Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid

Good Counsel seeks to provide a quality college preparatory education at the most affordable rate possible, with tuition fees set annually by the Good Counsel Board of Directors in January. Tuition rates include daily lunch for students. Tuition does not cover the cost of uniforms, extracurricular activities fees, or the registration fee for new students. Families may be asked to purchase some books as required for certain courses, but the state of Maryland provides five books at no charge to every student.

2024-2025 Base Tuition:

Additional Fees

  • Application Fees: $70
  • Registration Deposit: $1,000
    • iPad Educational Program included in deposit


Financial Aid

Good Counsel offers financial aid to qualified families to help reduce the total cost of tuition. We encourage all students, both new and returning, to complete the online FACTS application each year. These forms take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Good Counsel uses FACTS (Nelnet tuition services) for the collection and initial evaluation of financial data. FACTS does not decide whether financial aid will be given or how much to give. FACTS provides a need-based financial analysis service.

Good Counsel does not participate in BOOST.

Important Dates

Deadline for 2023-2024 School Year Financial Aid applications:
Current and New Families - December 1, 2023

Financial Aid Award Notifications for 2023-2024 School Year:
New Families will be notified end of February

Outside Sources for Financial Aid and Loans

Archdiocese of Washington Tuition Assistance Program

Your Tuition Solutions Loans

Shepherd Foundation

Methods of Payment:

Good Counsel offers three plans for tuition payment

  • One installment with a $205 discount off of base tuition if paid by June 15
  • Two installments, 50% due in June and 50% due in November
  • Ten installments monthly beginning in June and ending in March