Tuition & Financial Aid

Michael Gallo 
Student Fiscal Services
916-737-5042
mgallo@stfrancishs.org


Enrollment Forms

Parents of Transfer Students are asked to complete the following forms and submit to the Finance Office:

Download Now! Student Enrollment and Tuition Agreement

Download Now! EFT Form


Financial Aid

The St. Francis High School Financial Aid application process for the 2014 - 2015 school year opened on November 1, 2013.

Financial assistance is provided for St. Francis students through a number of funding sources including but not limited to the Stewardship Program, community organizations, school fundraisers, friends and Alumnae of our school.

 

St. Francis provides Financial Aid to families who qualify based on a demonstrated financial need. Financial aid enables St. Francis to assist students who could not otherwise afford to attend.  Although total financial need always exceeds our resources, St. Francis helps as many families as possible.  For the 2013 - 2014 school year, over $1.2 million was granted for financial aid.  This same year 26% of students received financial assistance with an average award of $4,200.

 

St. Francis High School contracts with TADS – Tuition Aid Data Services to evaluate the applications and provide guidance to St. Francis.  An application fee of $34 is charged and paid to TADS for this service. If you have additional students at other schools that use TADS (including Jesuit High School) you will only need to complete one application and pay one fee. 

The green TADS Financial Aid Worksheet icon (below) will prepare you to fill out the TADS Financial Aid Application.  You may apply by clicking the green TADS Financial Aid Application icon below.

We encourage you to apply online, but if you would like a paper application please call TADS at 1.800.477.8237 or go to www.mytads.com/request and request an application (additional charges may apply).

Financial Aid Calendar

November 1, 2013

Financial aid applications open See below for link to TADS

January 24, 2014

Deadline for submitting Financial Aid applications to TADS

March 10, 2014

Financial Aid award letters available

March 24, 2014

Class of 2018 registration fees due

If you have questions about the process you can contact TADS directly at 1.800.477.8237 or Michael Gallo at mgallo@stfrancishs.org / 916.737.5042.


Click here to apply at http://www.tads.com

Click here to apply at http://www.tads.com



Tuition and Fees
For the 2013-14 academic year, tuition is $12,200 per year. However, the actual cost of educating each student at St. Francis is approximately $13,700. This gap is bridged through a variety of sources including non-tuition revenue and more importantly, the fundraising efforts of our Advancement Department.

In addition to tuition, there is a $600 non-refundable registration fee and a $75 technology fee. The fee of $75 will cover the cost of insurance on the iPad that will be issued to each student, apps selected by our department specialists for enhanced classroom use, as well as the essential on-campus individualized tech support with the addition of the 1:1 iPads program. Thanks to the generosity of our benefactors, St. Francis families do not incur the additional cost of purchasing an iPad for their student.


Tuition Accounts

April is the final month for tuition payments. Please be aware that accounts in arrears may be assessed a $25 late fee charge per month and experience delays and/or holds in student records including a delay in receiving their class schedules for the coming school year.

Special Note to Seniors:
Seniors and their parents are reminded that ALL financial obligations (great and small) must be taken care of before seniors are permitted to participate in graduation exercises, receive graduation gowns, take exams, etc.


Parent Service Hours

Parent service hours are required each school year.  Parents of freshmen, sophomore, and junior students serve 25 hours.  Parents of senior students serve 10 hours.  Parents with two or more students serve the required number of hours for the youngest daughter.  Single parents who are solely responsible for tuition are required to perform 12.5 hours per year in their daughter's freshman, sophomore and junior years, and 5 hours during their daughter's senior year.

Failure to serve all hours will result in a mandatory $500 fee to be paid before the student(s) begins the next school year or, in the case of seniors, before receiving graduation documents. Diocesan regulations mandate that this amount cannot be prorated for partial hours completed; therefore, all 25 hours (or 10 hours for senior parents) must be performed and reported by the reporting deadline to avoid paying the non-participation fee. The $500 non-participation fee is non-refundable.  If a student leaves the school, the fee is not prorated or returned.

Parent service hours must be completed by May 1st of each year for freshman, sophomore and junior families.  For senior families, parent volunteer hours must be completed by January 15th. Completed Parent Service Hour forms are to be turned into the Advancement Department by these dates. For more information, please see Parent Volunteer Program.

If you have a question regarding your hours, please contact Ingrid Niles, 916-737-5023 or iniles@stfrancishs.org.

If you have a question regarding your payment, please contact Michael Gallo, 916-737-5042 or mgallo@stfrancishs.org

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Final Exams (Non-seniors)

Clearance cards for final exams are distributed in homeroom many days prior to exams.
In order for students to receive a clearance card and be eligible to take final exams, all financial obligations must be paid. Financial obligations include:

overdue library and guidance books
cafeteria balance

returned checks

unpaid tuition

other outstanding fees

The replacement fee for a lost clearance card is $2. Please contact Michael Gallo, Student Fiscal Services, at 737-5042 if there is a problem or question.


2013-2014 Tuition

Tuition for the 2013-2014 school year is $12,200 plus a $600 non-refundable registration fee, which is due March 15, 2013, for returning students, and March 25, 2013, for  Class of 2017 students . 

Tuition Payment Options
For the 2013-2014 school year, the payment options are:

Check or Money Order:
Annual Payment: $12,200 due July 1, 2013 

Semi-annual Payments: $6,100 due July 1, 2013 and November 1, 2013 

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

Ten Payments: $1,220 due July 2013 through April 2014


Class of 2014 Senior Graduation Fee

Seniors are responsible for a senior fee of $150. The Senior Graduation Fee represents the cost of the facility rental (Memorial Auditorium), cap and gown and other miscellaneous costs. This fee is not to be confused with any Grad Night Party costs that are determined and collected by the parents on the Grad Night Committee.  This fee is due at the time of re-enrollment.


Tuition Policies

2013-2014 Registration Fees (non-refundable):

Freshmen: due March 25 
Transfer Students: due at time of transfer

Returning Students: due March 15

Tuition Payment Plans

Option 1  (Check or Money Order)

Annual Payment Plan - due on or before July 1
Semi-Annual Payment Plan - due on or before July 1 and on or before November 1.

Option 2 (Electronic Funds Transfer Only)

10-Month Plan - due July through April

Refund Policies

Students who withdraw from the school voluntarily will be expected to pay for the academic quarter in which they are enrolled. 
Students who are expelled from school will be expected to pay on a daily rate by quarter. For example, if a student's last day of attendance is five days from the end of the third quarter, the student's family will be expected to pay for three-quarters of the annual tuition less 5 days of tuition. This policy differs from the one stated above because the student is not leaving the school voluntarily.

Transfers

Students who enroll in the school during the academic year will be charged on a daily rate per quarter. For example, a student enrolling with ten days remaining in a third quarter will be charged 10 days for the third quarter tuition and all of the fourth quarter tuition.

Late Fees

Annual & Semi-Annual Payment Plan - A late fee of $25 will be charged for payments received after the 15th of the month.

Returned Check Fees and Insufficient Funds Fees

Option 1 and Option 2 Payment Plans - A returned check fee of $25 will be charged for payments that are returned or rejected for insufficient funds or checks returned for any reason

For any additional questions regarding tuition or financial aid, please contact:

Michael Gallo
Student Fiscal Services
916-737-5042
Email: mgallo@stfrancishs.org