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Financial Obligations

Definition of Tuition and Fees

Tuition:Paid for the cost of instruction.

Registration:Paid for administrative costs required to enroll a child in school.  This fee is established by the Office of Catholic Schools and is not refundable.

Non Parish Support:Paid by Non-supporting Catholic and Non-Catholic families for those school operating expenses subsidized by Annunciation parish, such as insurance, maintenance, utilities, etc.  Supporting Catholic families pay this fee directly to Annunciation parish through the church envelope system.

Technology Fee:Paid by all students so that the school can maintain program quality with regard to what is offered to students.

It should be noted that only ACS can authorize fees to be assessed in the school’s name.

 

Process of Payment of Tuition and Fees 

All payments (including “incidentals” such as supplies, field trips, club fees, etc.)  will be made through the FACTS Tuition Management Company at https://online.factsmgt.com or the link found on the school’s website (www.acsbogalusa.org).  Payments through FACTS must be made either through an AUTOMATIC bank-to-bank transfer of funds from an authorized checking or savings account or by credit card.  Please note that there is a convenience fee for any credit card payments made.  Also, ALL families are required to enroll in the FACTS system. 

 

RegistrationPaid by all families on June 1, 2018

1 child

$165

2 Children

$315

3 Children

$465

 

Non-Parish Support FeePaid by Non-Supporting Catholic and Non-Catholic families on July 5, 2018

$350/family

 

Technology FeePaid by all students on July 5, 2018

$20/student

 

Tuition

In Full:One (1) single payment paid on July 5, 2018.  No partial payments will be accepted.

Or

Semester:  Two (2) equal, biannual payments paid on July 5, 2018, and November 42018.  No partial payments will be accepted.

 

 

Monthly:Ten (10) monthly payments due on the first business day of the month.  No partial payments will be accepted.

Catholic

 

In Full

Biannual

Monthly

1 child

$4,300

$2,150.00

$467.50

2 children

$7,525

$3,762.50

$818.20

3 children

$9,675

$4,837.50

$1,051.90

 

Non-Catholic

 

In Full

Biannual

Monthly

1 child

$5,196

$2,598.00

$566.00

2 children

$9,093

$4,546.50

$990.50

3 children

$11,690

$5,845.00

$1,273.40

 

1. Tuition and fees must be paid by the dates designated by the school office through the FACTS Management Company. 
2. Families who are not current by May 15 may be dropped from the rolls.
3. Tuition is pro-rated for students who enroll after the first day of school. All other fees are not pro- rated.
4. Multi-child tuition will be calculated up to three (3) children.   There will be an additional fee for any additional children.

Students Withdrawn From School

1. A student withdrawn from the rolls after August 1st will be charged one month’s tuition.
2. Beginning in September, students withdrawn between the 1st and 15th of the month will receive a ½ month tuition refund; students withdrawn after the 15th receive no refund for that month.
3. The registration fee is not refundable. The Non-Parish Support fee is refundable prior to the first day of school. After this date there is no refund of any fees.
4. Contact the school office at least one week in advance for student withdrawals.  All books should be turned in and all financial obligations satisfied upon withdrawal.Allow two (2) weeks for a tuition refund (if applicable).
5. All records will be released at parent’s request.

Delinquent Accounts

1. Students with outstanding account balances (including, but not limited to tuition payments, child care fees, library/textbook fines) will not be permitted to register for the following school year.
2. Students with outstanding account balances may not be allowed to take part in graduation activities.
3. An appointment must be made with the principal/bookkeeper to make payment arrangements.
4. The school reserves the right to restrict individuals from participation in the monthly tuition program.
5. On July 1st, delinquent accounts will be turned over to the school’s attorney/collection agency for payment.

 

NSF Checks

1. A $10 fee will be assessed for each NSF check returned to the school.
2. If a family has more than three (3) NSF checks returned to the school, the family may be asked to make future payments via money order or cashier’s check.

 

Church Support

1. Parishioners pay a minimum of $7 per week to Annunciation Church using the church envelope system. This is calculated on a calendar year basis. Contributions to second collections are not applied to the church support obligation.
2. Families who do not satisfy their obligation will pay the Non-Parish Support fees for the following school year. 
 
Fundraising Credit Policy
Tuition does not cover the true cost of educating every child at Annunciation Catholic School.  Thus, the gap must be made up mainly through fundraising to generate additional revenue and resources to support projects and programs.  Therefore, we ask that all families actively participate in the fundraisers as much as possible.
1. Parents are given the opportunity to earn tuition credit by participating in designated fundraising activities (dinners, auction, candy, etc.).  Each family is given a goal as determined by the number of families in the school and amount budgeted for fundraisers.  A fifteen percent (15%) credit will be given for anything earned above  that goal.
2. Graduating seventh graders will receive a refund check in place of tuition credit.
 
Tuition Assistance
Tuition assistance is available for registered, active and supporting parish families who have children in grades K-7 and have been in the school for not less than one (1) year prior to applying for aid.  This assistance is for those families who are undergoing family life-changing events such as, but not limited to, job loss, medical emergency, divorce, or death.  Families are expected to participate in fundraisers by both selling and working.  Families meeting the criteria may request applications from the churchoffice as needed.
 
 
 
 
Scholarship Programs
Louisiana has School Tuition Organizations participating in the Tuition Donation Rebate Program:  ACE Scholarships Louisiana and Arete Scholars Louisiana.  Individuals interested in participating in the TDR program should communicate directly with one or more School Tuition Organization by contacting the following:
School Tuition Organization
STO Website
Email
Phone
ACE Scholarships LA
504-491-1813
Arete Scholars LA
225-245-3610

 

ACS does participate in the Louisiana Scholarship Program, a program designed to provide students with additional opportunities to attend the school of their choice.  It must be noted that ACS only accepts applicants who are entering Kindergarten.  Applicants must meet state eligibility requirements.  Scholarships placements are determined through an unbiased lottery process by the Louisiana Department of Education.  More information may be obtained at www.louisianabelieves.com/schools.