Tuition & Fees

We are honored that you are considering St. Ann School for your child. Please use this page as a resource of information about the admission and registration process. 

Any questions can be directed to Bonnie Tsaldaris at BTsaldaris@thesaintannschool.org

 

Tuition


 

 

Tuition for Pre-Kindergarten*

Number of Children Parishioner Non-Catholic
1 $7,235 $8,840
2 $14,470 $17,680
3 $21,705 $26,520
4 $28,940 $35,360

*No Sibling Discount

Tuition for Kindergarten to Eighth Grade
Number of Children Parishioner Non-Catholic

1

$7,235 $8,840
2 $12,770 $13,935
3 $16,130 $19,375
4 $19,525 $25,430
5 $23,035  

 

Tuition Agreement Form

Additional Tuition & Payment Information


As of July 1, 2020 the following applies to newly registered Catholic families:

A. For Catholic families who register their children in St. Ann School and those families who retain membership in their current parish, must provide documentation of support of their parish.  The regular parish rate will apply. 

a. St. Ann Parish Families must be officially registered at St. Ann Parish for at least one full year.* The family must also meet the following criteria: (a) regular attendance at Mass, (b) minimal contribution to the parish (the amount is $15 per week), and (c) a willingness to be involved and participate in parish activities.

The business office will periodically (quarterly) review the contribution records.  Families which fall behind will be notified.  If an arrears exceeds 3 months, and lacking any agreement with the parish, parishioner status will be revoked and a monthly invoice will be sent to the family.  An additional $780.00 surcharge will be applied to tuition.

c.  Catholic families from other parishes must provide documentation from the former parish which attests to the contributions for the previous 12 months* and which clearly states that contributions were at the level required by that parish. If documentation cannot be obtained, there will be an additional $780.00 surcharge to the tuition rate for the school year. 

*The calculation for the parishioner rate is the anniversary date of registration.  For example, should a family register on December 1 of a given year, December 1 of the following year is the anniversary date.

 

B. Non Catholic families are required to pay the non-Catholic rate.  

Regarding Financial DifficultiesWe recognize that situations develop making it very difficult for families to meet financial obligations.  We do not want your child(ren) to miss a Catholic education, but you must call the rectory office at 654-5519 and discuss such situations with us.  Please know we will treat such situations confidentially.

Special note:  non-refundable 10% tuition down payment is required from all first-time families whose children have been accepted into St. Ann School.  The deposit will be applied towards the tuition amount due for the school year.  Please include this payment with the signed tuition agreement.

Tuition Assistance


The Diocese of Wilmington is now accepting tuition assistance applications for the 2020-2021 school year. Families with children registered in grades K-12 in a diocesan school and who believe they are in need of tuition assistance are encouraged to apply. Please click here for Financial Assistance guidelines and instructions. To be considered, parents must submit an application at online.factsmgt.com/aid each year. FACTS representatives are available at 1-866-441-4637 to guide you through the process. The diocesan deadline to submit your application and all required documentation for the 2020-2021 school year is  March 4, 2020. 

Families interested in tuition assistance should complete the online FACTS application to be considered for financial aid through St. Ann Parish. Applications completed after 3/4/2020 will not be eligible for the Diocese of Wilmington's VOTF Education Fund.

Once your application is completed, you will be required to provide the following information:

1. Copies of your most recent tax forms including all supporting tax schedules*

2. Copies of your 2019 W-2 forms for both you and your spouse*

3. Copies of supporting documentation for Social Security Income, Welfare, Child Support, Food Stamps, Workers' Compensation, and TANF*

4. Non-refundable application fee*

*Refer to the FACTS Grant & Aid Checklist for a full listing of required documentation.

Please contact the Parish Manager at the Rectory Office with questions about tuition, affordability and payment options at 302.654.5519.

Payment Options


A Tuition Preference Form must be completed and returned to the office each year. 

Option 1: Full payment by July 1 of each year. There is a 2% discount given with this option.

Option 2*:  Semi-annual payments due July 1st and January 1st of each school year.

Option 3*: Automatic monthly withdrawals.  Withdrawal period begins July of each year and continues for (10) months.

Option 4*: Bimonthly - 20 Payments July through April.  (Withdrawal dates are mandatory 5th & 20th of each month)

Option 5*: Credit Card Payments through FACTS. Parents pay a monthly convenience fee to FACTS with payments.  Parents must call FACTS directly to enroll. (866-441-4637).
 

