Tuition

St. Mary’s Academy is proud to offer an outstanding and affordable private education for children in grades Pre-K 3 through 8th grade in a faith-centered learning environment. Below are our tuition fees.

2019 – 2020 Tuition Fees
Pre-K Three (3 Half Day) — $3,375
Pre-K Three (3 Full Day) – $4,225
Pre-K Four (3 Full Day) — $4,225
Pre-K Four (5 Full Day) – $5,925
Kindergarten — $5,050
Grades 1-5 — $4,565
Grades 6-8 — $4,825
Multi-child Discount Schedule
1st Child — Full tuition
2nd Child — $100 less full tuition
3rd Child — $500 less full tuition
4th Child — $1,000 less full tuition

Tuition Deposit: A $100 non-refundable per student deposit is due at the time of acceptance to reserve your child’s placement for next year. The deposit is applied to your tuition invoice.

 

Payment Options

Tuition is due in full or electronic withdraw prior to the first day of school.

Payment Options:
-2% Discount available if paid in full by August 1st.
-Monthly payments are available through FACTS Tuition Services.  Please click HERE to enroll.

FACTS Monthly Payment Option: Monthly payment made via electronic withdraw from payer’s checking or savings account. Credit card options also available. Withdraws are made on either the 5th or 20th of each month, begin in July and may be budgeted over a maximum of 11 months. FACTS collects an annual enrollment fee for this service.  For families already enrolled in FACTS, signing the agreement form included in your tuition mailing will authorize St. Mary’s Academy to automatically activate your account.

All checks should be made payable to St. Mary’s Academy.
Mailing address:
519 Longmeadow Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106

SMA does except major credit cards. 2% discount does not apply to credit card payments.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE OPPORTUNITIES:

Diocesan Financial Aid:
Please see the attached document explaining the requirements for filing for financial aid. Follow Link to apply.

Parish Sponsorship:
Indicate your family parish information on your registration form.  A letter will be sent to your pastor requesting support.  We encourage you to speak directly to your Pastor.

Other Option:
If you do not qualify for the above financial assistance and are still in need, please contact the Finance office at 413.567.3124 x102 to set up a private meeting with Father CJ to discuss your personal situation.

Pre-K and Extended Day:
All fees are tax deductible.  Please contact the Finance office at 413.567.3124 x102 for tax statement.


Refund & Delinquent Payment Policy

Tuition paid in full, in advance, is refundable when a student is withdrawn from school by his/her parent/guardian. Only tuition actually paid will be refunded – no refunds of grants or financial aid will be given.

REFUND SCHEDULE
Withdrawal Date/Refund:
September 1–15 – 100%
September 15–30 – 90%
October 1–31 – 80%
November 1–30 – 70%
December 1–31 – 60%
January 1–31 – 50%
February 1–28 – 40%
March 1- Year End – No Refund

Tuition refunds will not be given:
• If a student is asked to leave due to disciplinary reasons of the student or parent.
• If a student is forced to withdraw due to the student’s illegal activity of any kind.
• If a student is withdrawn after March 1 of any school year.

Students whose tuition accounts delinquent by two months are at risk of being excluded from class until the account is brought current. Students who are in the 8th grade and whose tuition is not paid in full by May 20th may be denied participation in the end of the year activities and graduation.

The Academy reserves the right to require payment by bank check when the Academy has received a check payment that has not cleared the bank.

If you find yourself experiencing unexpected financial difficulty throughout the year, please contact the Finance Office.

For questions regarding refund policies, please contact Peggy Iancu, Financial Administrator at   miancu@stmaryslong.org or 413-567-3124 x102.