The Business Office manages and reports all financial activity for the Rapid City Catholic School System. Specific functions include tuition payments, financial assistance, accounts payable, endowment funds, human resources, budgeting, financial reporting and audit functions.
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR:
Returning Families – January 24, 2020-February 7, 2021
New Families – Begins February 19, 2020
Enrollment will be initiated through an e-mail sent to parents at end of day January 24th. Registration payment (by check or credit card) is due at end of day February 11th after which a late fee will apply.
Tuition Assistance is available for families who have financial need. The program is managed through a 3rd party organization named TADS. Please visit their website (www.tuitionaid.com) to apply for Tuition Assistance.
Thanks to generous donors, the Rapid City Catholic School System is able to offer a variety of grants. Applications are accepted from February through April each year. The grants awarded will be applied to the following year’s tuition.
Assistance is also available for school lunch as the school participates in the Free and Reduced School Lunch Program.
Hardship Assistance is available for families who experience recent and temporary circumstances that prevent them from making tuition payments. Payment relief may be provided for families who experience financial hardship, including but not limited to severe illness, hospitalization and loss of employment. Please complete the application and return to business office.
The school offers four plans for payment of tuition:
Plan A – Full payment: Receive a 2% discount if paid before July 15th
Plan B – 12 Month ACH Contract Plan (June through May)
Plan C – 10 Month ACH Contract Plan (August through May)
Plan D – Two payment plan. July 15th and December 15th.
ACH plans will be assessed a one-time $20 fee per student. Families with an ACH authorization form on file do not require a new authorization for the new year. ACH payments are done on the 10th or 25th of the month. New families choosing Plan C must select the 10th of the month.
A late fee of 1.5% per month (18% a year) will be assessed on all accounts 30 days past due. It is the school policy that semester and end-of-year grades and transcripts will NOT be released until arrangements have been made to fulfill all financial obligations. If a payment is past due over 90 days, the student will not be allowed to attend school. In the event of a student transfer, records will not be released until the family’s account is paid in full.
Active Catholics receive a discount from tuition. To receive the discount, families must have the Active Catholic Form completed and signed by their Pastor. For proper credit, families should return the completed form before their first tuition payment is due. Each October, the Parishes contribute funds directly to the school for each enrolled student from their Parish. Under no circumstances will forms be accepted after September 30th of each year.