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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Investing in Your Child’s Future

An Archbishop Carroll Catholic education is an investment in your child’s future.  We understand the significant commitment each family makes to provide their son or daughter with a quality Catholic, college preparatory education that equips them for their future.  We are very proud of Carroll’s extremely diverse student body that reflects the broad mix of communities that make up our school.

We at Archbishop Carroll are committed to excellence in Catholic identity, academic, and social development, and to making our educational opportunities available to families regardless of their financial resources.

Applying for Financial Aid

For the 2019-20 school year, financial aid applications and the financial need analysis for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Archbishop Carroll High School will be processed by FACTS. For priority consideration, families are encouraged to complete the application process by December 31, 2018.

How to Apply:

– Go to

– Follow the instructions to complete an online financial aid application, using your 2018 tax information.

– You will be required to submit your 2018 tax information.

– The Financial Aid Committee will review requests for tuition assistance from students accepted by Archbishop Carroll after the online financial aid application and $30 fee have been submitted.

To finalize your financial aid application, you must submit your 2018 tax return by March 15, for income verification.

If you have questions or concerns about the application process, please visit our Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions page, or contact a FACTS Customer Care Representative at 866-441-4637.

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

The Chappell Culpeper Scholars Program

The Chappell Culpeper Scholars Program is a scholarship opportunity for prospective Carroll Class of ’23 students who have shown a love of science. This scholarship, funded through a generous grant from The Chappell Culpeper Family Foundation, will award $5,000 annually to up to 20 students, for each of their four years at Carroll (provided that the students re-qualify each year). The Chappell Culpeper Family Foundation endeavors to encourage the continued academic pursuit of science through this four-year scholarship.

Scholarship Criteria
Students must be in 8th Grade, with an anticipated graduation date of June 2018

  • Students will have demonstrated an interest in science through excellence in their grade school science courses and participation in a science fair, science club, or the Science Olympiad
  • Students will have an average grade of 85 or above
  • Students will score 80 or above on their Carroll scholarship exam or another HSPT scholarship exam
  • Students will have a history of exemplary citizenship in their school community, including good conduct and attendance

Please Note: Student recipients must re-qualify each year to continue to receive the scholarship. Re-qualification will be based on academic performance (students must maintain a GPA of 85 or above), conduct, and attendance.

Application Requirements

Applicants must complete the online application form and answer the five essay questions on the form.  Applications will be made available in late 2018.

Academic Merit Scholarship – 2018 8th Grade Scholarship (HSPT) testing is now closed.  

This Fall, 8th grade students can earn an Academic Merit Scholarship to Archbishop Carroll High School. This 4-year scholarship is awarded to students with outstanding academic records and high achievement on the Carroll Scholarship Exam Students taking the October scholarship tests at Carroll and receiving awards will be notified in December.  Please register at least 48 hours before the test date.

To be eligible for a scholarship, students are required to submit an admissions application and school records and transcripts.

Register for the Scholarship Test at Archbishop Carroll (Z5)
School Code: Z5
Scholarship Test Fee: $50

The day of the test, students should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time as the exam begins promptly on the hour.  We recommend that students bring #2 pencils, water and a snack. Calculators are not permitted.

Summer Scholarship Test (HSPT) Prep Courses

Archbishop Carroll High School offers opportunities for rising 8th grade students to prepare for the Carroll Scholarship Exam (HSPT) during the Summer before their 8th grade year. 

Lawrence J. Nowlan Scholarship for the Arts – The 2019 Application is Now Closed

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 to the Admissions Office for consideration. 

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 and/or Service focus. The application deadline is April 30, 2019. Click here to download the 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:

  • BLOCS Scholarship
    Scholarship applications through Business Leaders Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS) for the 2019-2020 school year are now open. BLOCS, is an independent charitable organization supported by individuals, companies, firms, and foundations of all sizes in the five-county Philadelphia region. Since 1980, BLOCS has invested in the lives of tens of thousands of children throughout the Philadelphia area, including some of the poorest neighborhoods in the City.  BLOCS works within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania EITC & OSTC guidelines and uses an outside scholarship administrator to determine eligibility for scholarship grants. Over the past several years, funds for scholarship support have increased. Unfortunately so has the demand, which continues to significantly exceed supply.  For questions about the application process, please contact FACTS at 866-441-4637. Click here to apply online for the BLOCS scholarship.
  •  The Monsignor John Mitchell Scholarship
    Monsignor Mitchell served as a priest of the Archdiocese from 1939 through 1981. During that time, he was the Pastor of Saint Ignatius of Loyola and Saint Francis de Sales Parishes in West Philadelphia, where he was known for his faithful ministry to African American Catholics.  In light of this, the Monsignor Mitchell Scholarship Fund supports high school students in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia who are Catholic and African American, with academic ability and financial need.  One (or more, if economically feasible) one-year scholarship(s), up to $2,500, will be awarded annually based upon the determination of the Selection Committee. Student recipients must reapply each year.
  • 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


Freshmen and Transfer Students contact:
Michelle Gatta
Director of Admissions
610-688-7610 x399

Returning Students contact:
Lisa Ritter
Tuition Officer
Phone: 610-688-7610 x136
Fax: 610-971-0827

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