Registration for new families, relocating into the area, is accepted throughout the school year.

Registration, Tuition, and Fees – It is the expectation of Cardinal Hickey Academy that all families will honor their financial obligation to the school in a timely fashion.

Tuition may be paid in full by August 1 or through installment payments via Tuition Management Systems.

Any tuition payment delinquent 30 or more days will be subject to a $35 per month, late fee. Re-registration for the following year WILL NOT be accepted for families whose tuition and/or fees are not current during the re-registration period. Any family with an eighth grade student must have that student’s tuition and all family fees paid in full by May 15 or that student will not be eligible for graduation and final grades and transcripts will not be advanced to the student’s high school. In an effort to keep tuition and fees at an affordable rate, each family is required to participate in our Volunteer Service Hours Program.

Families are encouraged to seek financial assistance through the Archdiocese of Washington and our Regional Tuition Assistance Program. Your parish pastor should be consulted regarding any financial arrangements or in cases of hardship.

Tuition , Fees & Financial Aid

Thank you for reviewing our program options. We are confident that as you compare our offerings you will see the value of placing your child in an environment designed and tailored to his / her needs, providing opportunities for development and academic preparation. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at any time.

 Cardinal Hickey Academy and the Archdiocese of Washington strive to ensure all parents are able to give their children the gift and enduring benefits of Catholic education such as:

  • Academic Success – 99% of Catholic School graduates are accepted to colleges and universities

  • Religious Formation -students who attend Catholic school are more likely to retain their faith in adulthood

  • Community and Service– The CHA Family is a cohesive group that works together, striving for the educational and moral development of our children and to serve our parish and neighboring communities

Tuition Grants

Many families are recipients of tuition grants.  We are proud to announce that Cardinal Hickey Academy (CHA) offers tuition grants available in several ways:

  • Multi-Student Grants are automatically given to families with more than one student enrolled at CHA.

  • Catholic Grants are given to those families that are actively participating in their Catholic parish.

  • The Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance program and the Regional Parish Tuition Grants are available for families who have a demonstrated need.

  • The State of Maryland BOOST Program is available for families entering Catholic Education with financial need. Find out if you qualify by visiting

As there is not a set amount routinely available in these programs, please feel free to inquire about your options as soon as possible. Remember to click on the ‘Apply for Financial Aid’ tab when applying online at TADS.

Tuition Grants Checklist

  • Most recent tax return; if current year tax returns are not filed, send the prior year with all the supporting documentation

  • Copies of all w-2 Wage and Tax Statement Forms, all 1099 Interest/Dividends, Pensions/ Annuities and or Miscellaneous Income Forms associated with return

  • Documentation of total amounts received for all NON-taxable Income (welfare, food stamps, Social Security, Housing assistance, unemployment, Workers’ Compensation etc.)

  • The value and amount still owed on your home

  • The value and amount still owed on any investments, including real estate