Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid

Tuition and fees are set by the pastor, in consultation with the Parish Finance Council and the Finance Committee of the School Advisory Board.

Registration, Tuition, and Fees

It is the expectation of St. Mary of the Assumption School that all families will honor their financial obligation to the school in a timely fashion.

Tuition may be paid in full by July 15th or through installment payments via TADS Tuition Management Systems.Families may opt into up to ten installments which run from July through April each year. Families that have not set up accounts by July 15th will have fewer, larger installments to ensure full tuition is paid by April.

Any tuition payment delinquent 30 or more days will be subject to a $35 per month, late fee. Re-registration for the following year WILL NOT be accepted for   families  whose tuition and/or fees are not current during the re-registration period. Any family with an eighth grade student must have that student’s tuition and all family fees paid in full by May 15 or that student will not be eligible for graduation and final grades and transcripts will not be advanced to the student’s high school.

Hours Program

In an effort to keep tuition and fees at an affordable rate, each family is required to participate in our Hours Program. Each family is required to work 20 or more hours, per school year. If unable to work any or all of the 20 hours, families will be assessed $20 per hour not worked.

Families are welcome to seek financial assistance through the Archdiocese of Washington. Applications are available in the office, upon request. The pastor should be consulted regarding any financial arrangements or in cases of hardship.

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Tuition Rates: 2020-2021 School Year

St. Mary of the Assumption pledges to maintain cost-based tuition to keep Catholic education affordable as possible for all families. We project the differential between the total cost of education a student and the average tuition per student to be approximately $1,500. We make up the difference with fundraising, extended care, cafeteria sales, donations, rental income, Archdiocesan assistance, MSDE grants, and parish subsidies.

Pre-Kindergarten – (No Sibling Discount)

PER YEAR CATHOLIC* NON-CATHOLIC
Full Day $6,650* $9,650

Kindergarten – 8th Grade

PER YEAR CATHOLIC* NON-CATHOLIC
One Child $6,650* $9,650
Two Children $10,840* $16,840
Three Children $12,868* $21,870
Four Children $15,029* $26,680
Payment Plans Available

*Catholic Rate: Families who are active, contributing members of a Catholic parish are eligible to receive a $3,000 Contributing Parishioner Grant. A letter of good standing from the pastor is required to verify a family’s eligibility each year. Price including grant is reflected above.

Military Discount:

$3,000 per student *Not eligible to be combined with Catholic discount*

PLAN NUMBER OF PAYMENTS PAYMENTS DUE
Annually 1 July
Semi-Annually 2 July & January
Monthly ($50 Processing Fee) 10 July through April
Payments are accepted via cash, check, and bank withdrawal (one-time and automatic). Credit card payments are also accepted with a 3% convenience charge.

Consequences of Late/Non-Payment Policy

Students will not be permitted to begin the school year unless tuition is up to date. Student report cards and progress reports (including access to PlusPortals), results of standardized testing, and/or transfer information will not be sent or completed until all accounts and fees are paid in full. Students will not be permitted back in school if tuition is more than 60 days delinquent and parents have not contacted the pastor/principal. This policy will be strictly enforced and late fees will be applied directly through TADS. St. Mary of the Assumption School reserves the right to cancel the registration of any student(s) whose family fails to satisfactory meet its tuition or fees obligation.

Fees

Application Fee

$50.00 per new applicant, non-refundable.

Registration Fee

$300.00 per student, due upon enrollment, non-refundable.

Book, Supply, and Technology Fee:

$500 per student, due in installments throughout the school year. St. Mary of the Assumption School provides all school supplies to students at the beginning of the school year. This fee also covers all textbooks, workbooks, and reproducibles, as well as the use of technological devices and software programs. Students of St. Mary of the Assumption have individual access to IXL, Discovery Education, McGraw Hill Learning, and many other digital educational resources.

Financial Aid

The Archdiocese of Washington works hard to keep Catholic education as affordable as possible. The Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance Program is available for students in grades PreK-8 who are applying to St. Mary of the Assumption School.

All tuition assistance obtained through the archdiocese is based on financial need. Families must apply each year to receive assistance and need must be demonstrated each year to qualify. Applying for tuition aid has no bearing on whether a student is admitted to St. Mary of the Assumption.

To learn more about tuition assistance from the Archdiocese of Washington for the upcoming school year, please click here.

The deadline date to apply for Archdiocesan tuition assistance for the 2020 – 2021 school year Monday February 19, 2021 for new families.

Boost Scholarship

BOOST is a State Maryland Program, enacted in 2016, to ensure lower-income students could afford the K-12 education best fit for their needs. BOOST provides scholarships to eligible students to enable them to attend a nonpublic school.

Now in its second year, Maryland’s BOOST Scholarship Program will provide nearly $6 million in scholarships in the upcoming school year to eligible K-12 students toward tuition at a qualifying nonpublic school of their choice.