Tuition & Grant/Aid

Tuition and Payment Plan Options

A Catholic School education is a financial investment.  St. John Catholic School provides more than an education.  We have been educating students in Carroll County for over 150 years.  While we have grown and changed throughout the century and a half, our focus and mission have remained constant.  Our mission is to inspire all students to become Disciples of Christ through an engaging, nurturing and exemplary education- one child at a time.  Our students are well prepared for high school and beyond.

The tuition breakdown is found below followed by more information on how our school works to make Catholic education affordable and accessible for all families who seek it.

Tuition Rates: 

Tuition for full-time students, grades Pre-K3 through Eighth for the 2019-2020 School Year is $6,605.00 per student.

Making Tuition Payments:

Tuition payments may be made in one of two ways:
1)      making one full payment directly to St. John School by July 20, 2019, OR
2)      making between 2 and 11 payments through FACTS Tuition Management Company.
3)      First payment is due July 5th or July 20th.


2019 - 2020 Fee Schedule and Tuition:

Pre-K3 Program:

*Child must be 3 years old by September 1, 2019.

5 Full Days8:15 am - 3:00 pm$6,605.00M,Tu,W,Th,F
3 Full Days8:15 am - 3:00 pm$3,963.00M,W,F
5 Half Days8:15 am - 11:30 am$3,303.00M,Tu,W,Th,F
3 Half Days8:15 am - 11:30 am$1,983.00M,W,F
2 Full Days8:15 am - 3:00 pm$2,642.00Tu, Th

Pre-K4 Program:

*Child must be 4 years old by September 1, 2019

5 Full Days8:15 am - 3:00 pm$6,605.00
M,Tu,W,Th,F
3 Full Days8:15 am - 3:00 pm$3,963.00
M,W,F
5 Half Days8:15 am - 11:30 am$3,303.00
M,Tu,W,Th,F
2 Full Days8:15 am - 3:00 pm$2,642.00Tu,Th


Grant & Aid

It is understood and appreciated the financial commitment and sacrifice families undertake in deciding to send their children to a Catholic school. And although paying for education is first and foremost the responsibility of a family, each school, parish and the Archdiocese of Baltimore devote significant funds each year to financial aid programs that help assist families. In turn, our school communities benefit by attracting students that otherwise would not be able to attend our schools.

Financial Aid

Families needing financial assistance may apply for aid. Receiving tuition assistance or a multi- child discount requires family to participate in the Gift Card Program. Financial aid may also be available through your home parish if you are not a St. John Parishioner. Please check with your home parish for details.

2019 - 2020 TRANSFER GRANTS 

*Limited Grants offered for a limited time for Grades 2, 5, 6 and 7.

*You may qualify for $3,000.00 in tuition savings if your child(ren) currently attend Public School and transfer to St. John Catholic School for the

2019-2020 School Year.  ($2,000.00 tuition credit for the 1st year enrolled and $1,000.00 for the 2nd year. ) Per child. 

Inquire today. 


FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment

There are four potential sources of funding to assist your family in making a Catholic education a reality. To be considered for any or all of the grants below, you must apply online through FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment which helps the Archdiocese, parish, and school in determining grant awards to new and current families. The deadline to submit an application through FACTS for 2019-2020 school year is February 28, 2019. 

You are able to apply for FACTS even after the deadline. 

To apply for Financial Aid Click on the following link:

FACTS Parent Portal, then click on Parent Login. When you click on Parent Login, two choices appear. 

Click on the bottom link:   Payment Plans / Financial Aid  Sign-in or create account.  You may locate St. John Catholic School Westminster, or use our account number:  11024.  

FACTS help line is: 1.866.441.4637


FACTS :

FACTS is the tuition management and grant and aid platform used by the schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. All families are asked to create an account with FACTS to manage their tuition payments. The grant and aid application is housed on the same platform for every school, parish, and the Archdiocese of Baltimore assistance. Therefore, a family need apply only once for possible support from these various sources. More information about FACTS can be found here.


Parishioners at Catholic parishes in the Archdiocese of Baltimore should contact the Pastor of your Parish to inquire about Parish Award opportunities.  Archdiocese of Baltimore Awards proposed priorities for tuition assistance are:

  • Previous Award recipients who still demonstrate financial need and attend an AOB Catholic School.    
  • New Awardees in an AOB Catholic School with great financial need.     
  • Previous Award recipients who still demonstrate financial need and attend a non-Archdiocese of Baltimore Catholic School.
  • Remaining applicants in any Catholic School with demonstrated Financial need BOOST (Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today).                      

The Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today (BOOST) Program provides scholarships for students who are eligible for the free or reduced–price lunch program to attend eligible nonpublic schools.The BOOST program was established in March 2016 by the Maryland General Assembly. The application period for the 2019-20 school year opens on November 2018 and closes on April 17, 2019.  

BOOST Scholarship Funding has not yet been announced for the 2019-2020 school year.  

Updates on continuation of the program will be posted to BOOST Webpage  in July 2019.  

For information, contact boost.mdse@maryland.gov.


2019 - 2020 Fees & Deposits:

Enrollment Fees:

New Students are charged a non-refundable fee of $150.00 per student.

Returning students are able to Re-register, at a reduced cost, based on time of re-enrollment. 

Annual School Fees:

Non-refundable Annual Fees are applied to books, technology, and the Baltimore Archdiocese. ·       

Fees for Pre-Kindergarten:          

  • $250 per student if paid by May 15th 
  • $300 per student if paid between May 16th – July 15th
  • $350 per student after July 16th 

Fees for Grades K – 8:    

  • $500 per student if paid by May 15th 
  • $550 per student if paid between May 16th – July 15th
  • $600 per student after July 16th ·     
  •    

Important:

Annual fees for 2018–2019 are due by July 16th, 2019.

Fees not paid by this deadline will be added into your FACTS payment.

Regulations Regarding Tuition:

Please carefully review the school policies regarding tuition and fees.  The Deliberative School Board sets tuition rates and attempts to set these rates with affordability and viability as their main goal.  The Gift Card Program offers one way to do this with no additional cost to users.  We sincerely thank those who are currently using the program.  School families not taking part in this fund raiser are asked to do so as our Gift Card Program benefits the entire school program.  For more information on Gift Cards, please contact the school office.  

St. John School Tuition Packet 2019 - 2020