each year. Application typically opens in October and closes in December.
There are many scholarships available to attend Bishop Shanahan High School. These awards are made available through generous gifts to the Shanahan Endowment Fund, The Shanahan Annual Fund, local foundations, and private benefactors. Families interested in applying for these need-based scholarships are encouraged to submit the FACTS application online, prior to the December 31, 2022 priority deadline. For more information, contact 610-343-6206 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Maguire Foundation High School Scholarship
The Maguire Foundation
- To receive a scholarship, a student must fulfill the following criteria for selection:
- A GPA from the 7th grade report card
- A 60% Total Score National Percentile (NP) or higher on the 7th grade TerraNova or equivalent
- Minimal absence and lateness
- Satisfactory or higher in the personal development (or conduct) section on the report card
*Please note that the Maguire Foundation application process has a small window to apply. Please check back to learn when the application becomes available.
Neumann Scholarship Program
This academic scholarship program, awarded by the Connelly Foundation, is available to eighth grade students who are nominated to participate in the scholarship test by their elementary schools. A competitive examination is given each year to those registered, and diocesan tuition is awarded for academic excellence to those with the highest scores. This scholarship is renewable each year to the recipient, provided the student maintains the scholarship requirement.
Shanahan 8th Grade Scholarship Exam
This competitive scholarship program provides for ten renewable $5000 scholarships awarded to eighth graders enrolling at Bishop Shanahan High School and is determined by a scholarship examination that occurs each fall. The ten highest-achieving students will be notified by December 1. The scholarship is renewable for four years, provided the student maintains a 90% average. Click here to learn more about the 8th Grade Scholarship Exam.
Catholic education is an important investment, and Bishop Shanahan is committed to working with families to help make BSHS affordable. For the 2022-2023 academic year, BSHS awarded more than $1.6 million in tuition assistance and scholarships.
All families requesting tuition assistance must complete the process using the online FACTS grant and aid application. This includes families applying for EITC, which has strict income criteria, as well as families applying for other need-based scholarship funding.
FACTS APPLICATION DEADLINES:
The Application for the 2023 - 2024 school year opens October 1, 2022. Priority deadline is December 31, 2022. Submitting the application before this deadline is highly encouraged. All other applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
- Required documentation (2021 tax returns) and a $30 application fee must be provided and applicants must comply with the deadlines. All tax returns must be uploaded in the system; FACTS is no longer accepting faxed or mailed tax returns.
- All need-based awards will be contingent on reception of the most recent tax return.
- It is recommended that applicants upload all supporting documentation in PDF format, online.
- Click HERE for additional FACTS information.