Affording a Brother Rice Education

Brother Rice High School partners with our alumni and benefactors, as well as foundations and scholarship grant organizations, to offer a comprehensive range of aid to help families afford the cost of tuition.

This year, Brother Rice students received nearly $1.4 million in assistance with an average award of over $2,200 per student and over 76% participation rate.

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Academic Awards

All students who test at Brother Rice are eligible to be named an Edmund Rice Scholar or Waterford Scholar based on their national percentile on the HSPT.

National PercentileAwardScholarship
95-99%Edmund Rice ScholarAwarded $3,000 per year
(Recipients must maintain a 3.9 GPA for this gift to renew.)
90-94%Waterford ScholarAwarded $1,500 per year
(Recipients must maintain a 3.5 GPA for this gift to renew.)

Internal Scholarship Opportunities

Brother Rice offers over 30 scholarship opportunities to students with over $300,000 awarded.

All incoming students and returning students should complete the Scholarship Application. Scholarships must be applied for annually.

Applications open November 1, 2019 and are due on December 15, 2019.

Scholarship awards will be mailed by January 27, 2020.

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Financial Aid Information

Brother Rice High School is committed to making a high-quality Catholic education affordable to students by allocating funds for need-based financial assistance, as well as scholarships that recognize students achievements.

• Over 76% of Brother Rice families participate in financial aid opportunities.
• The average award per family for the 2017-18 academic year was $2,000.

Financial aid is available at Brother Rice High School on the basis of need. Need is determined by multiple variables including the number of children/students in a family, other tuition the family is providing, and/or issues that may affect family circumstances.

All incoming and returning students are encouraged to complete the financial aid application. Financial aid must be applied for annually.
Applications are open beginning November 1, 2019 and are due on December 15, 2019.
Financial aid awards will be mailed by January 27, 2020.
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External Scholarship Opportunities

Alumni Mothers’ Club Scholarship

The BRHS Alumni Mothers’ Club established the “Moms Helping Moms” Scholarship Fund to assist mothers, who are primary bread winners in their families. The partial scholarship is need-based, and awarded to students who understand the sacrifice their moms make to send them to Brother Rice. The Brother Rice Counseling Department will provide eligible students with the “Mom’s Helping Mom’s” application and the BRHS Alumni Mother’s Club members will annually review applications and choose awardees.

Applications open February 1, 2020 and are due on April 3, 2020.

Applications are available in the Counseling Office.

Tax Credit Scholarships

In January, the application process for Illinois Tax Credit Scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year will begin.


Families that meet the income requirements of the program are encouraged to apply at Empower Illinois and Big Shoulders.


Current tax credit scholarship recipients and those who were placed on a wait list for the current school year, must reapply in January if they hope to receive a scholarship for the following year. There are no assurances that current scholarship recipients will receive another scholarship for the following school year. The sooner the time stamp reservation is obtained (at Empower Illinois) and the completed application is submitted (at Big Shoulders), the better the chances are that your student will receive a scholarship.

Student Loans

Families interested in financing tuition with an external education loan may research and find many available options that suit their specific need.

Tuition Information

Tuition, discount and payment plan information can be found on the tuition page.

Tuition Information