Tuition Assistance

The cost of tuition should not deter a student and his family from applying to Bellarmine. Our educational program is available to every young man who can benefit from it and who fulfills the entrance requirements, no matter the financial status of his family.

Our tuition assistance program helps students and their families who cannot afford the full cost of attending our school. The process of applying for tuition assistance is completely separate from the admissions process, which is "need blind." Students are accepted to Bellarmine based solely on their qualifications, and tuition assistance is awarded purely on the basis of financial need. 

Program components

In the spirit of fostering a collaborative relationship with our families, the tuition assistance program does include a student service component, wherein each student who receives assistance completes 15 hours supporting school events such as theatre productions, on-campus dinners and alumni events.  Additionally, each student in the program must help in some capacity with our annual Golden Bell Auction, which takes place on the second Saturday of March each year. We are very cognizant of potential scheduling conflicts and do work to ensure that these responsibilities can be completed without interfering with normal school and co-curricular activities.  

Other program requirements include:

  • Writing a letter of thanks to a donor who has made a gift that has helped make Bellarmine’s Tuition Assistance program possible
  • Maintaining passing grades in each subject at the conclusion of each semester
  • Upholding the standard of excellence in behavior and contributing positively to the Bellarmine community

It is by focusing our tuition assistance program on positive contributions to the Bellarmine community that we hope to continue building "young men for and with others."  

applying for tuition assistance

To apply for tuition assistance, families must complete an online application. The application and all associated documents will be accessed from, submitted to, and analyzed by FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment. If you have both a returning student and a son who is applying as a freshman, you only need to submit one tuition assistance application.

The required steps to complete the application will be detailed on this page in the late-November/early-December timeframe.  

Application Deadline

Tuition assistance applications for freshmen applicants are due in early-February of each year. Failure to include all supporting documents along with the application fee by the deadline could jeopardize the request for assistance.

Notification of Assistance

Newly-accepted students will be notified of the amount awarded in conjunction with the admissions acceptance process, which occurs in mid-March of each year..