Tuition 2023-2024

For school year 2023-2024 families can pay their tuition by one of three methods:

Tuition can be paid in full no later than July 15 or arrangements can be made to finance the amount due over a period of ten months with interest and applicable fees or you can use an EdChoice Scholarship.

EdChoice offers two types of Scholarships awarded by the State of Ohio.  1. EdChoice Expansion Scholarship is need based. Ohio determines need using the Federal Poverty Guidelines.  If you feel like you qualify for EdChoice Expansion Scholarship (K-8 students only) click here to view the Federal Poverty Guidelines.    2. EdChoice Traditional Scholarship is for current public school students whose public school of residence is listed on the Ohio Department of Education underperforming list.  For questions about EdChoice please contact Marsha Barnes at 753-2540.

Registration will take place online on the school website www.sttmschool.org beginning Sunday, January 29, 2023.

A tuition deposit in the amount of $125 per student in K-8 and $75 per family for preschool is due 72 hours after submitting your online registration.  Registration forms without the full deposit amount will NOT be processed. Checks are payable to St. Thomas More. The tuition deposit may also be processed on a Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express credit card without a processing fee. Please complete the credit card form if you wish to charge the tuition deposit.  Put the form in a sealed envelope and send it in to the school office to the attention of the Business Manager. Families using the EdChoice Scholarships will not pay a tuition deposit since tuition is covered in full by the grant.. 

The tuition deposit secures the reservation for every child and is non-refundable if the family later elects not to attend St. Thomas More School and enroll in any neighboring public or private school. Families that physically move out of the area and change their address will receive a full refund upon verification.

TUITION SCHOOL YEAR 2023-2024

1 Child-In Parish K-8

$4,575

plus a tuition deposit of $125 due at time of registration



2 Children-In Parish K-8

$8,210

plus a tuition deposit of $250 due at time of registration



3 Children-In Parish K-8

$10,905

plus a tuition deposit of $375 due at time of registration



4 Children-In Parish K-8

$12,660

 plus a tuition deposit of $500 due at time of registration



Out of Parish- All Day K-8

$6,410 per child

plus a tuition deposit of $125 per student due at time of registration



Preschool

 

3 year old morning/ 3 days $2,200

plus family tuition deposit of $75 due at time of registration

 

Pre K afternoon/ 5 days $2,650

plus family tuition deposit of $75 due at time of registration

 

All Day Pre K 5 days $4,625

plus family tuition deposit of $75 due at time of registration

 

 

DEFINITIONS -

“In-Parish” is defined as a registered family of St. Thomas More Parish who regularly attends Sunday Mass at our parish as measured by the use of Sunday envelopes dropped in the collection basket. Each family is expected to regularly attend weekend Mass at St. Thomas More and contribute during the year in order to continue to receive in parish tuition as noted by the use of the Sunday envelope deposited during the Offertory.

“Out-of-Parish” is defined as any school family who is not registered as members of St. Thomas More Parish, including non-Catholic families. Families will have their status changed from “In-Parish” to “Out-of-Parish” status for school tuition only based upon not meeting the Sunday Mass attendance and contribution standards.

TUITION PAYMENT SCHEDULE - Deposits are payable at the time of registration.   A school registration will not be valid until the deposit has been paid in full and all arrangements have been made for tuition payments.

Tuition may be paid in full by July 15 (Option A) , a 10-month payment plan (Option B) through our tuition payment provider, or by applying for the EdChoice scholarship (Option C).

Option A – Payment in Full - A family may elect to pay the tuition in full no later than July 15. Families will be invoiced through FACTS Management for the tuition. All families are required to have a FACTS Management account for tuition, field trips payments, supply fee, technology fee, etc..

Option B - Payment Over 10 Months - Families may elect to pay the tuition due over a period of ten months for an additional 5% charge as well as a $48 set up fee.  Payments will begin in July through April. Families may elect to make a down payment on the total tuition amount due and finance the balance. All families are required to have a FACTS Management account for tuition, field trips payments, supply fee, technology fee, etc..

Families registering after the cutoff date for the first monthly payment will have their total balance due divided by the number of months remaining in the program.

The monthly payments are electronically processed each month by FACTS Management from the family's designated checking, savings account, or credit card.

Any checking, savings account, or credit card transaction returned due to insufficient funds, inadequate credit limit, or use of an invalid card, will be reported to St. Thomas More as delinquent. Each return for insufficient funds or low credit limit will be liable to pay all bank and late fees in addition to the tuition. The family will have 14 days to correct the problem and bring the account into a current status including the payment of all fees.  FACTS Management will directly charge the family account on file for the late fees.

Families may monitor their account or seek assistance by directly contacting FACTS Management.

Option C - EdChoice scholarship - The scholarship amount of $5500 per student will be entered into the families FACTS account with the amount deducted monthly after receiving tuition payments from the Ohio Department of Education. All families are required to have a FACTS Management account for tuition, field trips payments, supply fee, technology fee, etc..

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE - Tuition aid is provided based upon the parish’s ability to do so for families who are active participating members of the parish and who meet income requirements. A FACTS Management financial aid application must be completed and submitted by April 30 (Archdiocese grant deadline is February 3) as directed with a copy of the family's federal income tax return. The aid application is then processed and a recommendation is provided by late May or early June to the parish. Families who wish to apply for aid should do so at the time of registration. Registration will not be completed until all financial arrangements have been made. FACTS Management monthly contracts will be processed and any financial aid decision rendered will be posted as a credit prior to the first payment in July.  All approvals for financial aide must be approved by the Pastor.

FACTS Management financial aid application.

REFUNDS - Tuition deposits are not refundable except as previously noted.

Students' families who are physically relocated out of the area served by the parish may request a refund according to the following schedule:

Before July 1 100% Refund

Before December 1 50% Refund of total due, if paid

Before February 1 25% Refund of total due, if paid

After February 1 NO REFUND

Students who are withdrawn for any other reason are responsible for the entire balance of their tuition, but they may request a review of their case by the Pastor. School records are not released for such transfers until the entire bill is paid and all other outstanding financial obligations have been satisfied.

 

All questions or concerns related to fees, tuition, or payments should be directed to the Finance Office; 513-753-2543.