Tuition & Financial Aid


JPII Selected to Offer Distinctive AP Program

St. John Paul II High School is one of approximately 1,000 schools worldwide selected to implement AP Capstone — an innovative diploma program that allows students to develop the skills that matter most for college success: research, collaboration, and communication.

The program consists of two courses taken in sequence: AP Seminar and AP Research. Developed in direct response to feedback from higher education faculty and college admission officers, AP Capstone complements the in-depth, subject-specific study of other Advanced Placement courses and exams.

Because the program is a result of feedback from education professionals, it is not surprising that several colleges and universities have confirmed their support of the program.

Students who earn scores of 3 or higher on AP Seminar and AP Research assessments and on four additional AP Exams of their choosing will earn the AP Capstone Diploma. This signifies their outstanding academic achievement and attainment of both college-level academic and research skills. Students who earn scores of 3 or higher on both AP Seminar and AP Research assessments only (but not on four additional AP Exams) will earn the AP Seminar and Research Certificate.

St. John Paul II High School will introduce AP Seminar in the fall of 2017.

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One of the Most Important Investments You Can Make

The investment that you make now will appreciate as your child grows through high school, college and into family, community, business, civic, and Church life.

The benefits of Catholic education are widely known. The overall value of a JPII education – academic achievement, spiritual formation, opportunity, community – is an investment in the adult your child will become.

Tuition

Tuition

Tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year is $10,400.

Additional Fees

All parents pay an annual registration fee of $175 per student. This fee is non-refundable and covers the scheduling and staffing costs incurred in the current school year.

Apply for Financial Aid

Applications are available through FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment (click to access).

Financial Aid Primer

While considering St. John Paul II High School as an educational opportunity for your child(ren), remember that it is our goal to make it possible for great students to attend a terrific school.

Therefore, we seek to enroll bright and engaged children of working parents who might only be able to pay a portion of the JPII tuition. We look for evidence of a family’s strong commitment to a St. John Paul II High School education.

St. John Paul II High School’s history has shown a commitment to accept students from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds.

Some of our families are able to afford very little of the tuition, while others can pay the majority of tuition. As such, our assistance program is need-based.

Need-based aid is defined as the difference between what it costs to attend St. John Paul II High School and a family’s ability to pay. While we attempt to meet a percentage of need, no family receives full-tuition assistance.

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Financial Aid FAQ

1. Should we apply for financial aid?

Catholic school tuition represents a significant investment for any family. There is no specific income level at which a family no longer qualifies for tuition assistance. The following items are taken into consideration:

  • Income
  • Assets (investments, home equity, automobile, etc.)
  • Family size
  • Commitment to Catholic education
  • Number of children attending tuition-charging institutions
  • Age of parents
  • Current debt (credit cards, mortgages, other loans, etc.)

After an allowance is made for basic living expenses, the remaining funds are considered discretionary income, a portion of which is assumed available for education.

Although we would like to provide firm guidelines to help you decide whether or not to apply for assistance, we have found that each family’s combination of circumstances is unique. If you are unable to afford tuition, you should apply for financial aid.

2. Who determines eligibility and financial aid awards?

The Financial Aid Committee, comprised of the Head of School, the Principal, the Director of Admission, and the Business Manager, uses the recommendation of FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment in addition to supplemental information to determine eligibility and awards. Additionally, for middle school families, information provided to the Foundation to Advance Catholic Education (FACE) is reviewed.

3. Are allowances made for siblings attending religious elementary or secondary schools, independent schools, or post-secondary schools?

Yes. We make allowances for siblings in religious or independent schools through college. However, we do not make allowances for siblings in graduate school.

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Financial Aid Timeline

To be considered for school-based financial aid for the 2017-2018 school year, please complete an application through FACTS Grant & Aid.

February 15, 2017: To be considered in the first round of awards, applications must be completed with all necessary documentation

March 1, 2017: First round of awards begin

Applications are available through FACTS Grant in Aid Assessment (click to access).

Please call 508-771-7200 ext. 124 or email Sandra Eager, Student Accounts Coordinator, with any questions.

Exam Scholarships

Entrance Exam Scholarship

The top ten (10) individual scores on the Placement Exam will qualify for a one-time scholarship of $500.

The Placement Exam must be taken at St. John Paul II High School on the designated test dates in order to qualify.

Sibling Discounts

Sibling Discount

Sibling discounts are applied across the entire school, grades five through twelve. The oldest child will be charged full tuition and a 5% discount will be applied to each subsequent child. Families receiving the sibling discount are eligible to apply for financial assistance.

Brazilian Catholic Leadership Scholarship

Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha Brazilian Catholic Leadership Scholarship

Develop your leadership qualities. For Brazilian Catholic students who demonstrate leadership and achievement may now apply for half-tuition scholarships to attend St. John Paul II High School & St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School.

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Payment Options

FACTS Payment Programfacts

St. John Paul II High School is pleased to offer FACTS Payment Program by FACTS Management Company. Through FACTS Payment you will be able to arrange:

  • One-time payments
  • Monthly payments from your Checking or Savings account (US Bank Accounts Only)

Additionally, if you are enrolling in the FACTS Peace of Mind (POM) Benefit, the $14.00 non-refundable POM fee will be automatically deducted from your account within 14 days of the agreement being completed by the institution and posted to the FACTS System.

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