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Tuition and Financial Aid Information

Review the tabs below for information on tuition, FACTS financial payment system, financial aid, scholarships, and payment options.

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Tuition

2022-2023 Tuition Rates

  • Parish Affiliated Rate – $12,695 **
  • Non Affiliated Rate – $14,295
** In order to qualify for the parish affiliated tuition rate, your registration and active status must be verified with your parish. We are bound to abide by your parish’s decision.

Please note tuition covers all technology and laptop fees associated with our school issued 1:1 Chromebook program.

 

Fees

(Note:  All fees are non-refundable)

Registration

  • Application Fee (New Students): $75
  • Registration Fee: $600
  • Graduation Fee (seniors only):  $200

ESE Program Fee

  • ESE Core – $2,000
  • ESE Access – $3,000

Other estimated costs for students attending Bishop McLaughlin include:

  • Textbooks: $300-$600
  • Uniforms: $250-$500

International Student 2021-2022 Tuition: $17,225

  • International Student Registration Fee (non-refundable):  $700

 

Tuition assistance is available for families who apply through FACTS. Financial aid eligibility is based on a family’s demonstrated need. Your demonstrated need is the difference between the cost of attendance and the expected family contribution, as determined by FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment (FACTS account required). BMCHS is committed to meeting your demonstrated need with different forms of financial aid funds.

Note: An active FACTS account is required for all families.

 

Parent Volunteer Hours Requirement

Each family with a student enrolled at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School is required to volunteer ten (10) service hours annually.  If parent volunteer hours are not performed or only partially performed, the fee is pro-rated at $10 per unserved hour.

FACTS

 

Our Partnership with FACTS

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At Bishop McLaughlin, we continually work for ways to concentrate our available resources on our primary mission of a quality Catholic education. To help us meet this goal, the Diocese of St. Petersburg uses FACTS Management Company to handle tuition payments for all families. All students must have a tuition contract via FACTS, please visit this LINK to sign up. Please be advised that Food Service Accounts are linked through FACTS. You must have an active FACTS account for your child to access cafeteria service purchases.

FACTS Login – Existing Accounts     Create FACTS Account

Financial Aid
To be eligible, applications must be completed in their entirety, with deadlines strictly enforced.

 

Diocese of St. Petersburg Tuition Assistance

The Catholic School Tuition Aid Grant (CSTAG) award is the only grant given by the Diocese to aid families with school tuition costs. CSTAG is available to all Catholic students K-12 who are registered at, or have submitted an enrollment application to an (inter)parish or diocesan Catholic elementary or high school in the Diocese of St. Petersburg.  Families must have FACTS Calculated Need to be eligible for tuition assistance.  There is a $30 application fee for CSTAG.

Parents are required to fill out a FACTS Grant and Aid application for the each new school year. Application Enrollment opens November 1, 2021 and ALL documents must be uploaded to FACTS no later than April 15, 2022. Families will be notified by email from a Diocesan Representative regarding awards in mid to late June. An application is considered complete when FACTS Grant and Aid has received the application and all supporting documentation required for evaluation. Below is the link to fill out a FACTS application form.

Please Note: Generally, the documents needed for uploading is your 2020 W-2 and your 2020 Tax return. If you are self-employed other documents may be required from FACTS.

Click HERE to fill out a FACTS application

Note: An active FACTS account is required for all families.

More Information on CSTAG

Step Up for Students

Step Up for StudentsThe program provides FTC, FES-EO, and FES-UA Scholarships for K-12. Last year, the income based scholarship program was able to award approximately $7000 per student to help pay for tuition and fees. Eligibility is based on the number of people per household and levels of gross monthly income. You can find more information at Step Up for Students Information

Step Up for Students Flyer (English)   Step Up for Students Flyer (Spanish)

 

AAA Scholarship Foundation

AAA Scholarship FoundationAAA Scholarship Foundation (AAA) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization and state approved Scholarship Funding Organization (SFO) that exclusively serves eligible low-income children through the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program. Families can apply for assistance through this program, however it cannot be combined with SUFS. You will need to upload financial documents and birth certificates for all minors in the household. For more information, visit: AAA Scholarship Information.

