Tuition

Tuition

We know that private school education is a significant investment for any family and we work very hard to provide every student with a quality education while maintaining a reasonable tuition rate. Although tuition is our largest source of revenue, it does not fully cover the cost of the college preparatory experience Notre Dame offers. Currently the average per-pupil cost is $11,627 (Elementary School) and $11,343 (Jr/Sr High School).  The support of our local parishes, alumni, and friends, subsidize the remaining costs of education.

Notre Dame Schools are committed to providing access to all, we invest significant resources in our tuition assistance program to make Catholic education affordable. It is our goal to help as many families as possible provide a Catholic school education for their children. Our award program is need-based, so the greater the need the greater the award. Funding for awards is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The earlier families complete their applications, the better their chances of receiving financial assistance.  Once you’ve completed your admissions application, you will be invited to submit an application for financial aid.

Notre Dame works with Smart Tuition, a tuition payment plan provider. All tuition payments are made through Smart Tuition, which offers families multiple payment options, from full payment to ten payments. If you have any questions concerning tuition, please contact Laurie Cardone at (315) 724-5118, ext. 11.  

Tuition

Please refer to the table below to identify your family’s annual tuition obligation.

Pre-K

Montessori

Universal Pre-K (Must be City of Utica resident)

Full-Day: $5,321

Half-Day:$4,166

Full-Day: $2,435

Half Day: No Charge

 

 

Grade

1st Student

2nd Student

3rd Student

K-6

$4,865

$4,379

$3,941

7-8

$5,715

$5,085

$4,576

9-12

$6,715

$6,044

$5,439

Additional Fees

Registration Fee:

$50 per family

SMART Tuition Admin Fee:

FACTS Filing Fee:

$39 per family (payable in the first billing month)

$30 per family

Graduation Fee (12th grade):

$100 (Spread with Tuition)

The annual tuition and fees are billed over 11 months from July to May.  Tuition and fees must be paid directly to SMART Tuition by the designated due date. 

Financial Assistance Guidelines

The following examples illustrate the variety of families who apply for Tuition Assistance at Notre Dame Schools.

Notre Dame provides tuition assistance to 65% of our families who show demonstrated need.

 Tuition Assistance scenarios are based on the 2020-21 tuition and application fees.  We were able to provide $952,256 to Notre Dame students this year through the generosity of our alumni donors and friends.

 

FAMILY 1

This single-parent household has one child attending Notre Dame. The family’s income is $32,000.  

Tuition and Application Fees: $6,804 (Jr/Sr High School)
Total Tuition Assistance Awarded: $2,515


Expected family contribution: $4,289                                                                       Monthly payment: $390

 

FAMILY 2

This family has two children. The household income is $45k. One child is enrolled at Notre Dame Elementary School and one is at Notre Dame Jr/Sr High School.  One parent works outside the home, while the other parent is a homemaker.

Tuition and Application Fees: $11,339
Total Tuition Assistance Awarded: $1,800


Expected family contribution: $9,539                                                                                 Monthly Payment: $867

 

FAMILY 3

This family has two children enrolled at Notre Dame Jr/Sr High School.  One parent works outside the home and receives additional support income. Family income is $70k.

Tuition and Activity Fee for two children: $13,515
Total Tuition Assistance Awarded: $4,400


Expected family contribution: $9,115                                                                       Monthly Payment: $829

 

FAMILY 4

This family has four children. The household income is $120k. One child is enrolled at Notre Dame Elementary School and the older children are at Notre Dame Jr/Sr High School.  Notre Dame offers 100% discount for the fourth child attending.

Tuition and Application Fees: $21,459
Total Tuition Assistance Awarded: $6,285


Expected family contribution: $15,174                                                                                   Monthly Payment: $1,379

 Household income includes salaries, alimony received, child support, temporary assistance for needy families (TANF), welfare, supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP), tuition support from friends/relatives/employers, workers’ compensation, housing allowance (military, religious, parsonage, ect.), tax-exempt interest, other nontaxable income (foster care allowance, VA benefits, etc.)