Tuition and Fees for the 2017-2018 School Year
Pre-K through Eighth Grade
- Active Catholic: $8,650 per student
- Non-active Catholic/Non-Catholic: $10,150 per student
- Home & School Association Dues — $100 per family
- Current Student Re-Registration Fee — $150 per student (due in February)
Application Fees and Deposits
- A $165 non-refundable application/screening fee is required for each applicant.
- A $600 non-refundable tuition deposit is required within 10 days of acceptance. The $600 will be deducted from the annual tuition amount.
Active Catholic Status
To be considered an Active Catholic and be charged the corresponding tuition rate, a Parish Verification Form signed by the pastor must be on file with the admissions office by the stated deadline. Any family without a signed Parish Verification form on file by that date will be considered non-Catholic/non-active Catholic for the purposes of priority admission status.
Forms must be submitted to the parish; the parish will certify the family status and return the signed form to the school office. Families should allow at least two weeks for the parish of record to process the form and return to the school. OLA is not responsible if the parish fails to meet the stated deadline.
OLA Catholic School uses the FACTS to evaluate financial aid eligibility. Information regarding the application process and the link for tuition assistance are available in your FACTS account beginning in December.
OLA Catholic School follows the policy and procedures for Tuition Assistance set forth by the Archdiocesan Office of Catholic Schools and the OLA Catholic School Finance Committee.
- Tuition assistance/GRACE awards will not be granted to families who do not submit an application to FACTS by the stated deadline.
- All non-Catholic applicants may be eligible for GRACE awards.
- Currently enrolled families will be notified of financial aid awards in writing in early April.
- Applicants will be notified of financial aid awards with the letter of acceptance.
Tuition payments form the primary source of financial support for the academic programs of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School. Tuition payments are the responsibility of the parents. Failure to pay tuition seriously jeopardizes the fiscal health and stability of the school. The OLA Catholic School Finance Committee Policy states that tuition must be paid in a timely and consistent manner.
Accordingly, the financial policies are:
- All families are required to establish a FACTS account for the payment of tuition and incidental billing.
- All tuition, Extended Care Program (ECP) payments, and incidental charges are made through FACTS.
- The annual tuition and fees may be divided into ten (10) monthly installments due July through April, may be paid in full by July 1, or may be paid in two installments due in July and January.
- Tuition will be prorated based on a ten month school year for anyone changing status during the school year. Students withdrawn after August 1 will be charged for August tuition.
- If a payment has been missed through FACTS, a second attempt will be made by FACTS on the next collection date per the FACTS Agreement.
- After two consecutive payments have been missed, parents must contact the business manager and/or principal to arrange a payment plan acceptable to the school.
- Should extenuating circumstances occur which inhibit the parent’s ability to pay tuition, it is the responsibility of the parent to make contact with the school principal or business manager as soon as possible to make alternate arrangements for payment.
- No family may return to the school if payments for the previous school year, including all fees and ECP invoices, have not been paid in full by July 1. Past due tuition balances will be pursued through legal action.
- No student’s name will be added to a class list in August if a FACTS Agreement or payment in full has not been received by July 1. If a response has not been received by July 1, the school will assume that you will not be returning, and your place will be offered to the next family on the waiting list.
- The school has the right to refuse class admittance to any student whose account is delinquent more than sixty (60) days. The student may return to class when the delinquent account is current and the Principal agrees to reinstate the student.
- Transcripts, report cards, awards and diplomas are the property of the school and may not be issued to the student (or parents of the student) if the student’s account is delinquent.
- A graduating eighth grade student’s account must be current one (1) month prior to the student’s last day of school in order for the student to participate in the graduation ceremonies.
- A returning student’s account must be current two (2) weeks prior to the student’s last day of school of the current school year. If the account is not current, the student may not be permitted to enroll for the upcoming school year, and the school reserves the right to take a family from the waiting list to fill the class slot at that time.
- Any delinquent payments must be paid in certified funds. This policy is not meant to be punitive, but in fairness to all families and our mission to educate, we expect our families to maintain current tuition accounts. The school has a history of working in good faith with families in need, but families must communicate with the school, commit to a payment plan that is acceptable to all parties, and fulfill the terms of the approved payment plan.