Tuition & Financial Aid
2019-20 Tuition and Fees
Ursuline Academy of Dallas tuition for the 2019-20 school year totals $22,900.
- A non-refundable $500 enrollment deposit, payable at time of registration, is applied to the tuition amount.
- A $50 Parent Activity fee (all students) is due at the time of registration.
- A $450 Laptop Insurance/Software fee (Freshman students only) is also due at the time of registration.
Information on Tuition and Fees for the 2020-2021 school year will be available in February 2020.
Laptop Purchase Program
All new students are required to purchase a laptop computer through Ursuline Academy's laptop purchase program. Laptop package costs, including software, 4-year upgraded warranty, on-site maintenance, custom load, hot spares, bag and wireless network, totaled $1,995 for the 2018-19 school year. The cost of the laptop package is not considered in financial assistance decisions. Learn more about Ursuline Academy's 1:1 laptop program in the Technology section of this website.
- Overview & Eligibility
- How to Apply (Due January 10, 2020)
- Notification (March 13, 2020)
- Education Loans
- Merit Scholarships
The Ursuline Academy of Dallas Financial Assistance Program offers assistance to students in need of financial support. In 2020-21, the Academy will grant approximately $1,479,000 in financial assistance and merit awards to 228 students, representing approximately 26% of the student body.
Admission to Ursuline and awarding of financial assistance are two separate decisions. The Admission Committee reviews applications and makes need-blind admission decisions. The Business Office reviews financial assistance applications, and utilizes the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment to determine a family's ability to pay. The availability of scholarship funds is also a factor in financial assistance decisions. The primary objective of Ursuline's Financial Assistance Program is to support families by sharing the cost of education with the student and her family, when there is a demonstrated need.
To be eligible for assistance, a family/student must demonstrate financial need, meet the entrance requirements of the Academy, and be current with all financial obligations due.
Every effort will be made to award some tuition support to eligible candidates. Students may be eligible for a grant each of their four years at Ursuline; however, families must apply each year. Awards are not automatically renewed.
Ursuline uses the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment, a third-party organization which analyzes the financial situation of applicants based on a number of factors. Families applying for financial assistance must submit their FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment online.
January 10, 2020, is the deadline for submitting the completed FACTS Grant & Aid application form, fee, and a complete, executed copy of your 2018 Federal Income Tax Return directly to FACTS. The Tax Return must include all tax schedules and copies of your W-2 forms. Your application will not be considered until all information is received.
Decisions regarding financial assistance will be mailed on March 13, 2020 to families that have submitted ALL required documentation. If the application remains pending due to an outstanding tax return, the family will be notified in a timely manner by FACTS.
If you do not receive a notification letter, contact Connie Lovejoy in the Finance Office to check on the status of your application.
The following academic scholarships are available to incoming freshmen and are not based on financial need. Candidates are awarded academic scholarships based on entrance exam scores and admission files. These scholarships are renewable each year based on current academic performance, disciplinary record, and achievement. A minimum 3.8 grade point average is required. No separate application is needed – the Scholarship Committee considers all accepted students. Award letters are mailed to selected candidates with their Ursuline acceptance letters.
Gretchen Kane, President, is a graduate of the University of New Orleans where she earned a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a B.S. in Mathematics. She has served as President of Ursuline Academy in New Orleans, and in various administrative positions including Associate Vice President of the Jesuit Secondary Education Association in Washington, D.C. and Academic Assistant Principal of Jesuit High School in New Orleans.
Andrea Shurley, Principal, came to Ursuline with 11 years of teaching and administrative experience with the Schools of the Sacred Heart in San Francisco, California. She received her BA in English from the University of Texas at Austin, earned her MA in English from Texas State University-San Marcos, and is currently nearing completion of her Doctorate of Education in Catholic Educational Leadership at the University of San Francisco. Prior to her work in education, she had a five-year career in the technology field.
Sister Kathleen Barnes, OSU, Math Scholarship
Sr. Kathleen, Graduate of ’38, is a former teacher and principal of Ursuline Academy of Dallas. She served in various levels of education in Dallas, St. Louis, Galveston, and Springfield, IL. Her many years of service included work as a math teacher, as Principal at the Dallas campus and her work in Parish ministry. For more than six decades, Sr. Kathleen dedicated her life to the intellectual and spiritual growth of her students. In her later years, Sister Kathleen assisted in the Finance Office, always offering a warm and friendly welcome for students and parents.
Sister Mary Troy, OSU, English Scholarship
Sr. Mary, Graduate of ’51 and former principal of Ursuline Academy of Dallas, has served generously as teacher and administrator in New Orleans, Dallas, San Antonio, and Springfield, IL and at the Province level. She has dedicated 48 years of loving service to the Ursuline Community. Sr. Mary is committed to the Ursuline mission of reverence for life and global awareness of peace and unity among nations. She currently works in the President’s office at Ursuline Academy.
