Tuition and Family Contribution
The Franciscan High School model provides an exceptionally affordable means of education for deserving young people and their families. All students who attend Franciscan High, through our Corporate Work Study Program, automatically receive a considerable amount of financial assistance to offset the cost of tuition for each student.
Total tuition for the 2023-2024 School Year is $13,500 plus a $40 registration fee for each student.
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Corporate Work Study Program Earnings
When a student enrolls at Franciscan High School, she/he becomes an employee of the Corporate Work Study Program and is assigned a sponsoring business or organization who contributes to funding to the school to support the student’s cost of attendance. By participating in the Corporate Work Study Program, students earn $7,500 each toward their tuition.
2023-2024 School Year (Returning Students)
All students who are enrolled during the 2022-2023 school year and return to Franciscan High School for the 2023-2024 school year will maintain their existing tuition arrangement from the previous school year. Tuition agreements for returning students will be based on family income utilizing the existing tuition scale. Families utilizing Student Tuition Organization scholarships must continue to maintain their scholarship at the direction of their designated STO (Ace Scholarships, Arete Scholars, San Damiano Scholar). Please also note that all other parents are still responsible for submitting necessary income documentation to determine tuition.
2023-2024 School Year (New Students)
The below policies are in effect for all new students who begin at Franciscan High School for the 2023-2024 school year. After accounting for earnings from the Corporate Work Study Program, families and students then fall into one of three categories to offset the remainder of their tuition balance for the school year:
Louisiana Scholarship Program
The Louisiana Scholarship Program (LSP), also known as voucher scholarships, are distributed by the State of Louisiana via an application and lottery system each year. Eligible families who meet certain income, residency and prior school requirements must apply online between December 12, 2022 and January 27, 2023 to be entered into a lottery for a voucher scholarship. If your child is currently using a LSP scholarship at their current school, you must reapply for the scholarship to enter high school. Determinations on LSP scholarship awards are made by the State of Louisiana in April 2023.
If you child is awarded a Louisiana voucher scholarship, your remaining tuition and fees for the school is $0.
Student Tuition Organization Support
Eligible families may choose to participate in a supplemental scholarship program through an approved Student Tuition Organization (STO). Franciscan High students can apply to three STO organizations for scholarships: ACE Scholarships, Arete Scholars, or San Damiano Scholars. Eligibility for STO scholarships is determined by income limits (see below), what school your child previously attend or if your child was previously awarded a STO scholarship in the preceding school year.
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Families who are eligible for a STO scholarship are required to complete
the STO application and must submit all required documentation, such as income and residence verification, to an STO that is designated to award scholarships to Franciscan High School. A designated parent or guardian must also report to campus to sign scholarship checks each quarter to remain eligible for scholarship funds. These scholarships cover $4,500
of the cost of tuition for each scholarship recipient.
If your child is awarded a STO scholarship, your remaining tuition and fees for the school year is $500 plus the $40 registration fee. Payments can be made over 10 months upon agreement with FHS.
Private Tuition Students
Students who are not eligible for Louisiana State Scholarship or School Tuition Organization Scholarships pay a discounted tuition of $4,500 per year plus a $40 registration fee. Tuition payments can be made over 10 months upon agreement with FHS.
Nondiscriminatory Policy: Franciscan High School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, program and activities generally accorded or made available to the students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs.