Tuition

We're honored that you chose our school or are considering our school for your children. We're always excited about welcoming even more families to our community! As such, Holy Spirit Catholic School has decided to implement one tuition rate (removing the parishioner and non-parishioner distinctions), beginning with the 2019-2020 school year. Every family will now be charged the "parishioner" rate.

 

As Catholics (and as Christians), we are called to educated our children in the faith, and we have a mission to welcome all families, Holy Spirit parishioners and non-parishioners alike. We're embracing that call by moving a financial barrier for families; we're encouraging them to join our great community.

 

We are so blessed to partner with you on your children's Catholic education. It is a great gift for us all. Thank you for being a part of our important mission!

 

Tuition
When comparing our tuition to that of other Catholic schools in our area, it is important to note that Holy Spirit Catholic School:

  • has tuition that is comparable to other Catholic schools.
  • offers convenience to parents by not charging fees for field trips, technology use, or school activities.
  • charges fees only for optional programs such as band, Extended Day, piano lessons, athletics, hot lunch, etc.
  • has only one student fundraiser, the Marathon for Non-Public Education.

Our 2019–2020 tuition rates are:
 

Kindergarten Tuition Rates
1/2 Day $4,250
Full Day $5,300
Grades 1-2 $5,300
Grades 3-5 $5,650
Grades 6-8 $5,950
   

 

Tuition Discounts
Families with 2 children in preschool through grade 8 receive a $250 multi-child discount on their total tuition rate.

 

Families with 3 children in preschool through grade 8 receive a $1,000 multi-child discount on their total tuition rate.

 

Families with 4 or more children in preschool through grade 8 receive a $2,500 multi-child discount on their total tution rate.

 

Enrollment/Re-enrollment Fee
Our enrollment/re-enrollment fee is $250 per family. This fee helps cover administrative costs including: our student information system, financial aid application fees, technology, and buses for field trips.Since we use a continuous enrollment process, all current students are automatically enrolled for the 2019-2020 school year. Parents of students who do not plan to return must notify us no later than Mar. 1. Our non-refundable enrollment fee will be charged to SMART Tuition accounts in March.

*Note: Families with children in preschool and grades K-8 only pay the $250 enrollment fee.

 

Tuition Payment
Holy Spirit uses Smart Tuition as its payment partner. All families have online accounts and are provided with a variety of payment options. View their FAQs below.


 

Smart Tuition

Holy Spirit Catholic School uses Smart Tuition as its tuition payment partner. All families have online accounts and are provided payment options.

 

Below are some commonly asked questions about the tuition payment system:

 

Whom should I contact if I have questions regarding my bill?

You can call our parent call center at (888) 868-8828 and a Smart Tuition Representative will be happy to assist in answering your questions. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!
Our team of specialists are able to:

Provide you with balance & account information

  • Take a payment
  • Review your payment history
  • Update your payment information
  • Update your personal & contact information
  • Provide or change your online username and password
  • Address concerns regarding your account

 

What credit cards does Smart Tuition accept?

Depending upon your school’s policy, Smart tuition accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit and debit cards. Please note that a 2.65% convenience fee will apply.

If you would like to use your checking account to pay, you can do this by mailing a check, making a one-time payment online, over the phone or by setting up automatic monthly payments directly from your checking or savings account.

 

Why is my monthly amount different?

Your total due may change month to month due to fees, discounts and adjustments that have been made by your school.

 

What if I think an amount on my bill is incorrect?

If you disagree with any of the amounts on your bill, you can contact our Parent Help Center. We will contact the school on your behalf to clarify the amount due. Smart Tuition is not authorized to modify the amount of tuition due or to arrange for alternative payment plans without your school’s approval.

 

I just realized my tuition is due in less than two days. What is the quickest way to make a payment?

Smart tuition offers two immediate payment options including:

Pay online at www.parent.smarttuition.com

Pay over the phone 24/7, 365 days a week, by calling (888) 868-8828

Note: Payments made by phone and web are posted the same day they are received.

 

Can I pay using my bank’s online bill pay service?

Yes, you can utilize your bank’s online bill pay service to send payments to Smart Tuition. However, there are a few things to note regarding online bill pay. Online bill pay might not electronically transfer funds to Smart Tuition. Your bank may mail a paper check to us. We advise you to set up your online bill pay to occur at least 7 days prior to your due date to ensure the check is received and processed by your scheduled due date.

 

What is my school’s late payment policy?

Payments are due on or before your due date. There is no grace period. If your payment is not made by your due date, or you are carrying an outstanding balance, a $55 Follow Up Fee will apply. Smart Tuition will remind you of your upcoming payment to help you pay on time. We will also advise you when you have missed a payment to help you avoid any future fees.

 

Are there bank fees associated with payments that are not successful?

A fee of $30 will be applied to your account for any failed payment processed via auto-debit, phone, web or failed check payments. Your bank may also impose additional fees.

 

I am currently set up to pay automatically each month, but I need to setup new banking information. How can I do that?

Changes to banking information MUST be made at least three business days before your next scheduled debit. You can update your banking or recurring credit/debit card information by logging in to your account at www.parent.smarttuition.com or you can call us directly at (888) 868-8828.

 

What can I do once I have logged into my Smart Tuition account online?

On our parent website you can do the following:

  • Make a payment
  • Review payment history
  • Change/edit your payment information
  • Update your personal information
  • View and print invoices (if you are not on automatic debit)
  • See an itemized breakdown of tuition, fees and discounts billed to your account

 

Is there a way I can update my username and password?

You can update your password directly from your Smart Tuition account at www.parent.smarttuition.com. Or you can call us at (888) 868-8828 and a representative will be able to update your user name and password.

 

Smart Tuition for Parents app

Check out the “Smart Tuition for Parents" app in the App Store. You can pay your bill via your mobile device, update family information, check your account balance and contact Smart Tuition.