Tuition and Financial Aid
2022-23 School Year
Application Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $1,000
Families applying for Financial Aid must submit all information via TADS by January 27, 2023 for the 2023-24 school year. Please see below for more information.
Additional tuition and fees apply for the Learning Support Program, Boarding and International Day Students. Please see these sections for more information.
|Yearly||One Payment (July)|
|Semi-Annually||Two Payments (July and December)|
|Monthly||10 Payments (July-April)*|
*Must be an auto-debit from a bank account.*
Returning Students: $1,000 registration fee is due in May for the upcoming school year.
Riordan understands that the total cost of a college preparatory experience is a significant investment.
Our Financial Aid program is designed to help families bridge the gap between their own financial resources and the cost of a Riordan education. The program is based on need and is funded by endowment and other fundraising efforts.
Decisions regarding financial aid are separate from admission decisions, and are made by a committee after careful review of all information provided in the financial aid application.
How to Apply for Financial Aid
Riordan utilizes the services of TADS to help determine a family’s eligibility for financial aid. To begin the application, visit the TADS website.
- Families applying for Financial Aid must submit all information via TADS by January 27, 2023 for the 2023-24 school year.
- Notifications about financial aid will be mailed with acceptance letters.
- Current families must reapply each year.
- Archbishop Riordan High School is committed to preserving confidentiality throughout the financial aid process. Therefore, the school requires that all recipients of financial aid sign a letter of acceptance and confidentiality agreement.
- Financial aid awards are issued for one school year. Families will be called upon to complete applications annually to substantiate continued need.
- Outside scholarships may be recommended to those students whose profile supports the donors’ criteria, but all will first require a completed TADS online application.
- First priority for financial aid will be given to applicants who have submitted completed applications by deadline. Late or incomplete applications are at risk for full consideration.
For additional questions about financial aid, please contact:
Mr. Matt Fochtman
Admissions and Enrollment Coordinator
415-586-8200 ext. 529
Parent Pledge Program
Each year we ask new parents to join the Parent Pledge Program, a four-year commitment made by families to bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of providing the Riordan experience to each student. The benefit of making a Parent Pledge Program gift instead of paying higher tuition is that this gift is tax deductible.
Our goal is for each family to pledge $12,000 over four years, or $3,000 a year, for each student attending Riordan. Families who receive financial aid are asked to participate by making a pledge commensurate to their financial situation.
Archbishop Riordan High School is pleased to partner with the following organizations that provide scholarships to students. Please see the below descriptions for scholarship criteria.
- ARCHDIOCESE OF SAN FRANCISCO SCHOLARSHIPS
- BAY SCHOLARS
- BOYS HOPE GIRLS HOPE
- MICHAEL AND SALLY MAYER FAMILY FOUNDATION LAW ENFORCEMENT SCHOLARSHIPS
ARCHDIOCESE OF SAN FRANCISCO SCHOLARSHIPS
BOYS HOPE GIRLS HOPE
MICHAEL AND SALLY MAYER FAMILY FOUNDATION LAW ENFORCEMENT SCHOLARSHIPS
We recommend the iPad Air or above, the iPad Mini 5 or above, or the iPad Pro. While the iPad Mini is an acceptable choice, it has a much smaller screen, which can reduce the impact of certain visually interactive apps in the sciences or the arts. Students pursuing digital media courses and extracurriculars may want the larger format screen with retina display, available on both the iPad Air and the iPad Pro.
The iPad needs to be running the latest iOS at all times. To update this on the iPad, go to Settings > General > Software Update. While you are able to get older versions of the iPad, please be aware that certain older iPads (2014 or older) are unable to update to the latest iOS and will have limited application support. Typing on the iPad screen can be challenging and an external keyboard can be helpful for note taking in classes.
Macbooks are also acceptable as long as it's up-to-date with the latest operating system. It is recommended to use a Macbook for Engineering/Coding/Programming classes.
What about PCs or Chromebooks?
We are in the process of exploring a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Program here at Riordan. At the moment we have certain challenges supporting curriculums across other platforms besides Apple since we are an Apple centric school. Please be aware that PCs and Chromebooks will have limitations in our environment, especially in certain classes that require iBooks, iOS, and/or mac software.