Admissions

Tuition and Financial Assistance

Tuition Policy

Tuition expenses are established in the Spring of each year.
Rosary High School receives no subsidy from the Diocese of Rockford.

Tuition for 2022-2023: $12,300*

Fees Not Included in Tuition

  • Registration fee ($100)
  • Technology Fee ($100)* Includes $20 annual printing credit
  • Testing Fee Non-ACT* ($25)  Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors (Helps offset the cost of administering the Ed Series testing, PSAT, and practice ACT)
  • Yearbook Fee ($55)*
  • Kairos Retreat Fee ($250) for those going on Kairos (Grades 11 and 12)
  • First Sport Fee ($250) Tiered fees for those participating in sports
  • Second Sport Fee ($175)
  • Third Sport Fee ($150)
  • Musical Participation Fee ($100) for students participating in Rosary's Fall musical production
  • Transcript Fee ($20) for paper transcripts; electronic copies are free
  • Graduation Fee* ($100) Seniors only
  • Late Payment Fee ($30) if non-sufficient funds (NSF) or payment made after due date

* Included in FACTS bill

General Tuition Information

  • Tuition does not include iPad or eBooks.
  • Tuition must be paid via the FACTS Tuition Management Program.
  • There is no charge for one-time payments in full using FACTS with an ACH debit from a checking or savings account. Credit card payments are also accepted through FACTS – please refer to their website for fee disclosures.
  • For a nominal fee, multiple monthly payment plans are available. Please refer to the FACTS website for payment plan options.
  • Returning families will automatically be re-enrolled into existing payment plan selections with the exception of returning seniors. Seniors will be enrolled into a 10-month plan (Aug-May). Contact the business manager, Cindy Ybarra, at cybarra@rosaryhs.com, if assistance is needed.

Tuition Awards

An investment in a Rosary High School Education is an investment in your daughter’s future. Rosary High School prepares every young lady to be strong in mind, body, and spirit. Students in our all-girl environment receive the kind of individualized attention that enriches their talents and skills and prepares them for admission to selective colleges and universities.

Rosary High School appreciates the sacrifices you make to provide your daughter with a quality education. We are committed to making enrollment accessible to families with a wide range of financial circumstances. 

Although a family may not qualify for financial aid based on income alone, there is often a need for assistance when paying tuition at other private schools. Therefore, we offer tuition discounts for families with the following circumstances:

For a Royal who is the daughter of an alumna
(Candle Rose – 10% off published tuition)

For a Royal who has siblings at Rosary
(Shoulder to Shoulder: $1,000 off 2nd student, $2,500 off 3rd student)
 
For a Royal who has a brother attending Marmion Academy
(Royal Cadet – varies)

For a Royal who has a sibling attending a Catholic grade school
(Royal Investment – varies)

To be considered for such discounts, families must complete the FACTS Grant and Aid application by December 31, 2022 for the 2023-2024 Academic Year.

Royal Referral Program

What Is It

Current Rosary families who refer a new family to enroll at Royals are eligible for a $250 credit. This program was created to encourage and thank our current families who help build and grow our community with their referrals. A referral is one of the highest compliments we can receive, and we are grateful for our families' support and the pride they take in our school. These guidelines apply for the 2022-2023 school year.

Who is Eligble?

Current Rosary families may receive up to two (2) referral credits in a year. A family is eligible for a referral credit if they refer a new family with a student who enrolls and actually attends Rosary. We define "new" families as those who have had no previous affiliation or contact with the school before starting the application process of the 2022-2023 school year. Referrals are given per family, not per student. Even if a new family enrolls more than one student, the referring family is eligible for a single credit.

How Does it Work?

The new family must list the referring family on their application and fully complete the registration and enrollment process before the referring family is eligible for their credit. Once the new family has completed these steps (including payment of their registration fee and agreeing to a tuition plan), a Rosary administrator will contact the referring family to determine how they wish to receive the funds (e.g., a check or application to school fees). A referring family may choose to give part or all of their credit to the new family they invited into the Rosary community

Guardian Angel Fund

As we seek to enrich the Rosary student body by offering a Rosary education to all girls in the Fox Valley Area, we know that these scholarships are necessary. We are also aware that we must balance our operating costs and increases in salaries as we seek to attract and hire the most qualified faculty. Therefore, if you qualify for a scholarship, please consider making a tax deductible donation in that amount to help fund these scholarships and close the gap between tuition and the actual cost of educating a Rosary Royal.

