Tuition, Tuition Assistance & Scholarships

Tuition for the 2023-24 school year is $21,443.  

Enrollment Fee per Family = $500
Activity Fee per Student = $200
Senior Fee per Student = $50

Bishop Blanchet is sincerely committed to supporting families in need of tuition assistance. We believe that all qualified students should have the opportunity to benefit from a quality, Catholic education regardless of ability to pay.

The application for tuition assistance for the 2023-24 school year is open October 1-December 31, 2022. However if your family's financial circumstances change, we encourage you to reach out at any time to our Director of Finance, Tom Ramsey, at We endeavor to make a Bishop Blanchet education accessible to all interested families. 

Please note: Tuition assistance applications must be completed each year. The Fulcrum Foundation will not accept late applications.

For the 2022-23 school year, BBHS awarded $2.9 million in tuition assistance and scholarships to families with incomes ranging from $10,000/year to $200,000 and above/year. This was made possible through the generosity of our donors and the support of Catholic Archdiocese Fulcrum Foundation. Blanchet’s commitment to accessibility means that approximately 39% of our school population receives support through tuition assistance or scholarships each year. 

Tuition Assistance Overview

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  • How Aid is Awarded

    BBHS has a need-blind admissions policy; students are admitted based on their personal record and not their financial circumstances. We are committed to meeting the full demonstrated financial need of our students for four years. Aid is awarded directly from Bishop Blanchet and the Fulcrum Foundation. Factors considered in the request for aid include family income, assets, total number of family members in the household and the number of children attending Catholic schools. Award amounts may vary, even given similar financial profiles, depending on available funds. Students who qualify for tuition assistance may also receive assistance with enrollment fees, books, computer equipment, activity fees, transportation and lunch.
  • Real Examples of Financial Aid Awards

    We are delighted to know that your student is interested in Bishop Blanchet. High school choices raise many questions for families, not least of all the question of affordability. BBHS has a need-blind admissions policy; students are admitted based on their personal record and not their financial circumstances. We are committed to meeting the full demonstrated financial need of our students for four years. This school year, we awarded $2.9 million in tuition assistance and scholarships to 39% of our students.
    Below are some examples of tuition assistance awards. Factors considered in determining an amount include family income, household size and other children attending Catholic schools. The deadline to apply for assistance for the 2023-24 school year is December 31, 2022.
    Please note, in addition to need-based aid, every freshman applicant is considered for a Merit Scholarship. There is no separate application process for this scholarship, and once awarded, it applies to all four years. 
    Case Study 1
    A single parent with one student attending BBHS and one attending Catholic middle school. The parent’s income is $45,000. The family received a $17,200 tuition assistance award for the year.

    Case Study 2
    A family of five with two students attending BBHS and one attending Catholic middle school. The family income is $202,000. The family received a $18,000 tuition assistance award for the year.

    Case Study 3
    A family of five with one student attending BBHS, one attending Catholic middle school and one attending college. The family income is $155,000. The family received a $8,000 tuition assistance award for the year.

    Case Study 4
    A single parent with one student attending BBHS. The parent’s income is $80,000. The family received a $11,000 tuition assistance award for the year.

    Your student’s education is an important investment and the real value is a four year education that will prepare your student for college and beyond.

Application Process

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  • Applying for Tuition Assistance

    Please follow the steps below to apply for Bishop Blanchet and Fulcrum Foundation Assistance for the 2023-24 school year. The application window is October 1-December 31, 2022.

    1. Click here to complete the BBHS Tuition Assistance Application. The application is available in English and Spanish.  
    • Current BBHS families and families with students in other tuition charging schools that participate in FACTS and/or the Fulcrum Foundation Grant and Aid Program, should log-in with the same FACTS username and password they use now.
    • Using your existing FACTS log-in, select "Bishop Blanchet." In the section entitled FACTS Grant and Aid program, click "Start Application."
    • Families who do not have a current FACTS login should begin the FACTS application by choosing the "Create a New Account" option.
    • Enter all students, including elementary and middle school, and their schools on the same FACTS application. You will be asked to enter demographic information for each student as well as current tuition and any tuition assistance as applicable. This will ensure that each FACTS school and the Fulcrum Foundation receive your tuition assistance request.
    • Parents of students who live in different households are expected to apply separately and each provide the required financial information.
    • Under the "Applicant" section, answer "yes" to the question "Are you applying for Fulcrum Foundation Tuition Assistance?" BBHS and Fulcrum use the same application with pertinent questions from both institutions required throughout the application.
    • Required fields (*) will not let you proceed without an entry or number. If you are unsure as to how to answer a question, click the question box to utilize the "Help" function.
    • Payment of the nonrefundable $35 FACTS application fee is by credit or debit card.
    2. Submit the required supporting financial documents (listed below) along with your FACTS application.

    If your questions, please contact Tom Ramsey, Director of Finance, at
  • Required Supporting Financial Documents

    The 2023-2024 Tuition Assistance application is considered complete and ready for review when the following documents are attached and visible on the FACTS application:
    • IRS Form 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ  for the 2021 Income Tax Return including all required Schedules and Attachments. If applicant and co-applicant file taxes separately, 2021 tax returns are required from both parents.

    • All 2021 W2s or 1099 statements are required for both applicant and co-applicant if applicable.

    • Year-end paystub showing 2021 wages and deductions.

    • Most recent 2022 paystub showing year-to-date wages and deductions. 

    • Business owners are required to provide all appropriate tax forms (Schedule C, S Corp, etc) for the business as well as the most current Profit and Loss Statement.

    • Families who receive funds from Social Security, SSI, TANF or Unemployment Compensation are required to submit a copy of the Federal/State Award Letter or payment advice for each family member who receives funds. 

    • NOTE: please attach all of the 2023-2024 required documents to the application even if you have sent some or all of these documents to BBHS regarding the 2022-23 tuition assistance application.
    Supporting financial documents must be scanned and uploaded to the FACTS application. Best practice is to scan the documents and submit from a desktop or laptop computer.

    PLEASE DO NOT use your mobile device to photocopy required documents due to problems with legibility.

    FACTS no longer accepts mailed or faxed documents to be uploaded to applications.
    FACTS Customer Support is available to assist with application questions at 866-441-4637. Please have your application I.D. available.

    Please contact Colleen Reinhardt, BBHS Tuition Assistance Application Coordinator, at, if you have questions or need assistance with submitting the Bishop Blanchet or the Fulcrum Foundation Tuition Assistance Applications.
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Merit Scholarships

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  • Merit-Based Scholarships

    Merit Based Scholarships are offered to incoming 9th graders only at the time of admission. Scholarships are awarded to top scholars who demonstrate academic promise/achievement, leadership and faith & mission activities.

    Students are automatically considered for one of these renewable scholarships when they apply for admission to Bishop Blanchet. No separate scholarship application is required or accepted. Financial need is not a criteria for the Merit-Based scholarships.

    International students, please click here for scholarship information related to the international program.
  • Named Endowment Scholarships for Current Students

    As a component of tuition assistance, Bishop Blanchet offers Named Endowment Scholarships to current students made possible from the generosity of Bishop Blanchet donors, alumni and friends. Awards are based on many factors including educational interest, school and community involvement and financial need. Please note only current 9th, 10th and 11th grade students are eligible to apply for a Named Endowment Scholarship next year.

    In order to apply for and be awarded a Named Endowment Scholarship, an applicant must have demonstrated financial need and the BBHS Business Office must have a current completed FACTS Tuition Assistance form on file for the applicant’s household. For more information about Tuition Assistance at BBHS contact Colleen Reinhardt at

    Scholarships awarded from the previous school year are not automatically renewed. Students must complete a new application for a Named Endowment Scholarship each year. If a student is awarded a scholarship in more than one year during their attendance, the amount awarded may vary from year to year. 

    To be considered for a Named Endowment Scholarship, applications should be completed online, emailed to Robert Lukevich at or submitted in person to the Development Office (Room 210) in person no later than 11:59 PM on Friday, December 16 2022.

    *Click here to complete the Named Endowment Scholarship Application*

    Click here to view a PDF version of the Application. Please submit answers via email.

    *Parents/Guardians are not permitted to complete the application for an NES. Students need to use their BBHS user account and Google Forms to access and complete the Application* 

    If you have questions about Named Endowment Scholarships, please contact Robert Lukevich, Assistant Director of Development, Alumni Relations & Planned Giving at or by phone at 206-527-3981.


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  • Bishop Blanchet Clear Sky Scholarship

    Bishop Blanchet, in an effort to intentionally create community with our Indigenous friends, is
    seeking to award one, four-year, full scholarship to a committed member of the Seattle area
    Clear Sky community. The aim of this award is to recognize and honor scholars who are looking
    to be both dedicated to their respective communities while also pursuing an education at this
    institution. Bishop Blanchet strives to form and educate each student within a challenging,
    positive, and diverse environment. An integral part of this mission is our ability to continuously
    expand on the ways we cultivate a more inclusive and diverse school community reflective of
    our local community. As a Catholic institution, we recognize our responsibility to rectify harms of
    the past and to build positive relationships in the present and future.
    Scholarship Guidelines:

    Bishop Blanchet will be administering the Clear Sky Scholarship to one eighth-grade student. A selection committee composed of faculty, staff, and administration at Bishop Blanchet and
    elders and Board Members of the Urban Native Education Alliance (UNEA) community will review and select one scholarship awardee.
    This award will be granted to a Seattle area student that is looking for an academically challenging secondary experience. The aim of this scholarship is to recognize an honorable scholar connected to UNEA while upholding their service commitment to their respective
    tribal community.

    The school intends to award this scholarship beginning in the 2024-2025 academic year.  Application information will be available in the fall of 2023.

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    Thomas Ramsey 

    Director of Finance
  • Photo of Ann Martin

    Ann Martin 

  • Photo of Jessica  Owens

    Jessica  Owens 

    Staff Accountant

Bishop Blanchet High School

8200 Wallingford Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103

Phone: 206-527-7711
Fax: 206-527-7712
Attendance: 206-985-3750
Located in  Seattle, Washington, Bishop Blanchet High School is a private, coed Catholic school for grades 9-12. Students benefit from a challenging college preparatory academic program, campus ministry, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.
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