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Tuition & Grants

JSerra Catholic High School is committed to making a quality, faith-based education accessible to all qualified students — regardless of financial means. Grants are based on need, academic achievement, leadership, service, talent, and other criteria.

Historically, JSerra awards grants in excess of $3M annually. More than 40 percent of students who currently attend JSerra receive some level of financial support.

529 Education Savings Plan

A recent tax bill includes a new provision for families who pay private school tuition. The 529 plan, which is an educational savings plan that parents can contribute to with after-tax dollars (thus allowing your money to grow free of any capital gains taxes when used for higher education expenses), has been expanded. Under the new tax bill, families will be able to withdraw $10,000 each year (per child) to pay for private or religious school and receive the same tax benefits available for higher education. We encourage our families to discuss the 529 plan strategy with your tax professional to see if there is a tax benefit for you.

JSerra works with each family to make a catholic education possible — no matter your income level.
Lynette R., Parent


The financial grant application for the 2018-2019 school year is now open! Grants are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please submit your application and tax documents (2016 tax returns and 2017 W-2’s) before February 4.

DETAILS Tips Links

New applicants to JSerra must first complete an application online to the school. Returning students do not need to complete a new application to the school.

Submit Application
2.Complete financial grant application online through FACTS by February 4.

Your tax documentation must be verified before grants are distributed.

There is a $30 processing fee for FACTS.

The FACTS application can take up to two weeks to process.
3.Need is determined by FACTS and the JSerra Financial Grant Committee.

Incoming family grant awards will be emailed on March 1 and returning family awards will be emailed on March 23.

4.Students who are awarded financial grants must meet minimum requirements to keep their grants.The requirements are a minimum 2.0 GPA and non-probationary status.


2018-2019 Tuition and Fees

Fee Cost and Additional Details

For families with two or more students concurrently enrolled at JSerra, the second child will receive a $1,000 credit toward tuition.
International Tuition
View a detailed tuition and fees schedule for the International Student Enrichment Program here.
Application Fee for New Students
$65 (non-refundable)
Annual Registration Fee
$700 ($100 discount if completed early. Fee is non-refundable.)

Payment Plans

Payment plans are processed online through FACTS. There are three options for your convenience:

Annual (1)
Due in May
Semi-annual (2)
Due in May and November
Monthly (10)
Due in May through February.

There is a one-time $300 annual processing fee for this plan. Monthly payment plans are subject to credit approval
Families are required to pay for student textbooks and uniforms. Participation in select academic courses and co-curricular activities may require additional fees.

Credit/Debit cards and automatic bank payment (ACH) are the only methods of payment accepted for all payment plans. No additional credit card processing fees will be assessed.


Qualified incoming applicants, based on the criteria below, may receive additional assistance. Families are encouraged to apply as early as possible as there are a limited number of awards available. All applicants must have a valid FACTS application on file and all tax information must be submitted before February 4, 2018. While scholarships are not need-based, preference is given to families with financial need.

Academic Award

Students with a cumulative middle school grade point average of 3.8 or higher will be considered with school-certified transcripts. Students may receive assistance up to 25 percent of tuition.

McDonald Family Patriot Scholarship

This award is eligible for incoming students of active service or retired military personnel of the United States military. This is a four-year award and applicants must complete an application and email it to mmiela@jserra.org before February 4. Download the application.

Partner School Employee Award

Catholic/Private partner school employees are eligible with proof of employment from the principal or other designated school official. Students may receive assistance up to 25 percent of tuition.

Patriot Award

All full-time military, fire department, or police department employees are eligible. A verification of employment letter is required. Students may receive assistance up to 25 percent of tuition.

President Award

This award is granted to students demonstrating an extraordinary ability to enhance the JSerra school culture in the areas of academics, fine and performing arts, leadership, or service. Student winners may receive assistance up to 25 percent of tuition. Please email application to mmiela@jserra.org before February 4. Download the application.

Serra Scholarship

This four-year, full-tuition scholarship pays tribute to the school's patron saint, St. Junipero Serra, and recognizes the important relationship that exists between JSerra Catholic High School and the greater San Juan Capistrano community. The Serra Scholarhips is awarded annually to an incoming freshman, who must be a resident of San Juan Capistrano, possess superior academic ability, and demonstrate financial need. Please email the application to mmiela@jserra.org before February 4. Download the application.


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For grants and scholarships, contact Chris Harrington at 949.493.9307 Ext. 1011 or charrington@jserra.org.


For tuition and student tuition loans, contact Liz Morrison at 949.493.9021 or emorrison@jserra.org.

More than 40% of JSerra students receive some level of financial support.