TUITION 2017-2018. The amount of tuition each year is set in consultation with our School Advisory Council. Tuition and fees, along with donations to the school, make up the majority of our income. The tuition for Catholic students has been set at $7505. That is an increase of only 2.7%, one of the smallest percentage increases in the past 30 years and only less than a $20 increase per month for those families choosing to finance tuition. The registration fee is $350, and the capital improvement fee will remain the same at $250 per family. Registration for the 2017-2018 school year is due by February 24, 2017.
Online Payment. Payments can be made online using Acceptiva to process credit cards through the link below. A convenience fee of 3% is added to all online payments to offset additional costs to the school associated with credit card payments. Parents still have the option to pay with a check or through a loan with Coastal Commerce Bank.
Tuition Assistance Opportunities
Vandebilt Catholic is committed to providing a holistic education to all students. High priority is given to those families who have supported Catholic schools and great care is given to ensure that the school does not become available only to the social, academic, or athletic elite. Vandebilt Catholic offers tuition assistance based on need with an in-house budget of approximately $90,000. Donated funds are also available through endowed scholarships. Families must complete the registration process to apply for tuition assistance. Registration forms must be submitted by February 24, 2017. FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment conducts the need analysis for Vandebilt Catholic. Families applying for financial aid will need to complete an online application at www.factsmgt.com by March 17, 2017. The process takes about twenty minutes to complete and there is a $30 application fee. All supporting documentation must be uploaded and application status should read completed by the deadline in order to be considered for assistance.
ACE Scholarships Louisiana is a scholarship granting organization that offers scholarships to qualified children on a first-come, first-served basis for as long as funds are available. Qualifications for this scholarship include residency in Louisiana, attendance in public school for the previous school year, and family income. Applications for this scholarship will be available in January 2017. For more information, please visit http://www.acescholarships.org/For-Families.
Arete currently operates in Louisiana under the Tuition Donation Rebate Program. Scholarship eligibility is based on the income guidelines for the federal free and reduced lunch program (FRL), and award amounts range from $2,500 to $5,000 per year. Recipients are required to re-qualify each year. Applications for this scholarship will be available in January 2017. For more information, please visit http://www.aretescholars.org/parents.
For more information regarding tuition assistance, please contact Penny LaFont (VCHS Brothers Hall) at 985-580-1868.