Tuition, Financial Aid, & Scholarships

Newport Central Catholic offers a Catholic, private education at a relatively reasonable cost for Northern Kentucky and a substantially less expensive cost compared to private Cincinnati Schools.  Our alumni, community, and Diocese support tuition assistance programs and scholarships to make NCC even more affordable.  Payment plans and individualized payment circumstances are options for all to be able to experience what NCC has to offer. 

Tuition Rates

The tuition cost for the 2024-2025 school year is $8,300 Students who do not belong to any parish pay a tuition rate of $9,400 In addition to tuition, required fees generally total approximately $760.  

Some tuition discounts are available according to the plan of payment. Tuition reductions are provided for families with more than one child attending Newport Central Catholic. Currently, families are required to pay full tuition for the first child; they receive a $600 reduction for the second child; there is a $900 reduction for the third child, and a fourth child receives free tuition. This grant is available automatically.

Tuition Policy

Every family must sign up for a FACTS Tuition/Fees Account 

 FACTS link (


At the recommendation of the school finance committee all tuition and school fees will be entered into your FACTS payment agreement at the start of your agreement.  For example, those that have signed up for 11 payments for tuition, fees will also be broken down into 11 payments.

 2024-2025            Tuition                                              $8,300.00

                               General Fees                                     $330.00

                               Book Rental Fee                                $250.00                 $200.00 for each additional child

                               Building/Technology Fee                   $180.00

Please remember to sign up for a FACTS payment account & you can still apply for tuition assistance.  Here is the link to FACTS (

 Please contact Mr. Jeff Schulkens in the Business Office at or call 859-292-0001.

Tuition Assistance Program

During the 1994-1995 school year, NCC established a Tuition Assistance Program. To qualify for aid, families must complete a FACTS student aid form. The form can be accessed online at FACTS via the school website at Those seeking additional details regarding this program should contact NCC Business Manager, Jeff Schulkens, at the main office, (859) 292-0001, ext. 511.

Further Tuition Assistance Support

Bob Schneider Scholarship: The Coach Bob Schneider Scholarship was established in 2010 as a tribute to Coach Schneider’s dedication to Catholic education through his 40+ years of teaching and coaching at Newport Central Catholic. Funds from this scholarship supplement the Newport Central Catholic Tuition Assistance Program that Mr. Schneider helped to establish in the early 1990s.

Carl R. Foster Scholarship: Mr. Carl R. Foster, a 1964 Newport Catholic graduate and former principal of Newport Central Catholic, along with his wife Mary Jo Foster, designated this annual scholarship to assist students in financial need with tuition and fees. The Foster family aids in the distribution of this fund.

Christian Brothers Scholarship: The Christian Brothers have established a $30,000 endowment scholarship fund to assist students with tuition. Funds generated on the interest earned from the endowment are used for the grant. Scholarship recipients are chosen based on financial need and involvement in school activities. Recipients remain confidential.

Dr. Robert T. Longshore Scholarship: Dr. Robert T. Longshore, a 1950 Newport Catholic graduate, annually awards funds to supplement the Newport Central Catholic Tuition Assistance Program.

Fr. John Hegenauer Memorial Scholarship: In 2010, the Fr. John Hegenauer Scholarship was established in memory of Fr. Hegenauer, a former principal of Newport Catholic (1947-1964) and a dedicated priest of the Diocese of Covington from 1940 until his death in 1998. This scholarship is awarded to a student belonging to Divine Mercy Parish.

Sisters of Divine Providence Scholarship: The Sisters of Divine Providence have established a scholarship that is awarded annually to an inner-city female student. Recipients are chosen based on financial need and involvement in student activities. Recipients remain confidential.

Work Study Program

Students are able to earn a portion of their tuition through the Student Work Program. In this program, students perform light cleaning and maintenance duties generally after school. The money they earn is credited to their school tuition account. An average student can earn up to about $600 for his or her tuition. Students can participate in this program by parent request and if they qualify through an evaluation of family income.


