FAQ

When are applications due?

The Entrance and Scholarship Exam is Saturday October 31, 2015. All academic records and recommendations must be sent to the Admissions Office at La Salle College High School by November 20, 2015.


How does La Salle determine which applicants will be accepted?

Decisions are made on the basis of:

  • Scores on the Entrance & Scholarship Exam
  • Academic performance in the 7th and 8th Grades.
  • Recommendations from teachers and/or Counselors
  • Standardized test scores
  • Activities and Interests
  • Application

How are academic scholarships administered?

Academic Scholarships worth a minimum of $7,000 are awarded based on a student's performance on the Entrance & Scholarship Exam, which will be administered on October 31, 2015. Rentention of Scholarships requires a student to maintain a high level of academic performance.

What is the timeline for admissions decisions?

  • Early January: All admissions committee decisions - Scholarship Recipients, First-Round Acceptances, Wait Listed Students, and Declined Students - are mailed. All Scholarship Recipients and First-Round Acceptances must submit a deposit by January 29, 2016 in order to secure a place in the Class of 2020.
  • Early February: Notification to all Wait Listed Students on their admissions status at La Salle. If space permits, students on the Wait List will be offered admission.

An overwhelming response to our offers of admission has resulted in full enrollment by mid-February in each of the last 10 years. A waiting list is established for openings that may occur after registration.

Does La Salle accept transfer students?

La Salle historically admits a small number of students into the 10th and 11th grades each year. A student must have a "B" average and be in good standing at his present school. Decisions are made after the submission of academic records and a personal interview.

How do I apply to the David Program?

The David Program, now in its eleventh year, offers academic support to students with documented mild learning differences. Five highly-qualified learning specialists provide individualized instructional support for approximately fifteen students per grade.

In addition to the regular admission criteria to enter La Salle College High School, to enter the David Program students must:

  • Interview with the Director of the David Program
  • Present a current psychoeducational or neuropsychological evaluation

There is an additional tuition fee for students who participate in the David Program. Limited financial aid is also available.

Note: Students with documented learning differences are eligible to take our October 31, 2015 Scholarship/Entrance Exam with extended time. Please file the proper documentation with John Keenan prior to the testing date.

What is tuition at La Salle?

Tuition for the 2015-2016 school year is $21,200. Tuition for the David Program is an additional $8,600 per year. Tuition increases 3.5 to 4.5% in an average year.

What payment plans are available?

There are two payment plans available:

  • Semester Plan Payments are due July 15th and November 15th
  • Ten Month Plan Payments run April through January with a processing fee for participation in the program.


What is the registration fee?

Registration of new students requires a non-refundable tuition deposit of $1,000 (part of the tuition and not an additional fee). The registration fee is due at the time a student accepts his offer of admission.

How is financial aid granted at La Salle?

La Salle offers merit-based (academic scholarships) and need-based grants (financial aid) on a year-to-year basis.

Scholarship winners are also eligible for need-based grants. Documentation necessary for need-based grants includes W-2 forms, tax records, and filing financial information through the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS). Their website can be found at sssbynais.org to create an online account.

Financial Aid applications can be submitted beginning November 1st. To be considered for financial aid, you must complete your Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) by November 30, 2015 for an incoming Freshman and December 7, 2015 for an Upperclassman. We will communicate decisions about financial aid before registration. All applications must be complete in order to be considered for financial aid.

La Salle College High School awards limited financial aid on the basis of documented need to those families of students who qualify through the CHRISTIAN BROTHERS' GRANT PROGRAM. The amount of the grant is determined by the Financial Aid Committee and is based on the total funds available, the total number of applicants for financial aid, the designated financial need of each family as indicated by the School & Student Service for Financial Aid in Princeton, NJ and the Financial Aid Policies of La Salle College High School. Grant funds, which are not fully expended due to student withdrawal, will be returned to the grant fund for future distribution.

The primary responsibility for financing education rests with the family. Financial aid at La Salle College High School is determined by a family‘s ability to meet educational expenses; it is based on need not willingness or unwillingness to pay. Divorced or separated parents retain the obligation to contribute to the education of their children whether or not there is a legal agreement to do so. In this instance both parents must complete a required Financial Aid application either jointly or separately. Financial aid grants will be made only after considering the financial resources of both parents or parent and step-parent. Financial Aid Grants will not be awarded to students with outstanding tuition payments until arrangements have been made with the La Salle Business Office.

La Salle College High School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its admission or financial aid program. The Admissions Committee of La Salle College High School makes no distinction between applicants who request aid and those who do not. Admission to La Salle College High School is entirely separate from consideration for financial aid. Families of enrolled students currently receiving aid must reapply for financial assistance each year.

To create the Financial Aid application, please use this link: http://sss.nais.org/parents


Financial Aid Application Deadlines for Prospective Ninth Graders

Class of 2020

NOVEMBER 30, 2015 - Financial Statement and 2014 Tax returns due at SSS. (1040 & W2's)

JANUARY 13, 2016 - Copies of your final pay stubs for 2015 due at SSS.


Financial Aid Application Deadlines for Upperclassmen

Classes of 2017, 2018 and 2019

DECEMBER 7, 2015 - Financial Statements and 2014 Tax returns due at SSS. (1040 & W2's)

JANUARY 13, 2016 - Copies of your final pay stubs for 2015 due at SSS


PLEASE NOTE: Families with both an upperclassman and an incoming freshman should adhere to the November 30th deadline.


There is a separate financial statement for parents who are owners of businesses that must be completed. These forms are also available online at http://sss.nais.org/parents, then click on download forms. This form must be returned to SSS by the deadlines list above.

Will my school district bus my son to La Salle?

The majority of students attending La Salle are eligible for free bus service provided by their local school district. The seventeen school districts currently providing bus service to La Salle are:

  • Abington
  • Centennial
  • Central Bucks
  • Cheltenham
  • Colonial
  • Hatboro-Horsham
  • Lower Merion
  • Lower Moreland
  • Methacton
  • Norristown
  • North Penn
  • Radnor
  • Springfield
  • Upper Dublin
  • Upper Merion
  • Upper Moreland
  • Wissahickon

What is School Sponsored Busing?

La Salle College High School sponsors a private bus service to most areas not covered by state-mandated busing. Six bus routes serve the Northeast as well as Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Bucks Counties including the Yardley/Newtown Area. Fees for this service vary according to the plan selected. Below is a list of links to maps of the private bus routes.

Bucks County Bus Route One

Bucks County Bus Route Two

Phoenixville, Newtown Square,
Andorra Bus Route

Northeast Bus Route One

Upper Montco Bus Route

What public transportation is near La Salle?

SEPTA Bus Routes 18 and 77 are in close proximity to the school. The Route 77 Bus connects with seven train lines (Fox Chase, Lansdale/Doylestown, Glenside, Warminster, West Trenton, Chestnut Hill East, and Chestnut Hill West).


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