Finance Staff

financeMrs. Lisa VanceDirector of Finance(314)984-2819

lvance@ursulinestl.org

financeSr. Sue Ann ColeRecords Retention(314)984-2832

sacole@ursulinestl.org

financeMs. Sally GoldsteinFinance Assistant(314)984-2820

sgoldstein@ursulinestl.org

Tuition & Fees

Ursuline Academy’s tuition for the 2019-2020 academic year has been set for $15,500 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.  2019-2020 Technology Information Sheet

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 2019-2020 school year, the actual cost of educating an Ursuline student is $18,925. The gap between the actual cost of education and tuition is $2,850. This difference is made up with charitable gifts to the Ursuline Fund by parents, grandparents and friends as well as our annual fundraising events.

Smart Tuition

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.

Tuition Assistance

Smart Aid

Tuition assistance at Ursuline Academy is based on financial need. This assistance provides part, rather than all of the cost of tuition. Ursuline alumnae provide much of the funding for the program through the generosity of alumnae giving to the Ursuline Fund. Ursuline Academy utilizes an outside source (Smart Aid) for processing financial aid applications.

  • You can complete an online application for the 2019-2020 school year by applying directly on the Smart Aid site:  https://smartaidforparents.com/
  • Ursuline Academy’s school code is 13325. There is a $35 processing fee for each application. The financial aid application, the $35 processing fee, and a copy of your tax return must be submitted by March 1, 2019. Click here for Smart Aid online instructions and frequently asked questions.
  • Families will be notified of award decisions by the first week of April.

Sallie Mae

  • 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 2019-2020 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 28.

External Scholarships

  • 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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