St. AugustineSchool was founded in 1902 for the purpose of educating the children of its parishioners both scholastically and in the Catholic faith.Over the years that mission has remained constant, while at the same time expanding to include and welcome into our school children from other Catholic parishes and other faiths.In the past, the parish community of St. Augustine was able to support the school through the Sunday collection.Today, that is no longer possible nor allowable by Diocesan policy. Tuition for St. AugustineSchool is determined by the ability of the parish to provide tuition aid and the cost to educate a child.
The recommendation of the Finance Committee is used to set the annual tuition rate for the school.St. Augustine Parish, in the most recent school year, subsidized approximately 24percent of the daily operating costs associated withthe education of a parishioner's child, not the complete costs associated with keeping the school physically open.Non-parishioners pay the full daily operating cost of educating their children at St. AugustineSchool, not the complete costs associated with keeping the school physically open.
PAST DUE TUITION PAYMENTS If tuition payments become past due, you will be contacted by the school and every effort will be made to collect the past due amount. If any part of the previous year's tuition is not paid by the registration date, the student will not be entitled to register for the new school year.Registration forms and fees may be resubmitted after unpaid tuition is paid in full. All past due tuition and education fees must be paid before the student will be allowed to attend school for the new school year. UNPAID TUITION AND FEES Student's records, including report cards and transcripts, will not be released until all tuition and/or fees are current.Eighth grade students will not be allowed to participate in any graduation activities, nor will any of their records (including report cards) be released until all financial responsibilities are paid in full.
We realize that circumstances can change, such as the loss of a job, which could affect tuition payments.The pastor must be made aware of any problems regarding unpaid tuition so that an acceptable payment plan can be worked out.The pastor is committed to working with all families who are experiencing any difficulty.
Registration forms and fees will be returned to those families who are past due with their current tuition payments.Registration forms and fees may be re-submitted after all tuition is current. TUITION PAYMENT RESPONSIBILITY Diocesan policy states that in the case of divorce, it is ultimately the custodial parent's responsibility for full payment of tuition.The tuition rate for a child will be based on the status of the legal custodial parent (i.e., the custodial parent being deemed an active parishioner, inactive parishioner or a non-parishioner).Unresolved conflicts should be referred to the Pastor and / or the school administration.