Tuition

Saint Joseph Grade School tuition rates are published each year in early April. Please click the link below to view a letter from Fr. Kevin Russeau, C.S.C., pastor of Saint Joseph Parish, detailing the K-8 tuition rate and fees for the 2017-18 academic year. Preschool tuition rates are also linked below.

K-8 Tuition for 2017-18  

Preschool Tuition for 2017-18  

Parish Subsidized Rate of Tuition for Active Parishioners (K-8)

Registered active parishioners at Saint Joseph Parish are eligible to receive the “parishioner rate” of tuition, a reduced rate for grades K-8 that is subsidized by the parish. This reduced rate is not based on financial need; the parish helps to fund our educational ministry for those regularly participating in stewardship of prayer, service, and sacrificial giving within the parish.

To qualify for the Parish Subsidized Rate of Tuition, the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend requires each family to submit an Affidavit of Active Parishioner Status, to be reviewed by the Pastor before the applicable tuition rate is set for each student. Saint Joseph parishioners will have the opportunity to complete the affidavit during online enrollment in the spring.

Parishioners of Other Parishes & New Families

If you are parishioners at a local parish without a parish school (e.g. Little Flower, Sacred Heart), you should not complete the affidavit offered in online enrollment, but instead submit an Affidavit of Active Parishioner Status for Non-Parishioners after it is signed by your pastor.

If your family is newly registered at Saint Joseph Church or if you plan to register, you may complete the affidavit in the online enrollment system if you agree to the expectations described and provide a letter from your former pastor verifying you are active registered parishioners in good standing.

Any family unable to meet the requirements for active parishioner status will receive the standard rate of tuition, and will have the opportunity to apply for the parish subsidy after a period of six months.

Active Parishioner Expectations

In order to be eligible for the Parish Subsidized Rate of Tuition, a family must be active parishioners, regularly participating in stewardship of prayer, service, and sacrificial giving within the parish. An active parishioner:

 

  1. Is officially registered with the parish and participates in weekly Sunday Mass at Saint Joseph Church.
  2. Is involved in parish ministries, events, and service opportunities through both the school and the church. Active parishioners would be easily recognizable by the pastor or parish staff as being actively involved at the parish.
  3. Participates in regular offertory giving using envelopes or EFT (electronic funds transfer), including pledging in the Annual Bishop’s Appeal and any parish capital campaign. Your financial support of the parish should be in proportion to the way you have been blessed. Those receiving tuition assistance are also asked to contribute what they can on a regular basis.
  4. Is current on tuition payments and all associated school fees. Individual circumstances will be accommodated as possible if they are brought to the attention of the pastor and principal.
FACTS Payment Management System

Tuition and fees (preschool – 8th) are billed through the FACTS payment management system. After enrollment has been completed in the spring, families will receive an email with a link to create a tuition payment plan through FACTS. Several payment schedule options are available. Families will also be billed separately each month through FACTS for incidental expenses such as optional programs and extracurricular activities (e.g. hot lunch, after care, athletics).

Parents may login to FACTS at: online.factsmgt.com

Financial Aid (K-8)

Families that have been accepted to SJGS (K-8) that wish to apply for financial aid should complete an application at: online.factsmgt.com/aid. This application will give consideration for financial assistance from our tuition assistance fund, our Indiana Tax Credit Scholarship (SGO) fund, and the diocesan Large Family Fund. Applications are due by the end of April, so that we may make award decisions in May.

Information about Indiana School Choice (voucher) scholarships is available at: www.doe.in.gov/choice. Families that have been accepted to SJGS that expect to qualify for vouchers should contact Mrs. Pat Stockrahm at pstockrahm@stjoeparish.com or 574-234-3134, ext. 19, to complete an application.

If you have any questions regarding tuition, FACTS, or financial aid, please contact Mrs. Pat Stockrahm, Director of Business Operations, at pstockrahm@stjoeparish.com or 574-234-3134, ext. 19.

Scrip Fundraising

Scrip is the primary fundraiser for our school. Families buy gift cards for popular gas, grocery, dining, and retail stores, and a percentage of the profits is received by the school. It’s that easy!

Each family (K-8) is asked to participate in this important fundraiser by earning $300 of scrip profit from April 1 to March 31 each year. Any amount short of this goal is billed to families.

As a bonus, families are eligible to receive back 50% of any earned scrip profits over $300! This bonus can be credited toward the following year’s tuition.

Visit the Scrip Program page for more information!