Tuition, Stewardship & Development
Providing our children with a high quality, faith-filled education is an effort that requires financial support. The annual operating costs of the school are approximately $2,000,000; this is funded through:
- Tuition payments
- Stewardship offerings & Parish investment
- Development commitments
|Class / # of Students||Tuition|
|Grade K-8, 1 Child||$4,360|
|Grade K-8, 2 Children||$6,540|
|Grade K-8, 3 Children||$8,065|
|Grade K-8, 4 Children||$8,720|
|Grade K-8, 5 Children||$9,155|
|Non-parishioners (unsubsidized)||$5,250 per child|
Online Tuition Payment
Pay tuition online at: https://online.factsmgt.com
Tuition Grant for Transfer Students
St. Joseph School, in an effort to make Catholic education affordable to more families, has adopted a Tuition Grant Program for transfer students for the 2017-18 school year. Families who transfer their child/children in grades first through eight from any public, private, charter or home school will be eligible to receive a two year tuition grant.
Who is eligible:
- Any Family who transfers their child/children from any public, private, charter or home school.
- Any student in grades 1st through 8th (Students transferring from another Catholic school in the Diocese of Joliet or surrounding dioceses are not eligible.)
How it works:
- Eligible families receive a $1,000 tuition discount in year 1
- Eligible families receive a $500 tuition discount in year 2
This program is co-sponsored by the Diocese of Joliet.
The Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) will again be awarding tuition assistance grants to students with a verified financial need. Students entering Kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible for assistance. This school year, 1,742 students received $1.8 million in financial aid through the CEF. Families must complete the online financial aid application at https://online.factsmgt.com/aid by the March 1 deadline. More information and links can be found at the Catholic Education Foundation website at www.dioceseofjoliet.org/edfoundation. Tuition assistance grants are determined on an annual basis. Families must apply each year in order to be considered. All determinations are based on a financial aid analysis from the grant and aid application through FACTS.
Apply Online Today!
- Step 1: Complete the online application at https://online.factsmgt.com/aid.
- Step 2: Submit your Federal Form 1040 Income Tax Return, W-2 forms, and supporting documentation for non-taxable income to FACTS. You can upload documents by logging into your online account or fax them to 866-315-9264. Draft or Preview Copy tax documents will not be accepted. Please allow at least two weeks for processing your application.
Who decides how much financial aid I will receive?
The educational institution granting aid is solely responsible for determining the final award. The analysis completed by FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment serves as a recommendation only.
Why do I have to provide this personal and confidential information?
FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment must verify your expenses and household income to assist your institution in making an informed decision about the amount of financial aid needed for each family.
How can I check the status of my application?
Once you have completed the online application, you will be able to log on to the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment website to check the status of your application.
Stewardship Offerings & Parish Investment
Sunday stewardship is an expectation of all parish families. The parish invested over $630,000 of stewardship offerings in the school for the 2015-2016 school year, covering 31% of school operating expenses. The parish relies on the generosity of school families, as well as all parishioners, to make this investment.
Families have multiple options to fund their stewardship: automatic bank account deductions, credit card payments (which incur an additional convenience fee), monthly donations directly to the church, or weekly donations in the Sunday collection basket. Bank account deduction and credit card options, which are administered through the automated FACTS program, are strongly preferred. Please contact Beth Harbauer at firstname.lastname@example.org if you choose automatic bank account deductions or credit card payments. Click here to set up your Sunday Stewardship donation.
St. Joseph School has a Development Committee that plans initiatives to grow the school’s Second Century Fund. The Fund is used to cover the cost of multi-student tuition discounts, tuition assistance, academic and technological enhancements, budget shortfalls, and resources for the future. Each year, there is a development goal that supports this effort. Each family is asked to contribute $300 to support that goal, as well as participate in optional fundraising efforts and events. Your support is appreciated!