 

McKay Scholarship

Current McKay Scholarship Families should contact the Florida Department of Education if they have questions concerning their scholarship.

The McKay Scholarship will cease to exist on June 30, 2022. It is transitioning to the Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities (FES-UA) which will be handled by one of two Scholarship Funding Organizations, AAA or Step Up For Students.

Current McKay Scholarship students will not need to requalify to participate in the FES-UA, but families will need to select a Scholarship Funding Organization (SFO) which will work with them to administer their child’s scholarship. Once an SFO is chosen, the family will be required to indicate their intent to continue using the FES-UA (formerly McKay) scholarship.

For additional information regarding the McKay Scholarship and its transition to the Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities, please contact any of the following:

FLDOE
Main Line: (850) 245-0502
TOLL FREE HOTLINE: (800) 447-1636

AAA Scholarship Foundation
https://www.aaascholarships.org/
888-707-2465
info@aaascholarships.org

Step Up for Students (SUFS)
https://www.stepupforstudents.org/
877-735-7837
info@stepupforstudents.org

 

Gardiner Scholarship Program

The Gardiner Scholarship Program is now either SUFS FES-UA or AAA FES-UA

AAA FES-UA   SUFS FES-UA

 

Mary C. Forbes Tuition Assistance Grant

The Mary C. Forbes Foundation is an independent, private organization established to provide financial assistance, based on need or hardship, to Catholic students currently enrolled in Catholic schools within the Diocese of St. Petersburg. The application for the Forbes Foundation grant can be found online at Mary C. Forbes Foundation. Parents can fill out and submit their application completely online. The application period opens January 1. The deadline to apply for the following school year is April 30 of the current year.

 

Bishop McLaughlin Managed Scholarships

Bishop McLaughlin administers several privately-funded scholarships. Those include the Test Topper Scholarship, the Hurricane Scholarship, the Alessandra Augello Memorial Endowed Scholarship, the Prada Family Leadership Scholarship, and the Musca Foundation Scholarship.

BMCHS Managed Scholarships

 

Your Tuition Solution

Your Tuition SolutionThis independent company will finance tuition, less any financial aid; the interest rates charged by this company are fixed. This company does not require down payments, offers unsecured loans and allows monthly payments. For additional information, visit Your Tuition Solution

 

 

Parish Organizations

We encourage families to seek out other sources of financial aid. Additional potential sources of assistance for our students are through the generosity of the area parishes, Knights of Columbus, and St. Vincent DePaul Society. Please contact these organizations directly for further information.

 

Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School values each family and understands that circumstances are different and may require individual attention. Please contact the Admissions Office with any inquiries.
Scholarships

Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School offers a variety of scholarship opportunities to students. To review and apply for a scholarship, visit our scholarship page and complete the General Scholarship Application.  Include the name of the scholarship(s) for which you’d like to be considered from the available options.

View Scholarship Page

Payment Options

All payments must be administered through FACTS TUITION MANAGEMENT and may be paid in the following formats.

  • Payment in Full – 3% discount will apply [Due in July] NOTE: This only applies to Non-Scholarship Families.
  • Monthly (10) billing (subject to late fees)—bank account or credit card (2.85% convenience fee to payer added for credit card)
  • Quarterly billing (subject to late fees)—bank account or credit card (2.85% convenience fee to payer added for credit card) [July, September, December and March]
  • Semi-Annual billing (subject to late fees)—bank account or credit card (2.85% convenience fee to payer added for credit card) [July and December]

Terms and Conditions:

  • Payments will be due beginning in July and will be payable on the 5th or 20th of the month.
  • Failure to comply with chosen payment plan will result in default to a monthly plan and the accompanying fees.

FACTS Family Portal

Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School Admissions does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious affiliation, financial status, national, or ethnic origin.