Maine students coming from towns with school choice do not pay tuition directly to the school. If you have questions about whether your town has school choice, contact the Office of the Superintendent for the town or district in which the student resides for more information. Fees for activities, books, and testing are extra and are the responsibility of the individual family. The school’s excellent college preparatory program is open to day students from any Maine town. Students from non-school choice towns apply as private-pay students.
Private -pay tuition for new private pay students starting in 2023-2024 is $12,500. All students are responsible a $550 annual fee which covers activities, book, and athletics.
For students beginning in August of each year, a limited amount of tuition assistance is available for day students based on financial need. Please note that the admission decision is separate from the financial aid decision. In most cases, an offer of admission is made, followed by a financial aid decision as soon as all materials are received. Admission will not necessarily result in a financial aid award, even when need is indicated. Families are encouraged to apply for financial aid at the same time as the academic application is submitted.
Financial aid is intended to offset a portion of tuition and fees; a family contribution is always required. Awards range from most of tuition to smaller amounts designed to make John Bapst possible for talented students who need the kind of challenge the school offers. No awards of full financial aid are available.
The school fully allocates its financial aid budget before the beginning of each school year. For this reason financial aid is not usually available for families whose students transfers in during a school year.
Please read the form: Applying for Student Financial Aid
When you are ready to apply, please complete the Financial Aid Application Data Form and return it to the school.
In addition to completing and returning the application, families will be asked to provide a copy of their most recent federal tax return (only the 1040 or comparable form, not the supporting schedules) to the school’s Director of Finance in an envelope marked Confidential.
For more information, call the Business Office at (207) 947-0313, extension 106, and speak to William Meier, Director of Finance and Operations.
Tuition may be paid by check or cash, and fees may be paid by check, cash, or credit card.
Checks should be made payable to John Bapst MHS and can be mailed or hand-delivered to the Administration Office at 100 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401.
To make a payment by credit card, please call (207) 947-0313 and ask for the Business Office.
Payment Due Dates
For incoming freshmen and transfer students, the annual fee is due upon the student’s acceptance and serves to hold the student’s place for the upcoming year. For returning students, the annual fee is due on July 15. It becomes nonrefundable on the first day of the academic year.
Tuition may be paid in two equal installments, due by August 15 and December 15. Other payment arrangements may be made by contacting the Business Office.
(International students please consult the Boarding Tuition and Fees page.)