Tuition/Fees and Financial Aid

2019-20 Tuition

By choosing to send your child to St. Francis de Sales Catholic Academy, you are choosing to meet the tuition payments. All tuition and fees should be paid in the form of a check or money order, not cash. Please put your family account number on all tuition payments. There is a fee of $20 for any checks returned for insufficient funds.

TUITION FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR IS LISTED BELOW. THERE WILL BE A $25 LATE FEE PER MONTH FOR ANYONE WHO DOES NOT HAVE TUITION TO US BY THE 15TH OF THE MONTH, INCLUDING JULY 15TH AND AUGUST 15TH.

Catholic Affiliation
Every Catholic family must be “affiliated” with their home parish to receive the Catholic-Affiliated tuition rate. In order to be considered “affiliated” with your home parish, a Catholic family must be registered with the parish, participate in the worship and life of their parish on a regular basis and financially support the parish. The affiliation will be verified with the local parishes to determine whether a family is eligible for Catholic-Affiliated tuition.

Nursery (Monday/Wednesday/Friday)
½ Days (M/W/F)
Catholic – Affiliated                            3850
Non-Catholics—Non-Affiliated       4750

Pre-Kindergarten (Monday – Friday)
5 Full Days
Catholic – Affiliated                            4950
Non-Catholics—Non-Affiliated       6650

Discounted Pre-Kindergarten (for families with a child or children in K-8)
5 Full Days
Catholic – Affiliated                            4000
Non-Catholics—Non-Affiliated       5300

K-8
Catholic—Affiliated
1 child                                                   4750
2 children                                            8250
3 children                                            10950
4 children                                            13350
5+ children                                          15150

Non-Catholic—Non-Affiliated
1 child                                                  5550
2 children                                            8950
3 children                                            11650
4 children                                            14050
5+ children                                          15850

Tuition payments are due on the 15th of the month beginning July 15th and ending April 15th. A $25 penalty will be charged for late payments.

Book and Materials Fee, Pre-K to 8th
The fee is $150 for all students in PK to grade 8- Due on November 1st 2019

Technology Fee, K to 8th
The fee is $50 for all students in K to grade 8- Due on November 1st 2019

Security Fee 
The fee is $50 for all families in Nursery to grade 8- Due on November 1st 2019

Lunch Fee, Pre-K to 8th
$100 per family – due at re-registration in January 2020

Graduation Fee, Grade 8

$225 per student- due on March 2nd 2020

Re-Registration Fee, all grades
$75 per student – due at re-registration in January 2020

Regents Fee- Grade 8 Regents Class

$50- due by April 3rd 2020

FACTS Management

Since the stability of our school and the quality of its programs are of the utmost importance, we are always seeking ways to make improvements to benefit everyone. After much research and investigation, we have partnered with FACTS Management Company to help us manage our tuition payment program and financial aid assessment. FACTS is used by many schools locally and over 6,500 schools nationally. We are excited to be working with them and are confident this program will offer greater efficiency and financial stability for the school while providing convenience to families.

One of our primary goals this year at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Academy is to concentrate our efforts on improving the business side of our school. By taking advantage of the security and convenience of payment processing and information technology offered by FACTS, we remain committed to this goal. Tuition payments for the 2018-2019 school year can be paid online, by phone, or by mail. You may also sign up for auto pay as well. Only in an emergency will payment be accepted in the school building and/or rectory.

For those families that have an Invoice Payment Plan, each month, 20 days before your payment due date, FACTS will send you an email or mail invoice letting you know that your invoice is ready.  If you want to mail in a payment, you will need to log into their FACTS account and click on the Actions button and choose the Mail In a Payment link.

You will be taken to the Mail In a Payment Screen that has the 3 step instructions.

  1. Click on the Print link next to each invoice for which you will be mailing in a payment.  Print out the invoice(s).
  2. Cut off the payment stub along the dashed line.
  3. Mail the payment stub(s) and your check to:

FACTS Management Company

P.O. Box 2597

Omaha, NE 68103-2597

Any questions please feel free to call FACTS at 1-866-441-4637

Financial Aid

Step 1:

 

Register your child(ren) in a Catholic Elementary school/academy in Brooklyn or Queens; students who are not yet registered cannot be considered for tuition assistance.

