Tuition & Financial Aid 2020-2021

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 2020-2021 school year are available below. 

DEFINITION

Catholic Families:

  • New this year, Catholic families registered in any parish in the Archdiocese of Baltimore are eligible to receive the reduced tuition rate and are able to apply for parish tuition assistance at their respective parishes. In past years, this rate was made available to Sacred Heart and St. Charles Borromeo parishioners only.
  • Parishioner status in other parishes must be verified by submitting either a letter of good standing or a signed form (supplied) from the pastor of your church stating that you are a registered and contributing member of your Catholic parish community.

TUITION RATES

Pre-K Tuition Rates
5 day, full day option:  $ 7,944.00
5 day, half day option:  $ 6,400.00
Catholic Tuition Rates
Grades K-5:  $ 7,944.00
Grades 6-8 New Student (First Year Only): $ 8,969.00
Grade 6-8, Returning Student Loyalty Grant Rate: $ 7,944.00
Other Faiths Tuition Rates
Grades K-5: $ 9,994.00
Grades 6-8 New Student (First Year Only):  $11,019.00
Grade 6-8, Returning Student Loyalty Grant Rate:  $ 9,994.00

LARGE FAMILY REDUCED TUITION RATE

If you have 3 or more children enrolled at Sacred Heart School, you may deduct $300 from the tuition of the 3rd & 4th child or more. This reduced rate applies to both Catholic and Non-Catholic.

TUITION REFUND POLICY


The Enrollment Fee for Grades Pre-K through 8 is 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 If a student is withdrawn in writing by July 1 (in the summer prior to the next school year beginning), the School will forgive or refund all but one month’s tuition. If a student is withdrawn in writing between July 2 and August 31, (in the summer prior to the next school year beginning), the School will forgive or refund 25% of the tuition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 If a student is withdrawn on or after September 1, (of that academic year), the undersigned is/are not entitled to forgiveness or refund of tuition from the School.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 principal in writing to request a hardship exception.

 

STUDENT FEES 2020-2021 (All fees are non-refundable)

Enrollment fees, previously known as the Book & Tech fees, must be paid simultaneously when the enrollment contract is signed and submitted online in order to hold a seat for your child/children.

Enrollment Fee (Grades Pre-K-5)                  

  • “Early Bird” Rate-$250 per student if submitted by April 3, 2020 
  •   Standard Rate-$350 if submitted between April 4, 2020, to June 3, 2020   
  •  Late Fee Rate-$450 if submitted after June 4, 2020                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Enrollment Fee (Grades 6-8):                  

  • “Early Bird” Rate-$295 per student if submitted by April 3, 2020
  •  Standard Rate-$395 if submitted between April 4, 2020, to June 3, 2020
  •  Late Fee Rate-$495 if submitted after June 4, 2020                                                                                                                                                      

8th Grade Graduation Fee:                               

  • $200 per student (paid as part of tuition payments)

If your family applies for financial aid, but the aid is not awarded and you cannot afford full tuition, the School will refund the appropriate fees after consultation with school administration. Please be sure to visit our school website for full information and to apply for aid and grants before the end of February. New scholarship opportunities are added frequently. We also encourage the use of the SCRIP tuition reduction program.

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, 2019, applications for financial aid are now being accepted for the 2020-2021 school year, and the Archdiocese of Baltimore asks families to have all necessary forms submitted no later than the end of February 2020. Awards are generally known in late April/early May of 2020 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 Catholic status (those registered at any parish within the Archdiocese of Baltimore, making a regular and conscientious effort to support their parish) are eligible to receive aid from their parish, at the discretion of their pastor. 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

 Knott Foundation.  These scholarships are available to students entering fourth and ninth grade, award four-year, full tuition to attend a Catholic, parish elementary school and high 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.

Carolyn D. Bradley Scholarship.  Awarded through the Institute for Educational Advancement, the Bradley Scholarship is awarded to exceptionally gifted middle school students. The application process takes place when the student is in the seventh grade. Visit www.educationaladvancement.org for information.

Knights of Columbus Scholarships. The Maryland State Council of the Knights of Columbus is the sponsor of several high school scholarships for its members and for Catholic students in general. The application period begins October 1st, and all applications must be received by the scholarship committee no later than February 1st. For more information or for applications, visit their web site  www.kofc-md.org, or write to:  Maryland State Council, Knights of Columbus, PO Box 165, Westminster, MD 21158

GB Charities Scholarship. GBC chooses motivated students to receive tuition support of their elementary and secondary education. All GBC scholarship recipients and their parents enter into a binding contract: One requirement is a strong family support system. Each child is assigned a GBC member, who closely monitors the child’s grades, attendance, effort, and conduct. GBC also encourages the child’s participation in extracurricular activities, such as Scouts, sports, and the arts. https://www.gbcharities.org/current-scholarships/

Financial Assistance for Catholic Education FACE provides financial assistance to single and widowed parents with a financial need who have children attending Catholic elementary school. Please visit their website for further information.  www.CatholicFA.org

BOOST PROGRAM

Information for 2020-2021

The State of Maryland offers the Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today -BOOST Program. Now in its fourth year, the BOOST Program awards scholarships to income-eligible K-12 students who are eligible for the free or reduced-price meals program to attend eligible nonpublic schools. Awards are granted based on household income, with the lowest income served first. Additionally, a portion of BOOST funding will be directed for higher scholarships to assist students with special needs. Last 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):

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