Affording SJCS

Preparing Students for Life Through Exceptional Catholic Education

We believe there is no better investment in your child’s future than a St. Joseph’s education. By investing early in the intellectual, creative, and spiritual growth of your child, you prepare them for a life of confidence, compassion, innovation, and leadership.

We are proud to be the single most competitively priced school of our caliber in the greater Greenville area, and provide one million dollars in Tuition Assistance through our Flexible Tuition Program to a third of our families each year. We invite you to learn more about our Flexible Tuition Program below.

2020-2021 Academic Year Tuition

High School: $2,400 – $15,655
Middle School: $2,100 – $13,950

“St. Joe’s is a quality investment for your child intellectually and emotionally, but also, financially. We all recognize that sending your child to St. Joe’s can be an expensive undertaking. The financial cost here versus a public education can be and ought to be reframed as an investment – an investment in the mental and spiritual well-being of your child. Although the high school and middle school years are only four to seven years, they are the most formative and definitive years in the hearts and minds of our children. Making the sacrifices to send your child to St. Joe’s is an investment in their character. It is the place where the hearts, minds and spirit of students are lifted and loved.”
     — Mrs. Megha Lal, Mother of Ishan Lal, Class of 2021

Learn More About Flexible Tuition and Scholarships

AFFORDING SJCS

Since its founding, the school has been committed to offering an excellent, Catholic, college-preparatory education to qualified students who wish to attend. St. Joseph’s Catholic School provided over one million dollars in Tuition Assistance to approximately one-third of our families for the 2020-21 school year through our Flexible Tuition Program.

Need-Based Scholarships

Flexible Tuition
St. Joseph’s offers a Flexible Tuition program in both the High School and the Middle School. For families for which the tuition rates seem unaffordable, the Flexible Tuition program offers an individualized tuition rate based on the documented need of the family. For the 2020-2021 school year, the Flexible Tuition rates for the Middle School ranged from $2,100 to $13,950, and for the High School, the rates ranged from $2,400 to $15,655. Prospective families are invited and encouraged to complete the  FACTS form  beginning in early January to begin the need-based application for the upcoming school year. A priority deadline is published each year (February 15th), and all families who need assistance are encouraged to apply for flexible tuition when beginning the admissions process. As always, assistance is available based upon documented need and the availability of funds. For more information, contact Lisa Lawrence at  llawrence@sjcatholicschool.org.

Bob Gamber Memorial Scholarship Fund
Students in grades 9-12 may apply for this scholarship. Recipients must qualify for tuition assistance as verified by FACTS, maintain an 80 average in all classes, perform at least ten extra hours of community service per year, have two letters of recommendation, and submit an essay of 500 words or less. While award amounts may vary from year to year, seven students received this scholarship for the 2020-21 school year totaling close to $18,000. For more information, contact Kevin Meyer at kmeyer@sjcatholicschool.org.

SC Educational Credit for Exceptional Needs Children (ECENC) supports students who would benefit from an independent school education because of learning or other differences. Families may be eligible to receive tuition assistance or a tax credit to offset their St. Joseph’s tuition. It is the parent’s responsibility to submit their child’s application and all supporting documents through an online portal used by this program, as SJCS does not submit applications on behalf of students. It should also be noted that while SJCS participates in this program, this assistance is managed and funded by a third party and does not involve St. Joseph’s funding. Applications and eligibility information are available at ExceptionalSC.org.

Merit-Based Scholarships

St. Joseph’s Scholars
St. Joseph’s recognizes academic excellence by designating two incoming high school freshmen per year as St. Joseph’s Scholars. This merit-based 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. Candidates 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.

Margaret Ann Moon Middle School Scholarships
For families who believe that a Catholic school education is financially out of reach, this scholarship was established in 2020 in memory of the school’s Founding Board Chair, Margaret Ann Moon, who believed that St. Joseph’s should be accessible to all qualified students in order for the school to realize its Catholic mission. Any 5th grade student who currently does not attend (nor have siblings attending) an Upstate Catholic school (including SJCS) is invited and encouraged to apply. SJCS will award up to five Middle School (half-paid tuition) scholarships to rising sixth graders based upon a combination of academic merit and need. There is no fee to apply for this scholarship, and it is renewable each of the remaining two years of Middle School as long as academic conditions are met while enrolled at SJCS. Award winners are still eligible to apply for additional financial aid, if needed, during their middle school years, and will be eligible to receive financial assistance for their high school years as well.

Payment Options
At the time of acceptance, each family must select one of the four payment plans. Monthly tuition payments may be paid on the 5th or 20th day of the month via automatic bank withdrawal or credit card.

Payment Plans 2020-2021
 – High School Tuition
 – Middle School Tuition

Additional Fees
Families should budget additional amounts for the following:

Textbooks: $500-$700
School uniform (initial purchase): $400-$500
Graduation Fee (seniors only): $150

The St. Thomas Aquinas Program, a supplemental program to assist students with mild learning disabilities, is available for an additional $2,250 per year.

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