Tuition & Grant/Aid

Tuition Rates

By choosing a Catholic school, a family is choosing to invest in a child's future. A Catholic school education is a financial investment, and our graduates and their families would attest that it is well worth it!

The tuition breakdown is found below followed by more information on how our school works to make Catholic education affordable and accessible for all families who seek it.

Cost per student
Cathedral Parishioner
$9,425 per student
Non-Parishioner $10,990 per student
Regina Plan (if applicable) $4,043 per student

The School of the Cathedral has two categories of tuition rates:

Parishioner Rate: This rate applies to children of Cathedral of Mary Our Queen Parishioners. For tuition billing purposes, a parishioner is defined as a registered and contributing member of the parish. A parishioner with no record of church contributions will be assessed at the non-parishioner rate per child at the next billing. 

Non-Parishioner Rate: The rate applies to those who are not defined above.

Additional fees

Instructional supplies and Archdiocesan fees$225 per student
Class trip fee$100 per student
Graduation fee$100 per 8th grade student
CASPA (Parent Association) fee$100 per family
Chromebook (insurance, plus transfer of ownership upon graduation)$300 per 6th grade student or new student entering 7th or 8th grade
Capital maintenance fee$1,000 per family - one-time

Grant & Aid

It is understood and appreciated the financial commitment and sacrifice families undertake in deciding to send their children to a Catholic school. And although paying for education is first and foremost the responsibility of a family, each school, parish and the Archdiocese of Baltimore devote significant funds each year to financial aid programs that help assist families. In turn, our school communities benefit by attracting students that otherwise would not be able to attend our schools.

Welcome Grant

Welcome grants are now available for 2018-2019 school year applicants! 

Students entering grades 1 – 7 who transfer to the School of the Cathedral from public, non-Catholic private or home school are eligible to receive a grant for:

  • $2,000 off tuition in the first year of enrollment
  • $1,000 off tuition in the second year of enrollment

Grants are offered for each eligible applicant enrolling in the 2018 – 2019 school year.  There are no limits for families with multiple students. Online grant applications must be submitted by December 1, 2017.

Click here to apply, or call Fiona Diemer, Director of Admissions, at 410-464-4117 for more information.

Referral Program

The highest compliment our parents can pay us is the referral of family or friends for an education at our school.  To show our appreciation of your trust and confidence, we are excited to announce our New Student Referral Program.

All families with students currently enrolled at the School of the Cathedral are eligible to receive a $500 Tuition credit for new student referrals.

To receive credit:

  • Refer a student to our school.
  • Make sure the prospective family mentions your name on the online Inquiry Form.
  • A $500 credit will be applied to your FACTS account once the referred student completes the enrollment process.

Start sharing and earning tuition credits today!  


FACTS is the tuition management and grant and aid platform used by the schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. All families are required to create an account with FACTS to manage their tuition payments. The grant and aid application is housed on the same platform for every school, parish, and the Archdiocese of Baltimore assistance. Therefore, a family need apply only once for possible support from these various sources. Read more information about FACTS.

The Tuition Assistance Policy is according to the Archdiocesan Guidelines for the Catholic Schools Project. Cathedral offers financial assistance on the basis of need and monies available for tuition assistance. A monthly payment plan is available to all families. Application forms need to completed through FACTS. Requests outside the stated policy should be addressed to the Principal.

To apply for financial aid, please click here. 

Additional Scholarships

Theresa F. Truschel Charitable Foundation Inc. This recently established scholarship opportunity is available through the Theresa F. Truschel Charitable Foundation Inc. Ms. Truschel, who died early in 2007, specified in her will that a foundation be established to provide scholarships and assistance to worthy students attending Catholic schools at all levels based on financial need, past academic performance and potential success. Further information and an application may be found on the foundation website here

Children’s Scholarship Fund Baltimore scholarships are awarded by lottery to qualified Baltimore City families and are only based on financial need. The amount of the award is based on household size and income; they usually cover 25%-75% of a school’s tuition, up to $2,000 per student per year.  Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning in April each year. The earlier you apply the better your chances of receiving a scholarship! If funds are not available when they receive your completed application they will keep your application on the waiting list.  Grants are renewable annually provided that the family keeps up their portion of the tuition payments, the family remains financially eligible, and the child remains enrolled in private school in Kindergarten through eighth grade.  Click here to apply. 

The Knott Foundation awards scholarships to students in fourth grade throughout the Archdiocese each year. These scholarships award four-year, full tuition to attend a Catholic, parish elementary schools located in Baltimore City or Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford or Howard counties. These scholarships honor Catholic students that excel in academics. To apply for these scholarships the student MUST meet ALL of the criteria on the Knott website. The link for these criteria is here

G.B. Charities (GBC) is a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships to students in the Baltimore metropolitan area.  GBC sponsors promising children and adolescents on the basis of financial need, paying their tuition at accredited faith-based schools. The deadline to apply for the 2019-2020 school year is January 1, 2019.  Further information and an application may be found on the foundation website here