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Tuition/Finances 2017-2018

Tuition at Risen Christ School is calculated on a sliding scale, based on a family’s ability to pay. For the 2017-2018 school year, the tuition will not change from 2014-15: the family share will range from not less than $800 per student to not more than $2,300 per student. If you have more than one student at Risen Christ School, the cost for the second and third student may be reduced if aid is requested. There is no charge for the fourth or fifth student from a family. As part of the application process, you will be asked to fill out a financial information form. If you choose not to fill out this form your family share will be $2300 per student.

Does this amount pay for the entire cost of my child’s education?

No, the actual cost to educate a child at Risen Christ School is approximately $6,500 per child. The family share only covers a fraction of the cost to educate your child. The difference between tuition and the cost to educate a child is made up through the support of the five sponsoring parishes and many wonderful contributors – individuals, businesses and foundations. To operate the school, over $1.9 million is needed in addition to tuition.

How do I pay for tuition?

In addition to paying the full tuition in one payment, payments may be made in the following ways:

  • THREE PAYMENT PLAN. Payments are due Sept. 15, Nov. 15 and Jan. 15. Paid directly to the school or through electronic transfer (see #3 below).
  • FIVE PAYMENT PLAN. Payments are due Sept. 15, Oct. 15, Dec. 15, Feb. 15 and April 15. Paid directly to the school or through electronic transfer (see #3 below).
  • ELECTRONIC MONTHLY PAYMENTS. Ten monthly payments, deducted from a parent or guardian’s checking or savings account or credit card by VANCO Services. They begin in August or September and end in May or June. Payments may be made on the day of the month you choose. There is no fee to use this service. You may also use this service if you choose the 3-pay or 5-pay plans.

If there are financial circumstances that affect your ability to make payments when they are due, you will need to contact the Business Office to make alternate arrangements.

How do I pay for hot lunch?

The hot lunch program is on a pre-pay basis. If your child participates in the hot lunch program, the hot lunch account must be kept current throughout the school year. Before the school year begins, you will be asked to fill out a form to qualify for free or reduced lunch. If you qualify for free lunch, there is no charge for lunches; if you qualify for reduced lunch, there is also no charge for lunches. The cost of a regular lunch is currently $2.75; the price for next year’s lunch will be set during the summer.

There is no charge for breakfast for any student.