 Step 2

Fill out the online application and submit with required supporting documentation (applicants will be notified of what is required in order to complete the application).

  • There is a non-refundable $35 application processing fee payable by credit card. Only one application per family is required.
  • Teddy J. Forstmann Award Recipients Only:  If your child received an award last academic year through the Teddy J. Forstmann program administered by Children’s Scholarship Fund, you will receive communications directly from Children’s Scholarship Fund with application requirements and instructions.  You must reapply with the Teddy J. Forstmann  You will not need to apply with Futures in Education. Only 1 application is permitted per student.  If you have a new sibling of an awarded Teddy Forstmann recipient, you may add them to your Children’s Scholarship Fund application.  Applications for Children’s Scholarship Fund open in February 2020. Information will be sent directly to families.

 

General Information

Futures in Education is proud to administer several scholarship programs, providing partial tuition assistance for families demonstrating financial need, and who meet eligibility requirements, to attend a Catholic academy or school in Brooklyn or Queens.
We are also a proud partner with Children’s Scholarship Fund, which administers the Teddy J. Forstmann and Bishop’s Scholarship programs.

Please note:
• New families should complete ONLY ONE APPLICATION*.
• A determination of financial aid eligibility will be made and families will be notified via email.
• Families do not apply for a specific program; Futures makes the determination.
• Only one award per student will be granted.

*Teddy J. Forstmann Award Recipients Only:  If your child received an award last academic year through the Teddy J. Forstmann program administered by Children’s Scholarship Fund, you will receive communications directly from Children’s Scholarship Fund with application requirements and instructions.  You must reapply with the Teddy J. Forstmann program.  All other applicants, please proceed with the FACTS application (continue reading for instructions).
If you are unsure of the type of award you received in the last academic year, please call Futures in Education at 718.965.7340.

 

Who can apply for tuition assistance?

 Families who have child(ren) registered in a Catholic elementary academy or school in Brooklyn or Queens (Grades K-8), and can demonstrate financial need, may apply.
 Only completed applications, with all required supporting documentation submitted, will be considered.
 A new application must be completed every year to be considered for assistance, regardless of whether or not the family has been awarded in the past.
• If you are not sure whether or not your application is complete, please contact FACTS directly at 866.441.4637

 

Who is eligible?

• Scholarship awards are assessed on a needs-basis, considering household size and total annual income using the guidelines of the National School Lunch Program
• Families are required to pay a minimum of 25% of the tuition rate and must be up-to-date with their tuition.
• Income will be verified to determine eligibility and the family’s ability to contribute toward the tuition.


Based on Total Annual 2019 Income for the Household
House Size Maximum Total 2019 Income for Household
2 $67,640
3 $85,320
4 $103,000
5 $120,680
6 $138,360
7 $156,040
8 $173,720
   

 

How are scholarships awarded?

Partial tuition scholarships are available, up to $3,200 per student, not to exceed 75% of tuition.
Scholarships will be awarded to eligible students based on:
• Program eligibility
• Income level
• Household size
• Timing of when application is completed (with all required documents submitted)
• Notifications will be sent to families, via email, on a rolling basis approximately six weeks after completion of the application.
• Eligible applicants will be awarded until funding is exhausted.

Please Note:  Although every effort is made to grant tuition assistance to all those eligible for our programs, we can only grant awards as funding permits.  If we are unable to award you, please reach out to the academy or school where your child is registered regarding other options that may be available. 

 

When is the deadline?

Applications will only be considered completed when all required supporting documents have been submitted.

March 31, 2020– Returning Families who received an award in the previous academic year.
May 31, 2020– New families (did not receive an award in previous academic year).

Please Note:  After the May 31, 2020 deadline, families will still be permitted to apply for financial aid but priority will first be given to families who applied before the May 31st deadline.  If funding is exhausted, applicants are encouraged to reach out to the academy or school where their child is registered regarding other options that may be available.

