Tuition & Fees
The tuition rates are published annually. The non-refundable Re-Enrollment Fee of $100 per family (that is not deducted from the tuition) is due in February. If the re-enrollment fee is not received by May 1, the school cannot guarantee placement for a returning student. Since tuition income does not cover the full cost of educating your child, parents are asked and encouraged to lend their support to all fundraising efforts on behalf of the school.
Late Fees and Returned Checks
A $30.00 processing charge will be assessed by FACTS for any check returned by a bank. The Business Office reserves the right to require individuals issuing returned checks to make all subsequent payments by cash or money order (field trips, class dues, fundraisers, deposits, etc.)
Failure to Meet Financial Obligations
St. Mark reserves the right to refuse to provide any official school records, including report cards and diplomas, to parents or guardians or to other educational institutions until tuition, fees, and other financial obligations are fully satisfied. A student may not begin a new schoolyear unless prior financial obligations have been met and tuition payments due in the summer are up to date. If tuition falls two months in arrears, the School reserves the right to block a student from attendance on the 15th of the current month for a period of up to five school days. During the course of this period, parents or guardians have the responsibility to make immediate contact with the Business Office to make arrangements for payment. If, at the end of this period, financial obligations have not been met, the student may be asked to withdraw formally from the School.
Books and Other Fees
To simplify the payment structure, the school has combined the books and other fees with the tuition amount.
These inclusive fees are:
- K-8: $360 per student
- PreK3: $40 per student
- PreK4: $100 per student
Pride Program (Pupils Receiving Inclusive Diversified Education)
Students enrolled in the PRIDE Program pay an additional $2,000 per year in tuition.
8th Grade Graduation Fee
A fee of $100.00 will be charged to Grade 8 students to cover graduation, Hershey Park expenses, and class gifts.
Tuition Assistance Applications must be completed online through FACTS. The deadline for applying for financial aid is Feb. 28, 2022.
BOOST Scholarship Program Information *
The Maryland State Department of Education in conjunction with the Maryland General Assembly is now offering a new state scholarship program to help families who wish to attend nonpublic schools. BOOST (Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today) provides scholarships for students who are eligible for the Free or Reduced-Price Meals program. St. Mark School is one of the eligible schools participating in the BOOST program.
The application can be found and must be completed online at http://marylandpublicschools.org/pages/boost/index.aspx
Grant & Aid Information
Parish Family Grants are available only to registered parishioners of St. Mark-Catonsville who have been using offertory envelopes for at least one year. Mass attendance is monitored by the use of weekly envelopes. St. Mark School families must use offertory envelopes 40 out of 52 weeks per year or the OTHER FAITHS rate will be charged.
Archdiocesan Grants are open to all students. visit www.archbalt.org/schools/our-schools/grant/aid/.
If, due to unusual circumstances, a child is withdrawn from the School or is asked to leave, the School reserves the right to retain, pro-rate, or refund monies that have already been paid. This will be decided on a case-by-case basis.
St. Mark School Tuition
By choosing a Catholic School, a family is choosing to invest in a child’s future. A future of High School, College, and Career success, but more importantly the daily reminder to strive towards an eternal reward in heaven. Catholic school education is a financial investment, and our graduates and their families will attest that it is well worth the investment!
All returning families must log on to: www.schooladminonline.com to re-register. The re-register fee of $50 per family by January 15th, the fee increases to $100 per family.
Tuition Payment Schedule:
- First Payment Due: April 10th or 20th, 2023 (Payable to: FACTS)
- Last Payment Due: March 10th or 20th, 2024 (Payable to: FACTS)
Tuition Rates for Catholic Students in Grades K-8
Discounts apply to full-day students only
Tuition Rates for Catholic Students: Pre-K 3&4
|Number of Children||Tuition and Fees|
|Pre-K3 Three Half Days (Tues,Wed,Thurs)||$2,538|
|Pre-K4 Five Half Days||$4,156|
|Pre-K4 Five Full Days||$7,138|
If a Pre-K student has older siblings enrolled in the school, the discount is 50% for a second child, and 75% for a third child
Tuition Rates for Other Faiths: Kindergarten – Grade 8
|Number of Children||Tuition and Fees|
To be eligible for the CATHOLIC RATE, a family must be registered with & attend Mass regularly at a Catholic Church. If you are registered at another Catholic Parish, you must have your pastor sign and attach the parish seal to the Certification of Parishioner Status Form and return it to St. Mark School.