6410 South Dante Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637
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Tuition, Scholarships & Financial Assistance


An investment in a Mount Carmel education is an investment in your son's future. Mount Carmel High School prepares every boy to be a Man of Character who is strong in mind, body, and spirit. Students in our all-male environment receive the kind of individualized attention that enriches their talents and skills and prepares them for admission to selective colleges and universities.
Mount Carmel High School appreciates the sacrifices you make to provide your son with a quality education. With the generosity of alumni and friends of Mount Carmel, we work to keep tuition as affordable as possible for every Mount Carmel family. 

Smart Tuition and Smart Aid

All families regardless of payment plan chosen will be enrolled in Smart Tuition, once registered for the upcoming school year. This tuition management system enables you to pay your tuition bill by credit card or through a savings or checking account. Families who wish to apply for financial aid will need to apply through Smart Aid.

Please review these important documents regarding tuition payments and financial aid:


  • Tuition for the 2019-2020 school year is $12,200
  • Annual non-refundable Registration fee per student is $400.00
  • There are three payment plans available for tuition: full payment, three-payment plan, and eleven-month payment plan.
  • All families will register annually through the campus portal, pay the registration fee, choose their payment plan, and sign their tuition contract. 
Note: additional incidental fees may apply. Please see the table below for fees and information.


Tuition accounts for 81% of the cost of a Mount Carmel education. The John F. McCarthy Scholarship provides the remaining 19% to every Mount Carmel student. The scholarship, funded through the Mount Carmel Educational Foundation, the Alumni Association, Parent Organizations, Friends of Mount Carmel, and our Office of Institutional Advancement, provides more than one million dollars to our annual budget.

Incidental Fees for Billing Cycle June to April

Depending on when the fee is posted - incidentals will be spread amongst the remaining payments following your tuition payment schedule. All fees will be posted through Smart Tuition.

Fee Information Approximate Post Date
$400 Registration Fee Pay through Blackbaud January 16 - April 15
$210 Summer School  Per Class June
$210 Academic Readiness Requirement for Incoming Foundations Freshmen June
$275 McDermott Doyle For students in the McDermott-Doyle Program September
$100 McDermott Doyle ADJUNCT For students in the McDermott-Doyle Program who utilize extra accommodations with McDermott-Doyle September
$25 Art (Per class) Beginning of each trimester September/December/February
$5 Lost MC ID
$100 Speech Annual Fee February
$210 Credit Recovery Seniors: Trimester I Failuer January
$210 Credit Recovery Trimester II Failure March
Teachers work with seniors prior to the end of year Trimester III Failure n/a
$100 Voluntary Class schedule change Beginning of each trimester September/December/March
$62.50 ACT Exam at Mount Carmel For Juniors January
$15 Saturday Jug Discipline Weekly
Library fee for unreturned book and/or supplies Fee determined by the cost of books and supplies April
$360 Transportation Full Trimester Round Trip Entire year posted and divided into tuition payment schedule
$180 Transportation Full Trimester One Way Entire year posted and divided into tuition payment schedule
$180 Shuttle Pick up/Drop off at Union Station or Ogilvie Station Entire year posted and divided into tuition payment schedule

Smart Tuition Fees

Fee Information Approximate Post Date
$36 Annual Smart Tuition Enrollment Fee
Tuition Payment Schedule
Full Pay July 1
3 Payments July/October/February or October/January/July if transfer
Monthly June to April
2.85% Credit Card fee % of Monthly Outstanding Balance
$30 NSF Assessed on the first try - will attempt 3 times before unapplied
$20 Grant and Aid Application
$40 Late Fees 4 days past due date each month until paid

Athletic Fees

Athletic fees are reviewed annually and subject to change. Please note: there are no refunds once a student has signed up.

Fee Sport Approximate Posting Date
$280 Baseball - Freshmen, Sophomore March
$300 Baseball - Varsity March
$300 LaCross
$75 Tennis March
$75 Track & Field March
$100 Water Polo March
$75 Volleyball March
$225 Football - Freshment, Sophomore September
$275 Football - Varsity September
$75 Cross Country September
$375 Soccer - Varsity September
$275 Soccer - Freshmen September
$200 Soccer - Sophomore September
$200 Golf September
$75 Swim & Dive December
$150 Bowling December
$200 Wrestling December
$225 Basketball - Freshmen December
$185 Basketball - Sophomore December
$335 Basketball - Varsity December
TBD Hockey TBD
Mount Carmel High School 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 that school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration or its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.


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