 

How do I apply?

Step 1:  Register your child(ren) in a Catholic Elementary school/academy in Brooklyn or Queens; students who are not yet registered cannot be considered for tuition assistance.

Step 2:  After reading and agreeing to the Parent/Guardian acknowledgement, click the link below to fill out the online application and submit with required supporting documentation. There is a non-refundable $35 application processing fee payable by credit card. Only one application per family is required.

Step 3:  Send in the appropriate required supporting documents, as requested by FACTS, to complete the application.

Teddy J. Forstmann Award Recipients Only:  If your child received an award last academic year through the Teddy J. Forstmann program administered by Children’s Scholarship Fund, you will receive communications directly from Children’s Scholarship Fund with application requirements and instructions.   You must reapply with the  Teddy J. Forstmann program. do not apply via FACTS; only one application per student is permitted.  All other applicants, please proceed with the FACTS application.

 

Diocesan Academy Tuition Policy

The success of our Academy relies on the commitment of our families to make Catholic education a financial priority. The Academy has full‐year contractual and financial obligations that must be met, such as teacher salaries, utility bills, building maintenance and improvements, and other expenses. Families that seek enrollment are required to satisfy the annual tuition by specified due dates.

These policies are not intended to deprive anyone of a Catholic education. It is our desire to maintain a fair approach to collection of tuition and to provide a sound financial policy for the overall welfare of our families. We encourage all responsible parties to maintain open communication with the business office to ensure a complete understanding of each family’s financial obligations. The goal of our academy is to provide a Catholic education to every student who desires one, but only by mutual cooperation can we make certain that this goal is met. Parental non‐payment or delinquency in meeting financial obligations creates an additional burden for the Academy.

  1. Tuition contracts specifying a payment schedule should be published and shared with families. All families must sign an enrollment contract that guarantees the family will be responsible for the full payment of tuition for the academic year.
  2. Academies should arrange for all tuition and fees to be collected through FACTS Tuition Management.
  3. Tuition payment schedule should follow the most appropriate schedule for the academy and parents: monthly, one payment, or three installments.
  4. Academies reserve the right to place severely delinquent accounts in the hands of a collection agency or its attorneys for collection. It is not our desire that any family should incur unnecessary legal fees or suffer further embarrassment or inconvenience in this regard. Again, we encourage prompt communication with the academy in an effort to avoid litigation.
  5. In order to withdraw a student, the parent must submit written notice to the principal in advance of the withdraw date. This enables the academy to prepare necessary information and settle accounts. No student records will be forwarded to another academy or school until all accounts have been settled.Following the terms of the enrollment contract, refunds will be made only in accordance with the stated guidelines and/or at the discretion of the administration. The refund must be requested prior to the start of the period for which payment would be made.
  6. Delinquency Management
    • By standard practice, FACTS will send payment reminders prior to any due date, returned payment notices in the case of a failed payment, and will make automated phone calls to delinquent payers. It is the responsibility of each academy to closely monitor delinquencies. Payers who fail to communicate with the academy and resolve the delinquency through a payment schedule approved by the academy will result in suspension of services for the student.
    • Students will not be permitted to attend class at the start of the trimester should any balance be past due.
    • No student will be permitted to begin an academic year unless all registration and other required fees are current. Registration and other required fees are paid through FACTS Tuition Management at enrollment. Enrollment for students whose families are not current in the registration or other required fees by June 30 may be cancelled at the discretion of the academy. In no event will students be permitted to attend class at the commencement of the academic year unless the delinquency is paid in full.
  • In order to participate in graduation activities, all debts for eighth grade students must be cleared by the first Monday of May. Eighth grade transcripts will not be released to the high schools if the financial obligations have not been met.
  • All fees must be paid in full before records or progress reports will be processed. It is the sole discretion of the academy to withhold trimester exams, report cards, transcripts, records, and diplomas until all financial obligations are satisfied in full.

7. A Tuition Assistance Committee must be in place at every school/academy