Tuition Information

Tuition, Scholarships and Aid

Cardinal O’Hara uses the FACTS tuition payment program to handle all tuition payments.

2020-2021 Tuition: $9,975
Registration fee: $500
Technology fee: $200

More than 80% of COHS students receive some form of Scholarships and/or Tuition Assistance.

COHS offers academic scholarship awards to qualified incoming freshmen who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and service to the school community. Financial need is not a factor in determining scholarship eligibility.

Decisions on scholarship awards are based on a student’s results on the Scholarship & Entrance Exam, in addition to their application, recommendations, campus visit, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade academic transcripts. To be eligible, all students must write an essay following the Scholarship Guidelines.

Scholarship essays for current 8th grade applicants must be completed and submitted prior to Dec. 18th to be eligible for increased scholarships for the upcoming academic year. 

Tuition Assistance

Limited financial assistance is available for parents experiencing difficulty meeting the cost of tuition. Eligibility is based on proven financial need as determined by the completed confidential tuition assistance form (FACTS). Due to limited availability, all necessary forms for the upcoming school year must be submitted before June 1st and are provided at registration.

Tuition assistance is determined by the overall household income and the number of dependents claimed on income taxes for the current year. 

  • Families who qualify will earn 10%-25% off the net tuition.

  • Eligibility may change each year depending on income. Families must re-apply each year.

Register for the FACTS tuition payment program

Download information about the FACTS program and applying for grants and financial aid.

Please contact the Business Office with specific questions about FACTS and tuition. 

Mrs. Brigid Knott, Director of Finance – (716) 695-2600 ext. 315 or bknott@cardinalohara.com

Parent & Family Work Programs

The Franciscan Worker Program is part of our Tuition Assistance program. Families who are eligible may apply for entry into the program in the spring when registering for the next academic year.

Home School Association Bingo– another part of our Tuition Assistance program, parents may be eligible to work one Sunday per month to earn tuition credit.

Both programs must be applied for, each year and at the time of registration for new students.