Affordability and Tuition
Affordability and Tuition
At St. Catherine Catholic School, we are dedicated to ensuring a faith-based education of excellence remains accessible to all families desiring it for their children, regardless of income. Through the generosity, support, and confidence of many donors, parishioners, sponsors, and other benefactors, Saint Catherine Catholic School has been able to provide many scholarships and assistance each year. In addition, our goal is to keep tuition rates as low as possible, while continuing to offer quality Catholic education and ensuring the fiscal soundness and growth of our school. Though the actual cost of education per child is over $12,500 per year, our tuition rates are much less due to parish and diocesan support, fundraising, advancement, and other efforts.
We work with each family to help make tuition payments manageable. All families requesting assistance complete a tuition aid assessment to determine level of need. Tuition assistance awards are based on the number of applications received and funds available. Awards are generally determined at the end of May, and families are notified by early summer. Our tuition assistance analysis, as well as tuition payment plan, are provided through a company called FACTS, a nationally recognized tuition management company.
There are two components to FACTS:
1. Tuition Grant and Aid Assessment. This component requires the completion of a financial statement each year indicating the level of need. Any scholarships provided come from school donor-supported tuition scholarships or parish subsidies. FACTS is a management company and does not provide scholarships.
2. FACTS Tuition Management provides Automatic Tuition Withdrawals from a Savings or Checking Account and credit cards allowing tuition payments to be extended monthly.
Florida Tax Credit Scholarships are available to families of children in K-8 that choose Saint Catherine Catholic School. The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program is managed by Scholarship Funding Organizations (SFOs) such as Step Up For Students and the AAA Scholarship Foundation. Saint Catherine Catholic School has extensive experience in applying for the Tax Credit Scholarship. Contact our Admissions Office today for a consultation.
View the income guidelines for the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship here: Income Guidelines
More information about Step Up For Students here: Step Up For Students
More information about the AAA Scholarship Foundation here: AAA Scholarship Foundation
McKay Scholarship allows "parents to choose the best educational setting—public or private—for their child. The McKay Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities provided over 30,000 Florida students with special needs the opportunity to attend a participating private school. The McKay Scholarship Program also offers parents public school choice." (Florida Department of Education) More information here: McKay Scholarship Program
Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) is free and open to all 4-year-olds who have turned 4 by September 1 of the year they are enrolling in PK4. Registration and more information here: Admissions Online