The investment that you make now will appreciate as your child grows through middle school, high school, college and into the family, community, business, civic, and Church life.
The benefits of Catholic education are widely known. The overall value of a JPII education – academic achievement, spiritual formation, opportunity, community – is an investment in the adult your child will become.
How much is tuition?
For the academic school year 2022-2023
Grades 5 – 8: $9,700
Grades 9 – 12: $13,020
Tuition rates will be announced prior to March 1 for the upcoming school year. An annual registration fee of $175 per returning student will be applied to the tuition bill in June and paid as part of the tuition payment plan.
Is there a sibling discount?
Yes. Sibling discounts are applied across the entire school, Grade 5 through Grade Twelve. The oldest child will be charged full tuition and a 5% discount will be applied to each subsequent child. Any additional financial aid awards will be applied to the balance.
How is tuition collected?
St. John Paul II School uses FACTS Management Company for tuition collection.
Does the FACTS Tuition Management Company offer a monthly payment plan?
Yes. You may choose to pay tuition in full. However, we understand that for the majority of families this option is not feasible. You may choose to pay tuition in interest-free installments over a twelve-month period. The payment plan begins in June and ends in May.
Through FACTS Management Company you will be able to arrange:
Payment in full
Due on June 1.
Automatic withdrawal from a checking/savings account or credit cards are accepted – a 2.95%
A convenience fee is assessed by FACTS for credit card payments.
You may elect to receive an “Invoice” from FACTS. When choosing this option you can make a one-time payment online or over the phone or mail a check directly to FACTS.
There is a $25 enrollment fee per family assessed by FACTS.
12 months, beginning in June and ending in May.
Payments can be made on the 5th or 20th of each month.
Automatic withdrawal from a checking/savings account is required.
There is a $55 enrollment fee per family assessed by FACTS.
What financial aid is available?
Grades 5 – 8
Need-based financial aid is available through the Foundation for the Advancement of Catholic Education (FACE). Click here to learn more about FACE.
Additionally, a limited number of awards are provided through the JPII Financial Aid Fund.
Grades 9 – 12
Need-based financial aid is available to qualified families. Such aid is provided by generous donors and the JPII Financial Aid Fund.
When do I apply for financial aid?
The application can be accessed beginning in December. Families must submit their application and required tax documentation. The deadline for submitting the application is mid-February (Grades 9-12) and mid-March (Grades 5-8).
Grades 5 – 8
Students must be registered at one of the Catholic schools in the Fall River Diocese to be considered for a FACE scholarship. It is very important to have your application complete by the deadline to ensure your family is considered for award opportunities. Please visit FACE for more information. Printable instructions can be found here (English, Portuguese, Spanish)
Grades 9 – 12
Financial aid applications must be completed by February 15 in order to be considered in the first-round notification of awards. Awards are then made on a rolling basis.
How do I apply for financial aid?
The school and the FACE Foundation use FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment Form, a third-party tuition assistance company, to collect the necessary financial information and provide a fair evaluation for tuition assistance. The application can be accessed at the beginning of December.
If you are new to completing the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment, please view this video on what to expect in the application process.
Is an annual financial aid application required?
Yes. Financial Aid applications must be submitted annually to be considered for need-based aid. All financial aid awards are reviewed based upon the timely completion of the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment Form, continued demonstrated financial need, maintenance of standards of good progress, good standing at JPII, and availability of resources.
When are financial aid applicants notified of awards?
Grades 5 – 8
Financial aid notifications occur in early Spring.
Grades 9 – 12
Students whose financial aid application has been completed and verified by mid-February will receive financial aid notification by early March. Awards are then made on a rolling basis.
High School Honors Scholarship (students entering grade 9)
The top twenty (20) individual scorers on the High School Placement Test will qualify for a one-time scholarship of $1,000. The HSPT must be taken in December to qualify.
Brazilian Catholic Leadership Scholarship
The Brazilian Catholic Leadership Scholarship is open to Brazilian Catholics who demonstrate leadership and achievement. This scholarship is for ½ tuition and is available to one student entering Grade 5 and one student entering Grade 9. One scholarship will be awarded per year.
To be eligible students and their families must:
- Complete the application process and be accepted to Grade 5 or Grade 9.
- Complete the Brazilian Catholic Leadership Scholarship Application
- Be of Brazilian descent.
- Be actively involved in their local Catholic parish community.
- Demonstrate school or community leadership.
- Complete the FACTS Grant & Aid Financial Assistance application, annually.
- The deadline to apply is March 24. Please contact the Admissions Office for
more information at 508-862-6336 .
Parish Subsidy Form
Registered parishioners in the Diocese of Fall River who support their parish through regular attendance at Mass and support of parish activities may apply for parish aid. See form here.
Families complete one continuous enrollment contract and remain enrolled in school each year until high school graduation, or opt-out. Students will be re-enrolled automatically, and the annual registration fee will be applied to tuition accounts in June.
- Families must apply for financial aid annually.
- Families may withdraw without penalty should financial aid be insufficient to meet a family’s financial need.
Complete a written notice of withdrawal form and submit to the Admissions Office no later than June 30.
The Foundation to Advance Catholic Education awards need-based scholarships to assist with the tuition costs for students attending a Catholic school in the Diocese of Fall River. All families with one or more children enrolled in or applying to a Catholic elementary or middle school in grades K-8 in the Diocese of Fall River are eligible to apply. FACE uses the FACTS system to determine financial need so that each situation can be fairly assessed for scholarship opportunities. It is very important to submit your application by the deadline to ensure your family is considered for scholarship opportunities.