St. mary's - st. alphonsus financial program
Our Parochial School charges tuition and fees to meet the cost of educating our students. In general, parents are charged about 2/3 of the actual cost to educate each child. The difference is subsidized from our local supporting church parishes and proactive fundraising efforts.
Various forms of tuition assistance are offered to qualifying families, including discounts for families with more than one child and a pay-in-full discount. We also offer a generous referral credit for parents that assist with our recruitment initiatives. All Kindergarten through Eighth Grade students may apply for financial aid and utilize our various payment plans.
2019 - 2020 Tuition & Fee Schedule
Noah’s Ark Preschool/Daycare
Tuition: First Child
Each additional Full-time child receives a 15% tuition discount (10% if Part-time)
Registration: $100 plus First Week’s Tuition.
Supply fee: $25/semester/child
$10 per child per 15 minutes past 5:30 pm Pick-up
Minimum $10 charged at 5:35pm
One Child - $4,700
Two Children - $9,165
Three Children - $9,765
* 5% discount for second child is no longer waived with addition of third child
Kindergarten - Fifth Grade ($300)
Sixth - Eighth Grade ($500)
Book & Activity Supplies - $250 first child / $125 per additional child
Athletic / Intramural Sports (5th - 8th Grade) - $100 per activity / per child
Camp Kerry (After School Program)
$25 Family 1st New Year Use
$7 per hour* for first child
$4 per hour* for each additional child
$2 per child per minutes past 5:30 pm Pick-Up Time
*Charges rounded to the nearest half hour after the first hr.
Each K-8 family is responsible for a $100 mandatory fundraising commitment. Choices are as follows:
Full participation by selling five raffle calendars at $20 each.If a family does not wish to participate in the sale of calendars: pay $100, billed on or about January.
PK and Noah’s Ark family participation is voluntary and appreciated.
K-8 families are responsible for 20 hours of time per family per year to assist SMSA save or make money through a variety of activities. Families who do not wish to participate may buy out of this commitment by paying $500, to be billed on or about 9/1/19. PK and Noah’s Ark families are not required to participate in the Service Commitment, however, your participation is always welcomed and appreciated.
Cost Saving Programs
$300 savings, applicable to the first two children in the family, for all K-8 families paying all costs by 5/1/19, exclusive of registration fees due 3/1/19 (exclusive of registration fee)
$1000 savings on tuition if enrolling from Noah’s Ark, applicable to the first two children in the family only.
Multiple child discount
See tuition schedule
Referral and Participating Church Parish Credit
$2000 tuition credit per family for referring a new family to SMSA
$500 tuition credit per family for referring a new family to Noah’s Ark
New families must meet SMSA’s usual admissions criteria.
Both families and parishes are eligible for referral credits. Families receiving the incentive can apply the credits to their tuition, donate the credits to the school or donate them to their parish. Current attending family name must be noted on the new student enrollment form to receive credit.
Each K through Grade 8 family is responsible for making timely payments in accordance with the payment plan selected through FACTS Tuition Management Program. For more information about our tuition policy, click here.
scholarships and financial assistance Program
Kindergarten through Grade 8
These scholarships are funded by the school and generous donors who want to help provide a Catholic education to local children. In order to be considered, you must be registered with FACTS Tuition Management and fill out the FACTS financial aid application before April 15. To register with FACTS (or to access your existing FACTS account) go to factsmgmt.com. For further instructions on how to apply for tuition assistance through FACTS, click here.
Scholarships from the Albany Diocese
The Albany Diocese generally awards Lally scholarships of $750 to one or two families per year in each diocesan school. Students must be enrolled in Grades 1-8. In order to be considered, SMSA families must be registered with FACTS and must fill out the online FACTS financial aid application. Deadline to apply is April 15.
These Scholarships of $1,500 each are awarded through the Albany Diocese to students registered in grades 1-8. To be considered, families must be registered with FACTS and must complete the online FACTS financial aid application. In addition, families must annually submit a separate Beacon of Hope scholarship application and ask their Principal to submit a Principal’s application as well. Deadline to apply is April 1.
Beacon of Hope and Lally awards are not in addition to any aid awarded by the school
Payment: Each preK through Grade 8 family is responsible for making timely payments in accordance with the payment plan selected through FACTS Tuition Management Program. For more information about our tuition policy, click here.