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Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Awards for 2020-21
Notification of financial aid awards should be received by May 1, 2020. If you have questions after that date, please contact Stephanie Hoelscher, Director of Finance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuition & Fees
The tuition at Cor Jesu for the 2020-21 school year will be $16,600, plus a $325 general service fee and a $650 technology fee. Senior tuition includes an additonal $375 charge to cover senior retreat and graduation. Tuition is payable in several plans. Additional charges include uniforms and books. A $500 deposit per student is made with online enrollment by March 1, 2020 and is deducted from the total tuition owed.
Enrollment and all tuition payments will be administered online only through SMART Tuition.
For detailed SMART Tuition enrollment instructions, please click on one of the following links:
Please contact SMART Tuition directly at 1-888-868-8828 if you have questions during the enrollment process.
March 1, 2020: Please go online by 3/1/2020 to enroll in Smart Tution at www.enrollwithsmart.com (or by using the link to the right). Our school code is 11897. A $500 deposit per student is due with online enrollment. Total tuition and fees will be reduced by the $500 deposit. Payment made by credit card or direct debit to your bank account. If paid by credit card, payor will incur a 3% credit card fee.
The following are the various payment plans:
Plan A: One lump sum made to SMART Tuition by 7/1/2020
Plan B: Two payments made to SMART Tuition in August and November, based on date selected at enrollment.
Plan C: Three payments made to SMART Tuition in August, November, and February, based on the date selected at enrollment.
Plan D: Ten monthly payments made to SMART Tuition from July through April, based on the date selected at enrollment.
INCOMING FRESHMAN ONLY
Online commitment and SMART Tuition enrollment, along with the $500 desposit, are due by February 14, 2020. (If you have an older daughter at CJ, you will need to enroll her at the same time.)
Earnings from the $7.7 million Endowment Fund and donations to the Annual Fund each year provide tuition assistance. Approximately 40% of Cor Jesu families receive tuition assistance through financial aid, and every effort is made to help meet the financial needs of all applicants. 84% of families who apply receive financial assistance. Financial aid for 2019-2020 ranged from $3,000-$16,875 and our average award was $5,710. Our financial aid program is administered through FACTS. To download a flyer with more information on the FACTS process, click on the link in the column to the right. Only one application needs to be filled out per family. Multiple schools can be selected from the FACTS online application. The online application form for 2020-21 can be accessed by clicking here or on the image below:
Cor Jesu’s financial aid awards are determined solely on financial need. As a faith-based community we are committed to ensuring that everyone has an opportunity for a Cor Jesu education. Cor Jesu Academy’s financial aid application process is administered by FACTS. All applications for the 2020-2021 school year are due to FACTS by February 24, 2020. The application can be viewed in both English and Spanish. To view the application in Spanish click on the Espanol option in the upper right corner of the display. The option is available when signing in and when starting an application.
Below are the adjusted available income levels and expected financial aid amounts. Amounts awarded may change due to the number of applications, the severity of each family’s need, including but not limited to the number of children in private school, and the amount of debt outstanding. This information is to be used purely for budgetary purposes and is not a guarantee of your financial aid award amount.
Adjusted Available Income
Expected Financial Aid Amounts
$11,000 - Fully Endowed
$0 - $65,000
$66,000 - $85,000
$86,000 - $100,000
$100,000 - $155,000
529 Plan Savings Information
Historically, the Missouri 529 Plan (MOST) has allowed people to save for college tax-free, while also receiving a state tax deduction annually for monies invested in the MOST program. Effective December 31, 2017, the new tax laws now allow 529 plans to also be used towards K-12 educational expenses.
A MOST 529 tuition savings plan is an investment account sponsored by the State of Missouri. Up to $16,000 ($8,000 for single filers) in contributions are deductible from Missouri taxes every year and investments in the plan grow tax-free. When you use MOST funds for eligible expenses (tuition, room and board, and other college or vocational school expenses), you pay no taxes on the disbursement.
Starting in January 2018, the MOST 529 program is expanding to allow families to save and use funds in their accounts for elementary and secondary tuition expenses, up to $10,000 per year per student.
Following are some Q & A’s pertaining to these changes:
Per missourimost.org: “You can contribute up to $15,000 per year ($30,000 if married filing jointly) without triggering federal gift tax.You can also contribute a larger lump sum of up to $75,000 per beneficiary ($150,000 if you're married filing jointly) and then treat it as though you contributed that amount over a five-year period.”
$10,000 per year per child regardless if the child is named as a beneficiary by two or more accounts. For example, grandmother has a 529 account for her granddaughter and parents have a 529 for the same child, only $10,000 between the two accounts can be withdrawn per calendar year for that child.
According to the withdrawal information found at this link: http://cdn.unite529.com/jcdn/files/MOD/pdfs/withdrawal.pdf a check will be sent to either the account holder, the beneficiary or Cor Jesu Academy. Checks CANNOT be made out to SMART tuition. You may request that the check, made out to Cor Jesu Academy, be mailed directly to SMART at PO Box 11731, Newark,NJ 07101-4731. You should include your SMART Family ID on the check for proper credit to your account.
You have a number of options to choose from: make the monthly payments as usual to Cor Jesu Academy and periodically reimburse yourself from your 529 plan OR make a monthly withdrawal from your 529 plan and have the check, made out to Cor Jesu Academy, sent directly to SMART Tuition at PO Box 11731, Newark, NJ 07101-4731. You should include your SMART Family ID on the check for proper credit to your account.
Yes. Be sure to keep the SMART Tuition Statement in your records as evidence of the qualified tuition expenses should you ever be audited. You may access a Family Tuition Statement by logging in to your SMART account.
Below you can download letters from the MO Catholic Conference and the MO State Treasurer explaining more about the changes to the program.
Cor Jesu accepts external scholarships, including those from the St. Louis Archdiocese, parish organizations, the Darak Sabada Scholarship and more. Many parishes and external organizations also give scholarships to be used for high school tuition. Some are even renewable for four years. Please contact your parish office or visit the applicable websites for more information.
Access Academies Annual Catholic Appeal Essay Contest Ascension Catholic Church Assumption TWB Credits Beyond Sunday Carpenter Family Children's Foundation Inc. Cure of Ars Darrik Sabada Memorial Scholarship Franciscan Sisiter of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Knights of Columbus - Columbia IL Knights of Colubus - Crusader Council Mary Queen of Peace Our Lady Catholic Church Pat Ferguson Scholarship Fund PBM Club of the Hill Inc. Sacred Heart Athletic Association South County CYC St. Francis of Assisi Knights of Columbus St. Gabriel the Archangel St. Joseph Cottleville Parish St. Louis Hills Neighborhood Association St. Martin of Tours St. Monica Church St. Paul Scrip Program St. Raymond's Catholic Church St. Stephen School The Eileen Doherty Memorial Scholarship The Young Catholic Musicians Two-Three Fund, Inc.
Archdiocesan Financial Aid
DISCLAIMER: The scholarships offered by the Archdiocese of St. Louis have limited funding. Students attending Archdiocesan schools are given preference when financial assistance is given. Cor Jesu Academy is a private, Catholic high school and is not an Archdiocesan school. Therefore, reliance on Archdiocesan financial aid is not suggested.
There is now a single application being used for all scholarships funded by the Catholic Education Office, the Roman Catholic Foundation of Eastern Missouri, and the Today & Tomorrow Educational Foundation. The application will be available beginning January 28th, 2019.
For more information about applying for scholarships offered through the Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation, click here. If your family is currently receiving a scholarship from the Today & Tomorrow Educational Foundation, please click here for more information about re-applying.