An independent Catholic school for young women in grades 7-12

"Ursuline’s value far exceeds the tuition it charges. With the academics, the athletic program, the drama and art opportunities, and the faith and character formation, it’s the full package. You could pay a lot more for all that Ursuline has to offer."

Kim P ‘21




2022-2023 Tuition:  $25,750

Additional nominal fees may also apply. A schedule of fees can be found here

Other costs: Approximate cost of books is $800/year and a new uniform is $200.  Presently, all students are required to have an iPad; Ursuline is analyzing our students’ digital needs for the upcoming year.  

Merit Scholarships

Ursuline Academy offers a challenging academic program for high-achieving young women in our region, and each year a range of merit scholarships are awarded to the most qualified applicants. Applications for admission must be received by the January 15th deadline to be considered for a merit scholarship.   Applicants will be considered automatically and are identified upon review of their admissions file which will focus on the academic profile, standardized testing and recommendations.  Merit scholarships will be awarded at the time of acceptance.  

Merit scholarships are reviewed annually and will be awarded at the same level provided that the student has been diligent in her studies, exhibits model school citizenship and a solid record of attendance.  

Tuition Assistance Program

An Ursuline Academy education equals value.  Here at Ursuline, your daughter will benefit from a challenging honors curriculum that rivals other more costly schools, as realized in 100% matriculation to colleges and universities around the nation and even abroad.  To review our list of college acceptances, please click here.  More importantly, the breadth of co-curricular opportunities in the arts, athletics, leadership, and service exceeds that of other smaller, more expensive schools and helps to build the full student experience that is essential to character and leadership formation. 

Visitors sometimes ask why our tuition is so much lower than other independent schools.  The answer is that it’s part of our mission, and we wish to support students from all walks of life who desire an Ursuline education and will most benefit from our offerings.   Further, even though our tuition is lower than some peer schools, we also recognize that the cost is a sacrifice for many families, so we offer both need and merit-based scholarships in order to make it more affordable.

Families should also note that the actual cost of educating each student at Ursuline Academy exceeds the cost of tuition by $3,000.  We are grateful for the support of the extended Ursuline family, including alumnae, benefactors, foundations and current parents, who help to support our Annual Fund each year to offset this cost, which in turn, keeps the tuition affordable.

We work with FACTS Tuition Management for grant and aid assessment. Each year, Ursuline Academy awards need-based tuition assistance to approximately 26% of our students. These grants are awarded to qualified students based on their parents’ submission of the FACTS application for financial aid.  These grants are tuition assistance awards, and as such, they are considered a gift and therefore there is no obligation to pay them back.  

Interested families should not be deterred by cost. We encourage prospective students to submit both the application for admission on Ravenna and the FACTS application through Students who qualify for admission will then be reviewed by the Admissions Committee to determine your eligibility for scholarship and tuition assistance so that your family can make an informed decision regarding enrollment.

To apply for Tuition Assistance, please complete the FACTS application by clicking here.

Please note that Tuition Assistance awards are not automatically renewed, and parents must re-apply through FACTS for each subsequent year a student is enrolled.  

Current families can learn specifics about tuition payment here.