Tuition for the 2015-16 school year is $13,125 plus a $300 academic fee totaling $13,425. The estimated annual increase is from 3-6 percent. 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 $17,720. St. Mary's is committed toseeking additional revenue sources to make up the difference betweenthe actual cost for education and the tuition and fees that are billedto every family. We do this through fundraising efforts which includeour annual giving campaign, Phon-a-thon, auction, Food for Thoughtluncheon, student fundraiser and grant writing. This assures thattuition can remain affordable for all families who seek a St. Mary'sAcademy education.
- $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 usedbooks for their classes. At year's end, students may be able to sellback 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(Plan A).
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 students.
Returning Student Aid Form: Click here for Upperclass Aid Form.
Click here for the 2016-2017 Freshman Student Aid Form.
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, 2016 for returning students.