Tuition Policy

TUITION POLICY: All parents must enter into an annual tuition agreement with Trinity Catholic School. This agreement must be completed by the parents, approved by the appropriate pastor upon initial enrollment, signed in front of a notary public, and submitted to the principal’s office.  In March of each year, registration packets including the tuition agreement are sent to all families. These agreements must be returned to the principal by the end of the first week of May.  Late registrations are accepted if space in a particular grade is available.  It is mandatory for all Trinity families to register for the FACTS Tuition Management Program. Options for payment plans can be selected through the FACTS program when going to the Trinity Catholic School webpage at TrinityCatholicSchool.net and clicking on the FACTS link or going directly to the FACTS Management webpage.   Families are expected to fulfill the obligation of the payment plan they have chosen. If a family is in arrears or demonstrates difficulties fulfilling the payment plan they have chosen, they must communicate and cooperate with the administration to resolve the matter.  Further, in such cases, before registrations will be accepted  for the following school year, families must fill out a FACTS Grant and Aide application.  FACTS management will send reminders to families who are delinquent in payment as well as notification to Trinity Catholic Administration. Just prior to distribution of the first report card, if no payment has been received, direct contact will be made from the administration, and the pastor (if applicable) will be notified.

If the matter has not been resolved by January15,  there will be a meeting between parents, principal and pastor.  It is not the Advisory Council’s intent to deny anyone a quality Catholic Education. Trinity Catholic School faces and meets many financial obligations each year to provide that quality education. This in turn requires that we ALL meet our financial obligations.

An annual non-refundable $55 registration fee for each student is due before a student is placed in a class.  Registration fees must be paid in full by the first day of school in order to guarantee acceptance in Trinity Catholic School.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:  Trinity Catholic has many grants and scholarships available for all families in order to make a Catholic education affordable.  To obtain financial assistance, a parent or guardian must complete a FACTS Grant and Aid application online.  Families who qualify may also apply for funds through the Tuition Assistance Program of the Diocese of  Ogdensburg.  Diocesan Tuition Assistance forms may be obtained through the school office.  We strongly encourage all families to apply for financial aid if they need it.  One-third of our families at Trinity are receiving financial assistance for tuition.  No child should be refused a Catholic education due to finances.  All financial arrangements and information submitted for scholarships are kept in the strictest of confidence.

Fundraising:  All families must participate in fundraising for the school and agree to raise $400 by the end of all fundraising events.  Families who do not wish to participate in fundraising may agree to pay a buyout of $400.