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Affording Monte Cassino School

Tuition

Tuition Schedule* 2018- 2019

                                                          First Student            Second Student        Subsequent Students

                                                             Full Tuition              10% Discount                  15% Discount

Grades 5 (Fifth) - 8 (Eighth)              $11,150                       $10,035                           $9,478

Kindergarten - 4 (Fourth)                  $10,950                       $9,855                             $9,308

EARLY CHILDHOOD            

          5 Day                                       $9,600                        $8,640                             $8,160

          3 Day                                       $6,400                        $5,760                             $5,440

 

*This amount includes all books, supplies and educational fees.

New Family Fee (one time charge):  $100 per new family.

Deposits

Deposits are $500 for each student.
All deposits are directly applied to tuition and confirm your enrollment.
Deposits are non-refundable.

Due dates and payment options

Payment options available are annual, bi-annual, quarterly, or monthly.
All payment options begin in July or upon enrollment.

Note: Any student withdrawing on or after July 15th, 2018 is subject to a reduced refund.

529 Plans Expanded: Effective for distributions made after December 31, 2017, 529 accounts may distribute up to $10,000 per student per year for tuition at a public, private or religious elementary or secondary school. 

 

Tuition Assistance

One of the more persistent misunderstandings about independent school education is that it is not affordable.  In fact, if you feel Monte Cassino is the place for your child and have concerns about financial limitations, we encourage you to submit an application for tuition assistance.  Families with a demonstrated financial need may be awarded tuition assistance.  Monte Cassino uses a nationally standardized system for analysis offered through SMARTAID Application.  For families applying for financial assistance, Monte Cassino School expects a minimun financial commitment from families of 10% of their income. Monte Cassino is committed to working with families to assist with making your child a "Saint" for life!

Do not assume you will not qualify for financial aid.  Families from many different income levels qualify for aid each year.  Monte Cassino is committed to inclusion.  The popular depiction of private schools as places that only the wealthy can afford continues to prevent people from considering the option of this excellent form of education.  At Monte Cassino, we want to ensure that the finest applicants can join our community regardless of their families' financial situations.

Since 1926, Monte Cassino has offered tuition assistance to students from families with incomes below $90,000. This policy reflects the School's recognition that the great resources of Monte Cassino and the promise afforded by a Monte Cassino education should be available to all.  Again, do not assume you will not qualify for aid. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Brooke Jones, Director of Admissions at 918.746.4238 or bjones@montecassino.org.

Applying for Financial Aid

Each year the Board of Directors bedgets an amount for financial assistance for the coming school year. Families should simultaneously apply for tuition assistance while completing their reenrollment  or admission application process. There is a cost of $35 to submit your assessment and the assessment will not be considered until the fee is paid and all applicable tax documents are submitted.  The deadline for submittal is March 2, 2018. All supporting documentation is due by March 16, 2018. Initial financial aid awards are made in early April. Applications which are received after the March 1 deadline will not be considered until after the first round of awards are made. Given the limited financial aid resources, Monte Cassino School may not be able to meet all demonstrated need for financial aid. 

  • Beginning January 19, 2018, go to https://smartaidforparents.com
  • Create your New User name and password online with your name, email address and a password. Returning parents will be able to access the account they created for the prior year.  
  • Begin a Smart Aid Account Verification (SAAV) for the academic year 2018-19.  You can log out of Smart Aid at any time, then return later to complete it. 
  • After you have completed your application and pressed submit, you'll be brought to a payment screen.  The fee of $35 is nonrefundable.  Once your Smart Aid application is submitted, it cannot be withdrawn from the Smart Aid system.
  • After submitting your application you will be given instructions about uploading required documents to the "My Documents" section.
  • Please submit signed copies of the following:
  1. Due March 2:  Signed previous year 1040, W2, and/or 1099 Form, business returns, Schedule C/K-1's (if applicable)
  2. Due March 16: Signed current year 1040, W2, and/or 1099 Form, business returns, Schedule C/K-1's (if applicable)
  3. For returning parents, tax forms submitted for the previous school year will need to be resubmitted.
  4. If current year, signed tax returns are not available on March 15, a conditional financial aid award will be made. 
  5. Non U.S. residents must submit official income/asset verification forms, foreign tax returns, and/or wage statements.

Important Points to Consider about Financial Aid

  1. The School does not offer scholarships based on particular talents or attributes.  Financial aid is for families who have a demonstrated need for financial assistance.
  2. If a family believes they will need financial aid at any point during a child's time at Monte Cassino, they must apply for aid at the outset. Families will not be considered for aid if it is not requested during the admission application process.  If a family's financial circumstances change significantly, the School will make every effort to provide assistance.
  3. Be sure to apply for financial aid in a timely manner.  The deadline is March 2, 2018.  Applications received afer the March 2, 2018 deadline will only be considered after the initial round of awards. 

If you wish to submit required documents by mail, send to Monte Cassino School, 2600 S. Lewis Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74114.

Financial Aid for the 2018-2019 school year is open and interested parents can begin submitting applications. Monte Cassino School is using Smart Aid to process all financial aid applications.  Smart Aid is a separate web platform from Smart Tuition.  Parents applying for aid need to set you a separate account from their tuition account and will have a separate log in.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • I am not sure if our family will qualify for financial aid.  Is it worth applying?

If you are unsure whether you will qualify, you may contact our Director of Financial Aid, Patty Snyder (918.746.4214 or psnyder@montecassino.org) for advice. From the School's perspective, if you question whether you will qualify but recognize that tuition will be a significant financial hardship, you should apply.  Ryan McDaniel, Director of Finance and Operations also can answer many questions about financial aid forms (918.746.4146 or rmcdaniel@montecassino.org).  Feel free to call or email anytime with questions.

  • Will applying for financial aid affect my child's chances for admission?

Decisions regarding admission to the School and decisions about financial aid eligibility are made independent by two separate committees. All families who are interested in financial aid are encouraged to apply. Monte Cassino School's new Tuition Assistance Initiative allows the School to accept deserving candidates who in previous years may not have been admitted.

  • Does Monte Cassino have any merit scholarships for which I can compete?

No.  All financial aid is awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need, not upon academic, athletic or other merit. We firmly believe all students who are admitted to Monte Cassino have sufficient merit and that our aid funds are best awarded only to those who truly need them.

  • What items do I need to complete by financial aid application?

After completing your Smart Aid account you will need to submit W-2 forms for all jobs filed, personal and business tax returns for the previous year. Business tax returns include 1120, 1065, 1120S and K-1's. Documentation of supplemental income should also be provided. If you wish to submit required documents by mail, send to Monte Cassino School, 2600 S. Lewis Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74114.

We understand that preparing your tax returns in advance of the IRS deadline is inconvenient. If completed tax returns are available, estimate your current tax information in SmartAid. Conditional financial aid awards are made until completed, current year tax forms are provided. 

If you have any questions about what forms are required, don't hesitate to contact Patty Snyder at 918.746.4214 or psnyder@montecassino.org.