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Tuition and Fee Schedule

2020-2021 Academic Year

 Registration and Tuition—Grades Kindergarten through 8

Enrollment Fee       $90.00 per family (if paid on or before January 31, 2020)

Enrollment Fee       $120.00 per family (returning families – if paid after January 31, 2020)

2020-2021 School Year  

The actual cost of education for each child in our Kindergarten-8 program at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic School is approximately $5,950.

Students at OMPH Catholic School, whose parent(s) are registered members of a Catholic Parish, each receive financial support of approximately $2,100.00 from their parish to cover the cost of education.

Through the extraordinary generosity of our benefactors and the wonderful success of our Development fundraising projects, we are able to offer ALL school families with children in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade a $150.00 deduction in the tuition price for each child.

Tuition Fees for the 2020-2021 school year are (your cost per child, K-8):

Tuition – First Child       ($3,850.00 – $150.00) = $3,700.00 (amount due)
Tuition – Second Child  ($3,450.00 – $150.00) = $3,300.00 (amount due)
Tuition – Third Child      ($3,200.00 – $150.00) = $3,050.00 (amount due)
Tuition – Fourth Child    No Charge
Tuition Non-Catholic Parishioner    ($4,650.00 – $150.00) = $4,500.00 (amount due)

Early Education Preschool Program

Enrollment Fee                                             $45.00 per family
K-3 (Three year old program)                      $1,125.00 per child  (2 days/week)
K-4 (Four year old program)                        $1,650.00 per child  (3 days/week)
 

Afternoon Preschool Enrichment Program:    10:45 – 2:45 PM

Enrollment Fee                                              $15.00 per family
First hour (lunch provided)                          $6.50
Each additional hour                                     $4.50  per hour

After School Program:  3:00 – 5:30 PM

Enrollment Fee        $15.00 per family
Daily Fee                 $5.00 for any portion of first hour until 4 p.m.                                            $10.00 per child, per day (total)

Our tuition fee is all encompassing – there are no additional fees for technology (chromebooks, iPads, etc.) or for school supplies  (tablets, folders, etc.) provided to the students, no fees attached to our academic clubs, no mandated service hours for playground duty, no mandated participation in fundraisers, and no mandated level of participation in the Scrip program.

OMPH School Referral Program

Financial Aid

Tuition scholarships are available to qualifying families who apply through FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment.  The Diocese of Harrisburg Neumann Scholarship Foundation, funded through Pennsylvania’s Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC), provides assistance to qualifying families. Scholarships are also available through the George and Mary Kremer Foundation to families meeting the economic guidelines.  All families, regardless of income, are eligible to participate in the Student Support Scholarship program funded through participation in the scrip and gift card program. Catholic families may be eligible to receive additional financial support through funds made available by Our Mother of Perpetual Help, Saint James, and Our Lady of Lourdes parishes.

Tuition Payment Management & Plans

NEW 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR:  We are switching our tuition payment agreements from FACTS to Simple Tuition Solutions (STS). In years past, you have received your tuition agreement via U.S. postal mail. However, this year it will all be done online. ALL financial scholarship assistance amounts from various sources will be listed on the invoices provided through STS. All OMPH families must create an account, and then wait for verification by OMPH Catholic School before tuition amounts and financial assistance awards will be available for viewing. Families who created an STS account in 2018 can click the link and simply click on “Already Have an Account” or “Login” in the top Right hand corner. When setting up your account, four options are available for payment.

Option 1: Full payment due on August 1st of current school year.

Option 2: Two payments, half of tuition payment due August 1st, and balance due February 1st of current school year.

Option 3: Four quarterly payments due August 1st, November 1st, February 1st, and May 1st of current school year. (There is an additional payment plan fee for this option.)

Option 4: Ten monthly payments due on the 1st of each month beginning August 1st through May 1st. (There is an additional payment plan fee for this option.)

We will also be using our STS account for the After School Program as well as Munch Bunch Enrichment Program. Please click here for more information on setting up your STS tuition payment management account.

Unique School Link: https://app.simpletuitionsolutions.org/register?sc=20614

Is the registration fee included in the tuition amount?

The registration fee is separate from the tuition amount and is non-refundable. This fee is the cost of processing and scheduling students. The registration fee for families currently enrolled is $90 per family if paid on or before January 31, 2020 The registration fee is $120.00 if a family currently enrolled registers after the deadline. Registration is not considered complete until this fee is paid.

Pennsylvania will follow the Federal tax legislation signed into law on December 22, 2017, which includes several new provisions related specifically to 529 plan accounts, beginning with the 2018 tax year:

  • Account owners can use assets to pay for qualified K-12 expenses up to $10,000 per year, per student.
  • Account owners can treat K-12 withdrawals as qualified education expenses with respect to federal tax and PA PIT purposes.
  • Account owners can roll over 529 plans to Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) savings plans (an IRC Section 529A plan), up to the ABLE annual contribution limit as determined under IRC Section 2503(B). However, a taxpayer may not claim a deduction for the rollover amount on their PA-40 return.

Once again the Pennsylvania tax law follows the Federal tax law, the same as before, and allows the deduction for the expanded 529 plans.  For more information, please see https://revenue-pa.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3399/kw/529%20withdrawals/session/L3RpbWUvMTUxODYzOTc2MS9zaWQvWXBpQnJqRm4%3D.

Please feel free to share this information and contact the Development Office with any questions.