Tuition & Assistance
|2017-18 Tuition and Fees Per Student||1 Student||2 Students||3 Students|
|Parishioner Grades 9-11||$7,323||$7,198||$7,089.67|
|Parishioner Grade 12||$7,448|
|Non-Parishioner Grades 9-11||$8,823|
|Non-Parishioner Grades 12||$8,948|
**There is an extra $125.00 fee for Senior graduation
Parking Permit $45
Schedule Change $10
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Tuition Payment Plans
There are three payment options available to families:
- Option 1: Pay all tuition and fees in full to Bishop Dwenger by August 1.
- Option 2: Pay one-half of all tuition and fees by August 1 and the balance through FACTS Tuition Management by February 20 (there is a $30 fee for this service) or a family may pay one-half of all tuition and fees by August 1 and then pay the balance paid directly to Bishop Dwenger by December 1 (no fee).
- Option 3: Ten (10) monthly payments through the FACTS Tuition Management Program, or a partial payment of tuition and fees directly to Bishop Dwenger by July 1 and the balance in ten (10) monthly payment through FACTS Tuition Management (there is an $80 fee for this service).
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Bishop Dwenger High School makes every effort to keep tuition costs at the lowest possible level while providing a quality Catholic education for young men and women throughout the greater Fort Wayne area. We understand that some families may find it difficult to fully cover the cost of tuition and fees. In order to assist families in meeting the rising cost of education, Bishop Dwenger has put together a comprehensive tuition assistance program.
The tuition assistance program includes tuition grants which are a result of Diocesan support, funds from the endowment, and from our school’s major fundraiser, Saints Alive!. We also provide a number of need-based scholarships which are a result of generous benefactors, our alumni and friends of Bishop Dwenger High School. We encourage any family who thinks they may have a financial need to apply for assistance. We also offer a payment plan in which the family may spread the tuition payments over a ten-month period of time.
Bishop Dwenger High School awarded over $710,000 in need based aid and scholarship assistance for the 2013-14 school year; 33% of the student body received this type of assistance. We encourage you to contact Bishop Dwenger High School should you have any questions about our Financial Assistance Program.
Indiana School Choice Scholarship
Bishop Dwenger High School is proud to be a Choice Scholarship school. Recent state legislation now provides funding to students and their families who meet the state income guidelines. The scholarships (voucher) could be worth as much as $5,000+ for each child and is applied toward tuition and fees.
Eligibility for the Choice Scholarship Program is based on family income as reported on the 1040 of the most recent year's taxes. We would be happy to help you understand this program better. For more information about the Choice Scholarship Program, please contact Amy Johns, our Assistant Principal and Choice Scholarship Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 496-4709. Click here for more information regarding eligibility
This legislation makes Catholic education a reality for many who may not otherwise experience this beautiful gift.
There are proposed changes in HB 1001 that, if passed, could significantly impact School Choice in a very negative way. We hope that you will take the time to communicate with legislators about the importance of this program to Catholic education, our students, and our families . Please click here for more information and to take action through the INPEA (Indiana Non-Public Education Association) Legislative Center. Thank you.
Diocesan Tuition Assistance Opportunities
The following are additional Diocesan tuition assistance opportunities available to incoming freshman, as well as students currently attending Bishop Dwenger High School:
Parish Scholarships: Contact your pastor or parish school office to inquire about the availability of scholarships to Bishop Dwenger High School.
Diocesan Large Family Fund: Eligible families must have three or more children enrolled in a Catholic elementary and/or secondary school in the Diocese. One parent must be an active registered parishioner and the family must demonstrate serious financial need. The application through FACTS Management Grant & Aid Assessment is used by the Diocese to help determine this award.
Hope Scholarship Fund: This fund is awarded only to the students of teachers or other Diocesan employees who demonstrate financial need. Priority shall be given to teachers and other employees of the diocese. Priority shall be given to the teachers of the Diocese. Anyone wishing to apply for the Hope Scholarship must first apply for tuition assistance through FACTS. Both applications are available through the Business Office.
Merit-Based Scholarship: The James E. Robinson Merit Scholarship will be awarded annually to those freshman students earning top scores on the Merit Scholarship Exam given each year. A total of $5,000 in merit scholarships will be awarded annually. Typically, five to eight scholarships are awarded in the range of $500 to $1,000 each. These scholarships are allocated solely on merit, not financial need, and are applied to the students’ tuition for their first year at Bishop Dwenger.
Need-Based Scholarships: Bishop Dwenger High School is pleased to offer many need-based scholarships, the majority of which are endowed through the generous donations of alumni, parents, and friends. All scholarships, whether endowed or un-endowed, are based on need, with the exception of the James R. Robinson Merit Scholarship. Most scholarships are open to incoming 9th grade students only. Some, however, are available to students in grades 10 – 12. Typically, we offer just one scholarship per student. Additional tuition assistance may be offered in the form of need-based grants. The awarding of scholarships may have an effect on the total amount of additional tuition assistance offered by the school. The deadline for all applications is April 1st.
The following scholarships are available to incoming freshman students. All scholarships are awarded on the basis of need and scholastic ability and the following established criteria. If a scholarship is renewable, the student must remain in good academic standing, as outlined, and the family must continue to demonstrate financial need.
The following non-renewable scholarships are available to current Bishop Dwenger Students. All scholarships are awarded on the basis of need and scholastic ability and the following established criteria.
Applying for Tuition Assistance
Bishop Dwenger High School uses FACTS Management Grant & Aid Assessment to help determine a family’s financial need. To apply for a need-based scholarship or tuition assistance grant a family must:
- Complete the FACT Management Grant & Aid Application Form by April 1. There is a non-refundable application fee of $30 for 2015-16 school year.
- FACTS Website
- Provide FACTS with a copy of your most recent IRS Federal 1040 Income Tax Return, including all supporting tax schedules
- Provide FACTS with a copy of your most recent W-2 Form for both you and your spouse, as applicable
Applications for tuition assistance received after the deadline may delay, and possibly reduce, tuition assistance availability. Once the applications are processed, aid is awarded based on need and availability of funds. All forms for need-based assistance are available through the Business Office.
Additionally, if a family wishes to apply for a need-based scholarship through Bishop Dwenger, they must:
- Complete the FACTS Assessment process outlined above
- Submit the appropriate scholarship application by April 1st
Applications for need based scholarships will not be accepted after the deadline. Applications are distributed at registration. They are also available after registration in the Business Office.
Tuition, FACTS, and Tuition Assistance Information
Tom Tidwell, Business Manager
Katie Burns, Development Director