Tuition, Fees, and Financial Assistance

2017-2018 Base Tuition: $21,840

Our tuition fee is set annually by the Good Counsel Board of Directors in January. Tuition does not cover the cost of books, uniforms or any extracurricular activities fees; however, five books are provided by the State of Maryland at no charge to students. Tuition does include lunch daily. A registration fee is charged to all new students, and a graduation fee is charged in the student's Senior year.

Additional Fees

  • Registration Fee | One-time: $250
  • iPad Educational Program Fee | One-time: $742
  • Materials and Activities Fee | Annual: $45
  • Parents' Association Dues | Annual | $25
  • Graduation Fee | Seniors Only: $315



Financial Assistance

Our Lady of Good Counsel High School uses FACTS Tuition Management to manage the processing of our financial assistance program.

To Apply for Our Lady of Good Counsel High School Financial Assistance:

  • Online applications will be accepted ONLY.
  • All student families must submit new financial assistance forms each year.
  • Prior to your application submission, please be sure to read the instructions carefully and complete all requirements necessary, including the documentation that must be submitted for consideration including copies of your 2016 tax returns, W2 statements and a signed 4506 IRS form. Please submit all these forms to FACTS.
  • You do not need to include the IRS fee of $50.00 for the 4506 form.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered by the Financial Assistance Committee.
  • The deadline for submitting financial assistance forms for the 2018-2019 school year is December 8, 2017.
  • NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

When you visit the FACTS login page link below:

  • Current Good Counsel Families: Returning families with current, returning student(s) applying for need-based tuition assistance are required to submit an application and supporting documentation to FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment. Choose "Sign In to Manage your FACTS account" Please use your existing FACTS Tuition Management username and password.
    Questions for Returning Families (returning 10th,11th and 12th grade students): Please contact Kristin Dow in our business office.

  • New Families: All new families applying for need-based tuition assistance are required to submit an application and supporting documentation to FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment. Choose the option to "Create a new FACTS Account."
    Questions for New Families (incoming 9th grade students and transfers): Please contact Kevin Collins in the Admission Office.

Visit FACTS Tuition Management to begin your application.

Financial Assistance Notification Letters:

  • Notification letters for incoming 9th graders will be mailed in their notification packets in late February 2018.
  • Notification letters for current Good Counsel families will be mailed by the end of February 2018.

*Note for separated or divorced parents: In the case of divorced or separated parents, each retains the obligation to contribute to the education of his or her child, regardless of whether a legal agreement to do so exists. In this instance, both parents must complete a required Financial Aid application either jointly or separately. Financial aid grants will be made only after considering the financial resources of both parents. In the case of separated and/or divorced parents, no information will be given by the school to either parent regarding the other parent's financial disclosures. The assets of both parents will be considered before making any award; the assertion that one parent has disclaimed responsibility for educational expenses does not apply.

Please note: The Archdiocese of Washington also provides a tuition assistance program that is NOT affiliated with the financial assistance program provided by Our Lady of Good Counsel High School. If you would like to learn more about their program, please visit their website at http://adw.org/tuition-assistance/.

Scholarship Opportunities

Our Lady of Good Counsel High School is proud to offer a number of scholarship opportunities to our students. Please view the scholarships below and download a PDF version of the application or contact the specific department or organization in charge.

Opportunities for Incoming Freshmen

These awards are renewable annually. All scholarship awards vary in amount.

Xaverian Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded based on Archdiocesan High School Placement Test performance, academic, and co-curricular achievement. No additional application required.

Fine Arts Scholarship

Fine Arts Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen students. Applicants are required to audition and interview with the Fine Arts Department.

Speech & Fine Arts Scholarship Information

Speech and Debate Scholarship

Speech and Debate Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen students. Applicants are required to participate in the Speech and Debate competition.

Speech & Fine Arts Scholarship Information

John Doyle '76 Scholarship

Given in memory of John Doyle '76, this scholarship is awarded to an outstanding eighth-grade student graduating from St. Mary of the Mills in Laurel, Maryland, and attending Our Lady of Good Counsel High School. No additional application required.

Peggy Ghent Memory Scholarship

In Peggy Ghent’s memory, the family has established the Peggy Ghent Memorial Scholarship Fund, which is awarded to an incoming Good Counsel freshman student from St. Peter’s School who has a strong record of service to the elderly. No additional application required.

James T. McKenna Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship was created by Timothy McKenna '88 in memory of James T. McKenna. This scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate financial need. Scholarship recipients are selected by the school administration. No additional applicated required.

Rick Miller STEM Scholarship

The Rick Miller STEM Scholarship was established to provide scholarship support for students accepted into the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) program and who show demonstrated financial need. The purpose of this fund is to provide annual, renewable scholarships for current or incoming students who show a passion and aptitude for continuing study in a STEM-related field. No additional application required.

Opportunities for Rising Seniors
Some scholarships require an application and/or an interview and are clearly indicated in the description. Awards vary in amount.

