Tuition and Fees

Charity unites us to God... There is nothing mean in charity, nothing arrogant. Charity knows no schism, does not rebel, does all things in concord. In charity all the elect of God have been made perfect.

— Pope St. Clement I

Tuition

Freshman Year (2015-16)

Tuition: $16,080​
Registration Deposit: $1,100 (non-refundable)
Total: $17,180​+ a minimum pledge of $1,800

Parents are asked to make a tax-deductible pledge of $1,800 per year or more to bridge gap between the actual cost of an O’Dowd education and the tuition charged. Those who are unable to donate that amount are asked to pledge what they can afford.

In addition to the costs detailed above, other fees and expenses may be incurred for optional activities such as participation on athletic teams and clubs.

Please visit the Parent Pledge Program  for more information.

Returning Students (2015-16)​

Tuition: $16,080
Registration Deposit: $900(non-refundable)
Total: $16,980​

Additional costs may be incurred for books and for optional student activities like athletics, cocurricular clubs, and student programs.

Parents are expected to make a tax-deductible pledge of $1,500 per year or more per student to bridge the gap between the actual cost of an O’Dowd education and the tuition charged. Those who are unable to donate that amount are asked to pledge what they can afford.

Please visit the Parent Pledge Program for more information.

New International Student Tuition (2015-16)

Tuition: $26,000
Registration Deposit: $5,000(non-refundable)
Total Tuition: $31,000

Returning International Student Tuition (2015-16)

Tuition: $26,000
Registration Deposit: $1,000(non-refundable)
Total Tuition: $27,000

Presidential Merit Scholarships

The Presidential Merit Scholarship Program The Presidential Merit Scholarship is the most prestigious academic award given to incoming freshman students. Each year, the Bishop O’Dowd High School admissions committee selects a limited number of Presidential Merit Scholars from among more than 600 applicants to the school. Presidential Merit Scholars are chosen based on their exceptional academic achievement, extracurricular activities, leadership skills, and community service commitment. There is no application process for the Presidential Merit Scholarship. Students are selected based on the qualifications listed above along with the High School Placement Test scores.

Presidential Merit Scholars in the classes of 2016-18 receive $1,500 each year for a total award of $6,000 over their 4-year careers at O’Dowd. Presidential Merit Scholars in the class of 2019 receive $2,000 each year for a total award of $8,000 over their 4-year careers at O’Dowd. In addition to the monetary award, Presidential Merit Scholars are automatically placed in honors math, English and Social Studies courses. In order to retain the scholarship, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher.

Contact

   

Nancy MacKinnon
Business Manager, Tuition & Tuition Assistance
nmackinnon@bishopodowd.org
(510) 577-9100 ext. 171

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