Affordability

 

 

True to our Catholic mission and identity and dedication to serving all people, we're committed to providing equitable access to an education that can enrich lives.  We work to ensure that all qualified students--no matter their socioeconomic backgrounds--can thrive at St. Petersburg Catholic.

 

 

We practice need-blind admission, which means we admit students based on their academic and personal accomplishments and don't consider their financial circumstances during the admission process.

In addition, we are dedicated to providing need-based financial assistance and helping students obtained a variety of aid to meet their full, demonstrated financial need.

 

What is demonstrated financial need?

Financial aid eligibility is based on a family's demonstrated need. St. Petersburg Catholic is committed to meeting your demonstrated need with different forms of financial aid funds.

Your demonstrated need is the difference between the cost of attendance and the expected family contribution, as determined by FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment (Deadline: March 31, 2019). See below for more information on different types of aid.

 

Cost of Attendance

- Family Contribution

= Demonstrated Need

 


2018-2019 Billed Academic Year Costs

Tuition:

  • $11,700 (Parish Supporting)
    • Parish Verification requires letter from Pastor acknowledging your Parish registration and active participation as members. Letter must be provided to ensure Parish rate.
  • $14,700 (Non-Parish Supporting)

Mandatory Fees (Technology, Parent Association, Registration):

  • $930*

Total Tuition & Fees: 

  • $12,630 (Parish Supporting)
  • $15,630 (Non-Parish Supporting)

 

*Please note that new students pay a one-time, additional $100 application fee at time of registration (total of $1,030 fees for new students).
 
  • International Students pay a one-time $500 application fee.
  • Senior students pay a one-time $200 commencement fee.

 


 

Breakdown of Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition -- In Parish Supporting Rate: $11,700
    • Parish Verification requires letter from Pastor acknowledging your Parish registration and active participation as members. Letter must be provided to ensure Parish rate.
  • Tuition -- Out of Parish/Non-Supporting Rate: $14,700
  • Second Student Discount: $2,000
  • Pay My Tuition
**All Fees Are Non-Refundable**
 
  • Technology Fee: $500 per student
  • Parent Association Membership Fee: $30 per family
  • Registration Fee
    • New Student Registration Fee: $500 per student ($400 registration fee + $100 application fee)
      • $100 due at time of registration
    • Returning Student Registration Fee: $400 per student
      • $100 due at time of re-registration
  • International Student Application Fee: $500
  • Commencement Fee For Seniors Only: $200

 


 Academic Scholarships

  • Valedictorian Award: $5,000 (top graduate from each of our sending middle schools)
  • Placement Exam Award: $2,000 to top test score on the Placement Test (November testing only)

 


 

Types of Financial Aid

**Must complete full application. Deadlines strictly enforced.**
 
  • Diocese of St. Petersburg School Tuition Aid Grant: This grant is available to baptized and registered Catholic Students in the Diocese. Eligibility is based upon the number of people per household and certain levels of gross monthly income.

  • Mary C. Forbes Foundation: This Scholarship is available to those residing within the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Applicants must be registered and active members in one of the Diocesan Parishes. The scholarship award will be based significantly on financial need. However, academic merit shall also be evaluated. Applications become available in early spring. Previous awardees must re-apply each year. If you feel you are eligible for this award, please contact the school office for an application. Applications, when due, are expected to be complete with all copies of financial documents included.

  • McKay Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities: Florida’s school choice programs allow parents to choose the best educational setting-public or private- for their child. The McKay Scholarship provides Florida students with special needs the opportunity to attend a participating private school. Applications are available on both Step Up For Students and AAA Scholarship websites. Requirements include: 1) Must have been previously enrolled in a public school for a minimum of one year; and 2) IEP or 504 Plan was written by a public school entity in the state of Florida.

  • The Gardiner Scholarship Program: Offered by the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE), the Gardiner Scholarship Program provides eligible students a scholarship that can be used to purchase approved services or products in order to design a customized educational program for the student. Scholarships can be used for specialized services such as speech or occupational therapy, instructional materials, tuition at an eligible private school, contributions to a college prepaid account, and more. The program is directly administered by state- approved nonprofit scholarship funding organizations. More information is available at the Florida Department of Education Website: www.fldoe.org.

  • Step Up For Students Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program: This is an income based

    scholarship program that, last year, was able to award $7000 per student to help
    pay for tuition and fees. Eligibility is based on the number of people per household and levels of gross monthly income. You can find more information on the website: www.stepupforstudents.org. Applications open in January for current recipients. Application timeline is a hard deadline, usually due by the end of March. There is no application fee.

  • AAA Scholarship Foundation - AAA Scholarship Foundation (AAA) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization and state approved Scholarship Funding Organization (SFO) that exclusively serves eligible low-income children through the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program. Families can apply for assistance through this program, however it cannot be combined with SUFS. There is no application fee for Florida families. You will need to upload financial documents and birth certificates for all minors in the household. For more information, visit www.aaascholarships.org.

  • In-House Tuition Assistance: Families who need additional tuition assistance must complete the FACTS Tuition Grant & Aid Application, the same application for the DOSP Tuition Assistance. Even those families who may not be eligible for the DOSP CSTAG award, must complete the FACTS Tuition Grant & Aid application to receive any assistance beyond any other awards received. If you were not eligible for the SUFS or AAA Scholarship, we encourage you to try for the In-House Assistance through the FACTS Tuition & Grant Application. There is an application fee. If a student is awarded In-House Assistance, a contract of acceptance must be signed between parents, student and administration.

  • Parish Assistance: Some parishes are able to offer tuition assistance to their families. Check with your Pastor about any tuition assistance your parish could provide.

  • Other Options: There are companies that will offer K-12 education loans. SPC is affiliated with: Your Tuition Solution Offers low, fixed rate education plans with convenient payment plans and a wide range of options. Information and how to apply: YourTuitionSolution.com

Tuition assistance is available to families who cannot afford the full cost of tuition. Funds are limited and are only available for those who complete all applications fully and comply with each assistance opportunity. Deadlines are strictly enforced.