Tuition

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2018/2019 Tuition

The following tuition rates are offered to parish families:

K-8th Grade (Per child)

  • 1st Child $4,700
  • 2nd Child $2,350
  • 3rd+ Child $1,175

Preschool (Per child)

  • 3 year old, half day (3 mornings/week) $2,075
  • 4 year old, half day (5 mornings/week) $2,675
  • Full day (3 and 4 year old, 5 full days/week) $4,800

The following tuition rates are offered to non-parish families:

K-8th Grade (Per child), each child $5,780

Preschool (Per child)

  • 3 year old, half day $2,550
  • 4 year old, half day $3,280
  • Full Day (3 and 4 year old) $5,880

A $275 annual enrollment fee is charged to all families. the fee for families with only half-day preschoolers is $150.


Payment Schedule 

Payments are expected to be made via electronic withdrawal on the 5th of each month from August through May. When an account is delinquent by more than 20 days, late fees of 5% of the late amount will be assessed.

Families of Kindergarten through Eighth Grade students who wish to pay annually, before the school year begins, will be entitled to a $95 discount from the above tuition schedule. The annual pay method is only available to those paying tuition in full. Those using the annual tuition method will be entitled to a 50% refund of the amount paid if the school office is notified prior to the Christmas holiday period of the student(s) withdrawal for the school year at that time or earlier.

For those students beginning after the school year has started, tuition will be prorated based on the number of months (including partial months) remaining in the school year.

Registration for the next school year will not be allowed if a student’s tuition and fees are not paid in full.


Tuition Assistance

Tuition assistance will be based on the Peoria Diocesan guidelines using the FACTS aid assessment process. All families wishing to be considered for financial assistance should complete this assessment online prior to April 15 for the upcoming school year.  The FACTS application is required for those wishing to be considered for either the John Lancaster Spalding or Knights of Columbus Scholarship. Click here for more information on the FACTS application process. The school office can help with any questions or concerns.


Scholarship opportunities

The John Lancaster Spalding Scholarship is an endowment fund established as a result of the Diocese of Peoria ROOTED IN FAITH Campaign and named in honor of Archbishop Spalding, the first Bishop of Peoria.

Tuition assistance scholarship grants are available to students enrolled in / intending to enroll in grades kindergarten through 12 in any Catholic school located in the Diocese of Peoria whose families are members of a Catholic parish in the diocese. All grants will be based on financial need objectively assessed. Information about the grants and application materials may be obtained using the links below or by contacting any Catholic elementary or secondary school in the Diocese of Peoria.

Families of students who are currently in receipt of grants are reminded that all grants are for one year only, and anyone seeking to renew a grant for next year must reapply. Click here to learn more about the John Lancaster Spalding Scholarship program.

The Knights of Columbus St. Clement Council offers a $2500 scholarship to St. Jude students entering K-8th grade, and a $1000 scholarship for a graduating 8th grader planning to enroll at Peoria Notre Dame High School.  Email jlindsey@stjudecatholic.com for more details on these opportunities.

The State of Illinois' Invest In Kids Act funds scholarships for children who choose to attend private schools. Scholarships offered through this program could cover up to 100 percent of tuition and eligible fees. Interested families may submit an application through Empower Illinois, starting in late January.  Click here for more information.