Tuition Information

SCHOOL YEAR  •  2013 - 2014

Tuition

At St. George Parish School the term tuition reflects the cost to parents/guardians. Tuition does not represent the true cost of a child's education.

1. Monthly payment commitment:

Families contract for 10 to 11 monthly payments that begin in July or August and end in May. Payment is due between the first of each month.

2. Service hours commitment:

Each family contracts to provide 40 hours of service to the school each year. If you are unable to complete 40 hours of service you will be billed $15 per hour for each hour not completed.

3. Fundraising commitment:

Each family contracts to meet the Jog-A-Thon, candy sale, and/or the Spring Auction Dinner commitments by the event deadline.

Each family will be required to sign a tuition contract with the school that obligates them to the terms agreed upon for payment and participation. This contract must be completed as part of the normal enrollment process.

In-parish Tuition Rate

St. George Church and neighboring Rainbow Parishes that no longer have schools, contribute a portion of their income to reduce the monthly tuition charged to their parish children. To be considered eligible for this reduction, a family must be active in the life of their parish.

Active is defined as:

  • The family is registered with the parish.
  • The family must have established a pattern of financial support by using the Sunday envelopes received from their parish. (A pattern of regular contribution takes precedence over the amount of contribution.)
  • The family must be seen as actively involved in the life of the parish, through their presence at Mass and parish gatherings.

Family contributions will be monitored on a regular basis in order to verify eligibility for the in-parish tuition rate.

Tuition Assistance Program

The Archdiocese of Seattle provides tuition assistance on a limited and verification of need basis. St. George Parish School provides assistance through the St. George Scholarship Endowment and Sue Byrd Endowment Funds. All families are eligible to apply for financial assistance for tuition provided they have applied for the Archdiocesan scholarships first. At the local school level, priority will be given to currently enrolled students.

Applications for Archdiocesan scholarships may be obtained from the school office during winter quarter. You must complete the Archdiocesan applications in a timely manner.

All existing accounts at St. George Parish School must be current prior to awarding of additional scholarship money.

Tuition Schedule

  FAMILY SIZE ANNUAL MONTHLY (10) MONTHLY (11)
PARISHIONERS 1 $4,630 $463 $421
  2 $8,330 $833 $757
  3 $11,570 $1,157 $1,052
         
         
NON-PARISHIONERS 1 $6,070 $607 $552
  2 $10,920 $1,092 $993
  3 $15,160 $1,516 $1,378

10-MONTHLY TUITION PAYMENTS BEGIN IN AUGUST and are due the 1st of each month for a total of ten payments. FINAL PAYMENT IS DUE MAY 1, 2014

11-MONTHLY TUITION PAYMENTS BEGIN IN JULY and are due the 1st of each month for a total of eleven payments. FINAL PAYMENT IS DUE MAY 1, 2014

Payment of tuition must be made through automatic checking withdrawal (ACH) or an additional charge of $35 will be added to the annual tuition.

2% DISCOUNT WILL BE GIVEN IF TUITION IS PAID IN FULL BY AUGUST 10, 2O13.

A CHARGE OF $10 WILL BE ADDED TO ALL TUITION PAYMENTS RECEIVED AFTER THE 10TH OF EACH MONTH.

Any person having a check returned to us because of insufficient funds, etc., will be billed that amount again plus a fee of $20 and a late charge of $10. The school will require all future billings to be paid by cash or money order.

A non-refundable registration fee of $300 per child is to be paid at the time of registration. Returning students who register after March 14, 2012 will be charged an extra $25 per child.

Fundraising of $450 and 40 hours of service are mandatory for each family.

To fullfill the Fundraising Commitment, you may donate cash and/or participate in the three fundraising events throughout the year.

  • Jog-aThon - September/October (100% Credit)
  • Magazine or Candy Sale - November (50% credit of total sales)
  • Auction - February/March ($150 max credit for procured items)