We base our tuition on what we need to continue meeting our financial obligations and provide the whole child with the best possible education. We know that tuition can play a role in where parents decide to send their child(ren). You can see our 2018-19 tuition and fees information by clicking here.
Tuition rates are based on “Parish-Sponsored” status and “Non-Parishioner” status. To receive the Parish-Sponsored rate, families must be members of Saint Bernard, Saint Martin, Saint Nicholas or Saint Joseph Catholic Churches who actively participate in their parish and tithe regularly.
Payment can be made in full at the time of registration, or we provide a convenient monthly payment option.
We never want anyone to be turned away due to an inability to pay. The Christian Education Foundation (CEF) is an independent organization that helps provide financial assistance to Saint Bernard Catholic School families. The amount of assistance awarded is based on household income and number of family members. If you believe that CEF assistance could benefit you, please complete a CEF application.
We also offer free and reduced-price school lunches to eligible families through the National School Lunch Program. If you believe that the program could benefit you, please complete a National School Lunch Program application.
Your child may quality to have 100% of their tuition PAID when they register to attend St. Bernard School. Check to see if you are eligible and to learn about the School Choice Indiana program. Feel free to contact the school as well to learn your options for tuition assistance.
Financial Aid FAQs
We want to be a support to you and make sure that you understand every option available in the process of financing your child’s tuition. If answers to your questions are not located below, please contact us. We are here to help.
Q: Who qualifies for financial assistance & how much assistance can I expect?
A: Financial assistance is based upon your family’s income, number of dependents and any extenuating circumstances; therefore, no specific dollar amount automatically qualifies your family. Financial assistance awards vary depending on your family’s financial situation.
Q: When will I be notified of how much assistance I have been granted?
A: Once you have completed the necessary financial assistance application and it has been reviewed, the school office will inform you of any award you may be eligible to receive. This notification occurs soon after the school has the information necessary to determine an award.
Q: Are the names of financial assistance recipients kept confidential?
A: Yes. Only school office personnel are made aware of scholarships granted, for record-keeping purposes. CEF members are NOT informed of financial assistance decisions.
Q: What if I do not qualify for financial assistance and decide not to enroll — do I receive the registration fee back?
A: No. The registration fee is nonrefundable.
Q: What if my financial situation changes during the school year?
A: In some cases a family’s financial situation changes during the school year. In these cases, the family is encouraged to speak with the principal.