Tuition & Tuition Assistance


Thank you for choosing to send your student to Dowling Catholic High School. Tuition/Fees will be collected using the Smart Tuition online system. Tuition for the 2018-2019 school year is $7,986 plus fees for parish-participating families and $11,176 plus fees for non-participating families. International student tuition for the 2018-2019 school year is $12,076 plus fees.

Tuition Assistance

The goal of Dowling Catholic’s tuition assistance program is to provide assistance to families who show a demonstrated financial need. In helping to cover a portion of the cost of tuition for qualifying families, we remain committed to making a Catholic education attainable for all who wish to attend. Currently, approximately 40 percent of our student body participates in the tuition assistance program with more than $2 million awarded annually. The tuition assistance process is confidential and begins early February. We strongly encourage all families needing assistance to apply.

Please contact the Admissions Office (515.222.1025) or the Business Office (515.222.1015) with questions.

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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.