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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 financial aid in addition to merit-based academic scholarships.

Xavier's Board of Trustees has set tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year at $23,500, a 5.7% increase over the current tuition. The only additional fee we charge is a non-refundable $250 registration fee. Xavier partners with the online service FACTS to analyze and make initial recommendations for all financial aid 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.

Financial Aid

Fast Facts

of students


receive need-based financial aid

of families


receiving aid make more than $150,000

is the average


need-based award per family in 2021-22



in need-based aid awarded in 2021-22

Other Costs

  • Textbooks: Students pay for their own textbooks, supplemental materials, and other school supplies. The cost for these supplies typically range between $200-$400 per year.
  • Breakfast and/or Lunch (optional): The cost per meal in our school cafeteria typically ranges from $6-$9. Please see our dining provider's website for more information.
  • Sports Fees: Costs associated for each sport differ based on the team. Please call our Athletic Department at (212) 924-7900, ext. 1508, or email Dominic DeFalco '10, Assistant Athletic Director, at for more information. 

As a single mother, I never imagined I could afford a Xavier education for my sons. After applying for financial aid, 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 financial aid assistance program.

Valerie Vann-Oettl P’18 ’22

About Merit Scholarships

Xavier provides merit-based scholarships to approximately 7% of each incoming freshman applicant pool. Merit scholarships, granted over four years, are typically awarded at 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 7-10% of applicants who take the HSPT
  • Provide impressive teacher recommendations

Merit scholarships are only awarded to incoming freshmen who apply by normal admissions deadline of December 1. These merit scholarships are awarded independent of financial need, although an admitted applicant who receives a merit scholarship may qualify for additional need-based aid if the family of that admitted applicant has a demonstrated need that exceeds the value of the merit scholarship that the applicant earns. 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 payments are due in July prior to the academic year. Please click here for details about how to register for FACTS.

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