The average cost to educate a student for the 2020-21 school year is $10,000.00. The York Catholic community works together with the school families to provide this valuable Catholic educational opportunity. To collectively fund a student’s education, parishes provide a percentage of funds for their parishioners attending York Catholic; alumni, businesses, and friends provide support through donations; and families provide tuition.
2020 – 2021 Tuition Plans
(Rates updated 4/21/20)
Students from Supporting Parishes*
|Tuition Rates for Grades 7 and 8
Tuition Rates for Grades 9 through 12
|Tuition Rates for Grades 9 through 12
Students Not from Supporting Parishes
|Tuition Rates for Grades 7 and 8
Tuition Rates for Grades 9 through 12
Required Fees Per Student (all students annually)
Technology Fee: $100.00
Capital Improvement Fee: $100.00
*Supporting Parishes Active Membership
Active membership in a parish within the Diocese of Harrisburg, which is verified by the Pastor of each parish, is required for the supporting rate. Click here for links to all diocesan parishes. Local York Deanery parishes include:
- Holy Infant, York Haven
- Immaculate Conception (St. Mary’s), York
- Sacred Heart, Spring Grove
- St. John the Baptist, New Freedom
- St. Joseph, York
- St. Joseph, Dallastown
- St. Patrick, York
- St. Rose of Lima, York
New Enrollment and Re-enrollment
Our enrollment and re-enrollment fee schedule is shared below. $200.00 of the re-enrollment fee will be applied toward fees for the 2020-2021 school year.
Early Re-enrollment Fee due February 19, 2021
Re-enrollment Fee due April 9, 2021
Late Re-enrollment Fee
FACTS Management is our tuition management company and each family must be enrolled online with the responsible payee’s complete information by May 1, 2021. If you are re-enrolling or you have applied for Financial Aid through FACTS Management, you use the same log-in information for both tuition and Financial Aid. This is an important part of the re-enrollment process. Your student’s enrollment is not considered complete without the online enrollment to the FACTS tuition management plan. The enrollment fee of $40.00 will be charged by FACTS through your payment plan. If you decide to pay tuition in full, the $40 fee is waived, if the full payment is paid within 15 days after the invoice is posted in FACTS. If you do not already have a FACTS account, you are still required to enroll with FACTS Tuition Management by the May 1 deadline. The FACTS website can be accessed by clicking on the FACTS logo found at the bottom of the York Catholic homepage at www.yorkcatholic.org.
According to the policy established by the school board, no transcripts will be forwarded, no diplomas issued, nor will academic reports be given unless all tuition and fees are current or paid in full.
York Catholic is operated as a faith community, and not as a commercial or secular enterprise. The school provides an opportunity for the development of faith-based values and for receiving instruction in the Gospel of Christ as part of its religious mission and ministry. Consequently, the payment of tuition may not be considered as creating a commercial or contractual relationship between the school and the parents that may be construed to create a legally enforceable obligation on the part of the school, or its sponsoring ecclesiastical entities, to allow for continued enrollment, or to provide any type or level of educational services, or to provide such services involuntarily.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I make the investment?
Over 97% of York Catholic graduates enroll in colleges and universities across the country each year, including schools like Penn State University, University of Maryland, University of Pittsburgh, and Temple University. 71% of the Class of 2020 were awarded scholarships and the total scholarship aid offered by all schools totaled $11 million.
How do I pay tuition?
Option 1: Tuition may be paid in full in July for the following school year through your FACTS account. If you decide to pay tuition in full, the $40 fee is waived, if the full payment is paid within 15 days after the invoice is posted in FACTS.
Option 2: A monthly payment plan may be set-up. Payments plans are set up through FACTS and are due the 10th of each month August through May.
Is Tuition Assistance available?
Two need-based tuition assistance programs are available to those who qualify: The Neumann Scholarship Foundation administered through the Diocese of Harrisburg and York Catholic’s Tuition Assistance Program funded by generous donors. The online application for tuition assistance is due no later than February 15, 2021 for the 2021-22 school year. We do our best to help every family with financial need, however, applying for aid after the deadline greatly diminishes the chance for tuition assistance as the monies available may have already been allotted. Click here for the online tuition assistance application through FACTS.
What information should I have ready when I access the tuition assistance application through FACTS?
The FACTS tuition assistance application requires some of the following information:
- Social security numbers
- All taxable income
- IRS Federal Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040-EZ Individual Tax Return
- W-2 Wage and Tax Statements
- Supporting Tax Schedules
- Business – Schedule C or C-EZ and Form 4562 Depreciation & Amortization
- Farm – Schedule F and Form 4562 Depreciation & Amortization
- Rental Property – Schedule E (page 1)
- S-Corporation – Schedule E (page 2), Form 1120S (4 pages), Schedule K-1, and Form 8825
- Partnership – Schedule E (page 2), Form 1065 (5 pages), Schedule K-1, and Form 8825
- Estates & Trusts – Schedule E (page 2), Form 1041, and Schedule K-1
- Non-taxable income – child support, Social Security, worker’s compensation, TANF, welfare, etc.
- Residential expenses
- Vehicle expenses
- Credit cards and other loans
- Health insurance premiums
- Annual expenses – vehicle, medical
- College expenses
- Daycare expenses
- Elder expenses
- Assets and Liabilities
Please note that proof of these materials must be sent to FACTS through email or fax by February 15, 2021.
Tuition Assistance Opportunities
Neumann Scholarship Foundation
The Diocese of Harrisburg, in response to the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Law (EITC), created the Neumann Scholarship Foundation. The EITC program provides tax credits to businesses that contribute to qualified scholarship organizations. The Neumann Scholarship Foundation has been approved by the State of Pennsylvania as a qualified scholarship organization. All scholarships offered by the Foundation are provided in accord with the laws governing this program.
Scholarships are offered to qualified students attending Catholic schools in the Diocese of Harrisburg, on a basis of need. In order to meet the state requirements, the scholarship organizations must demonstrate that families meet the state eligibility requirements. The Neumann Scholarship Foundation has contracted with a private company, FACTS, to process the information provided by families applying for scholarships. FACTS will provide the Neumann Scholarship Foundation with a relative ranking of need among the eligible families. The Foundation will award scholarships on the basis of this information.
York Catholic Tuition Assistance Fund
York Catholic High School carefully plans its budget to keep tuition as low as possible. We realize many families need tuition assistance for their students to study at YC. A Tuition Assistance Fund which is financed by donor generosity provides limited support to qualifying families. Last year, 36% of York Catholic’s students received tuition assistance.
To Apply for Both
Click here for the online tuition assistance application through FACTS.
Do I need to apply for financial aid each year?
Yes, aid is not automatically renewed. Tuition assistance application forms must be submitted for each school year. The FACTS Financial Aid Application fee is $30.
What income is included?
All household income should be included.
What if my financial needs change?
In the event of a hardship, please send an email as to the nature of your financial difficulties to Mrs. Katie Seufert, Principal, at email@example.com. Our Financial Aid Committee will review your request to determine any changes to your award. In making our decision, we consider not only the information originally received, but any additional information supplied subsequent to our initial review. Please include all contact information in your request.
Click here for more Frequently Asked Questions about the FACTS program.
Questions related to Tuition Assistance/Financial Aid should be directed to:
Ms. Heather Dougherty, Business Manager, can be reached at 717-846-8871 x315 or firstname.lastname@example.org.