ACTIVE PARISH FAMILIES
NON-PARISHIONERS & INACTIVE PARISH FAMILIES
We welcome students to St. Timothy School from outside our parish and those from families who are not considered active parish families*, but only those who are active parishioners are eligible for the tuition subsidy. Other families are billed for the full cost per student. For 2018/2019, the cost per student is $6377.
PAY IN FULL BEFORE SCHOOL BEGINS
Families who choose to pay tuition in full before the start of the school year are rewarded with a discount, applied to the family tuition bill.
- Apply a 3% discount when you pay tuition in full by August 11.
- Apply a 2% discount when you pay tuition in full by August 18.
Please direct questions about payment in full and the associated discount to parish bookkeeper Dottie Cocola at 614-451-2671.
PAYMENT PLANS - FACTS TUITION MANAGEMENT
Families may choose to pay their tuition bill in 10 monthly installments. We have partnered with FACTS Tuition Management service to offer a convenient online payment system for our families who opt for monthly payments. To enroll in a FACTS tuition payment plan, please contact school secretary Ann Tribbie at 614-451-0739 by June 26, 2018.
We love it when our current school families help us bring new families to St. Timothy School. For every new family you successfully refer, earn one month free tuition for one child. Click here for more details on our referral program.
Additional financial assistance is available.
At St. Timothy, we know both the great value of a Catholic education and the challenge that tuition can sometimes be. In this era of rising costs, our goal is to keep St. Timothy affordable for any family that is committed to a Catholic education for their children.
ST. TIMOTHY STRONG
In addition to the parish tuition subsidy, families with demonstrated financial need are eligible to receive additional funds, available through the generosity of parish families dedicated to the value of a Catholic education at St. Timothy School. Contact principal George Mosholder for details (email@example.com or 614-451-0739).
DIOCESE OF COLUMBUS TUITION ASSISTANCE
Donors across the Diocese of Columbus have been generous in their gifts to tuition assistance funds. These funds are dispersed yearly to families with demonstrated financial need through a distribution process that takes into account family need, total number of children applying for aid, and total amount of funds available that year. Families must apply each year for tuition assistance. The deadline for Diocesan financial assistance for 2017/2018 has passed, but the application process is very similar from year to year.
To apply for the Diocese of Columbus Tuition Assistance Program:
- You must be registered in one of the Diocesan schools by March 15.
- The Diocese will only accept ONLINE APPLICATIONS (www.factstuitionaid.com), the application must be submitted and verified by March 15 and supporting documentation must be postmarked by March 15. (Please file early in case additional documentation is requested by FACTS.)
- Payment of the $30.00 application fee must accompany the application.
- Only one application per family is required.
OHIO ED CHOICE
The EdChoice Scholarship Program provides up to 60,000 state-funded scholarships to students who attend low-performing public school buildings. The scholarship must be used to attend private schools that meet requirements for program participation. St. Timothy is an Ohio EdChoice participating provider. For more information, visit the Ohio Department of Education website.
Scrip is a great way to help offset your tuition at St. Timothy School! Simply order gift cards from more than 300 retailers and receive a portion of the purchase price as a tuition credit for the next school year. Participating families order gift cards at face value through St. Timothy’s Shop with Scrip account. St. Tim receives these gift cards at a discount ranging from 1% to 30%, based on the retailer. Contact school parent Sarah Hartenstein (firstname.lastname@example.org, 614-578-2367) to get started or ask questions.
Q: whAT is an "ACTIVE" parish family?
A: The parish pays a portion of the tuition bill for each active parish family with children enrolled in our parish school.
Active parish families are defined as registered parish families who actively participate in the life of the parish by:
- regularly attending Mass at St. Timothy Church and
- being involved in the life of the parish through participation in activities and organizations of both the Parish and the school and
- making regular, recordable contributions to the weekly offertory collection used to subsidize tuition at St. Timothy School.
Inactive families are defined as those who are not registered members of St. Timothy parish or who do not actively participate in parish life (through regular Mass attendance, parish involvement, and contributions to the weekly offertory collection).
St. Timothy Church uses funds from the weekly offertory collection to subsidize tuition. Active parish families benefit from a tuition subsidy in which the parish pays up to 51% of the actual cost of tuition - between $1,849 and $13,118 - for each active parish family.
Q: do ACTIVE PARISHIONERS PAY LESS FOR TUITION THAN NON-PARISHIONERS?
Although many parishes in the area no longer subsidize tuition for their parish school, here at St. Timothy we believe it is the mutual responsibility of both parents and the parish to support our school,
The actual cost to the school to educate each child is exactly the same, whether they are active parishioners or not. The parish uses funds from the offertory collection to pay a portion of the bill for the children of active parish families, resulting in a reduced financial burden for the family.
The members of St. Timothy parish have always been generous in their support of our parish school, knowing that they are helping to form the children of the parish in the Catholic faith.
Q: Does St. Timothy offer additional support to families with multiple enrolled children?
At St. Timothy, we know both the great value of a Catholic education and the challenge that tuition can sometimes be. In this era of rising costs, our goal is to keep St. Timothy affordable for any family that is committed to a Catholic education for their children. Families with multiple children enrolled in Catholic schools make a significant commitment to Catholic education.
To ease the financial burden of and reward that commitment, the percentage of each active parish family's tuition bill paid by the parish increases with the number of children from that family enrolled at St. Timothy School.