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Tuition & Financial Assistance

School Tuition, Fees & Support

Registration Fee for New & Continuing Students (Non-refundable)
$195.00 per student; due after acceptance for new students/due at re-registration for continuing students.

Materials Fee for New & Continuing Students (Non-refundable)
$400.00 per student; due after acceptance for new students/due at re-registration for continuing students. The Materials Fee covers all textbooks, workbooks, classroom materials and supplies, student subscriptions (for programs used in the classroom such as ThinkCerca and Freckle) and classroom technology. A small portion of the fee also covers funding for the Home and School Association.

Graduation Fee
An 8th grade graduation fee is determined once all graduation activities have been finalized and is due in full by April 15th.

Tuition for the 2020-21 School Year
Tuition is typically paid on a 9-month or 10-month plan but may also be paid in full.  Families choose their payment plan when the financial agreement is signed.  A $40 fee is assessed to change plans after registration.

Number of Children   K-8th Grade  Pre-Kindergarten

One Child $6,275 $6,775
Two Children $11,250 $13,250
Three Children $15,850
One K-8 Child &
One Pre-K Child


Tuition Payments

Tuition payments are due on a monthly basis, beginning in July or August depending on the chosen payment plan.  Late payment fees are assessed after 14 days. Exclusion from school for non-payment of tuition and extended care takes effect the 16th of the month.   Tuition is paid only through the FACTS financial management system.  A $40 fee for FACTS is included in the registration fee. 

Additional information about St. Thomas the Apostle’s tuition is available in the Parent and Student Handbook or by contacting the school at 773-667-1142.

Other School Support

Because tuition does not cover the full cost of education at St. Thomas the Apostle School, families are required to fulfill 20 volunteer service hours.  This provides opportunities for building community and creating a special environment for learning within a caring community. All service hours should be logged on Track It Forward. Details are outlined in the Parent and Student Handbook.

Financial Assistance

STA is committed to making a high-quality, Catholic education available to God’s children in extraordinary variety. Families in need of financial assistance are encouraged to apply on FACTS.  STA has a scholarship committee that meets monthly to review applications for aid and award need-based scholarships.  The scholarship committee does not see the names of the applicants when determining awards.  Families will be notified via mail about any possible award and must submit the scholarship acceptance letter by the listed deadline.  Families applying for financial aid are encouraged to apply early, as we award more scholarships during the spring and early summer.

If you have any further questions regarding the financial aid process, please call the school office at (773) 667-1142.

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