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.
The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston offers need-based tuition assistance to Catholic families having children enrolled in Catholic schools. Applications for this aid must be submitted online at https://online.factsmgt.com/aid by April 30, 2023.
Questions related to fees only may be addressed to the school by calling 304-346-5491.
2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR
2 year old preschool
Tuesdays & Thursdays
half day program full day program
$1,853.00 per student $3,705.00 per student
Mondays. Wednesday, & Fridays $2,581.00 per student $5,162.00 per student Mondays-Fridays $3,161.00 per student $6,321.00 per student *annual $210 materials & supplies fee
PRE-SCHOOL Pre K (4 year-olds)
5 days per week – full days $6,173.00 per student
PRE-SCHOOL ECE (3 year-olds)
5 days per week – full days $5,488.00 per student
1st child $ 7,707.00 ($ 7,707.00 / 180 days = $42.82 per day) 2nd child $ 5,395.00 ($5,395.00 / 180 days = $29.97 per day 2nd child) Each add’l child in K-5 $ 4,625.00 ($4,330.00 /180 days = $25.69 per day for each additional child)
Book Fees, Insurance, & Testing:
|Book & Class Fee (K-5)||$535.00 per child|
|(Book rental, workbooks, student insurance, instructional materials, library fee, testing, yearbook)|
|Supply Fee (Pre K & ECE only)||$485.00 per child|
|(Supplies, instructional material, library fee, insurance)|
|Technology Fee (ECE-5th grade)||$100.00 per child|
|(Computer supplies, instructional materials)|
|PVA Fee||$35.00 per child|
|Preschool (TH, ECE, PRE-K) through 5th grade|
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- Invoices are mailed by May 1
1. Electronic Payment (credit card only)
Families may pay their tuition and/or fees by CREDIT CARD. You must notify the parish office if you intend on paying by credit card. Families using a credit card will be charged a “convenience fee.” There can only be a single one time payment by credit card and payments must be processed on or before June 15.
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. Loan must be processed between May 1 and June 30. 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 current market value. 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 $12,000.00
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 through the parish, you may pay the invoice by check or cash 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 15th will be charged a daily rate plus a $100.00 administrative fee.
- Students who leave the school after September 15th 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 9 will be charged a daily rate for the second semester plus a $100.00 administrative fee.
- Students who leave the school after February 9 but before March 15, 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 15, 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.