Notre Dame Cristo Rey is the most affordable, private, college preparatory school serving the Lawrence community. NDCR provides need-based financial aid to young men and women from limited income families, ensuring a holistic education and lifelong skills.
The cost to attend NDCR varies according to each families income. Because our mission to offer this opportunity, NDCR serves students whose families' annual household income does not exceed $60K with an average of 4 in the family. This varies in the household income and per capita. When the household income exceeds this amount, a student does not meet the admissions qualifications. The way to verify if a family exceeds the household income is by completing the financial aid application (FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment).
While the cost to educate a student at NDCR fo
r the 2024-2025 school year is $14,800, we provide several funding sources to help offset those costs and help parents pursue an affordable education for their children. However, the majority of our families receive additional resources, financial aid and/or scholarships towards their family portion of tuition. With the help of our Corporate Work Study Program
and our Office of Mission Advancement,
families are responsible for a maximum of $3,900 as tuition for the school year ($390 per month, for ten months).
Financial Aid and Scholarship Information
NDCR offers financial assistance to students whose families demonstrate significant financial need. Each family's financial need is reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Based on available funds and the number of applicants each year, NDCR makes every effort to provide assistance to families who need help. All families applying to NDCR must complete a financial assessment regardless of requesting financial assistance or not.
Please note: FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment requires the following to be completed successfully.
- A completed and submitted application online
- A non-refundable application fee of $40
- Copies of your most recent tax forms including all supporting tax schedules; of the parent claiming the student as dependent;
- Copies of your most recent W-2 form for both you and your spouse; and
- Copies of supporting documentation for Social Security Income, Welfare, Child Support, Food Stamps, Workers’ Compensation, and TANF.
A limited number of scholarships are available to students enrolling at Notre Dame Cristo Rey as freshmen. These scholarships are based on various criteria including academic performance, HSPT (Entrance Exam) results, need, and other criteria.
Applicants will learn about their aid once the most recent taxes are submitted into the FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment to complete the Application for Admissions.
Families are required to reapply for financial assistance every other year and every attempt is made to provide ongoing assistance to returning students that demonstrate continued need.