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 Establishing Tuition

The applicable school administration works with the Office for Catholic Schools to establish a tuition rate that is representative of the school budget needs. The tuition rate is also a product of the communities and families that we serve. Tuition is not the only revenue source to fund the Catholic school education. The school revenues also include diocesan contributions, parish supported financial aid, business partnerships and local fundraising.

 Tuition Planning and Payment Schedule

Schools establish and announce their tuition rate for the following school year. Tuition rates are established based on budgetary needs and enrollment.   
  • End of January – beginning of February – Catholic schools open their application process for the upcoming school year and FACTS application forms are available for parents/guardians to submit for financial aid. If families have applied to FACTS by March 15, and the student attends the school during the upcoming school year, the FACTS application fee will be deducted from the student's tuition.
  • End of May – Once parents/guardians have completed their financial aid (FACTS) application process and this information has been verified, tuition award letters are disseminated by the school to parents/guardians noting the tuition amount with any scholarships and financial aid awards. 
  •  June 30 – Last date for returning families to apply for financial aid.  New families apply for financial aid upon enrollment. Tuition Agreement Contract Letters are due to the school upon receipt of the financial aid letter. 

 Options for Payment

  • Payment in full prior to the start of the school year.
  • Two equal payments – first payment due by September 30 and second payment by January 30 of the current school year.
  • Monthly payment plan on FACTS that will bring the balance to zero by June 30 or earlier of the school year completed in June.
  • Any of the above options, but paid through a credit card if available. If a credit card payment method is chosen, an additional service fee may be charged, and this service fee will be announced on an annual basis.
  • An approved (by school administration) combination of the above options. The chosen method for payment must be indicated on the Tuition Payment Agreement and signed and returned by the parent/guardian.
  • One of the above options must be chosen for payment.
  • If a hardship may exist, the parent/guardian can fill out an Appeal Form that is submitted to the school principal. The appeal is forwarded to the diocese. A decision on an adjustment to the amount of tuition to be paid will be made between the diocese and the school principal.

 Tuition Payment in Default

​If a payment is not made, for whatever reason, the following process will be followed:
  • The parent/guardian will be notified in writing of the payment not being received.
  • The parent/guardian will be given 20 calendar days to bring the account to current status or meet with school administration to have an adjusted payment contract approved (not a guarantee).
  • If the account is not brought to current status, and an adjusted payment contract is not agreed upon and approved by school administration, the student enrollment will cease after the 20th day. 
  • No student will be accepted at any Catholic school within the Diocese of Greensburg if they are carrying a past due balance from any other Catholic school within the Diocese of Greensburg.