Tuition & Financial Aid


It is the goal of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School to educate children of parishioners who desire a Catholic education. The administration will make decisions as to the admission of all new students, in grades PK4 through 8th grade, to the school and reserve the right to conduct pre-admission assessments to determine the ability of the school to meet a student’s individual needs. Applications received after February 2, 2018, will be processed on a case by case basis as capacity allows.


Tuition Information

2018-2019 Tuition and Fee Schedule

Application Fee

New PK4-8th - $125 per child

*application fee is non-refundable and due as the final step of the online submission process.

Registration and Enrollment Fees

Fees
New Family Registration $375 per child (Maximum $750 family)
Returning Family Registration $325 per child (Maximum $650 per family)
Book and Technology Fee (K-8th) $250 per child
Supply Fee (K-8th)$80 per child
Parents' Association Dues$20 per household
FACTS Fees$50 for 3+payments, $20 for 1-2 payments


Annual Tuition - PK4 through 8th Grade

Parishioner Rate PK4* K-5th6th-8th
1st child** $8,035 $7,695$7,895
2nd child

$8,035

$7,045$7,245
3rd child$8,035 $6,545$6,745
4th child$8,035N/CN/C
Non-Parishioner Rate
Each child$8,035$10,555$10,755

*PK4 is 5 full days per week (Hours 8am-3pm).

**The oldest child is considered the first child.

Extended Day Fees

(Hours are from school dismissal time to 6pm)

5 days/week - $3,035 per child

4 days/week - $2,475 per child

3 days/week - $1,500 per child

Tuition Payments

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School uses FACTS Management to process tuition payments. Once your child is accepted you will created a FACTS account and schedule your tuition payments that best suits your financial needs.

Monthly Payments: (July-April)
Spread your tuition balance over 11 monthly installments.

Semi-Annual Payment Plan: (July and November)
Spread your payments over 2 installments.

Contributing Parishioner Rate

In order to be considered a Parishioner and qualify for the Parishioner tuition rate, the following criteria must be met:

    1. At least one parent must be a practicing Catholic and registered with St. Thomas Aquinas Parish for a minimum of one year.
    2. The applicant child must be baptized Catholic, or have completed a Profession of Faith if baptized in another faith.
    3. Families have an established contribution record for one calendar year prior to application. Reenrolling families of current students must reach a minimum threshold of $1,200 annually for the 2018 calendar year.

Parish Contributions – minimum of $800.00 to the Parish Offertory or Parish Debt Reduction beginning 2018

Monsignor John T. Gulczynski Endowment Fund – minimum of $200.00

Annual GAP Drive – minimum of $200.00

Contributions to the Parish Offertory and/or Parish Debt Reduction must be made on a consistent basis - at least monthly. Families who miss one or more months of contributions are expected to give a minimum annual contribution by December 31st.

No volunteer hours are required for new applicant families. For reenrolling current student families, the volunteer requirements as defined in school's school's Parent/Student Handbook must be met if the family has a child currently attending. (New families are required to begin their volunteer responsibilities after their child is enrolled.)

Families and applicants not meeting all of the above criteria will be classified as non-Parishioners.

Priority of Admittance

PK4

In cases where capacity is limited, enrollment will be given priority in the following order:

I. Contributing Parishioners*

A. Entering 4 year old preschool applicants who are siblings of currently enrolled students

B. Entering 4 year old PreK4 applicants of new families

II. Non-Contributing and Non-Parishioners

A. Entering 4 year old preschool applicants who are siblings of currently enrolled students

B. Entering 4 year old PreK4 applicants of new families

Kindergarten

In cases where capacity is limited, enrollment will be given priority in the following order:

I. Contributing Parishioners*

A. Currently enrolled PreK4 students and advancing to kindergarten

B. Entering kindergarten sibling applicants of currently enrolled students

C. New student applicants entering kindergarten

II. Non-Contributing and Non-Parishioners

A.Currently enrolled PreK4 students and advancing to kindergarten

B. Entering kindergarten sibling applicants of currently enrolled students

C. New student applicants entering kindergarten

Grades 1st-8th

In cases where capacity is limited, enrollment will be given priority in the following order:

I. Current (K-7) Family Enrollment

A. Currently enrolled students in K-7, advancing to grades 1-8

B. Entering grades 1-8 sibling applicants of currently enrolled students

II. New (K-7) Family Applicant Enrollment

A. New students of contributing parishioners* entering grades1-8

B. New students of non-contributing and non-parishioners entering grades 1-8

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Financial Assistance

STA Church Financial Assistance

Financial aid is available on a limited basis for families who are registered and have been contributing members of the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church for at least one year.

Deadlines and Process

The deadline to request financial aid from the parish is March 31, 2018.

In order to qualify for assistance complete the online application through FACTS and submit your most current income tax return.

A reply will be mailed to you after May 1st.

Financial aid applications must be renewed each year.

See below for more information on the process and deadlines for the Catholic Diocese Financial Assistance.

Catholic Diocese of Dallas Financial Assistance

The Dallas Diocesan Education Endowment Trust was established for the purpose of providing tuition assistance to parents who desire to educate their children in a Catholic elementary and/or secondary school owned and operated by the Diocese of Dallas or one of its parishes. Learn more.