Tuition, Stewardship & Development
Providing our children with a high quality, faith-filled education is an effort that requires financial support. The annual operating costs of the school are approximately $2,000,000; this is funded through:
- Tuition payments
- Stewardship offerings & Parish investment
- Development commitments
Tuition Schedule (2020-21)
|Class / # of Students per family
|Full-Day Pre-K4 (Pre-K4 Plus)||$5,205|
|Grade K-8, 1 Child||$4,810|
|Grade K-8, 2 Children||$7,285|
|Grade K-8, 3 Children||$9,070|
|Grade K-8, 4 Children||$9,900|
|Non-parishioners (unsubsidized)||$5,460 per child|
Explanation of Mandatory and Optional Fees
Mandatory Fees for the 2020-2021 School Year:
Optional Fees for the 2020-2021 School Year:
See below for Stewardship and Development Commitment information.
Online Tuition Payment
Pay tuition online at: https://online.factsmgt.com
Tuition Grant for Transfer Students
St. Joseph School, in an effort to make Catholic education affordable to more families, has adopted a Tuition Grant Program for transfer students for the 2020-21 school year. Families who transfer their child/children in grades first through eight from any public, private, charter or home school will be eligible to receive a two year tuition grant. Click here for more information.
We know that Catholic education changes lives. For many families though the cost of tuition makes it unattainable. If a family desires a Catholic education for their student we encourage you to apply for both scholarship programs below.
Empower Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program
Empower Illinois Scholarship Program awards tuition assistance grants to K-12 students from families with limited financial resources. Visit https://EmpowerIllinois.org to access the reservation form and begin your application.
The Catholic Education Foundation
The Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) awards tuition assistance grants to students with a verified financial need. Students entering Kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible for assistance. This school year, 1,742 students received $1.8 million in financial aid through the CEF. Families must complete the online financial aid application at https://online.factsmgt.com/aid by the March 1 deadline. More information and links can be found at the Catholic Education Foundation website at www.dioceseofjoliet.org/edfoundation.
Tuition assistance grants are determined on an annual basis. Families must apply each year in order to be considered. All determinations are based on a financial aid analysis from the grant and aid application through FACTS.
For more information about the application process, please click here.
Stewardship Offerings & Parish Investment
Sunday stewardship is an expectation of all parish families. The parish invested over $350,000 of stewardship offerings in the school for the 2018-2019 school year, covering 19% of school operating expenses. The parish relies on the generosity of school families, as well as all parishioners, to make this investment.
Families have multiple options to fund their stewardship: automatic bank account deductions, credit card payments (which incur an additional convenience fee), monthly donations directly to the church, or weekly donations in the Sunday collection basket. Bank account deduction and credit card options, which are administered through the automated FACTS program, are strongly preferred. Please contact Beth Harbauer at firstname.lastname@example.org if you choose automatic bank account deductions or credit card payments. Click here to set up your Sunday Stewardship donation.
St. Joseph School has a Development Committee that plans initiatives to grow the school’s Second Century Fund. The Fund is used to cover the cost of multi-student tuition discounts, tuition assistance, academic and technological enhancements, budget shortfalls, and resources for the future. Each year, there is a development goal that supports this effort. Each family is asked to contribute $300 to support that goal, as well as participate in optional fundraising efforts and events. Your support is appreciated!