Tuition & Affordability

Tuition Rates

Archbishop Ryan Catholic High School works diligently to find new ways to reduce administrative costs, increase gifts from our alumni and supporters, and keep tuition increases to a minimum. Most importantly, we want to ensure financial literacy among our families so you know exactly how much you're paying for your child's quality education.


The cost to Ryan of educating a child is not fully covered by his or her tuition. Fortunately, we have a generous group of supporters that makes up that difference through fundraising and development. Because of the support we receive from our alumni and friends, Archbishop Ryan does not require students or families to participate in any mandatory fundraising activities. For more information on how you can help finance our future, please contact Ed Hughes, Director of Development.







Standard Annual Tuition


School Fees


Total Cost of Attendance for Catholic Students


For families utilizing the Bonaventure Program, there is an additional tuition cost of $1,900. Bonaventure is for students with diagnosed IEPs.


For students planning to enter Archbishop Ryan High School for the 2022-2023 school year (Class of 2026), there are two additional fees: the Entrance / Placement Test fee of $50, and the School Registration Fee of $150


The School Fee Explained

Archbishop Ryan's tuition is broken down into two parts: Tuition and the School Fee. Tuition is used to pay things like teachers' salaries and building utilities. In addition to the tuition, each school charges a school fee. This is used to maintain the school's internal programs. Your school fee covers different items at each school. In an effort to be transparent about the cost of a Catholic education at AR, we've bundled our fees that are traditionally charged individually throughout the school year into our "school fee." This provides parents with financial literacy and allows them the opportunity to budget appropriately without surprise fees or costs.

What's Included: 
Below is a list of items included in your school fee


Administrative Costs Chromebook Textbooks: Religion, PSAT, Planners, etc.
Admission to School Plays/Concerts Color Games Shirts Locks & ID Cards
Admission to Regular Season Home Sporting Events Club Participation Fees Yearbooks


What's Not Included: Below is a list of items that are charged separately.


Athletic Fees Collegeboard's AP Course Testing Fee Re-Registration Fee 
Theater Arts Fee (per show) Technology Fee Chromebook Insurance/GoGuardian
Kairos Retreat Fee College Partnership Course Fees Graduation Fee
  Bonaventure Program  


Merit Based Awards & Grants

Scholarships, Legacy Grants, and Presidential merit not only help you cover the costs of a Catholic education - they also acknowledge and reward your accomplishments both in and out of the classroom. Many factors can influence who receives scholarships. Keep in mind that some scholarships require a separate application. All applicants must complete the FACTS application in order to be considered for a merit-based scholarship regardless of need. For more details and a complete list of scholarships, click here.
Merit Based Scholarships
Archbishop Ryan is committed to making Catholic education financially possible for qualified students to pursue their studies. Each year, we award hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships as an investment in our students. These academic scholarships are awarded as a result of the  Presidential Scholarship & Entrance Test which takes place in October of your 8th grade year. Each year, the profile of the scholarship recipients varies based on the successes of the applicant pool and scholarship ammounts are tiered based on performance in the test, classroom grades, and school involvement. Unless otherwise noted, scholarships are awarded for four years. A FACTS application is required before any awards (merit or need based) will be granted. Apply now at
Legacy Grants
Children and grandchildren of graduates of Archbishop Ryan High School, Archbishop Ryan High School for Girls, or Archbishop Ryan High School for Boys are eligible for a grant of $2,000. ($500 per year enrolled) The grant totals at $2,000 regardless of the number of relatives that are alumni. Funding for legacy grants is limited so grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. A FACTS application is required before any awards (merit or need based) will be granted. Apply now at
Third Party Scholarships
In additon to our grands and academic scholarships, many generous third-party organizations provide scholarships to students at Archbishop Ryan. Qualifications and deadlines vary depending on the awarding organization. A list of organizations that we routinely partner with can be found here. Questions regarding these scholarships should be directed to the awarding organization.

Need-Based Financial Assistance

The Office of Catholic Education uses FACTS to process all applications for financial assistance. The application is available online at the link below. Families must provide FACTS with income data as well as a summary of monthly and annual expenses. FACTS Managment will then perform an assessment and determine your eligibility for aid. FACTS Management does not disburse any funding, they only determine the amount of aid you qualify for. Funding is then provided by Archbishop Ryan and its donors. Families must re-apply each year for Financial Assistance.


Click here to apply to FACTS


BLOCS works within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania EITC & OSTC guidelines, using an outside scholarship administrator to determine eligibility for scholarship grants. Over the past several years, funds for scholarship support have increased. Unfortunately so has the demand, which continues to significantly exceed supply.

As a result, filing of an application and payment of an application fee does not in any way guarantee the awarding of a BLOCS scholarship. To apply for BLOCS you must complete the FACTS application.


Click here to apply to FACTS





Guidance from our Bursar


Please know that no parent who sincerely desires a Catholic education for their child at Archbishop Ryan will be denied registration because of true financial hardship. All applicants are encouraged to apply for Financial Aid through the FACTS portal below. Our Tuition Officer reviews each concern individually for our students and families. 


Diane Costello
Bursar, Archbishop Ryan

215.637.1800 ext. 7042