Tuition, Scholarships and Financial AidTuition and Payment Options

Salesianum's tuition for the 2014-2015 school year is $13,700.00. Tuition at Salesianum pays only a portion of the actual cost of each student’s education. Every year, support from our endowment, new Annual Fund contributions from parents, alumni and friends as well as income from grants and investments make a Salesianum education possible for each one of our students.

Payment Options

Payment Plan Who Might Use It Benefit to Family
Plan A: Annual
- due August 1
Families with cash assets and/or families using home equity or other long term loans Convenient one time annual payment to Salesianum and $100 discount if paid within 30 days
Plan B: Semester
- 60% due August 1
- 40% due December 1
Families who wish to manage cash flow Two convenient, no-interest payments to Salesianum
Plan C: Monthly Payments
- 10 months: July-April
- 3 payment frequencies available
Families who wish to manage cash flow on a monthly basis Convenient debits from bank account; No prepayment penalty; $100 annual processing fee


Freshman Tuition Deposits
A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 is due with student registration upon receiving notification of acceptance from Salesianum. This deposit is deducted from the full payment (Plan A), and the tuition amount when calculating semester payments for Plan B and the monthly payment for Plan C.


Tuition Refund Insurance
Per the terms of the Salesianum Tuition Contract, students are enrolled for the full year and no adjustment of fees or tuition can be made by Salesianum for absences, withdrawals or dismissals. To insure your annual financial obligation under the terms of the Tuition Contract, Salesianum offers a Tuition Refund Insurance Plan. Tuition Refund Insurance is optional and is provided by an outside company, A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. The purchase of Tuition Refund Insurance is a protection of a family’s investment in case the student must withdraw from Salesianum. The insurance coverage provides a pro-rated refund of the tuition for students who withdraw during the school year for economic, academic, disciplinary, illness, injury or other reasons consistent with the terms of the Tuition Refund Insurance Plan (Broad Form). The Tuition Refund Insurance option must be selected on your annual Tuition Contract. The premium will be charged in July; the premium for 2014-2015 is $274.00.


Tuition Loans
Another option available to Salesianum parents to help manage tuition is an Education Loan. Salesianum has partnered with the following companies to offer you maximum flexibility in choosing your loan.


DEXSTA Federal Credit Union Education Loan

DEXSTA FCU offers Education loans for families to help them achieve their educational goals. The DEXSTA K-12 Loan offers loan amounts from $1,000 to $30,000 annually with a 15 year term for affordable monthly payments. DEXSTA membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in New Castle County, DE. Visit for more information or contact them at


prepGATE K-12 Education Loan

prepGate LogoThe prepGATE Loan Program makes it easier to help your child get the best possible education. The prepGATE Loan Program offers competitive interest rates, flexible repayment terms and no prepayment penalty. The online application makes it simple to compare repayment terms. For more information, contact prepGATE at 866-362-4283 or visit


Sallie Mae K-12 Family Education Loan

This program offers flexible repayment terms, no prepayment penalties, and competitive interest rates which may make tuition payments more manageable for your family. For further information on the Sallie Mae K-12 Education Loan, visit Select ‘I’m a Parent’ under the heading ‘Start Your Application’, then select K-12 Family Education Loan. Enter Salesianum’s school code, 607518-00, when completing your application.



  • Placement Test & Application Fee (Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students only) - $65.00
  • Registration Fee - $175.00
  • Ten Week Club Non-participation Fee - $150.00 (only charged if required tickets are NOT sold)
  • Senior Fee - $100.00


Fees are separate from Tuition and are non-refundable.


Other Costs

Textbooks are available for purchase through Follett Virtual Bookstores.


Meal Plans
Students may purchase a full meal in the dining center or they may elect to bring lunch to school. Salesianum speedpass system offers quicker checkout and cashless convenience, for more information visit MealPayPlus.


For students using Salesianum Transportation, charges will be added to a student's account in July. Payments are included in the Payment Plan schedule chosen for Tuition. Transportation charges are due in full and are non-refundable after August 30.

Delaware students living more than two miles from Salesianum that do not use Salesianum Transportation currently receive a State of Delaware subsidy payment (one per family.) Families will receive the subsidy payment by check.


Drivers’ Education
The Drivers’ Education Program is administered and conducted by the State of Delaware, Department of Public Instruction.  Delaware residents who are sophomores are required to enroll in Drivers’ Education. 


Non-Delaware residents in grade ten are permitted, but not required, to enroll in Driver's Education. The cost of the course for non-residents is $489.00 (2013-2014). Families will be invoiced for the Driver's Education fee in September.


To access the complete 2014-2015 Financial Policy,click here.


Contact our Student Finances Office at 302-654-2495 x 124, fax us at 302-654-3595, or email us