Tuition & Tuition Assistance


Thank you for choosing to send your student to Dowling Catholic High School. Tuition/Fees will be collected using the Blackbaud Tuition Management online system. Tuition for the 2022-2023 school year is $9,132 plus fees for parish-participating families and $12,776 plus fees for non-participating families. International student tuition for the 2022-2023 school year is $14,000 plus fees.

Tuition Assistance

The goal of Dowling Catholic’s tuition assistance program is to make a Catholic education attainable for all who wish to attend. Through our tuition assistance program, we are able to help cover a portion of the cost of tuition for qualifying families. 

Last year approximately 37% of DCHS families received some form of tuition assistance totalling nearly $2.5 million in awards. This year we anticipate up to 15% more families may qualify based on expanded guidelines and additional funding from the Catholic Tuition Organization (CTO), the diocesan Ignite Campaign and other sources. New guidelines will be available late January. 
The tuition assistance process is confidential and begins February 1. Families are encouraged to apply earlier this year given the additional funding available. Early applications will provide information to better understand and meet the needs of more families. If you would like to receive additional updates and reminders regarding the tuition assistance process, please click here.

Please contact the Business Office (515.222.1050) with questions.

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  • Photo of Brenda Wheeler

    Brenda Wheeler 

    Business Manager
  • Photo of Randy Hanten

    Randy Hanten 

    Accounts Receivable Specialist

Dowling Catholic High School

Dowling Catholic High School is committed to serving the Greater Des Moines Catholic community and embracing learners of all faiths. In an environment that is faithful, caring and dedicated, Dowling Catholic forms each student to become a Christ-centered leader.