Tuition & Financial Aid

The Sacred Heart School of Glyndon

Tuition 2018 – 2019

The Sacred Heart School of Glyndon School Board reviews and sets tuition annually. We are proud that our tuition remains competitive within our local market and remains significantly lower than many independent schools. Our tuition and financial aid information for the 2018-2019 school year are available below. 

DEFINITION

Parishioner:

  • A student of a registered parishioner family at Sacred Heart Church, Glyndon or St. Charles Borromeo Parish who is making regular and conscientious use of their envelopes. This category is confirmed by the Pastor.

Non-parishioner: 

  • Not a parishioner of either Sacred Heart Church, Glyndon or St. Charles Borromeo Parish.
  • Or, a student of a registered parishioner family at Sacred Heart, Glyndon or St. Charles Borromeo who is not making regular and conscientious use of their envelopes.

TUITION RATES

Pre-K
5 day, full day option:  $ 7,250.00
5 day, half day option:  $ 6,000.00
MWF, full day option:  $ 6,000.00
Parishioner
Grades K-5:  $ 7,250.00
Grades 6-8 New Student (First Year Only): $ 8,250.00
Grade 6-8, Returning Student Loyalty Grant Rate: $ 7,250.00
Non-parishioner
Grades K-5: $ 9,100.00
Grades 6-8 New Student (First Year Only):  $10,100.00
Grade 6-8, Returning Student Loyalty Grant Rate:  $ 9,100.00

TUITION REFUND POLICY


The book and Technology Fee for Grades K-8 and the Activity Fee for preschool are non-refundable. In the spring of each year, families register students for the upcoming school year, which requires a signed tuition agreement. This agreement obligates the undersigned to pay the entire tuition of the upcoming school year,
without regard to student absence, withdrawal, or dismissal for any reason. If a student is withdrawn in writing by July 1 (in the summer prior to the next school year beginning), the School
withforgive or refund all but one month’s tuition. If a student is withdrawn in writing between July 2 and August 31, (in the summer prior to the next school year beginning), the School will forgive or refund 25% of the tuition obligation. If a student is withdrawn on or after September 1, (of that academic year), the undersigned is/are not entitled to forgiveness or refund of tuition from the School.
In extraordinary circumstances of documented financial hardship (such as a sudden loss of income, serious illness or death, divorce), the undersigned may contact the School Board President and Principal in writing to request a hardship exception and may be asked to address the School Board members at a closed Board meeting. The School Board’s decision is final.

 

STUDENT FEES

The School charges a Book and Technology Fee to students in Kindergarten through Grade 8. It also charges a Pre-k Activity Fee. These fees are due at the time of reenrollment for existing families and upon registration for new families, on separate timelines (see below).  

  • For re-enrolling families, the Book and Technology Fee is $250 for Grade K-5; $275 for Grades 6-8. This fee covers the cost of textbooks, workbooks, and technology use, including hardware and software upgrades. The Pre-k Activity Fee is $150 per student. This fee covers the cost of consumable supplies and other operating Pre-k materials.
  • For newly registering families, the appropriate fee is due within two weeks of receiving notice of admission and is $250, $275 or $150, respectively.

Additionally, the school charges a $200 Eighth Grade Graduation and Activity Fee to families with 8th-grade students only.  This fee is added to the rated described above.

LARGE FAMILY REDUCED TUITION RATE

If you have 3 or more children enrolled at Sacred Heart School, you may deduct $250 from the tuition of the 3rd & 4th child or more. This reduced rate applies to both Parishioners and Non-Parishioners.

FINANCIAL AID

Sacred Heart School strives to remain affordable for as many families as possible. We are blessed to access three main channels of financial assistance: The Archdiocese of Baltimore, Sacred Heart Parish, and Scrip. Some families may also qualify for a variety of scholarships that are listed below.

