Tuition

Cost-Based Tuition
Saint Brigid of Kildare School uses a cost-based model to set tuition rates. This means that tuition is determined based on the actual cost of operating the school. We do not rely on the parish to help cover the cost for tuition. Saint Brigid of Kildare’s goals are to most efficiently utilize the parish’s limited resources, to better identify those who need assistance, and to effectively deliver that assistance to those in need.

One Tuition Cost. No Extra Fees.
Cost-based tuition also means that the cost of tuition includes everything – there are no extra technology, activity, playground, homeroom, enrollment or other hidden fees. The only thing we’ll ask you to consider donating to each year is the Annual Fund. This fund covers after school programs, extracurriculars, school performances and field trips. This also means we do not hold fundraisers – we won’t ask your children to sell things like wrapping paper, magazines or candy because our tuition rates and Annual Fund cover the costs of all extra activities.

Saint Brigid of Kildare School continues to build an endowment fund designed to keep tuition affordable for the long-term. To learn more about our endowment campaign, click here.

Saint Brigid of Kildare School Offers three types of financial assistance to help our families: Need-Based Tuition Assistance, Oak Society Grants, and Scholarships.

Oak Society Grants

The Oak Society is committed to helping families in our parish continue a Catholic education through parish-supported grants. These grants will be awarded to active parish families after a brief application, and will amount to $500 per K-8 Saint Brigid of Kildare School student for the 2020-2021 school year. Parents must first enroll or re-enroll their child in the school, and then they are sent an Oak Society grant application link if they would like to apply. Applications are reviewed anonymously and confidentially by a committee composed of parish and school representatives. Awards are given in February.

Learn more about the Oak Society here. 

 

Scholarships

The Oak Society will provide scholarships to students with criteria set by the donor or organization. This program will continue to grow in order to expand the opportunities available to our students. 

Current scholarships that will be available for the 2020-2021 school year include:

  • Home & School Association Middle School Scholarship 
  • Joyce O’Reilly Scholarship 
  • Brendan Foley Spirit Scholarship

Scholarship criteria, details, and application instructions will be sent to parents in the spring. 

Need-Based Assistance
The parish is committed to supporting all families who desire Catholic education for their children. Tuition assistance is available for K-8 (no assistance is available for preschool). Diocesan assistance is open to all socioeconomic and religious backgrounds, and St. Brigid assistance is open to all Catholic families. Interested families use a FACTS application similar to college tuition assistance. St. Brigid continually awards over $200,000 in tuition assistance each year.

Families can choose to pay their tuition in one lump sum, semi-annual payments, quarterly payments, or 10 or 12 monthly payments. The application for assistance opens November 1 for the upcoming school year. If you have any questions about tuition assistance, contact Jackie Mack at (614) 761-3734 or jmack@stbrigidofkildare.org.

To be considered for the Diocese of Columbus Tuition Assistance Program:

  1. You must be registered in one of the Diocesan schools by March 15, 2020.
  2. The Diocese will only accept ONLINE APPLICATIONS (https://online.factsmgt.com/aid), the application must be submitted by March 15, 2020.
  3. Payment of the $35.00 application fee must accompany the application.
  4. Only one application per family is required.
  5. Please note there is no tuition assistance available for preschool.
  6. Click here for a detailed instruction sheet

Registered and active parishioners of Saint Brigid of Kildare Parish may qualify for the parishioner rate of tuition for their children. Registered and active parishioners:

  • Participate in the liturgical and sacramental life of the parish
  • Regularly attend and participate in Sunday Mass
  • Commit annually to the parish through gifts of time, talent and treasure by participating in the Tapestry program
  • Actively work to participate in the mission of the parish and the Church

2020-2021 Tuition Links