Tuition & Fees
Ursuline Academy’s tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year has been set for $16,200 with a standard fee of $375 and a technology fee of $200. Ursuline Academy students have a choice to bring their own laptop or use an Ursuline-provided laptop. Please see the Technology Information Sheet below for details. The laptop fee of $250 will be assessed to students choosing an Ursuline Academy-provided laptop. New starting the 2020-2021 academic year is the Worry-Free Meal Plan fee of $900.00 (approximately $5.50 per day)
Tuition covers a portion of the costs of teaching services to facilitate the physical, spiritual, and mental growth and development of students in a safe and wholesome environment. For the 2020-2021 school year, the actual cost of educating an Ursuline student is $19,725. The gap between the actual cost of education and tuition is $2,950. This difference is made up with charitable gifts to the Ursuline Fund by parents, grandparents and friends as well as our annual fundraising events.
Ursuline Academy partners with Smart Tuition for the processing and collection of our families’ tuition and fees. This partnership with Smart Tuition allows for a confidential system where families can see for themselves a complete report of their tuition account. Details such as tuition billing, financial assistance, laptop fee, tuition GAP donations and elective fees are posted directly to family accounts. A secure login ID enables parents to view this information at any time of the day.
- Smart Tuition General Information – FAQ’s
- Smart Tuition Enrollment Instructions for Incoming Students
- Smart Tuition website: https://www.smarttuition.com/
Beginning October 16, 2020 we will begin accepting financial aid applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Ursuline partners with FACTS Grant and Aid for processing the applications and to provide preliminary data relative to each family’s financial need.
Apply online here. If you have an existing account with FACTS, please enter your existing username and password. If you are new to FACTS, please select “Create Username and Password” to begin. You will need your 2019 financial information available for uploading.
- October 16, 2020 – FACTS online application period opens
- December 31, 2020 – Deadline for completing applications. Please note, late applicants will be considered if funds remain and may be placed on a waiting list
- January 20, 2021 – 2020 W-2 submission deadline to FACTS
- February 5, 2021 – Financial aid award notification mailed to new students with their letters of admission
- Late-February, 2021 – Financial aid award notification mailed to returning students, no later than mid-February
- The K-12 Family Education Loan sponsored by Sallie Mae is available to Ursuline families. Loans are available to pay tuition costs plus a percentage of other school costs. Click here to read more about the Sallie Mae loans.
Beyond Sunday Fellows
- Learn more about the 2021-2022 Beyond Sunday Fellows program for high school students by reviewing the frequently asked questions and their website for more information. Click here to apply for a scholarship. The deadline for application is February 26, 2021.
- External scholarship opportunities are available through many parishes and organizations. We encourage all students to inquire with churches and other organizations in which they are currently involved.
Missouri 529 MOST Accounts
Catholic school parents may benefit from recent changes to the federal tax code which allows parents to make contributions to a child’s Missouri 529 MOST account for K-12 tuition, in addition to expenses for higher education that are already permitted.
The Missouri 529 MOST account is an investment program sponsored by the Missouri State Treasurer’s office. Anyone can open a MOST account, including parents, grandparents, or friends of K-12 or college-aged students. Interest earnings on contributions to MOST accounts are not subject to state or federal taxes. Furthermore, qualified distributions from the account (those for higher education expenses, and now K-12 tuition) are also not taxed. Parents can withdraw up to $10,000 annually for private K-12 tuition per student as an eligible distribution from a MOST account.
Funds contributed to a MOST account are deducted from the parent’s taxable income. Reducing taxable income, in turn, will reduce the state tax bill parents pay.
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