Bishop Grimes Families,
Tuition Rates for 2021-22
At their most recent Board of Trustees meeting, the Bishop Grimes Board of Trustees voted on the tuition rates for the 2021-22 school year. The rates for the next school year are as follows:
Parishioner Rates: The parishioner rate applies to families registered as members of a Roman Catholic parish. All affiliations are verified with the Pastor of the Church designated on the enrollment or reapplication form.
Grades 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child
7-8 $6,900 $6,555 $6,227
9-12 $7,900 $7,505 $7,130
Non-Parishioner Rates: The non-parishioner rate applies to families NOT registered as members of a Roman Catholic parish.
Grades 1st Child 2nd Child 3rd Child
7-8. $7,700 $7,700 $7,700
9-12 $8,775 $8,775 $8,775
International Students are asked to call the Admissions Office (315-314-7157) or email (email@example.com) Sue Collins, Director of Admissions, for international tuition rates for the 2021-22 school year.
The Student Activity/Participation Fee for 2021-22, which applies to all Bishop Grimes students, is $600 per student. This fee covers the costs of student participation in athletics, drama/musical productions, standardized testing registration fees, technology fees, BGPO dues, and student retreats. In most cases, this Student Activity/Participation Fee will decrease the overall cost of these activities and allow fees to be added to a tuition payment plan. This fee should also, by and large, eliminate the need to request activity/registration fees throughout the year. Please note this Activity/Participation Fee is not eligible for tuition assistance. Your family will be billed for the 2021-22 tuition less any assistance received, plus the activity fee. The Student Activity/Participation Fee is non-refundable. Also, please note that some student activities may still have an associated cost such as Ski Club, AP Exam fees, etc. Students/Families may be asked to participate in fundraising activities to offset costs associated with these service projects and/or activities.
FACTS Financial Assistance
We would once again like to remind our families of the importance of completing your family's FACTS Financial Assistance application as soon as possible for the 2021-22 school year. As such, we begin to turn some of our attention to planning and preparing for the 2021-22 school year. The FACTS Financial Assistance portal is ready for you! To access the FACTS Tuition Assistance for Bishop Grimes, click here.
The submission of the FACTS application is critical for our school. On average, it takes just about $12,146 per pupil to educate a student at Bishop Grimes. For most families, this would present a very real and understandable hardship if this were the actual cost charged for our tuition. Fortunately, for most, this is not the tuition amount that families have to pay per student. Consequently, we rely on the generosity of benefactors, Bishop Grimes alumni, and the financial assistance that we receive through the Catholic Schools Office, which we refer to as TAP A money. This money is funded in large part by the annual Hope Appeal. In order to receive Tap A monies, which is awarded through the Catholic Schools Office, families seeking financial assistance must submit their FACTS applications on time by February 15, 2021. This ultimately helps our families who are awarded TAP A money as well as the school as it is money that we as a school do not have to fund.
Please remember that if your family will be seeking any level of financial assistance, you must fill out and submit a FACTS application. Financial assistance is a separate application process that must be completed annually apart from the actual re-application. In order to be eligible for any form of financial aid from the Diocese of Syracuse and/or Bishop Grimes Jr./Sr. High School, parents/guardians must complete the online FACTS application. Please note that you are able to use your 2019 or 2020 tax return to submit the application. Click here to be brought to the Bishop Grimes online FACTS application page. Bishop Grimes Jr./Sr. High School's FACTS Institution ID# is 7845, which you will need to complete your FACTS application.
Once again, to be very clear, your family will not receive any form of Financial assistance for the 2021-22 school year unless a FACTS application has been submitted.
2 (a). FACTS FINANCIAL AID Account. All families that completed their financial aid application for the 2021-22 school year will use the SAME login/account information to sign into their FACTS Tuition Plan Account. If you did NOT apply for financial aid, you will need to create an account through FACTS Tuition Plan.
FACTS TUITION PLAN
ALL Bishop Grimes families must have a FACTS Tuition Plan Account through FACTS created for the purpose of paying tuition, whether or not you applied for tuition assistance.
To set up your 2021-22 FACTS Tuition Account :
- Click the line above & Go to FACTS- Click Sign in or Create a username & password if you don’t have a FACTS user account.
- Once logged into FACTS, click Set up a Payment Plan.
- Contact Information: Review information, (make edits if needed) and click Next.
- Students: Click Add Student> enter student information and click Save. Click the “Add student” button again to add additional student(s). Once all students are added click Next.
- Plan Options: Select a payment plan and click Next.
- Payment Details: Select “Add Bank Account” or “Add Credit Card” click Next. Enter your financial account information.
- Payment Schedule: Select your payment date and review your schedule then click Next.
- Review & Authorize: You can select the “Change” link to the right to go back and edit the entries. Check the box to agree to the Terms & Conditions and click Authorize.
- Thank You: Click Print to have a copy of your Agreement information or click Done to go to your FACTS dashboard.
If you need Help
You may contact a FACTS representative at (866) 441-4637 with questions.
The Parent Help Center is available 24 hours per day. Families can access their accounts to check balances and make payments by calling FACTS Tuition: parent help line number is US: (866) 441-4637. Should you have any questions about any of the above information or if you would like assistance with your family's FACTS application and account, please contact Mrs. Lynn Fratangelo, Tuition Accounts Assistant, at (315) 437-0356 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank you in advance for your prompt attention to these matters and adherence to this as we prepare for a wonderful and faith-filled 2021-22 school year.