Tuition and Fees

 

2022-2023 Tuition for 9th – 12th Grades: $15,950

New Upper School families pay a $1,000 non-refundable deposit when they enroll. This will be applied towards new student fees. 

All tuition plans require a FACTS Tuition account for payment of tuition and student fees. 


Tuition Assistance for the Upper School

At Alverno Heights Academy, we understand the decision to attend a Catholic, independent high school is a significant financial commitment for families. We recognize and applaud a family’s commitment to their daughter’s education and strive to provide qualified students access to an Alverno education.

Although all families are expected to contribute toward their tuition, Alverno does offer tuition assistance to both incoming and returning families based on financial need and academic promise for families that qualify.  To be considered, a student must have achieved the following general requirements: a clear disciplinary record and a 3.0 or higher GPA. Additionally, to retain scholarship support while at Alverno, a student’s tuition record must remain current, parent and student service hours must be completed, and family fundraising obligations must be met. Specific requirements for individual scholarships, tuition assistance grants, and awards may be applied. 

Alverno uses Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) to determine a family’s financial eligibility for this program. The cost of a financial aid application to FAST is $48 and it is non-refundable. As FAST is an outside service independent of Alverno Heights Academy, we are unable to provide fee waivers. 

To apply for tuition assistance through FAST, click here

To complete the process both new and returning upper school families must fill out a FAST Application by Tuesday, February 1, 2022. A copy of your 2020 tax returns and most recent W-2 must be submitted to FAST (2021 taxes are preferred) no later than Monday, February 14. Incomplete applications and/or applications received after the due dates, will be deferred and considered only if funds are available. Please note that awards will not be finalized without 2021 taxes and W-2’s. 

Sibling Discount Policy

Alverno Heights Academy is pleased to be one of the few independent schools to offer families a “Sibling Discount”. The policy applies when a family has two or mores students (grades TK-12) attending Alverno at the same time. A $300 discount will be given to student #2, student #3, etc. 

Provisions:

  • Students must attend simultaneously to receive the discount.
  • These discounts are renewable if a minimum GPA of 2.0 is maintained
  • Parents and students will have to complete all family obligations on time.
  • Tuition must be current at all times.
  • Families must be supportive of all school policies

While Alverno’s financial aid budget is generous, it is important to note that we are unable to meet the needs of every family who applies. Alverno is need-blind and does not take into consideration a family’s ability to pay when considering an applicant for admissions.

Student Fees – 2022-2023

The following fees, if applicable to your student, will be billed via FACTS. These fees do not include uniforms and/or textbooks, except for Science courses. 

ACADEMIC FEES:

AP TESTING FEE, per AP class, including AP Art (AP fees will be billed in winter 2022.)  $96.00
ASL CLASS FEE $200/semester
ONLINE COURSES (will be billed according to online program)  max. $450/semester

ATHLETIC FEES***: 

ATHLETIC FEE, will be billed when the team roster is finalized $175.00
UNIFORM FEE, per sport, unless student purchased during 2021-2022 (volleyball & cross country excluded)  $100.00
ATHLETIC SPIRIT PACK, required for all new athletes*, one-time fee (Includes Athletic Bag and Warm-Ups) *Replacement items for returning may be purchased individually  $175.00

STUDENT LIFE FEES: 

SENIOR GRADUATION FEE (Includes graduation expenses, senior activities, Grad Nite ticket, senior sweatshirt,Mary’s Day t-shirt, etc.) $750.00
ACTIVITIES AND STUDENT SERVICES FEE (Includes state activities*, technology fee, yearbooks, and class retreat). *Does not include Winter Formal or Prom.  $450.00
LEADERSHIP FEE, per academic year, all students in student government $100.00
THEATRE FEE, per production, cast members only. (In addition, cast and crew are required to sell a designated number of tickets per production) $100.00- FALL PLAY

$150.00- SPRING MUSICAL

PARENT/GUARDIAN FEES: 

SERVICE HOUR FEE (Single-parent families are expected to complete 10 service hours and dual-parent families are expected to complete 20 service hours. Any service fees  $25.00 per hour not completed

Incidental Student Fees

These fees are based on participation in additional activities, events and services.  Payment for these activities will be made directly to the school and will not be billed through FACTS.

FIELD TRIPS – approx. $15.00 – $30.00 per trip
STUDENT PARKING PERMIT – $25.00 per year
WINTER FORMAL – approx. $50.00 per ticket
PROM – approx. $150.00 per ticket
FATHER/DAUGHTER ACTIVITY – approx. $35.00 per person
MOTHER/DAUGHTER BRUNCH – approx. $35.00 per person
GRANDPARENTS’ DAY – approx. $35.00/family
GRAD NIGHT – (Seniors only) approx. $125.00 per ticket 

Please note that these are estimated incidental fees and should only be used as a guide. Actual costs may vary and additional fees may be required as activities and events become available during the school year.  Any payments made by check or money order should be directed to the Business Office.  No cash, please.  Questions?  Please contact Lee Ann Bechthold, Business Mgr. at (626) 355-3463, ext. 225 or at businessoffice@alvernoheights.org

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