The amount of tuition each year is set in consultation with our Consultative School Board and will be published February 2021. Tuition and fees, along with donations to the school, make up the majority of our income. The registration process for the 2021-2022 school year will begin on February 1, 2021.
Online Payments (for registration, resource, tuition or annual fund)
Payments can be made online using Diamondmind to process credit cards by clicking the box below. A convenience fee of 2.99% is added to all online credit card payments and 0.59% fee to all EFT/ACH online payments.
Please note that if you are making a payment for multiple purposes (registration, resource, and/or tuition,) a transaction must be completed for each category. The drop down menu will allow you to choose payment options. You can select the "other amount" option to enter a partial amount for any payment. You will be required to register and create a user name and password.
Check, cash, or money order
Checks and money order payments can be mailed directly to the school at 209 S. Hollywood Rd., Houma, LA 70360 (Attn: Mindy Ard Landry - Business Office.) Payments (excluding credit card) can also be made in person at the Brothers Hall, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 3:30 pm with the exception of holidays. (Summer hours may vary.)
Only tuition, resource and annual fund donations can be financed through the school's bank loan option. This option is only open during registration (typically held in February for the upcoming school year.) Please see the Admissions Timeline for loan dates and deadlines. All loans are processed as a 12-month loan starting in June and ending in May of the applicable school year. All loan applications should be returned to the Brothers Hall.
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 VCHS registration process to apply for tuition assistance (including registration payment.) Registration applications must be submitted by February 12, 2021. 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 12, 2021. The process takes about twenty minutes to complete and there is a $35 (approximate) application fee. All supporting documentation must be uploaded and application status should read completed by the deadline in order to be considered for assistance.
PARTNERING TUITION DONATION REBATE PROGRAMS
Additional assistance may be available through these partnering scholarships opportunities for those entering Vandebilt Catholic from public schools or those who are currently on tuition donation rebate programs:
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 or participation in the Louisiana scholarship program/tuition donation rebate program the previous year, and family income. The max tuition assistance for a qualified student in grades 9-12 is $4500.
Applications for this scholarship are generally available in January 2021. For more information, please visit http://www.acescholarships.org.
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 the maximum award amounts are approximately $4,900 per year. Recipients are required to re-qualify each year. New applications are accepted only if funds are available for new scholarships.
Applications for this scholarship are generally available in mid-February 2021. For more information, please visit http://www.AreteScholars.org.
Louiana Scholars Program (LSP) is eligible to students who have a family income that does not exceed 250% of the federal poverty line and would otherwise be enrolled in public school with a C, D, F, or T rating on both October 1 and February 1 of the current school year or a continuing scholarship student.
The application window for the 21-22 school year will open in November 2020. Please contact Penny LaFont as soon as possible to begin the process. For more information, please visit https://www.louisianabelieves.com/schools/louisiana-scholarship-program.
For more information regarding tuition assistance, please contact Penny LaFont (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mindy Ard Landry (email@example.com) at the Business Office (Brother’s Hall) at 985-876-2551.