Tuition & Assistance
Saint Gilbert Catholic School offers an outstanding education for an excellent value and is competitive compared to other Catholic and private schools in our area. Setting fair and reasonable tuition rates is one of our highest strategic priorities and is central to our mission as part of the Catholic Church. We pride ourselves on our ability to meet our own financial obligations and to continue to provide an excellent Catholic education. This is only possible with continued timely payments and a commitment from our families to support the various fundraising and many school programs that enrich each child’s school experience. Below are the tuition rates for the 2020-2021 school year.
Re-Enrollment Fee Per Family:
$50 due by Friday, February 14, 2020
$75 if paid between February 15, 2020 and March 13, 2020
$100 due after March 14, 2020
New Family Registration Fee: $100
Tuition and Fees Policy:
COVID-19 Registration Alert: Applications received after the July 15th registration deadline require tuition to be paid over 10 months, starting with an August payment with a date to be determined and consecutive months of Sept-May on the first of each month.
Saint Gilbert Catholic School has partnered with FACTS Management to manage tuition payments and financial aid assessments. All school families are required to enroll in the FACTS Tuition Payment and Financial Assistance Portal. Tuition payments must be paid through FACTS Tuition and will not be accepted by the school office. Financial information, such as checking account or credit card information, is entered into the FACTS Portal by school families. Please note, payments made through a credit card are assessed an additional charge for processing. Administrative fees for this service are paid by school families.
There are a number of payment options to make tuition payments. The tuition payment plans available are as follows:
Full Payment (One Payment): The entire Tuition amount is due on or before June 15th. Families must notify the administration by May 15th when selecting this payment option. If families choose to pay tuition in full by June 1st there is a savings of $150.00.
Monthly Payments (12 payments): Monthly payments are due on or before the 1st or the 15th of the month beginning in July and ending in June. All automatic payments must be set up two weeks before the actual due date.
10 installment payments begin in August and run through and include May.
4 installment payments are due in August, November, January, and April.
2 installment payments are due in August and the 2nd in January.
Please note: All tuition, after school fees, Woodland bus fees, textbook/library fees, and recess duty fees must be paid before diplomas are granted, final progress reports awarded, or room placements assigned. A transferring student must be paid in full before report cards and records will be released.
Family Service Hours:
Saint Gilbert Catholic School is a family oriented school. There are many programs in the school that could not exist without the generosity of parents and members of the community. There are no mandatory service hours required of our parents except for playground supervision duty, approximately four times per year.
Discounts are available for SGS Faculty & Staff, Carmel Staff, Active Military and First Responders. This WILL BE CONTINGENT upon proof of current and continued employment. We also offer a pay in full discount of $150 if your 2020-2021 tuition is paid in full by June 1, 2020. Lastly, if you refer a family and they STAY FOR AT LEAST ONE FULL SCHOOL YEAR, you will receive a $350 referral fee in the form of a tuition credit.
Tuition Assistance and Tax Credit Scholarships:
All families in need financial aid must FIRST APPLY FOR A TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIP THROUGH EMPOWER ILLINOIS to be eligible for financial aid at the parish level if funds are not granted through Empower Illinois.
To apply go to: Empower Illinois
For families that are not granted monies through a tax credit scholarship, financial assistance may be available for qualifying families. Parents or guardians MUST complete an application through FACTS to be considered for financial assistance from the parish. Applications are available by logging on to FACTS.
To apply go to: Facts Management Portal
Please watch for details on when to apply for the Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship. If denied for the Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship, applications for financial assistance via the parish must be submitted into FACTS by May 15, 2020.
Financial assistance must be applied for annually and must follow the sequence of Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship assistance as the primary source with the secondary only applicable if you are denied by Empower Illinois.
The parish cannot provide greater than 20% of financial aid to any single family.
Tuition Collection Policy:
The ability to operate St. Gilbert School is based upon its ability to meet financial obligations that are dependent on the collection of school tuition and any fees in a timely manner and successful fundraising as well as support of St. Gilbert Parish. A family whose tuition account becomes delinquent is subject to the consequences outlined in the school handbook.
Illinois Tax Credit Scholarships:
In August 2017, the State of Illinois passed a bill that creates a new way to fund scholarships for children who choose to attend private schools through the “Invest in Kids Act.” Please visit the Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Catholic Schools website for current information regarding how the educational funding bill may benefit current and prospective Saint Gilbert Catholic School families: Tax Credit Scholarship Information
Please contact the school office for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (847) 223-8600