* All families choosing Options 2 through 5 are required to enroll and utilize FACTS for their payment arrangements. Returning FACTS users will be automatically enrolled for the following school year (excluding Option 5). 

* Enrollment for FACTS accounts opens May 1, 2020. 

Tuition Preference Form

Beforecare and Aftercare Tuition & Policies


Beforecare:  This program is available before school and costs 50¢ per day per child.  Please pay-as-you-use.

AftercareThis program involves supervised study and recreation of various types.  Children are expected to bring play clothes and a snack.  It is only available to students currently registered at St. Ann School.  Aftercare is available every day school is in session, from dismissal until 6:00 p.m. except on half days that begin a vacation and the last day of school.

Payment:  For the 2020-2021 school year, St. Ann’s will offer three (3) payment options for After Care.

Plan A – FACTS automatic withdrawal: $10 per day per child (including half day dismissals).  An agreement must be signed with FACTS Management for automatic withdrawal on the 20th of each month, beginning in September.  The cost of the FACTS agreement is $45 per school year.  For families who will have a tuition agreement with FACTS, and who will use the same bank account for Aftercare and Tuition withdrawals, there is NO additional cost for the Aftercare agreement .  Use the chart to choose the option (1-4) which best reflects your estimated monthly AfterCare usage.

Plan B – Advance payment*: $10 per day per child (including half-day dismissals).  Payments must be made directly to St. Ann School on the first of each month in advance of usage.  Payments begin in September.  There is no FACTS agreement for this option.  Please estimate your usage and advance payment amount using the chart.

If payments are not received in advance by the due date, then the Aftercare rates for those months may be calculated at the higher pay-as-you-use rate (Plan C).

Plan C – Pay-As-You-Use*: Fee is $12 per day per child.  $17 per day per child for half-day dismissal.  There is no FACTS agreement for this option either.  Payments must be made on a weekly basis. 

Special Note:  If you do not choose a payment plan, you will be enrolled under Plan C.

*All Aftercare accounts will be reviewed each month and payment reminders will be sent for those which are delinquent.

Late pick-up fee:  $5 per child when picked up between 6:00 & 6:10pm.  After that, $1 per child for each additional 5-minute interval.

“Average days of usage per month” in the chart below is per child.  Please indicate your option choice and your total monthly payment amount on the enclosed Aftercare Payment Plan/Option Selection Form.

Option 

Withdrawal/Payment per Four(4) Week Month -

Plans A & B 

Payment per Week -

Plan C 

1

$80

$24

2

$120

$36

3

$160

$48

4

$200

$60

 

Delinquencies:  An Aftercare account is delinquent five (5) days after the due date.  Delinquent accounts will be reviewed by the Business Office.  If parents fail to cooperate, their child(ren) will be removed from the Aftercare program until account has been paid in full.  A late fee ($25 or 5% of the delinquent amount) may be applied to all delinquent accounts after the 5-day grace period.  An NSF charge of $25 will be applied for all returned checks.

Please make all checks/money orders payable to St. Ann Church.  Payments should be mailed or hand-delivered to the parish office or to the school.  Please write the name(s) of your child(ren) on your check(s)/money order(s) and on the envelope you use.  Include your parish ID/envelope number for prompt processing.  If you do not know your ID/envelope number, please call the parish office at (302)654-5519.

Credit Adjustments for actual usage will be made/issued annually.

Aftercare Payment Plan/Option Selection Form

Delinquency Policies


DelinquencyFamilies in arrears with tuition will be notified.  A tuition account is delinquent five (5) days after the due date.  A late fee of $25 or 5% of the delinquent amount will be charged after the grace period.  An NSF fee of $25 will be charged on all returned checks.  If failure to pay tuition persists and no notification/discussion with the parish business office has occurred or any family that does not abide by the financial tuition agreement, the parent will be asked to withdraw the child(ren) until the account has been satisfied.  Unless there are serious circumstances mitigating such action.

Tuition Refunds Enrollment in St. Ann School is a financial commitment from the Parish and the parents.  If children are removed from school either by the school’s request or by the family’s request, families are required to pay an additional two (2) months tuition from the date of the removal of their children.

Please NoteAll tuition and fees must be paid in full by May 15th of each year.  Registration, final report cards, diplomas, transfer records, etc. may be denied or withheld until all tuition and fee accounts have been paid in full for the academic school year.

Financial AssistanceIf parents are experiencing financial difficulty, temporary arrangements may be made by contacting the Parish office at (302)654-5519.