Tuition Information

Tuition for the 2016-2017 School Year (Kindergarten – 8)

1 child: $3,900
2 children: $5,850
3 or more children: $7,450
Non-Catholic: $5,400 per child

We've incorporated most of our fees into the tuition charge.  We no longer have fees for technology, snacks, most field trips, yearbooks, or classroom agendas.  Possible other fees include lunches, milk & juice, student clubs, athletics, or field trips above the budgeted allotment.

Tuition and Fees

Fiscal responsibility is required of the parents.  Tuition and fees must be paid in a timely manner.  Financial assistance is available upon application.  Additionally, parents are expected to remain current with their weekly envelope contributions to the parish.  No student will be denied a Catholic education due to the financial challenges of their parents.

Tuition and fees will be set by the pastor upon recommendation of the Blessed Sacrament School Board, Parish Finance Council and the principal, in accordance with diocesan guidelines and policy.  There are several options available for paying school tuition.  Parents will choose an option when they register in the spring.  These options are the following:

  • Option 1 - Full payment due the final registration night in August
  • Option 2 -50% due in August / 50% due by January 15th
  • Option 3 - Monthly payments

These payments are automatically deducted from an account designated by the parent/guardian.  A FACTS Management Agreement must be completed, and a yearly fee is charged for this convenience.

Policy for Past Due Accounts or Insufficient Funds: Parents who have chosen Option 1 or Option 2, and whose accounts have fallen more than 30 days past due, will be required to enroll in a FACTS Automatic Tuition Payment Agreement for any balance remaining on their account.  A notice and FACTS enrollment package will be sent by the school to parents in this situation.  The enrollment in the FACTS Automatic Tuition Payment Agreement must be completed and in effect no later than 30 days after the date of the notice.

Parents who are currently enrolled in a FACTS Automatic Tuition Payment Agreement  and whose accounts are found to have insufficient funds will be sent a written notice by the school within 10 business days from the date that the insufficient funds were reported to the school.  Accounts must be made current within 30 days of the date of the notice. 

Parents who are currently enrolled in a FACTS Automatic Tuition Payment Agreement and whose accounts are more than 30 days past due will be referred to the Tuition Financial Advisor for a confidential conversation regarding their financial situation and to the Financial Oversight Committee.  The Tuition Financial Advisor shall be a third party advisor appointed by the pastor of the parish and shall not be a member of the Parish Finance Council or the School Advisory Board.  The Tuition Financial Advisor shall maintain consistent contact with parents until their accounts are brought current and will make periodic progress reports to the pastor and/or the Financial Oversight Committee.  Parents in this situation are strongly encouraged to apply for financial assistance. 

Financial Oversight Committee will be established each May, to review, in the strictest of confidence and with the utmost compassion, those individual cases in which financial policies of the school have not been satisfied in a timely manner.  The Committee, to be appointed by the pastor of the parish, shall include the principal of the school, the Tuition Financial Advisor, a member of the Parish Finance Council, and a member of the School Advisory Board.  Said Committee shall recommend to the pastor a solution for each individual case as soon as possible, but no later than the first day of school of the following school year.  The Committee shall serve for one year.

NO STUDENT WILL BE ALLOWED TO REGISTER FOR THE FOLLOWING SCHOOL YEAR, NOR WILL ANY OFFICIAL GRADES OR TRANSCRIPTS BE RELEASED UNTIL ALL TUITION AND FEES ARE SATISFIED. 

(Revised January 2007)

Financial Assistance

Blessed Sacrament School has enlisted the services of Private School Aid Service to evaluate the needs of families that apply for financial assistance.  Applications are available in the school office and are mailed by the parent/guardian directly to Private School Aid Service.  The pastor receives a report from PSAS that gives a recommended amount of tuition that the family can pay.  The pastor will send a letter to the parent/guardian regarding the assistance offered.

Refunds

Removal of a student by the parent or school shall not entitle the parent to a refund of tuition and fees, unless otherwise determined by the pastor upon recommendation of the financial oversight committee.