Tuition & Financial Assistance
DeMatha offers Academic, Music, and Art scholarships, as well as need-based financial aid. Families must apply to both DeMatha via the FACTS Management Company and the Archdiocese of Washington via TADS, two separate applications, for need-based aid.
- Academic Merit: Father Cyprian Nusca Scholarship
- Art: Anthony N. Fotos Art Award
- Drama: Fr. Paul Donovan Drama Award
- Music: John L. Moylan Music Award
Fr. Cyprian Nusca, O.SS.T., was one of the founders of DeMatha Catholic High School when it opened 1946. Significant four-year partial scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen based on academic excellence, as determined by school performance and High School Placement Test results. To be eligible for this award, a student must list DeMatha as one of three choices of Catholic High Schools when applying for admission. All applicants are considered for these awards if application is made by December 15. A separate application for this award is not needed.
Mr. Anthony Fotos, now retired, was a Fine Arts teacher at DeMatha for forty-one years. DeMatha honors him and his contribution to the Art Program by awarding $500 art scholarships to five entering freshmen. The award is based on an evaluation of the student's art portfolio by the Art Department Chairperson. An application is sent to the student when "Art Award" is checked on admission applications that are received by December 15th.
Fr. Paul Donovan was one of the first Trinitarians to minister at DeMatha in 1946 as the founding Principal and an English teacher. In the 1950s Fr. Paul began the DeMatha Drama program which was the seed for the current DeMatha Players who annually perform two challenging works, both comedic and dramatic, one in the fall and one in the spring at local venues. In 1965, Fr. Paul was elected to the General Trinitarian Leadership Team and was assigned to its main office in Rome. DeMatha honors Fr. Paul and his contribution to the Drama Program by awarding $500 drama scholarships to five entering freshmen. Students must apply by December 15 and check "Drama Award" on the application for admission. Notification of auditions will be sent to the student in late February.
Mr. John Moylan joined DeMatha in 1956 and served as principal from September 1968 to June of 2000. In 1970, Mr. Moylan established the DeMatha Music Program that has grown to include over 40% of the student body, both instrumentalists and vocalists. Music Scholarships are available to students who show exceptional talent. Students must apply by December 15 and check "Music Award" on the application for admission. Notification of auditions will be sent to the student.
DeMatha awards partial tuition work-study grants based on family financial need in the form of DeMatha Grants. The application for this form of aid opens November 1 and must be submitted by December 15 for prospective 9th graders and current students, and March 15 for transfer applicants. The FACTS Management Company processes all financial aid applications. Click here for online application. Students who receive DeMatha Grants perform duties during school or after school hours.
**Students applying for DeMatha Grants must also apply for Archdiocese of Washington aid.
Each year, the Archdiocese of Washington provides need-based aid for students attending Catholic high schools. The application for aid from the Archdiocese is separate from the application for DeMatha aid. Information and application are available after October 1st, (click here) or from Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Washington. Use DeMatha code: 510830000 on the TADS application. Deadline for this aid application is December 6.
|Tuition and Fees (2019-2020)||Amount|
|Graduation Fee (seniors only)||$275.00|
|Parent Organization Fee||$40.00|
|Registration Fee||(non refundable)|
|- New Students||$350.00|
|- Returning Students||$275.00|
Families receive a $1,000 reduction in tuition if an additional son attends DeMatha during the same academic year, or if a son attends DeMatha and a daughter attends Elizabeth Seton (proof of enrollment required, $500 reduction from each school) during the same academic year.