Richard Burns Scholarship

Established by Tim Welsh '84 in honor of his former teacher, Richard Burns, this scholarship is awarded to a rising senior based upon interest and excellence in Social Studies, as well as financial need. Applications may be picked up from Mr. Burns in Room 301, in the Social Studies Resource Room after January 15. Juniors who will graduate with at least four Social Studies credits and who have excellent grades in these courses are eligible to apply. Completed application forms should be returned to Mr. Burns by early March of each year. Interviews will be held before Easter vacation.

Joseph M. Cardaci, Jr. Scholarship Fund

The family of Joseph M. Cardaci, Jr. '84 established this fund to provide an annual scholarship for one male member of the current junior class. The scholarships are designed to foster the spirit of caring and excellence that Joe exhibited during his years at Good Counsel. Please contact the Principal's Office after January 1 for additional information and application.

Caitlyn (Katie) O'Bannon Fitzgerald '00 Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established by family and friends in loving memory of Katie Fitzgerald '00. The scholarship provides financial assistance to a current Good Counsel student who exhibits Katie's love for life and commitment to excellence.

Joseph Brewer Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established by the family of Joseph Brewer '84. It is designated to give financial assistance to a male student who demonstrates both financial need and commitment to Good Counsel. The Brewer family's dedication to the mission of Good Counsel is reflected by this scholarship that mirrors the life and experiences of Joseph.

Michael Anthony Rosick '67 Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Richard Roderick '66 and Patricia Rosick Roderick in memory of their friend and brother. The scholarship is awarded to a rising senior who has excelled in life, has made the best use of the gifts given to him or her by God and his/her family, who has learned to balance his/her life while excelling academically, and who gives back to the community in thanks for what he or she has received.

Daniel J. McGivern Memorial Scholarship

Established by Michael J. McGivern '68 this scholarship, created in memory of Daniel J. McGivern, provides financial assistance to a current member of the Good Counsel Swim Team who shows determination to succeed in all school activities.

Arthur Raimo Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a rising senior who has performed significant and meaningful community service over the course of three years at Good Counsel as determined by Campus Ministry. Special consideration is given to volunteers for Camp Good Counsel and students who are in the top 20% of his/her class. Students must demonstrate good character as certified by teachers, counselors, coaches, club moderators, or others. The scholarship was created to honor the legacy of long-time President and former faculty member, Arthur Raimo.

Steve Dean '67 Scholarship

Each year, the Steve Dean Scholarships are awarded to one or two rising seniors who, like Steve, show a love of Good Counsel through their involvement in academic, social and athletic programs. The Steve Dean Golf Classic, our annual golf tournament, provides funding for this scholarship.

Rafael J. Dominguez ’84 Memorial Scholarship

The Rafael J. Dominguez ’84 Memorial Scholarship was established by Kathy Dominguez and Kenneth Bartee with individual gifts to honor the memory of Our Lady of Good Counsel High School alumnus, Rafael Jesus Dominguez ’84. The purpose of this fund is to provide an annual, non-renewable scholarship for a rising senior. Preference will be given to a Latino student (rising senior) who has completed at least one full year at Good Counsel and has demonstrated passion for the school and community through hard work and personal commitment.

For consideration, all eligible students must complete the web form that includes a typed essay of no more than 150 words on the topic How I have made Good Counsel a better place. All materials are due no later than 3:00pm on Monday, March 6, 2017.

Richard Slocum Music Scholarship

The Richard Slocum Music Scholarship was established by Tim Welsh ’84 in honor of his former teacher, Dr. Richard Slocum. The scholarship is awarded to a rising senior based on excellence in music as well as financial need. These scholarship recipients are chosen by the Music Department and the school administration.

The Branagan Music Scholarship

The Branagan Music Scholarship was established by Dr. and Mrs. Edward Branagan. The scholarship is awarded to a rising senior based on excellence in music as well as financial need. The scholarship recipient will be someone who has contributed most to the band during his/her previous two or three years at Good Counsel. These scholarship recipients are chosen by the Music Department and the school administration.

Beth Polletto '03 Music Scholarship

The Beth Polletto '03 Music Scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. John Polletto in memory of their daughter, Beth. The scholarship is awarded to a rising senior based on excellence in music as well as financial need. These scholarship recipients are chosen by the Music Department and the school administration.

Margaret Simpson Aragon '92 Memorial Scholarship

The Margaret Simpson Aragon '92 Memorial Scholarship was established by the Aragon family. The scholarship is awarded to one or two rising seniors based on excellence in English as well as financial need. These scholarship recipients are chosen by the English Department and the school administration.

Opportunities for Rising Juniors and other Good Counsel Students

These scholarships do not require an application and/or an interview. Awards vary in amount. Recipients are selected by the school administration.

Thomas Murphy Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in memory of Thomas Murphy, this scholarship is awarded to a rising Junior who is involved in at least one extracurricular activity, is in good academic standing, and who demonstrates financial need.

Camp Good Counsel Award (in memory of Beth Polletto '03)

The Camp Good Counsel Beth Polletto Award is given annually to a Good Counsel student who has served as a counselor for Camp Good Counsel and who embodies the spirit of the camp.

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