St. Joseph School Tuition 2014-15

Financial Aid Information:

Sometimes even the very thought that you can afford a Catholic education for your son or daughter requires faith – faith that God will provide a way for you to keep your child close to Him. And if you take time to actually crunch the numbers, you’ll be surprised at how easily priorities can be shifted to make affording tuition possible. Plus, financial aid is available; St. Joseph School meets 100% of demonstrated financial need.

The form used to determine that financial need is the Private School Aid Service (PSAS) form (downloadable copies below). Hard copies of are also available in the school office. Please note: the form must be postmarked by April 15, 2014. You’ll receive an aid determination in early May.

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ACTIVE PARISHIONER TUITION is available to those who are active parish members for a period of one year prior to the date of school registration. Parishioners who become active less than one year prior to the registration date may follow the parish tuition scale the following school year if they remain active parishioners. They must notify the school office at the time of the new registration process. ACTIVE PARISH MEMBER is defined as those who attend St. Joseph Parish a minimum of 25 weeks per year as evidenced through the Sunday offertory collection.

Active Parishioner Status Tuition Schedule
(St. Joseph and Christ the Redeemer)
Number of ChildrenTuition
1 (K–8)$ 5,340
2 (K–8)$10,490
3 (K–8)$15,190
4 (K–8)$16,800
3-year-old Half-day Preschool$1,960
4-year-old Half-day Preschool$2,460
Full Day Preschool$7,060
Full Day Preschool – 2 Days$2,825
Full Day Preschool – 3 Days$4,240
Jr. Kindergarten$3,510



Families from other Catholic parishes and non-Catholic families will be assessed the COST BASED rate.

Cost Based Status Tuition Schedule
Number of ChildrenTuition
1 (K–8)$ 6,030
2 (K–8)$12,040
3 (K–8)$17,580
3-year-old Half-day Preschool$1,960
4-year-old Half-day Preschool$2,460
Full Day Preschool$7,060
Full Day Preschool – 2 Days$2,825
Full Day Preschool – 3 Days$4,240
Jr. Kindergarten$3,510



Families relocating from a Catholic school and who are changing residences to St. Joseph Parish may pay Active Parishioner tuition if they become active members of St. Joseph Parish. A letter from the pastor of the originating parish verifying parish attendance must be presented to St. Joseph School prior to receiving the Active Parishioner rate. Registration Fee of $250 is additional and non-refundable.


Tuition Payment Information
If registering a K-8 student and a Preschool or Junior Kindergarten student, locate the applicable number of students' amount and add the Preschool or JK amount for total tuition due. The first tuition payment is due May 23rd in order to secure registration for the fall and is NON-REFUNDABLE. The May, June, and July payments are also NON-REFUNDABLE payments and are due on the 10th of each month. A late fee of $25 will be assessed after the 10th of each month. Tuition may be paid in 12 monthly installments, quarterly installments, two equal payments or one time pay in full. If you are registering after May of the current year, and wish to pay in monthly installments, your payments will be the total amount due divided by the number of months remaining until April of the following year.

EXAMPLE: It is August when registering at the Active Parishioner Rate $5,280. First payment would be due September 1st. There are only eight (8) payments remaining so the monthly payment would be $660 per month, September 1st through April 1st.

If registering after May and are using the quarterly or two payment plan, please contact our Tuition Bookkeeper for updated due dates.

Please note: Tuition payments can be made with cash, by check (made payable to St. Joseph School) or via our online pay portal with a credit or debit card.


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