Tuition 2017-2018


Payment Options

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, 2017.

referral program

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 (gmoshold@cdeducation.org 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

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 Danielle Vanausdle (dvanausdle@gmail.com, 614-284-0416) to get started or ask questions.

 

FAQ

does st. timothy offer discounted tuition for active parish families?

YES! 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. While many other parish schools in the area no longer offer discounted tuition to active parish families, we believe it is the mutual responsibility of both parents and the parish to support our school.

The enthusiastic support of our parish allows St. Timothy School to offer significant tuition discounts to active parish families. St. Timothy Parish uses funds from the weekly offertory collection to support the school by paying between 29% and 51% of the cost to educate the children from active parish families.

Does St. Timothy School offer a multi-child discount?

YES! 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.

whAT is an "ACTIVE" parish family?

Active parish families are defined as those 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 (tax-deductible) 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 $1,795 and $12,735 - for each active parish family.

DID TUITION RATES GO UP THIS YEAR?

Tuition rates did slightly increase for 2017/2018. Despite rising costs in benefits, facility maintenance, and teacher salaries, the 2017/2018 cost per student is just 2.5% greater than 2016/2017. We work hard to manage costs and use your tuition dollars wisely.