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Xavier maintains its historic commitment to educating intelligent, motivated young men of diverse backgrounds and means.

Keeping a Jesuit education on 16th Street accessible and affordable for the next generation remains one of our most enduring priorities. To that end, we offer generous need-based tuition assistance in addition to merit-based academic scholarships.

Xavier's Board of Trustees has set tuition for the 2024-2025 academic year at $25,200. The only additional fee we charge is a non-refundable $300 registration fee. Xavier partners with the online service FACTS to analyze and make initial recommendations for all tuition assistance applicants. All recommendations are then reviewed by our Financial Aid Committee before we finalize decisions.

For more information, email or call (212) 924-7900, ext. 1442.

Other Costs

  • Course Materials: Students pay for their own textbooks, supplemental materials, and other school supplies, averaging $150-$300 annually.
  • Breakfast and/or Lunch (optional): Although many Xavier students bring their own lunch, our school cafeteria meals typically range from $6-$9. Visit our dining provider's website for more information.
  • Co-Curricular Fees: Sports costs and school-sponsored trips will require fees of roughly $100-$300. Family need is taken into consideration to ensure all students may participate.

Financial Aid

Fast Facts

of students


receive either merit or need-based tuition assistance

of families


receiving aid make more than $150,000

is the average


need-based award per family in 2023-24



in total aid (merit and need-based) was awarded in 2023-24

As a single mother, I never imagined I could afford a Xavier education for my sons. After applying for tuition assistance, we received the help I needed to give my sons four of the finest, life-changing years of their lives. I was so grateful for the consideration and fairness shown to me by the tuition assistance program.

Valerie Vann-Oettl P’18 ’22

Case Studies: Affording Xavier

About Merit Scholarships

Xavier provides merit-based scholarships to approximately 20% of each incoming freshman applicant pool. Merit scholarships, granted over four years, are typically awarded at 20%, 40%, 60%, and 90% of the cost of freshman year tuition. Merit scholarships are fixed at a set dollar amount and do not increase in any successive year. 

Candidates for merit scholarships and the Ignatian Scholars Program:

  • Submit a thoughtful admissions application
  • Earn straight As in middle school
  • Score in the top 20% of applicants who take the HSPT
  • Provide impressive teacher recommendations

Merit scholarships are only awarded to incoming freshmen who apply by the admissions deadline. Merit scholarships are awarded independent of financial need. However, if the family of an admitted applicant has demonstrated need that exceeds the value of the merit scholarship and has completed the FACTS financial assistance application by the deadline, then he may qualify for additional need-based aid. Applicants who wish to be considered for a merit-based scholarship must meet all admissions requirements, including taking the HSPT, whether at Xavier, Regis, Fordham Prep, Loyola School, or through the Archdiocese of Newark. A registered student who receives and accepts an academic scholarship will automatically be placed into our Ignatian Scholars Program. Students must maintain an 85 cumulative average to maintain their scholarship. 

Payment Plans

All families must pay through FACTS. Tuition payments can be made in one, two, four, or 10 installments directly from a bank account, by credit card, or via invoice. FACTS payment plans begin in July, prior to the academic year. Please click here for details about how to register for FACTS.

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Affording Xavier