Affording Stritch

 

What are the next financial steps I must take?

We have made some changes to this process over the past year, so if you are a returning or current family, expect a slightly different experience.

  1. Pay the registration fee for 2020-2021, if you have not done so already. 
  2. All families must accept their agreement through the Finance Office.
  3. All families must enroll or re-enroll in FACTS (Link to FACTS) by May 15th
  4. Payments must be made in full to the Finance Office by May 15th.
Important:
If you are applying for financial aid, you must also complete the FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment at https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3FHMB.
 
2020-2021 Tuition Rates
 
 K-12th Grade
   Grade Levels  Tuition Composite fee Registration fee Total
      Grades 9 - 12th $9,900.00 $1,000.00 $250.00 $11,150.00
      Kindergarten - 8th $5,250.00 $500.00 $150.00 $5,900.00
 
 Pre-School
   Grade Levels  Tuition Composite fee Registration fee Total
      3 y/o 3 half days $2,240.00 $100.00 $150.00 $2,490.00
      3&4 y/o 3 Full days $2,980.00 $100.00 $150.00 $3,230.00
      4 y/o 5 Full days $3,860.00 $100.00 $150.00 $4,110.00

 

 
Common Questions
 
Is there financial aid available? 
Yes, there is! During the 2019-2020 school year, we awarded over 85% in scholarships, grants, and discounts to our K-12 students.
 
I filled out the Scholarship and Grant Application Form and sent it in to the school. Is there anything else I need to do?

Yes. If you are applying for financial grants, you must also complete the FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment at https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3FHMB.  The application will be available beginning November 1st.  There is a fee to apply, paid directly to FACTS.  You must also mail, upload, or fax your most recent tax return and W-2 forms to FACTS in order for your application to be complete.  For early verification, submit your current completed tax return with all schedules and W2’s must also be uploaded. Please note it takes approximately two weeks for FACTS to process your tax documentation and the school cannot process a financial aid award until the tax documentation is received. We encourage all families to start the process as close to November 1st as possible. 

What happens after I fill out the Scholarship and Grant Application Form and apply online at https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3FHMB?

FACTS calculates the family’s estimated need and the school works to provide a financial aid package that will be realistic for the family. 

What if my family needs more aid after the first round is awarded?

Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School & Academy strives to make Catholic education affordable for all those who seek it. Families with financial hardships that do not receive adequate aid through the regular financial aid process should contact the Finance Office. Before contacting the Finance Office, all families must complete the FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment at https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3FHMB

 

Do I need to reapply for financial assistance each year?

Yes. Since a family’s situation can change from year to year, financial aid is not automatically renewed. Financial aid applications must be submitted for each school year.

Are there other ways to make tuition affordable?

Yes, we offer tuition credits through the SCRIP program and the Kroger Community Rewards program. You can even start participating in these now to help for next year’s tuition! Many parishes also award scholarships to qualified applicants. Please contact your parish directly for more information.

When is tuition due?

We operate on a prepaid tuition system meaning that tuition must be paid by May 15th, 2020 for the 2020-2021 school year. If you prepay tuition and your student does not attend the school for some reason, your tuition is fully refundable before the start of the school year. Fees are non-refundable.

I will not be able to pay the full tuition charge by the deadline of May 15th, 2020. What options are available to me?

Families can divide their tuition balance into monthly payments over 10 or 12 months.  All seniors must be paid in full by April of the year they are graduating (Parents of Seniors please contact Finance with questions). If you need to make monthly payments, you will need to sign up by May 15th, 2020 for the FACTS payment plan using the FACTS link on our website.  There is up to a $150 finance charge automatically added to the account if tuition is not paid in full by May 15th, 2020

 

 

 
 

 

Cardinal Stritch offers financial aid to accepted students based on their family’s demonstrated need. In order to determine family contribution, Cardinal Stritch uses the analysis of FACTS  Grant and Aid Assessment. Click here https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3FHMB

 

In addition, FACTS will require you to submit a complete copy of your previous year tax returns and current year W2 form. All required materials must be submitted to FACTS before the student can be considered by the Financial Aid Committee.

 

Deadline submissions for FACTS GRANT/ AID and Scholarships Applications Due May 15th, 2020