Due to the generous support of our Alumni and Community, we are able to offer scholarship opportunities in a variety of categories ranging from Merit to Need.  If you have any questions concerning scholarships, please contact the main school office (859) 292-0001 or the Advancement Director. Elle McFarland-Patton

Merit & Need Based Scholarships

Albert E. & Rosemary Trauth Scholarship: The Trauth family has established a scholarship in memory of their parents, Albert E. & Rosemary Trauth. The Trauth family shares a family tradition with NCC. Mr. Trauth graduated from Newport Catholic in 1938, and Mrs. Trauth is a 1941 graduate of the Academy of Notre Dame de Providence (ANDP). Their children, as well as some of their grandchildren, attended Newport Catholic and Newport Central Catholic. Interest earned on the principal donation of the scholarship trust will fund the scholarships to be awarded as tuition grants. These grants are awarded annually to one male and one female. Scholarship recipients are chosen based on financial need and a strong academic work ethic. Recipients must qualify for tuition assistance and must participate in the school’s Work Study Program. Recipients remain confidential.

Butler Foundation Scholarships: In 1979, Bill and Sue Butler established the Butler Foundation, a private charitable foundation. Recognizing that quality, formal education is a key factor in long-term personal and financial stability, beginning in 2008, the Foundation committed part of its annual grant-making budget to scholarship support. The Butler Scholarships at Newport Central Catholic were established in 2010. Recipients of a Butler Scholarship must be students in good standing with a GPA of 2.5 or above; they must reside in Northern Kentucky, with priority given to urban students; and they must demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students who show academic ability, leadership skills, community involvement, a desire to succeed, determination, and/or special accomplishments. Recipients remain confidential.

Dorothy Muehlenkamp Memorial Scholarships: In 2009, the Dorothy Muehlenkamp Memorial Scholarships were established in memory of Ms. Muehlenkamp, a 1927 graduate of the Academy of Notre Dame de Providence. Eighth-grade students from NCC district parishes may apply in the spring prior to their freshman year.

Ferdinand DeJaco Scholarship: Mr. Ferdinand DeJaco, a 1940 Newport Catholic graduate, established a scholarship to be given annually to an incoming freshman male student who demonstrated at least a “B” average in grade school and who shows financial need.

Newport Central Catholic Scholarship: The Newport Central Catholic Scholarship was established to honor the student who displays a good Christian attitude and embodies the NCC school spirit. This grant is awarded to students demonstrating financial need. Recipients remain confidential.

Ron and Sally Albrinck Family Scholarship: In 2010, the Ron and Sally Albrinck Family Scholarships were established. Eighth-grade students from NCC district parishes may apply in the spring before their freshman year.

Robert Marchant Scholarship: Mr. Bruce Carusi, a 1970 Newport Catholic graduate, established this scholarship fund in honor of his uncle, Robert Marchant. Scholarships from this fund are awarded based on placement test scores and financial need. After the ten placement test scholarships that Newport Central Catholic awards have been granted, the Marchant Scholarships are awarded to the incoming freshmen with the highest test scores and greatest financial need.

Starkist/H.J. Heinz Education Endowment: This fund was established between Starkist/H.J. Heinz and the City of Newport. Through the city’s support of Newport Central Catholic, the school was granted this fund. Currently, we are presenting these scholarships to students who are residents of the City of Newport in honor of the city’s devotion to NCC. Scholarship recipients are chosen based on academic achievement and financial need.

Merit Based Scholarships

Michael J. Burke Memorial Scholarship: In 2008, through the generosity of Dennis and Lois Doyle, Harry and Linda Fath, and the Burke Family, the Michael J. Burke Memorial Scholarship was created. This is one of the largest, fully-funded scholarships ever established in the 100+ year history of Newport Central Catholic. Mike Burke, a 1961 graduate of Newport Catholic, was the former managing partner of the Cincinnati law firm of Keating, Muething, & Klekamp before his untimely death in 2001. Mr. Burke had a number of charitable interests during his life, but he always remembered Newport Catholic as where he received his start, which launched him into the career he loved so much. His advice and counsel were sought by many in the business community. By example, Mr. Burke taught everyone near to him to reach deep and do more; in the end, he taught them all how to leave this world with grace and dignity. His endless optimism and spirit are still very much a part of all who knew him. Selected rising seniors are invited by the NCC administration to submit an application. This scholarship is determined by the recipient’s leadership skills, financial need, scholastic achievement, and a one-page letter stating why the candidate values attending Newport Central Catholic High School, his/her goals in life, and how his/her education is preparing them for that life.

