Tuition: Tuition for the 2013-14 academic year is $13,350. The lion’s share of our tuition goes directly to pay salaries and health benefits of our faculty and staff, and to programs that directly impact the quality of our student experience. Tuition only covers about 75% of the full cost to educate our students – alumni and other donors to Prep subsidize several thousand dollars of the cost of educating every Prep student. Over the past five years, tuition increases at Prep have generally been in the single digits, averaging around 6.5%.
Fees: The only fees Prep charges for the academic year are an activity fee of $750 and a book fee of $300. Over the past few years, we have eliminated extraneous fees, such as the freshman arts' day fee, the frosh-soph retreats, etc. The only other charges are for "opt-in" experiences. Examples of these are trips, music lessons, AP exams, SAT preparation, the Browning Center, etc. We have also eliminated mandatory student fundraisers such as the walk-a-thon. We do not have mandatory raffles or other sales that place fundraising demands and requirements on our parents. We do not charge technology or maintenance fees, or pass along to students costs for capital improvements like the new Moriarty Science Center. In addition, we do not have a pay-to-play system for athletics, which can become very expensive for our families. We do not charge for transportation for sports (athletes or fans), or include other athletic fees. We do not have graduation fees. Finally, over the next two years, we will eliminate all fees related to our (optional) Emmaus and Kairos retreats.
Financial Aid: In 2012-13, Saint Peter's Prep will offer financial aid to more than 40% of our students, representing $2.2 million. While we cannot meet every request for financial assistance, Prep has committed this significant portion of its budget to helping deserving students and their families. In order to receive financial aid notification in time for Registration Day, financial aid applications for the Class of 2017 must be submitted by November 30, 2012. In order for any Prep student (Classes of 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017) to be considered for financial assistance for the academic year 2013-14, financial aid applications must be filed by April 15, 2013. To learn more about next year's financial aid process, please go to the Financial Aid page .
Online Bill Payment: Click to visit Saint Peter's Online Billing System. Once you are logged into your account you can view your tuition bills, make a payment, enroll in a payment plan and schedule automatic payments. For more information on how to use the online system, please read our User's Manual.
Payment Plans: An activity fee of $750 is due for everyone on June 1st. Regular tuition payments start July 1st for all plans. Payments are determined after all tuition assistance has been deducted. If you wish to change your plan, please contact the Finance Office.
The following plans are available:
Please place the student's student ID number on all checks and money orders.
Outstanding Balances: Outstanding balances cannot be carried from month-to-month. Tuition balances should be kept current at all times. Students will not be admitted to a new semester if outstanding balances exist as of September 1, 2012, January 1, 2013, and June 1, 2013. Participation in graduation exercises is also included in this policy.