Sister Dolores Marie Ramsey, OSU, Promising Writer’s Scholarship
Sr. Dolores Marie, Graduate of ’32, Ursuline Academy of Springfield, IL, was a former principal of Ursuline Academy of Dallas and life-long poet. She distinguished herself in her many years of service in various positions in the Ursuline Community in Dallas, Laredo, and Springfield, IL. Ursuline alumnae and friends worked together to establish this endowed scholarship in her honor in 2003. The award is based on financial need as well as outstanding writing ability. An Ursuline Sister for seven decades, she served as an English teacher as well as Principal in Dallas for 17 years. Sister Dolores Marie was an avid reader. Sr. Dolores Marie was the pioneer Principal of 4900 Walnut Hill Lane, and a leader in education at Ursuline for many years.
Sister Catherine Chandler, OSU, Service Award
Sr. Catherine, Graduate of ’36 and Ursuline Sister for 61 years, she dedicated her life to the service of others, with Serviam as her motto. She worked at Ursuline Academy as teacher, principal, prioress, librarian, and tutor. Her service also included parish ministry in Mexico. A lifetime model of the Serviam spirit, Sr. Catherine inspired Ursuline students to give meaningful support for those in need.
Sister Marie Staats, OSU, World Language Scholarship
Valedictorian of Class of 1917, Sr. Marie distinguished herself in her service to the Ursuline Family in Texas and Mexico. Her sharp mind and wit endeared her to all until her death at age 102. As a teacher of Spanish and Latin, she encouraged in her students the finest qualities of leadership and intellectual growth, fostering a deep appreciation for spiritual formation. Sr. Marie Staats is lovingly remembered as a bright and charming woman who motivated her students to truth, honor and service.
Father Jack Deeves, SJ, Science Scholarship
Fr. Deeves endeared himself to the entire Ursuline Community. As teacher and priest his love and respect for students, their families, and teachers was evidenced in his untiring service to all. In June 2003, the Ursuline community began an effort to endow this scholarship in honor of Fr. Deeves. When the scholarship is fully endowed, it will be awarded to students based on both financial need and academic interest in science. Since the time he entered the Jesuit Order in 1945, Father’s life truly exemplified the Jesuit motto, “Men for Others.” During his time at Ursuline, Fr. Deeves served as a Physics and Theology teacher, as well as chaplain and Counselor to many.
Fine Arts Scholarship
The Ursuline Academy Fine Arts scholarship is awarded to an outstanding applicant whose passions and achievements pertain to the areas of Visual and/or Performing Art. The student’s interest and involvements in Art were highlighted as a part of her application as well as her hopes for her future endeavors at and beyond Ursuline.
The Ursuline Academy Humanities scholarship is awarded to an exemplary applicant whose emphasis and focus pertains to the areas of History, Sociology, and/or Psychology. The student’s interest in studying, serving, or working in a humanities field were highlighted as a part of her application as well as her hopes for her future endeavors at and beyond Ursuline.
The Leadership Scholarship recognizes an incoming ninth grade student who exemplifies a true spirit of leadership and service. The scholarship is for one year (ninth grade only) and is a joint venture of the student’s parish and Ursuline Academy. The parish nominates a current eighth grade student and contributes $500 that is matched by Ursuline Academy for a total scholarship of $1,000. For more information, please consult your parish office.
The Ursuline Academy Technology scholarship is awarded to an impressive applicant whose achievements and interests involve Engineering, Robotics, Computer Science, and/or coding. The student’s interest in studying, serving, or working in a technology field were highlighted as a part of her application as well as her hopes for her future endeavors at and beyond Ursuline.
- How are financial assistance decisions made?
- How am I assured that my application is handled in a confidential manner?
- What is the maximum amount of financial assistance awarded?
- If my family's financial situation changes during the year, can I apply for financial assistance, or do I have to wait for the following year?
- If parents are divorced or separated, do both parents need to apply for financial assistance?
- When is the financial assistance award applied to my account?
- Are financial assistance awards automatically renewed annually?
- What if my tax return does not agree with the information provided to FACTS?
Once all required documentation is submitted to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment, including the current year Federal Income Tax Return, the Chief Financial Officer will make recommendations to the Financial Aid Committee members. Recommendations are based on the report from FACTS, tax return, and amount of funds available that year for financial support.
The amount of financial aid awarded varies from year to year. The annual proceeds from the Mardi Gras Ball comprise the largest contribution to the scholarship fund. An amount is calculated on the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment for the family contribution. This amount is deducted from the tuition obligation and a percentage of need is applied. The total amount of funds available and the total number of students applying determine the percentage. Historically, the Academy has been able to provide 50% of financial need.