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.
Financial Aid Calendar
If you have questions about the process you can contact TADS directly at 1.800.477.8237 or Michael Gallo at email@example.com / 916.737.5042.
Tuition and Fees
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.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a question regarding your payment, please contact Michael Gallo, 916-737-5042 or email@example.com
Final Exams (Non-seniors)
Clearance cards for final exams are distributed in homeroom many days prior to exams.
overdue library and guidance books
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.
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
Check or Money Order:
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.
2013-2014 Registration Fees (non-refundable):
Freshmen: due March 25
Tuition Payment Plans
Option 1 (Check or Money Order)
Annual Payment Plan - due on or before July 1
Option 2 (Electronic Funds Transfer Only)
10-Month Plan - due July through April
Students who withdraw from the school voluntarily will be expected to pay for the academic quarter in which they are enrolled.
Returned Check Fees and Insufficient Funds Fees
For any additional questions regarding tuition or financial aid, please contact: