Tuition and Aid

Tuition and Fees

Christian Brothers Academy offers three types of financial assistance for qualified students. Each option has different eligibility requirements as well as a separate application process as noted below.

  • The tuition for the upcoming school year is determined by the CBA Board of Trustees in February of each year
  • There is no tuition discount for additional children at CBA
  • Tuition Payment Programs Administered with Blackbaud Tuition Management


  • 7th and 8th Grades- $ 12,265 (includes $295 activity fee)
  • 9th-12th Grades- $ 12,660 (includes $295 activity fee)


Payment Options

Automatic Debit

Set up an account through your checking or savings account. Payments are processed on the 1st, 10th, 15th or 25th as you have selected.

Payment Plans

All coupon payments are due on the 10th of the month. You may choose one of the following options: 

  • ONE Month: Due in JULY
  • TEN Month: Due each month from JULY to APRIL.

Late Fees

$35 will be charged by SMART after the 10-day grace period elapses. CBA is unable to waive LATE FEES, as these fees are charged by the tuition company.

Payment Questions?

If you are not sure of the plan that you have, or you wish to change to a new plan, please call the Finance Office at (315) 446-5960 ext. 1124.

Financial Aid Program

The CBA financial aid program provides tuition assistance to families who qualify. 
IMPORTANT NOTE: You must apply each year in order to be considered for financial aid.

Application Process

  • Contact the CBA office at (315) 446-5960 ext. 1135 or ext. 1124
  • After receiving an acceptance letter, you may request a financial aid application by mail, by stopping in to pick one up in the finance office or by downloading it from our website.
  • Send your completed application, copy of tax return and $30 application fee to the attention of the Finance Office by the deadline indicated in the application. 

Perpetual Scholarship Notice: If you apply for a Perpetual Scholarship, you must also apply for financial aid.


Scholarship Programs

Merit Scholarship Program

Each year Christian Brothers Academy awards Merit Scholarships to incoming 7th graders on the basis of a student’s academic achievements, entrance exam score, good school citizenship, leadership promise and participation in hobbies and interests.  Merit Scholars demonstrate a love for learning and the ability to make positive academic and social contributions to our CBA school community. There are three levels of Merit Scholarships being awarded: 

  • Presidential Scholars
  • Lasallian Scholars
  • Brothers Scholars

All accepted seventh graders are automatically considered for these Merit Scholarship awards, and the recipients are selected by a committee. Early Decision applicants for admission have first access to the merit money.   No application is required.  The Merit Scholarships are awarded each year, for the six years of a student’s tenure at CBA. The Merit Scholarships are not need based, and may be awarded in addition to a Perpetual Scholarship and/or financial aid (Perpetual Scholarships and financial aid do require an application process, available through the CBA Finance Office).

All Merit Scholars will be informed of their awards with the mailing of the letters of decision in early January.  Details of the financial award and special recognition will be included in the recipient letters.

Perpetual Scholarship Program

The CBA Perpetual Scholarship Program is sponsored by alumni, families and friends of CBA. The intention of these donors is to sponsor students who are academically qualified but may be financially unable to attend CBA. The amount of the award varies per scholarship. The scholarship remains with the student as long as they remain at CBA and are academically eligible. Once awarded, each recipient will be required to maintain appropriate correspondence with the donor. Those awarded a perpetual scholarship will be notified by mail before registration date. These scholarships are typically awarded to families with an income in the $60,000 and below range.

Application Process (There are NO Forms to complete for this award)

  1. The student must write a 100-word essay on how a CBA education will benefit them in their service to their school and community.
  2. You must provide copies of 5th grade up to current 6th grade report cards to show that they have maintained a B average (85% to 90%). This should have been supplied with your CBA admissions application. 
  3. You must provide recommendations from both the school principal and a teacher of the student’s elementary school.
  4. Parents must submit a complete copy of their most recently filed Income Tax Return (with all supporting schedules) along with a financial aid application.


All of the above items are due to the CBA Admissions office no later than January 31st for early decision admissions and March 31st for regular decision admissions. 

Forward all materials to CBA Perpetual Scholarship Committee. If you apply for a Perpetual Scholarship, you must also apply for financial aid.

*Christian Brothers Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.