TUITION FOR 2020-2021
Parents support Visitation School through the use of Sunday Envelopes, tuition payments and the fundraisers. No child will be denied a Catholic education for financial reasons. Any such difficulty must be discussed with the pastor.
Tuition is payable in two or ten equal monthly payments via SmartTuition tuition payment service. School fees are applied to the Smart Tuition accounts in July. The first payment of the Smart Tuition ten-payment plan is made in August and the last payment in May.
Preschool 2 days $1,900
Preschool 3 days $2,250
Preschool 4 days $2,400
Preschool 5 days $2,550
Kindergarten 5 days $2,550
Preschool 2 days $2,050
Preschool 3 days $3,100
Preschool 4 days $4150
Preschool 5 days $5,100
1 Child $4,800.00
2 Children $8,800.00
3 Children $12,250.00
4 Children $15,400.00
5 Children $18,100.00
We appreciate the sacrifice your family makes to pay Catholic school tuition. In addition to your family’s tuition support, Visitation parish and the school fundraisers together contribute 30% of what it costs to educate each child. Thank you for your continued support of our parish and fundraising events, without which our tuition costs would be considerably higher.
Mandatory Fundraising Fee:
School families are required to participate in fundraising through our Gala Raffle. Each family will be provided $300 worth of Gala raffle tickets. The Gala raffle tickets provided to each school family may be kept or sold to family & friends to recoup the cost of the tickets. The $300 fundraising fee will be divided into two equal payments of $150 and charged to your Smart Tuition account once in the fall and once in the winter.
The 2020 Gala Raffle Prizes were:
$7500- First Place
$2500- Second Place
ShopWithScrip TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
What is ShopWithScrip
Scrip is a discounted gift certificate program established to offer participating families a way to earn tuition credit. The goal of the Scrip Program is to help families who believe in the Catholic education of their children. This is not a fundraiser, but a way to help reduce your tuition costs.
How does it work?
When you purchase $100 of Scrip certificates, you get $100 of purchasing power. The Scrip program purchases $100 in certificates at a discount, so the difference between what you pay Scrip for them becomes a credit on your account. For example, the discount rate on Jewel certificate is 4%. For every $100 of Jewel certificates you buy, Manna pays $96 and you get the $4 difference in tuition credit. Discounts range from 2% to 26%. When you shop at participating stores, you use the certificates or scripNow (barcode on phone) the same as you would use cash. Simply hand the certificates to the sales clerk.
Who can participate?
Families who have children in Visitation School and the Visitation Religious Education Program. People who have children too young to attend school can begin earning credit for the year the child enters Visitation. Also, friends and other family members like grandparents, or aunts and uncles can purchase certificates in you family's name, which would increase your tuition credit. If you no longer have children you will get a rebate check quaterly.
How are the Vis Scrip Program costs covered?
It is important to note that the VisScrip program collects a small percentage of your credits (not gift card costs) (7%) to cover costs of the program and for school needs. For example if you buy $500 worth of Jewel, your rebate would be $20; $1.40 would go to the school, $18.60 is credited to your tuition. On your family account in the VisScrip system, you will see the full amount of credits you have earned, but the amount actually credited to your tuition bill will reflect the 7% holdback for credits. If you are not receiving a tuition credit then you will receive a rebate on a quartely basis.
Sign Up For ShopWithScrip - It’s Easy!
Enrollment Code: E556E5955926
Click HERE to learn more about tuition assistance through the STL Legacy Fund.
For all questions regarding tuition, please contact the Assistant Principal, Katie McVey at 630-834-4931 ext. 313
Grade Level School Fee per child:
K-8- $450 (breakdown below)
Preschool half days- $265
Preschool full days- $450
SCHOOL FEE: (processed annually in July)
Every year Visitation families pay a school fee per student in addition to tuition. Tuition covers salaries and benefits and the many operational costs of running the school, while the school fee covers the following supplies:
Technology supplies $200.00
(includes hardware costs, software and licensing, supplies for hardware such as printers, School Speak, web support & development)
ACRE & Riverside/ITBS $25.00
(Iowa Test of Basic Skills)
Supplemental instructional supplies
Classroom Magazines $10.00
Math & Literacy intervention programs $30.00
Text Books and work books $125.00
Miscellaneous Supplies (paper, etc.) $20.00
GALA RAFFLE FEE: $300 per family
(applied to Smart Tuition in two payments of $150, once in November and once in January)
Breakdown of Funding Sources