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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Applying for Financial Aid

Apply for financial aid for Archbishop Carroll through Smart Aid

Archbishop Carroll High School Smart Aid Code: 13064

Smart Aid Application Fee: $25.00

Smart Aid customer service: 1-800-360-8027 :

Financial aid applications for the 2017-2018 academic year are currently available through Smart Aid.  The 2016 tax return is the only documentation that all applicants are required to submit by March 31, 2017.  Families interested in applying for financial assistance for the 2018-2019 academic year will be able to do so beginning November 2017.

All families intending to apply for financial aid are strongly encouraged to do so as early as possible.  Families with a Smart Aid application will be reviewed and notified of an award decision within two weeks, beginning November 1, 2016.  Award decisions will be made on the Smart Aid estimated need, and are contingent on the completion of the application with the 2016 tax returns and a verified need of at least the grant amount by March 31, 2017.

Families with a Smart Aid application that is completed and verified after March 31, 2017 will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis.

Please note, financial aid will only be awarded to students who have been accepted to Archbishop Carroll and have completed a financial aid application.  A completed and verified Smart Aid application is required to receive financial assistance.

Frequently asked questions about applying for financial aid

Families who applied for 2016-2017 will only need to:

  1. Login using the username and password from 2016-2017
  2. Update their information
  3. Submit the application along with the $25.00 fee
  4. Return to the site to upload the 2016 tax returns when completed by March 31, 2017

We endeavor to make a Catholic Carroll education possible for every deserving child wanting to attend, regardless of a family’s financial resources.

Archbishop Carroll Scrip & Tuition Credit Program

The Archbishop Carroll Scrip & Tuition Credit Program can help families save on their child’s tuition by turning money spent on everything from groceries to gas into tuition credits.  To learn more, please visit the Archbishop Carroll Scrip & Tuition Credit Program informational page.

Archbishop Carroll Scholarships

Academic Merit Scholarship

Students receiving Academic Merit Scholarships have achieved scores on the scholarship exam (HSPT) of 90 or higher in the National Percentile (NP) and 122 or higher for the Cognitive Skills Quotient (CSQ).  Scholarship awards range from full to partial tuition and are awarded for all four years of high school at Archbishop Carroll.We encourage all prospective 8th grade students to take the HSPT at Archbishop Carroll to be considered for an Academic Merit Scholarship.   Students are advised to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time as the exam begins promptly on the hour.  We also recommend that students bring water and a snack with them.

8th Grade Scholarship Test Dates for Fall 2017

Saturday, October 14, 2017   8:00 am – 11:00 am

Saturday, October 21, 2017   8:00 am – 11:00 am

Wednesday, October 25, 2017   4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Scholarship Test Fee: $50

School Code: Z5

Make-up Test Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017   8:00 am – 11:00 am

Summer Scholarship Test (HSPT) Prep Courses

Archbishop Carroll High School, in partnership with Grace B. Opdyke Educational Services, is offering three opportunities for rising 8th grade students to prepare for the Carroll Scholarship Exam (HSPT) this Summer.  Two sections will be eight days each with 15 students per class, and one section will be four days with a class size capped at 28 students.

Section 1: July 17-20 and 24-27, 10:00 am – 11:30 am — $250

Section 2: August 7-10, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm — $100

Section 3: August 14-17 and 21-24, 10:00 am – 11:30 am — $250

We strongly recommend registering in advance as space is limited and we have moved to a waiting list in past years.  Please contact the Admissions Office, 610-688-7610 x117, with any questions and to register.

Lawrence J. Nowlan Scholarship for the Arts

The Lawrence J. Nowlan Scholarship for the Arts is offered for all disciplines of performing and visual arts.  Rising 9th grade students must submit a completed application and a piece of work or record of performance by January 15, 2018.

Download the Lawrence J. Nowlan Scholarship for the Arts Application

Dominic L. Coyle Memorial Scholarship

The Dominic L. Coyle Scholarship is awarded to one rising sophomore who demonstrates a desire to actively participate through Academics, Arts and Service in the Carroll community as well as their local/parish community.  Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and be involved in extracurricular activities with an Arts focus.

Download the Dominic L. Coyle Scholarship Application

Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Other Foundation Scholarships

There are a number of scholarships available through the Archdiocese and outside foundations, including but not limited to:

  • Neumann Scholars Program
  • Maguire Scholars Program
  • Vianney Scholars Program
  • St. Thomas More
  • Josephine C. Connelly Achievement Award
  • Stonemor Scholars Program

Find out more information about scholarships available through the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

For any questions or concerns, please contact:

Returning Students: Tuition Office          New Students: Admissions Office

Phone: (610) 688-7610 x136                                Phone: (610) 688-7610 x 117

Fax: (610) 971-0827                                               Fax: (610) 971-0827

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