Tuition Planning

St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic School strives to provide a Catholic education to those who desire it and makes every effort to provide tuition assistance to those Families who can prove financial need. All families who send their children to St. Thomas of Villanova School pay tuition as set and determined annually by the School Board. For additional information, please contact our office at 847-358-2110.

2019-2020 School Year

Registration Fee is an annual, non-refundable $150.00 per family.
It is NOT applied to tuition.

 

 

Registration Fee is an annual, non-refundable $150.00 per family.
It is NOT applied to tuition.

Elevating the Education Experience

Dear St. Thomas of Villanova Parents,

The Archdiocese has requested ALL schools use an online Tuition Management Plan. We use FACTS because of the Tuition Assistance/Financial Aid component. This plan offers flexibility to families. FACTS services are used by over 7,000 schools. The overwhelming majority of Arch schools use FACTS and love it.

Families are able to pay their tuition in one of 4 ways:

  1. Payment in full due August. There is no fee for this option 
  2. Semester payments in August & February. There is a $20 FACTS fee per family, per year for this option
  3. Quarterly payments in July/October/January/April. There is a $40 FACTS fee per family, per year for this option
  4. 10 monthly payments beginning in August. There is a $40 FACTS fee per family, per year for this option

Payments will be processed by FACTS in one of two methods. The first is having your payment transferred by your bank on the 5th or 20th of the month. The family can select their date.

Parents can also use a credit card. Payments are also made on the 5th or 20th, and can be made by using Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. These credit card companies do charge a “service fee” of 2.85% which is in addition to the FACTS fee.

Parents can view all of their payment activity online, change payment method from month to month, make additional payments, view previous/upcoming payments, print Flexible Spending Account statements and print tax statements. Parents will also be able to pay for all the incidental fees such as field trips, Hot Dog days, Before/After Care, etc. on FACTS.

Another service from FACTS that we utilize is their Financial Aid application. All families applying for Financial Aid will go through FACTS.  There is a $25 fee per application.  If you have a child that attends another school that utilizes FACTS you may share your application and pay the one-time fee. 

To sign up for your payment plan and to apply for Financial Aid, go to our school’s website and click on the FACTS logo.

Please call the office with any questions.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Mary Brinkman

Tuition Payments

Tuition may be paid using one of the following payment schedule plans:

  • 10 Months (August – May) paid on the 5th or 20th of the month
  • Quarterly (July, Oct, Jan, April) paid on the 5th or 20th of the month
  • Semi Annual (August 1, 2019 and February 1, 2020)
  • Full Payment (August or September 2019)
  • Other Arrangement (approved by Pastor and Principal)

Tuition Reimbursement Through Fundraising

Tuition costs can be reduced through participation in the Dollar Shopping Power (DSP) Gift Card Program, Track-a-Thon and Lottery fundraisers. For every dollar of “earned profits” in DSP and every dollar raised through Track-a-Thon and Lottery, 50 cents will be returned to the family as a credit on the tuition statement/bill after the designated fundraiser closes. This split of profits begins with the first dollar raised. NOTE: The fundraising credit maximum is equal to the total annual tuition the family is responsible for paying. Credits in excess of this tuition total will remain with the school and will not be returned to the family.

Other Important Information

A Registered Contributing Parishioner:

A contributing parishioner is one who:

  • Is an officially registered parishioner at St. Thomas of Villanova Parish.
  • Attends Mass regularly at St. Thomas of Villanova Parish and donates to the Sunday collection to the best of their financial ability utilizing the church envelopes or online payment system.
  • Volunteers at school/church events and participates in school/church fundraisers to the best of their ability. All volunteers must be VIRTUS certified.

Apply For Financial Assistance

We are pleased to offer FACTS Payment Plans and Grant & Aid Financial Needs Assessment on the same platform. Enrolling in a FACTS tuition payment plan allows you to select a payment option that best suits your financial needs. If you would like to view the plans offered by our school, please review the information provided by FACTS.  We also accept tax credit scholarship or TCS. Also, please visit the websites of the Archdiocese of Chicago and Empower Illinois for more information.

No matter your circumstances, St. Thomas is willing to work with and accommodate unique financial situations. If this applies to you please feel free to contact the Principal’s Office by phone (847) 358-2110 or email at stvprincipal@stvschool.org to discuss further options.

FACTS Management

We are pleased to offer FACTS Payment Plans and Grant & Aid Financial Needs Assessment on the same platform. Their goal is to elevate the education experience for you and your students by keeping you connected to your students’ school, their activities, and their educational progress. Enrolling in a FACTS tuition payment plan allows you to select a payment option that best suits your financial needs. If you would like to view the plans offered by your school please review the information below.

Why Choose FACTS?

Be the Best. Thinking differently is part of our culture. We allow parents to pay any way they like, access information on any mobile device, and connect with us any time, day or night.

Changing the Paradigm. FACTS is deeply integrated with the leading providers in the Pre-K-12 industry. And with RenWeb, we are redefining how schools, families, and administrators interact.

Empowered. Our associates own every customer interaction. They are driven to serve, strive for excellence, and are passionate about helping your school succeed.

One Step Further. At FACTS, we hold ourselves to a higher standard. We are SSAE 18 audited and PCI DSS Level 1 validated.

FACTS Plan Examples

The plans listed below are offered by your school. Depending on the start and end date of each plan, they may not always be offered.

Monthly Payments:
Spread your tuition balance over monthly installments.
Payment Methods Offered: Credit Card, Automatic Bank Draft

Quarterly Payments:
Spread your tuition balance over four monthly installments.
Payment Methods Offered: Credit Card, Automatic Bank Draft

Semi Annual Payments:
Spread your tuition balance over two monthly installments.
Payment Methods Offered: Credit Card, Automatic Bank Draft

Payment in Full:
FACTS is a quick, secure method for paying your tuition balance in full.
Payment Methods Offered: Credit Card, Automatic Bank Draft

Please note, payments made through a credit card are assessed an additional charge for processing. 

For more details about the options above, create an online account by clicking on the button below

***If you had a FACTS agreement in the previous School Year, the school will be re-enrolling your student(s). Please DO NOT continue on this screen. ***