Please note: all tuition is set annually by Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral Parish and not by Sacred Heart Grade School. Please address all tuition related questions to the main parish office by calling 304-342-8175.
Questions related to fees only may be addressed to the school by calling 304-346-5491.
2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR
Half day morning preschool for 2 year olds
Tuesdays & Thursdays $1,575.00 per student Mondays. Wednesday, & Fridays $2,205.00 per student Mondays-Fridays $2,677.00 per student *annual $50 materials and supplies fee
PRE-SCHOOL (4 year-olds)
5 days per week – full days $5,115.00 per student
PRE-SCHOOL (3 year-olds)
5 days per week – full days $4,530.00 per student
1st child $ 6,430.00 ($6,430.00 @ 180 days = $35.73 per day) 2nd child $ 4,175.00 ($4,175.00 @ 180 days = $23.20 per day 2nd child) Each add’l child in K-5 $ 3,535.00 ($3,535.00 @ 180 days = $19.64 per day for each additional child)
Book Fees, Insurance, & Testing:
|Book & Class Fee (K-5)||$375.00 per child|
|(Book rental, workbooks, student insurance, instructional materials, library fee, testing)|
|Supply Fee (Pre K & ECE only)||$300.00 per child|
|(Supplies, instructional material, library fee, insurance)|
|Technology Fee||$100.00 per child|
|(Computer supplies, instructional materials)|
|PVA Fee||$35.00 per child|
|(Pre-school through 5th grade)|
|Yearbook Fee||$25.00 per child|
Please note: Because books and supplies are purchased for your child in advance of the beginning of the school year, school fees are not refundable.
PRE-PAID TUITION POLICY
The policy of pre-paid tuition for Sacred Heart Grade School requires that the parents (guardians) pay the total tuition charges for the school year on or before June 15. For students registering after June 15, the total tuition is due upon acceptance into the school.
WAYS TO PAY TUITION
1. FACTS Electronic Payment (credit card only)
Families may pay their tuition and/or fees by “CREDIT CARD” using the FACTS system. FACTS will send each family “an invitation” to pay tuition by credit card. An ID and PASSWORD will be included in the “invitation.” You may access this system at any time before June 15th.Please note: families using a credit card through FACTS will be charged a “convenience fee”. The amount of the fee is contingent upon the amount of the transaction.
NB: FACTS will NOT accept “VISA”.
Once you have reached the FACTS site, enter your login and password. The computer will prompt you to change your password the first time you login. Once you change your password you will enter the site. You will see the cost of your tuition and fees. (Tuition and fees are due on or before June 15th). Follow the prompts as you would any other bill pay process. If you have any questions regarding your credit card transaction, please call FACTS.
2. Student Loans
For your convenience, the parish will continue with special financial arrangements for student loans through a local lending institution. If you wish to take advantage of our student loan program, please call the PARISH BUSINESS OFFICE (304.342.8175) as soon as possible BUT before May 1. Please have the following information available:
- Driver’s license number
- Date of issue and expiration date
- Business phone and home phone
- Place of employment, occupation, etc.
Upon acceptance of your child(ren) into SHGS, the lending institution will grant parents/guardians a loan for all or part of the tuition at 6.25%. The loan is repaid to the lending institution in monthly installments, June 15th through March 15th. The 10-month loan will be processed at:
Sacred Heart Parish Business Office
PLEASE CALL THE BUSINESS OFFICE (342-8175)
With the necessary information
FOR A LOAN APPOINTMENT.
NB: student loans must be at least $3,000.00, to a maximum of $10,000.00
Student fees cannot be included in the loan amount and must be paid at the time you sign-up for the loan.
3. Cash or check on or before June 15
If you DO NOT wish to use the loan program through the Parish or the credit card program through FACTS, an invoice will be mailed to you from the business office on or before June 1st. You may pay the invoice by check or cash on or before June 15.
TUITION REFUND POLICY
Sacred Heart Grade School (SHGS) has many expenses of a continuing nature such as faculty salaries and plant maintenance. In order to plan and maintain these services over the entire year, many schools require that the income from tuition and fees be assured.
Accordingly, after confirmation of acceptance, they do not allow remission or reduction of tuition and allow either no refund or a very modest one. Sacred Heart Grade School maintains the following tuition refund policy.
Tuition is charged until the day a signed withdrawal form is completed by the parents and dated at the school. Please contact the school (304-346-5491) for information on withdrawal procedure. If you have paid tuition through the loan program, please contact the parish business office (304-342-8175) for procedures about your loan.
For purposes of refunding tuition, the following schedule will apply based on 90 days per semester.
- Students who leave the school on or before September 20th will be charged a daily rate plus a $100.00 administrative fee.
- Students who leave the school after September 20th but before October 20, will be refunded 25% of the tuition paid for the first semester, but will receive a full refund for tuition paid toward the second semester less a $100.00 administrative fee.
- Students who leave the school after October 20, will not receive a tuition refund for the first semester, but will receive a full refund for tuition paid toward the second semester less a $100.00 administrative fee.
The same schedule will apply for the second semester:
Students who leave the school on or before February 10 will be charged a daily rate for the second semester plus a $100.00 administrative fee.
- Students who leave the school after February 10 but before March 10, will be refunded 25% of the tuition paid for the second semester less a $100.00 administrative fee.
- Students who leave the school after March 10, will not receive a tuition refund.
- Students who are asked to withdraw from the school will be refunded 100% of the balance of their tuition from the date of withdrawal, calculated on a daily rate, less a $100.00 administrative fee.
If a child is withdrawn from the school, prior to the first day of school, for any reason other than the family leaving the Charleston area, a $100.00 non-refundable fee per CHILD will be charged.
If a child is withdrawn prior to the first day of school, because of the family leaving the Charleston area, an administrative fee of $100.00 per FAMILY will be charged.
This policy will enable us to assure space for those families that are most sincere in enrolling their child(ren) in Sacred Heart Basilica Parish Grade School.