Financial Aid Overview

Our Philosophy

Bishop Chatard is an open-enrollment school committed to the Catholic mission of providing education to as many students as resources allow. All students, because they are made in the image and likeness of God, have infinite value and deserve a Bishop Chatard education.

While all Bishop Chatard families will pay some level of tuition, we are committed to working with any family who desires a Catholic education for their children.

All financial aid available at BCHS is based on need as determined by an independent service or criteria set by the state or granting organization.

BCHS families have access to the following forms of financial assistance:
  • Financial aid provided by Bishop Chatard financial aid funds
  • Indiana School Choice Scholarships (commonly known as ‘vouchers’)*
  • Tax Credit Scholarships (TCS) via Scholarship Granting Organizations (SGO)*
  • BCHS Need-Based Tuition Assistance Grants

*Due to recent legislative changes, eligibility for these scholarships has expanded. it is estimated that 90% of Hoosier families will qualify for a School Choice Scholarship. Be sure to check our Financial Aid Page for eligibility details.

Visit our Financial Aid page for eligibility, options and application Apply For Financial Aid

Financial aid applications for the 2024-2025 school year are open. Any family interested in financial assistance is encouraged to apply.

Financial Aid Info Night

Bishop Chatard’s financial aid policies and the application process are detailed for prospective and current families each November during a Financial Aid Information Night. Parents are encouraged to ask questions and talk to the school’s business office personnel about the types of financial aid available and the process to apply for those.

When: November 16, 2023 (Thursday)
Time: 6:30 – around 8:00 p.m.
Where: Kyle Guyton Theatre at BCHS


For the 2023-2024 school year, tuition at Bishop Chatard is $11,245 for a student receiving the archdiocesan rate; $14,370 for a student receiving the non-archdiocesan rate. Because BCHS is the North Deanery high school of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Catholics participating in an archdiocesan parish receive a discount.

Discounts are also provided for families with multiple students at the school and for full-time employees of the archdiocese.

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