We know you are making an investment in your student’s education. O’Dowd does everything possible to ensure affordability for the widest range of families, while maintaining our commitment to premium college preparatory education. See our recent tuition letter from President J.D. Childs.
- In the 2021-2022 academic year, O’Dowd tuition was $21,300.
- We also ask for an enrollment deposit of $1,100. This deposit is due in March 2022, upon admission (it is $900 for returning students).
- Together, tuition and enrollment deposit total $22,400.
Additional expenses may be incurred for technology and books, as well as optional student activities such as athletics, co-curricular clubs, and student programs. For questions about tuition, please contact Nancy MacKinnon.
To bridge the gap between the actual cost of an O’Dowd education and tuition charged, we also ask that families make an annual tax-deductible pledge of $2,100. Our tutions cover 89% of the cost of our education. We depend on the generosity of parents, grandparents, and friends to make an O’Dowd education affordable for more families, and to continue providing the highest quality of education to our students. Families who cannot pledge $2,100 annually are asked to donate what they can afford. Learn more.
O’Dowd’s commitment to access and affordability ensures that financial aid is available to as many O’Dowd’s commitment to access and affordability ensures that financial aid is available to as many incoming 9th grade students with demonstrated financial need as possible. We also provide limited aid to transfer students. It is our goal to give as many qualified students as possible the opportunity to attend O’Dowd.
To apply for financial aid for the 2022-2023 school year, please submit BOTH the online applications linked below.
1) FACTS Financial Aid Application (Available December 15, 2021)
FACTS helps us assess your family’s financial need and collect income and tax documentation. There is a fee, paid online. The forms must be uploaded or faxed. Your family may also qualify for FACE Grants (Family Aid – Catholic Education).
2) O’Dowd’s Financial Aid Application (Available December 15, 2021)
This application is managed by O’Dowd’s business office and does not require a fee or separate document upload.
To be considered for financial aid, both online applications and all required documentation must be submitted by February 3, 2022 for incoming 9th grade students and by February 10, 2022 for returning students.
If you have additional questions about financial aid, please contact Nancy MacKinnon.
We do not offer athletic scholarships at O’Dowd. All financial aid is need-based.
We do offer a merit-based scholarship – The Presidential Scholarship Award. This scholarship is determined during the application process and awarded to students who exhibit exemplary academics and a strong commitment to the community.
For families interested in additional scholarship opportunities, O’Dowd partners with Bay Scholars. Bay Scholars exists to make it possible for promising low-income students across the Bay to have access to and flourish at successful college preparatory Catholic high schools. Click here to learn more about a Bay Scholarship.