Beginning November 2, 2018, applications for financial aid are now being accepted for the 2019-2020 school year, and the Archdiocese of Baltimore asks families to have all necessary forms submitted no later than the end of February 2019. Awards are generally known in late April/early May of 2019 for the Archdiocese aid. All families are eligible to apply to the Archdiocese of Baltimore for tuition grants and aid each year if they are a current family or have already applied for enrollment to The Sacred Heart School of Glyndon. To apply for financial aid, please click here. The financial aid application process is hosted by FACTS, our tuition management provider (see grant & aid assessment information here). If you have any questions about how to apply, feel free to contact Mrs. Gina Darby, Business Manager at gdarby@shgschool.org or call 410-833-0857, ext. 121.

In addition, all families who have parishioner status (those registered at Sacred Heart Church, making regular and conscientious effort to support the parish) are eligible to receive aid from our parish. Parishioners apply through the same FACTS system shown above and awards are given at the discretion of the Pastor.

SCRIP

SCRIP is a program in which school families purchase gift cards at their face value (meaning paying $100 for a $100 gift card). While doing so, these families earn a percentage credit to be applied to the next year’s tuition. Our SCRIP program averages the credits offered from all of our participating retailers, and our current average is approximately 4%. In this example, buying a $100 gift card for $100 would also earn a family $4 as a credit to the following year’s tuition (lowering that year’s tuition by $4). SCRIP offers gift cards to many local and national chain stores at which our families frequently shop. Over the course of a year, many of our families earn a substantial credit in this program. Cards can be obtained online or through SCRIP smart device applications.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Additionally, the Knott Foundation awards scholarships to students in fourth grade throughout the Archdiocese each year. These scholarships award four-year, full tuition to attend a Catholic, parish elementary school located in Baltimore City or Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford or Howard counties. These scholarships honor Catholic students that excel in academics. To apply for these scholarships the student MUST meet ALL of the criteria on the Knott website. The link for these criteria is here.

Theresa F. Truschel Charitable Foundation Inc.- Ms. Truschel, who died early in 2007, specified in her will that a foundation be formed- Theresa F. Truschel Charitable Foundation Inc. This scholarship opportunity is available to provide scholarships and assistance to worthy students attending Catholic schools at all levels based on financial need, past academic performance and potential success. Further information and an application may be found on the foundation website (http://theresaftruschel.googlepages.com/)

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program.  The Young Scholars Program is a selective pre-college scholarship for high-performing 7th-grade students with financial need.  It provides comprehensive academic and college advising, as well as financial support for school. Cooke-sponsored summer programs, internships, and other learning enrichment opportunities.  Detailed information is available on the website  http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/young-scholars/

Lands' End School Starboard Scholarship. The Lands’ End School Starboard Scholarship acknowledges and rewards students who display exceptional leadership skills, and recognizes the next generation of young leaders as they steer us into the future. Students attending Lands’ End Preferred Schools in grades 6 through 12 during the 2018-2019 school year are eligible to apply for one of seven scholarships worth $10,000 for school or college tuition.  Detailed information is available on the website  https://www.landsend.com/starboard-scholarship

Daniel Rudd Scholarship Fund. The Daniel Rudd Scholarship Fund is administered by the Office and Board of African American Catholic Ministries in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The scholarship, named after the founder of the National Black Catholic Congress, is open to low-income Catholic students, currently residing in the metropolitan area of Baltimore and enrolled in a Catholic school within the Archdiocese of Baltimore. For more information, call 410-625-8472 or email AACM@archbalt.org.

BOOST PROGRAM

Information for 2018-2019

The State of Maryland offers the Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today -BOOST Program. Now in its third year, the BOOST Program awards scholarships to income-eligible K-12 students to be used for attendance at any eligible nonpublic school. Additionally, a portion of BOOST funding will be directed for higher scholarships to assist students with special needs. This year, BOOST awarded $7.6 million in scholarship money.

Who’s eligible for BOOST Scholarships?

• Public school students, as well as current nonpublic school students. 
• Students whose family incomes are at or below the following (include all members of the household in the count):

  • Family of 2: $30,044 
  • Family of 3: $37,777 
  • Family of 4: $45,510 
  • Family of 5: $53,243

Please visit www.marylandpublicschools.org/boost for more information.