Tuition & Assistance

St. Bruno Catholic School offers the lowest tuition rates in the Diocese – both for Catholic and non-Catholic families. But, it’s not easy when costs of education keep rising sharply. Your low tuition comes from the generous parish subsidies of all our parishes along with continued and calculated fundraising efforts, which requires participation from all our families. For this, we are most grateful. Currently, the cost to educate just one child is in excess of $5,430/year. Parish subsidies and fundraising make up the difference of what it actually costs to educate each child. We ask that all families do their part in raising funds and supporting our churches so we can continue this discounted rate. We also still have the option of paying $750 per family to opt out of working their three required fundraisers and selling the 35 units, which will make up this difference in fundraising.

We are lucky to have wonderful donors that help to make our assistance possible. This year we had several students receive Empower Illinois scholarships to help offset the tuition cost. Please consider applying to Empower Illinois to help with your tuition.

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Below you will see a table that outlines the 2012-2022 monthly tuition payments. Keep in mind; book fees are a non-refundable $100 per student that will be paid at the time of registration.

The 2021-2022 tuition rates will be as follows:

Catholic Families

1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 4 Children
Base Tuition $2935 $4300 $5075 $5800
Book Fee $100 $200 $300 $400
Teach Fee $200 $400 $600 $800
Total $3225 $4900 $5975 $7000

Non-Catholic Families

1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 4 Children
Base Tuition $3525 $5300 $6275 $7250
Book Fee $100 $200 $300 $400
Teach Fee $200 $400 $600 $800
Total $3835 $5900 $7175 $8450

We at St. Bruno understand that you have choices on where your children will be educated. We understand the sacrifice you are making to provide Catholic education to your children. You are investing in your child’s future. St. Bruno offers tuition assistance to those who qualify. Please contact the school office for an application and to learn more about the Empower program. Please remember that assistance does not renew every year automatically and that you will have to reapply each year.