Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid

Good Counsel seeks to provide a quality college preparatory education at the most affordable rate possible. Our tuition fees are 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 books, uniforms, or extracurricular activities fees. However, five books are provided by the State of Maryland at no charge to every student. A registration fee is charged to all new students and a graduation fee is charged in the student's Senior year.

base tuition $24,215 text
Application Fee: $60
Registration Deposit: $1,000
non-refundable deposit is due
at registration

Additional Fees

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

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.

Begin your FACTS application now.

Deadline for 2020–2021
School Year Financial Aid

      • Current and New Families:
        December 13, 2019
        (no late applications will be accepted)

Financial Aid Award Notifications for
2020–2021 School Year:

      • New Families (included in the admissions notification packet):
        Mailed February 20, 2020
      • Current Families (via email):
        February 28, 2020

Outside Sources for Financial Aid and Loans

Archdiocese of Washington Tuition Assistance Program

Your Tuition’s Solution 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.


Do I have to enroll even if I intend to pay (or have already paid) my tuition in full?

Yes, enrollment is needed because incidental billings will be managed through FACTS. FACTS is our school approved tuition management vendor.

When will I know how much I owe in tuition?

The school will send you a tuition notice in May. If applicable, the tuition notice will reflect any financial aid that has been awarded. FACTS will send a reminder of your scheduled automatic payment 4 days before the payment is due and will use email reminders and phone calls for past due tuition.

I am divorced and the tuition is split between me and my ex-spouse. How will this be handled?

Each parent must enroll in FACTS. A written communication from each parent detailing the tuition obligation of each must be on file with the school for the purpose of administering the tuition payments. After that, each parent will be billed through FACTS according to the approved plan on file. The school will withhold academic records for any student whose tuition is not paid in full, regardless of which parent is in arrears.

Are there any fees I should be aware of?

FACTS assesses the following fees:

  • $30 fee for returned payments
  • 2.85% processing fee for credit cards
  • $20 or $50 enrollment fee dependent on the payment plan

What if I want a payment schedule different from what I originally signed up for?

All requests for alternate payment arrangements must be sent to Dylan Zablocki at Under any payment arrangement, the first tuition installment must be paid in June. The tuition deposit is not considered the first installment under your payment plan. Your billing will reflect the new arrangement if approved. Additional payments can always be applied ahead of the posted schedule.