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Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

2019-2020 Base Tuition: $24,215

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: $260
  • iPad Educational Program Fee | One-time: $742
  • Materials and Activities Fee | Annual: $60
  • Parents' Association Dues | Annual | $30
  • Graduation Fee | Seniors Only: $325

Financial Aid

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 Aid:

  • 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 2017 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 2019-2020 school year is December 7, 2018.


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 Maria Nichols in the Admission Office.

Visit FACTS Tuition Management to begin your application.

Financial Aid Notification Letters:

  • Notification letters for incoming 9th graders will be mailed in their notification packets in late February 2019.
  • Notification letters for current Good Counsel families will be mailed by the end of February 2019.

*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.