Tuition Policies for 2017-18
Immaculate Conception Parish is committed to provide a quality faith-based education to its families at a fair and equitable tuition rate. The actual cost for educating each child at I.C. School is over $6000. The parish supports the school and its families with funds from the weekly collections, which makes the tuition rate lower than the actual cost.
The base tuition rate (K-6) for parishioners who participate in the liturgical life of the parish is $4,235 per child. The base tuition rate for non-parish members or parishioners who do not participate in the liturgical life of the parish is $4,835 per child. Tuition for preschool 1 is $660 per year and tuition for preschool 2 is $1200 per year.
Families of students in grades K-6 can apply for financial aid by completing an application with FACTS (link is available under Info: Registration). The funds for these additional grants, which also come from the parish, are limited, and applications must be submitted by April 1 by returning families to qualify. Families are encouraged to apply in January or February in order to be eligible for diocesan tuition assistance through the Catholic Education Foundation. Recipients of those grants are notified in February or March.
The minimum tuition charge is $1000 per child or $2500 for a family of more than 2 children.
In addition, Immaculate Conception is an approved provider for the Ed Choice Expansion Scholarship from the Ohio Department of Education, which is based solely on parental income up to 200% of the federal poverty level. This scholarship is presently available to children who are entering kindergarten – fourth grade. Immaculate Conception School is also an approved provider for the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship program through the Ohio Department of Education for children with specific learning disabilities and other health impairments.
Families will receive their tuition agreements in May/June.
A separate application process is available for families to request “Adopt-a-Student” funding if they feel they need further assistance in paying their tuition charges. This program is funded through personal donations specifically set aside to assist families who need greater assistance. Adopt-a-student applications will be available as soon as tuition agreements are sent out in May, and families may request an application at the school office. Adopt-a-student funds are limited to what has been donated, so it is recommended that applications are made early to assure an equitable distribution of funds.
Please see “Links of Interest” on our Home Page for Information on Ed Choice and Jon Peterson Scholarships from Ohio Department of Education.