Tuition for the 2014-15 school year is $12,500 plus a $250 academic fee totaling $12,750. St. Mary's offers five tuition payment options to help meet the needs of its families.
The actual cost per student of a St. Mary's
Academy education this year will be $16,763. St. Mary's is committed to
seeking additional revenue sources to make up the difference between
the actual cost for education and the tuition and fees that are billed
to every family. We do this through fundraising efforts which include
our annual giving campaign, Phon-a-thon, auction, Food for Thought
luncheon, student fundraiser and grant writing. This assures that
tuition can remain affordable for all families who seek a St. Mary's
- $50 nonrefundable application fee due at time of application submission
- $250 enrollment fee due with the Confirmation of Attendance form
In addition, students purchase new or used
books for their classes. At year's end, students may be able to sell
back their books in good condition to the school's online bookstore.
Tuition and Fees: Frequently Asked Questions
How do I indicate my payment plan option?
During the month of
July all families will receive a Tuition Contract with the above options
listed. The contract must be signed and returned in July. Should you
choose payment Plan C or Plan D, a monthly tuition payment will be
debited from your checking or savings account. Specific information
about the electronic account payment system process will be mailed with
the tuition contract.
If I do not wish to participate in the electronic transfer process for tuition payment, what are my other options?
Payment-in-full or semi-annual payment options are also available.
These options are specified above in Plan A and Plan B. No finance
charges are accrued for families who choose the payment-in-full option
What is the school's policy concerning tuition refund?
St. Mary's Academy does not refund prepaid tuition after February 28
of each academic year. Students who make a decision to withdraw from
SMA prior to March 1 and have prepaid tuition will receive a pro-rated
tuition refund per the following chart:
August — 100%
September — 90%
October — 80%
November — 70%
December — 60%
January — 50%
February — 40%
March — -0-
January — 80%
February — 60%
March — -0-
What is the school's policy concerning registration fee refund?
St. Mary's Academy regards the payment of a registration fee as a
commitment to attend St. Mary's Academy and uses this commitment when
determining staffing needs. Therefore, it is the policy of St. Mary's
Academy not to refund any of the registration fee for non-returning
Returning Student Aid Form: Click here for Upperclass Aid
Click here for the 2015-2016 Freshman Student Aid Form.
Click here for instructions on how to complete the 2015-2016 Student Aid Form online.
Please do not send completed Financial Aid applications to St. Mary’s.
Completed forms should be mailed to:
PRIVATE SCHOOL AID SERVICE
P.O. BOX 89434
Questions call: (440) 892-4272
*Forms must be postmarked by April 1, 2015 for returning students.