Tuition & Affordability
The tuition at Cor Jesu for the 2021-22 school year is $17,325, plus a $325 general service fee and a $650 technology fee.
Senior tuition includes an additional $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 1st each year and is deducted from the total tuition owed. To further streamline and secure payment processing, incidental fees (i.e., athletic participation fees, AP exam fees, etc.) will be collected through SMART Tuition accounts.
Earnings from the $10.56 million Endowment Fund and donations to the Annual Fund each year provide tuition assistance. Cor Jesu makes every effort to help meet the financial needs of all our applicants.
- Approximately 46% of Cor Jesu families receive tuition assistance through financial aid.
- 93% of families who applied received financial assistance.
- Financial aid for 2020-2021 ranged from $1,500-$17,373.
- The average award was $7,130.
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 2021-22 can be accessed by clicking here.
2020-21 Financial Aid Levels
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 2021-2022 school year are due to FACTS by February 22, 2021. 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.
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|
|($50,000)-$0||$11,000 - Fully Endowed|
|$0 - $65,000||$8,000|
|$66,000 - $85,000||$6,500|
|$86,000 - $100,000||$6,000|
|$100,000 - $155,000||$3,000|
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: Please go online by March 1 each year to enroll in Smart Tution at www.enrollwithsmart.com. 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 can be 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 July 1
- 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.
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 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:
- How do I make contributions to the 529 plan?
- What is the annual contribution limit to the 529 plan?
- How long does the money need to stay in the 529 plan before it can be used?
- What are the withdrawal limits per child per year?
- How are funds withdrawn in order to pay Cor Jesu tuition?
- How do I set up my 529 withdrawals in order to make the 10 month Cor Jesu payment plan?
- Can I make tuition payments from a 529 plan AND also from non 529 plan assets?
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.