Affording SJCS

Since its early beginnings, the school has been committed to offering an excellent, Catholic, college-preparatory education to qualified students who wish to attend. Accordingly, SJCS offers a limited amount of funding each year to qualifying students and their families for the upcoming school year. In the 2016-2017 school year, St. Joseph’s awarded $805,000 in tuition assistance and discounts to 37% of our school families.

The two programs that the school offers are as follows:

  • Flexible Tuition Program: The Flexible Tuition program allows qualifying high school parents an opportunity to apply for reduced high school tuition, enabling them to pay only what they can afford. This program customizes a tuition rate for qualified high school families with a documented need.
  • Tuition Assistance Program: The Tuition Assistance Program, also based on documented need, is available for qualifying middle school families. Award amounts may vary from year to year and are based upon the number of qualifying families, their need, and available funds.

The priority application deadline for both of these programs is February 15th for admission consideration the following August.

The financial aid application process should begin when you start the admissions process. Parents who wish to apply for either program should complete the FACTS Management Aid Assessment Form. This form should be completed after December 31, but prior to the February 15 deadline. If your tax information is not completed by February 15, an estimate should be used and then updated once the information is complete.

In addition, the school offers a sibling discount and merit based scholarships:

  • Sibling Discount: The school offers a sibling discount in the middle school. A 10% tuition reduction is available for the second child, a 25% reduction is available for the third child, and a 50% reduction in tuition is available for four or more children. Parents with both middle school and high school children should apply for aid under the Flexible Tuition Program.
  • Merit Based Scholarships: St. Joseph’s recognizes academic excellence by designating two incoming high school freshmen as St. Joseph’s Scholars. This scholarship covers one-half student tuition and is renewable each year, provided that the student maintains at 3.5 cumulative GPA and an excellent disciplinary record. In order to receive this distinction, a candidate for admission must achieve grades of 90% or above in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades, must score in the 90th percentile on the SJCS Admissions Test administered in January or February, and must embody the mission of the school.

Questions
For more information on any of the programs offered here, please contact Ann O’Dea, CFO, at 864-234-9009, ext. 102, or email aodea@sjcatholicschool.org.

FACTS Form