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2019-2020 Tuition

St. Francis de Sales School is committed to providing a Roman Catholic, value-centered education for your children. With this in mind, the Parish Finance committee, School Advisory committee, the Pastor, and the Principal all work together to assure the financial stability of both the parish and the school.



Parish MembershipTuition Amount
St. Francis de Sales Parishioners

                 Tuition Amount           Grant Amount          Tuition w/ Grant


1st Child     $5830.00                           $1900.00                       $3930.00

2nd Child    $5830.00                           $2085.00                       $3745.00

3rd Child     $5830.00                           $2285.00                       $3545.00

K Tuition     $5830.00                            $1700.00                       $4130.00

(Additional Children will receive 3rd Child Rate)


Catholic students registered at another Parish$5,830 per student
St. Francis will suggest to neighboring parishes the grant rates above. However, the rates will be determined by the pastor of the church where the student’s family is a registered member. Please download a form or pick one up in the parish office to have your pastor sign.
Tuition for Non-Catholic Students$5,830 per student


Other Fees:  8th Grade Algebra Fee – $200.00 (Highschool Credit),  Spanish Fee $200.00 (Highschool Credit), Advanced Math Fee – $100.00,  Trip Fee $100 earned before March 31st (If not elected to earn through TRIP, $100 will be applied to tuition balance at the beginning of the year)



For the 2019-2020 academic year, we will use the FACTS for all of our tuition billing. FACTS offers a convenient billing solution for the school as well as a convenient payment option for families.


    • Two ways to pay
      • Automatic Debit from your checking or savings account.
      • By Credit Card (a 2.75 % service fee applies)


  • Three payment options:
    • Paid in full by July 1, 2019, through Automated Clearinghouse (ACH), Credit Card or Invoice ($150 discount per family awarded if this option is selected).
    • Two payments by ACH or Credit Card due July 2019 and January 2020 (one-time processing fee of $15 if this option is selected)
    • Three to 11 payments starting July 2019 through May 2020 (one-time processing fee of $55 if this option is selected). You may also choose one of two payment dates: the 14th of the month or the  28th of the month.


If you are enrolled in FACTS already please log in and change your payment preferences and dates as desired. You will soon receive a bill through FACTS. If you are new to our school please log into the FACTS billing website at to complete your registration and set up your payment plan.


EdChoice Scholarship:

Students in grades K-3 may qualify for an Ed Choice Scholarship through the Ohio Department of Education. This means your child could attend St. Francis for free. Please ask the School Office for details.


Grant Forms:

St. Francis de Sales Parish Grant Form K-8 2019-20

St. Francis de Sales Parish Grant Form – High School Students 2019-20


Sponsoring Parish Grant Form 2019-20


Diocese of Columbus Tuition Assistance 2019-20 – Deadline was March 15th 2019


Tuition FAQ:

How is the tuition structure built?
Saint Francis de Sales School is a ministry of the Parish and a substantial portion of our offertory dollars offset the expenses in the school.  This makes it vitally important for our parents to work in unity to support the school, and to work in partnership with the parishioners who contribute to the school via their offertory contributions and miscellaneous donations. It takes all of these groups working together to make our school successful.


The budget process considers actual expenses incurred over a rolling 12 month period, any known increases such as insurance costs, salary or revolving property maintenance contracts, planned improvement projects, and an estimated enrollment number which is provided to the office when families fill out their recommitment forms in the spring. This data is then compiled and annualized and the projected deficit then becomes support needed from the Parish budget.


Why are the recommitment forms important?
Per Diocesan policy, once our tuition rates are established and published, we are not able to change them. This means that if we do not have the number of students enrolled that we originally budgeted for, the parish will have to provide additional monetary support to the school than originally budgeted. If more families enroll in the school than what we budgeted, the amount of monetary support that the parish needs to provide to simply pay our obligations is reduced, but it allows us to inject this money into the school to support a special project or upgrade.


Having the most accurate registration number possible is simply the most vital component to establishing the tuition rates for each year, which is why the recommitment forms are always so important.

Where does my tuition go?
Our school tuition covers the daily operational expenses of the school’s education program. These expenses include: salaries for teachers and staff, secular educational materials, religious education books and materials, a portion of our technology expenses, copying and printing, and other miscellaneous operational expenses.

What are fees and what do they include?
Student fees cover the costs of: consumable workbooks not covered by state and federal dollars, construction and copy paper, the yearly Diocesan student assessment fee, and Diocesan student health insurance.

Does the parish cover any school costs?
The parish contributes financially to the school by paying the deficit between tuition income and school expenses.

How can I get tuition assistance?
The parish is committed to providing a Catholic education for all parishioners who desire this faith-based education for their children. To show this commitment, the parish provides a parish grant to all parish families who express a desire for financial assistance. Parents are reminded that in order to qualify for the parish grant, you must be a registered, active member of the parish (i.e. using your envelopes at mass) and complete regular volunteer hours. Non-parish members may be able to receive a parish grant from their own parishes. Please contact your pastor for more information.

The Diocese of Columbus also offers a Diocesan Tuition Assistance program. This application is made available in January and they are typically due in March. These forms must be submitted by the deadlines set by the Diocese in order to qualify for assistance. This application is also used by the parish to determine parish grants.

If further assistance is needed, please copy your Diocesan Tuition Assistance application and turn it into the Parish Office. Please address the envelope to Father David Sizemore to be considered for additional financial aid. We want to help you provide a Catholic education for your child, but we won’t know you need help unless you ask.

What is TRIP and how can it help me?
The Tuition Reduction Incentive Program (TRIP) allows families to purchase grocery, retail, gas, etc. cards through St. Francis Parish. The vendors/stores sell the cards to the parish at a discounted rate. The parish then sells the cards at face value to participating families and uses the discount earned to credit the family’s tuition account for the following school year. Many families buy cards from the TRIP program on a weekly basis.


If you have any questions related to TRIP, please see our TRIP page.


Need more information? Please call the school office at 345-4049 ext. 2 or the parish office at 345-9874 ext. 200.

St. Francis de Sales School

38 Granville St, Newark, OH 43055

Phone:   740-345-4049


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