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De La Salle is committed to providing an excellent education for students of all economic backgrounds and offers financial aid to help families afford tuition.

The Financial Aid Process

De La Salle Institute uses The FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment Service to conduct financial need analysis for all families. Financial aid does NOT automatically renew. IF YOU WISH TO RECEIVE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, YOU MUST COMPLETE AN APPLICATION EACH YEAR.

Financial aid is awarded to students based on financial need. The goal of the Financial Aid Committee is to award the most amount of money to the greatest number of families. Funds within this program are limited and no full scholarships are awarded.

Eighth-grade students who are interested in attending De La Salle Institute must take the entrance exam at De La Salle Institute. Students who take the test at De La Salle Institute are eligible to apply for financial aid.

The window for submitting completed applications opens on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. The deadline for submitting the financial aid application for incoming freshmen is Friday, January 10, 2020 and the deadline for current students is Monday, March 1, 2020. The required tuition deposit and registration fee must be paid in order for the financial aid application to be processed and the award applied to your tuition account.

Financial aid applications ARE NOT accepted after the deadline date.

De La Salle Institute will remove or proportionally adjust the amount of tuition assistance you have been awarded by the school if your son or daughter receives tuition assistance in the form of an Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship or from an outside scholarship organization. This would include all types of tuition assistance; including but not limited to: Clarke Scholarship, academic awards, financial need awards, family discounts and legacy awards.

You Must Apply On Line

Should you have any questions reguarding the application itself, please contact FACTS Grand & Aid Assessment Customer Service at 866-315-9262.

Click here to begin On Line Application process.

Required Documents

You must provide copies of the following documents to FACTS Grant & Aid. DO NOT MAIL ANY DOCUMENTS to De La Salle Institute:

  • Your 2019 income tax return form including all supporting tax documents (Class of 2024, your 2018 tax returns and supporting documents.)
  • Your 2019 W-2 form for both you and your spouse. (Class of 2024, your 2018 W-2)
  • Copies of all supporting documentation for household Social Security Income, Welfare, Child Support, Food Stamps, Workers' Compensation and temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Payment of the $30 non-refundable application fee, check or money order, if you did not pay online

Failure to submit all of the necessary information to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment by the deadline date may result in your family not receiving financial aid or may limit the amount of aid you will receive.


Presidential Scholarships
The Presidential Scholarships are for students who score high on the De La Salle entrance exam. The amounts are based upon the overall National Percentile (NP) score the student earns on the De La Salle entrance exam prior to admission. The test given will be the HSPT (High School Placement Test). In order to qualify for the Presidential Scholarship, the student must take the test at De La Salle Institute.

Below is a breakdown of the dollar amounts and the test score needed to achieve the scholarships:

National Percentile Score Presidential Scholarship
$40,000 ($10,000 Annually)
$32,000 ($8,000 Annually)
$24,000 ($6,000 Annually)
$20,000 ($5,000 Annually)
$12,000 ($3,000 Annually)

Students can carry the scholarship for all four years as long as they meet certain criteria. Students must maintain a 3.5 cumulative grade-point average. They must remain in the Honors Program in good standing. Students must also successfully complete an Honors Independent Research Project their junior and senior years.

Multiple Child Discount
Families with two or more children attending De La Salle concurrently will receive a discount of $1,000 for each additional student. The application must be mailed or emailed back to the school. Click here to download the Multiple Child Discount Application.

Legacy Scholarship
Students whose father, grandfather or great-grandfather graduated from De La Salle or whose mother, grandmother or great-grandmother graduated from Lourdes will receive a discount of $1,000. The application must be mailed or emailed back to the school. Please click here to apply. There is a one scholarship limit per family.

As per the policies of the Illinois High School Association, De La Salle does not offer athletic scholarships.

Financial Aid Organizations

Various outside scholarship programs support students who attend De La Salle Institute. Listed below are links to those programs.

Specific application date deadlines vary each year. Check the organization's website for full information. 

Student Loan Programs

Below are links to financial institutions that provide education loans. These loan programs provide another tool to help parents finance their child's education. In general, the loan can be repaid over 20 years at competitive interest rates. Families can borrow up to the total cost of tuition and other education-related expenses such as books, computers, musical instruments, sports and other extracurricular activities. Click on the link to check out the opportunities and the specifics of each program.

Need Some Help?

Contact Christopher Hall at (312) 842-7355 ext. 150, or by email to: