Financial Aid & Scholarships

A McQuaid Jesuit education is a priceless investment in a young man’s future. McQuaid Jesuit is committed to making a Jesuit education accessible and affordable to qualified students who demonstrate financial need. 

The Admissions Office is committed to guiding a family through the financial aid process, thus enabling their son or guardian to experience a McQuaid Jesuit education at an affordable cost.

Applying for Financial Aid

The inability to afford a McQuaid Jesuit education is often a concern among families. We hope the following facts alleviate those concerns and enable a family to take the next steps in determining “net” tuition, and thus affordability.

  • We award approximately $2 million in financial aid annually.
  • Thirty-two percent of our student body receives financial aid.
  • The average award is $7,500.
  • All families pay some portion of the annual tuition.

New students may apply for financial aid at any time. Families will be notified of their awards after academic acceptance into McQuaid Jesuit.

Financial aid is awarded for a period of one academic year. Therefore, families must apply for financial aid each year. Returning students must apply for financial aid by April 15, 2023.

  • Complete the online form using information from your 2021 tax return.
  • Include any other additional information that you feel would be beneficial in assessing your family’s financial need/situation.
  • Financial information is required of both parents whether the parents are married or unmarried.
  • Please mail or upload copies of your completed 2021 Federal (1040) tax return, employer issued W-2’s and supporting documents (Schedules A, C, SE, etc.), as appropriate.
  • School ID#: 14107

FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION PORTAL

Please contact Jennifer Roxstrom P ’13, financial aid coordinator, at 585-256-6153, at any time with questions.

Scholarships

McQuaid awards academic scholarships to both middle school and high school applicants based on Entrance Exam scores. To qualify, a student must take one of the Entrance Exams administered in November, December, January, or February. There are no separate or additional applications for these scholarships. Scholarship recipients must achieve Second Honors throughout the year in order to maintain their scholarship.

Saint Robert Bellarmine Scholarship

The Bellarmine Scholarship is awarded to one rising freshman currently enrolled in a Rochester City School District school. Prospective students can apply for the scholarship at any time but must be an accepted student to be considered. Click here to apply to McQuaid Jesuit. A personal reflection will be required as well. Click here for reflection details. If awarded, the student will receive a full scholarship for all four years of high school.

Saint Francis Xavier Scholarships

Saint Francis Xavier (Xavier) Scholarships are awarded to the top 10 prospective student scorers on the middle school Entrance Exam. If awarded, the student will receive a $500 scholarship for each of his years in the middle school, and therefore, can receive a maximum of $1,500.

Saint Ignatius Loyola Scholarships

Saint Ignatius Loyola (Loyola) Scholarships are awarded to the top 5 prospective student scorers on the high school Entrance Exam. If awarded, the student will receive a $1,000 scholarship for each of his years in the high school, and therefore, can receive a maximum of $4,000.

An additional five Loyola scholarships are awarded to current McQuaid eighth graders who sit for the high school Entrance Exam (optional) scheduled for the last day of midterm exam week.


For more information on the scholarship program, please contact Cory Parker ’13, director of enrollment management.

*Scholarships effective for the 2022-23 Academic Year.

Questions

For questions about our financial aid process, contact Jennifer Roxstrom P ’13, financial aid coordinator, at 585-256-6153.