If you have any questions, please contact Head of School, Amy McMahon at amcmahon@rosaryhs.com or Business Manager, Cindy Ybarra at cybarra@rosaryhs.com.

General Tuition Information

  • Tuition does not include iPad or eBooks.
  • Tuition must be paid via the FACTS Tuition Management Program. FACTS provides a secure and budget-friendly method of paying for a Rosary education. Set up a FACTS account on the FACTS website.
  • There is no charge for one-time payments in full using FACTS with an ACH debit from a checking or savings account. Credit card payments are also accepted through FACTS – Please refer to the FACTS website for fee disclosures.
  • For a nominal fee, multiple monthly payment plans are available. Please refer to the FACTS website for payment plan options.
  • Returning families will automatically be re-enrolled into existing payment plan selections with the exception of returning seniors. Seniors will be enrolled into a 10-month plan (Aug-May).
  • Contact the business manager, Cindy Ybarra, at cybarra@rosaryhs.com, if assistance is needed.

New Rosary families will be emailed a FACTS registration code after May 1, and will be invited to create a new account or link to an existing account already in use at another institution. For more information see FACTS FAQs

Seniors who have not paid their tuition in full by May 10 will not participate in Candle Rose or Graduation ceremonies. Tuition payments must be current in order to return the following semester. Tuition must be paid in full in order to return the following school year. Official transcripts will not be issued until all financial obligations have been met.

Tuition Assistance:  Requests for financial assistance must be submitted through FACTS during the window of September 1 - December 31. All requests are reviewed on an annual basis and are not guaranteed from year to year. The amount of funds Rosary has available for assistance varies. We will do our best to meet as much of the need as possible. 

If you have any questions, please contact Business Manager Cindy Ybarra at (630) 896-0831 x215 or email cybarra@rosaryhs.com.

Financial Aid to attend Rosary High School

Funds from the Dominican Sisters subsidy and the Annual Appeal assist families who could not otherwise enroll at Rosary High School. All families who may be in need of assistance are encouraged to apply for financial aid through the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment website. You will need to create a User ID and password to fill out the form. All forms must be submitted by December 31.

Rosary-Dunham Scholars

NEW! Rosary is pleased to announce the Rosary-Dunham Scholars Program in partnership with the Dunham Foundation. Rosary will offer 10 full-ride scholarships for four years to students who reside in the East and West Aurora School Districts who, due to financial need, would not otherwise have the opportunity to attend the only college-prep Catholic high school for young women in the Fox Valley area. Do you have what it takes to be a Rosary-Dunham Scholar? (Scholarships are for one year with potential for renewal each year.) 

Scholarships

Rosary is thankful to have several endowed scholarship programs available through the generosity of alumnae, friends and foundations. To apply, students must have tested and been accepted to Rosary High School. Results of the Entrance Exam will determine the academic scholarships awarded each year. Once applications are submitted, a scholarship committee will review each request and make individual decisions. Read more about scholarships available here: Scholarships

The Actual Cost of Educating a Rosary Student

The actual cost of educating a student at Rosary is anticipated to be $14,894. (2022-23).
The following is a breakdown as to how this expense “GAP” is closed: 
  • Tuition paid or financial aid for each student
  • Rosary’s Annual Appeal
  • Candlelight Ball (Parents are encouraged to attend)
  • Dominican Sisters Education Ministry Fund
  • Generous Benefactors

If you are able, please consider paying the “actual cost” or more. The amount paid above the stated tuition is considered a charitable gift for tax purposes. If you wish to pay a higher level than the stated tuition, these funds will be used to help cover the “GAP.”
Rosary High School is a Catholic, college-prep high school for young women sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois. Rosary creates a sisterhood of truth, faith and strength.