Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid


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 ofJuly all families will receive a Tuition Contract with the above optionslisted. The contract must be signed and returned in July. Should youchoose payment Plan C or Plan D, a monthly tuition payment will bedebited from your checking or savings account. Specific informationabout the electronic account payment system process will be mailed withthe 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 financecharges 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 28of each academic year. Students who make a decision to withdraw fromSMA prior to March 1 and have prepaid tuition will receive a pro-ratedtuition refund per the following chart:


(Annual Payment)

August — 100%

September — 90%

October — 80%

November — 70%

December — 60%

January — 50%

February — 40%

March — -0-

(Semi-annual payments)

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 acommitment to attend St. Mary's Academy and uses this commitment whendetermining staffing needs. Therefore, it is the policy of St. Mary'sAcademy not to refund any of the registration fee for non-returningstudents.


Financial Aid

Returning Student Aid Form: Click here for Upperclass Aid Form.
Click here for the 2016-2017 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:

P.O. BOX 89434
Questions call: (440) 892-4272

*Forms must be postmarked by April 1, 2015 for returning students.

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