Robert & Jeanne Kues Scholarship: In 2011, the Robert (NC ’50) & Jeanne Kues Scholarship was established. A student entering either his/her sophomore, junior, or senior year, who also attended and graduated from St. Therese School, is eligible to receive this scholarship. Possible candidates are recommended by teachers at Newport Central Catholic and need to apply in the spring prior to their relative eligibility year. This scholarship is renewable as long as the recipient remains in good standing for the duration of his/her time at NCC. 

Robin Fugate Evernham Leadership Scholarship: The Robin Fugate Evernham Leadership Scholarship was established in 2011 by Robin’s family in order to carry on her legacy. Ms. Fugate, a 1996 graduate, loved her time at NCC and lived her high school days to the fullest. She succeeded academically and athletically and led the school as student government president her senior year. This Leadership Scholarship recognizes students who demonstrate leadership in and out of the classroom through their involvement in school activities, as well as who exemplify high academic achievement. This scholarship is awarded to one student who best meets the requirements. To qualify, a student must (1) currently be enrolled in the 11th grade at Newport Central Catholic and (2) have a GPA of 3.0 or above.

Achievement Based Scholarships

Greg Cooney Memorial Scholarship: The Greg Cooney Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to the student government school presidents. Each currently receives a grant of $500 toward his or her senior year tuition.

Jeffrey Wagenlander Memorial Scholarship: The Jeffrey Wagenlander Memorial Scholarship was established in 2011 to honor Jeff, who was a 1991 graduate of Newport Central Catholic. This scholarship is partially funded by proceeds from the Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament that takes place at NCC every fall. The scholarship is offered to one male and one female student entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year. Students are selected based on their academic achievement, leadership skills, and participation in varied extracurricular activities.

John Pfaff, Jr. Memorial Scholarship: The John Pfaff, Jr. Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to one male and one female student entering their senior year who exemplifies outstanding academic, extracurricular, and leadership qualities. Each student currently receives $500 toward his or her senior year tuition.

The Representative Jim Callahan Scholarship: In 2005, in honor of Representative Jim Callahan’s retirement from the Kentucky House of Representatives, Newport Central Catholic established The Representative Jim Callahan Scholarship. After Jim’s passing in 2013, the Callahan family designated memorial donations to the scholarship fund. The scholarship opportunity became available to any eighth grader registered to attend NCC. Jim Callahan was a 1957 graduate of Newport Catholic High School. From 1967 to 1972, he taught and coached at Newport Catholic. Jim was also instrumental in developing the Grade School Basketball League, which still exists today. The Representative Jim Callahan Scholarship is awarded annually to a male and female eighth grader. Prospective recipients should exemplify Christian values, outstanding citizenship, and leadership qualities. Recipients must be registered to attend Newport Central Catholic High School.

High School Placement Test Incoming Freshmen Scholarships

Based on the incoming freshman placement test, Newport Central Catholic annually awards scholarships to the top scorers on the test. We award the 8 OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE following scholarships: the top scorer receives $1,000 per year for four years; the second-highest scorer gets $750 per year for four years; the third through sixth best scorers receive $750 per year for two years; and the seventh through tenth best scorers get $500 per year for two years. A special note: to be eligible for one of these merit scholarships, a student must be an eighth grade graduate from any certified educational program and must take the high school placement test at NCC on the date the test is scheduled. The scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis, and winners are notified sometime in January or February.

Getting Started Is Easy

1. Visit
Contact us today and get on the schedule for one of our open houses or shadow days. We’re excited to meet you and walk you through each step.
As an 8th grader, take the High School Placement Test to determine scholarships and class level placements.
3. Enroll
Officially enroll at NCC and apply for Financial Aid.
4. Attend
Find yourself within a supportive community, filled with new experiences and fun traditions. There’s nothing like being a Thoroughbred!