St. Jude the Apostle does offer tuition financial assistance. The school is blessed to have a dedicated endowment fund established by a parishioner that allows us to annual withdraw funds for this specific purpose. The amount that can be withdrawn varies from year to year but the funds are given as grants to those who qualify for assistance.
Tuition grants for the 20-21 school year are determined in Spring 2020. All families currently receiving grants need to reapply each school year.
The program used for tuition (Smart Tuition) offer an initial evaluation of a family’s needs. The forms are available on the following link (which is also on the school’s website): https://www.smartaidforparents.com School code is: 02147. Smart Aid parent phone number: 800-360-8027.
After a family completes and submits the required forms from Smart Tuition, a report is sent to the school. A family is able to include specific details on the confidential forms that will help with determining financial need i.e. unexplained or significant financial challenges. Final decisions are determined by the pastor, principal and parish business manager. The process is confidential. Financial aid requests will be reviewed and determined in April 2020 for the following 2020-2021 school year.
Smart Tuition offers a variety of different tuition payment options and a family is always welcome to contact the principal to work out any special needs or arrangements.
Please contact Mrs. Frawley in the office for questions or assistance with the process.
We look forward to working together to provide a Catholic education at St. Jude the Apostle School.
Mr. Marty Freel, Principal