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Parishioner Tuition Rate Letter

Tuition and Financial Assistance

Making the decision to send your child to a Catholic school is an important financial decision. You value the importance of a Catholic education and we appreciate that. We want to help you make Catholic education possible for your family.

The following is a review of the tuition at St. Charles School as well as financial assistance and payment options that are available to you.


2016 - 2017

Parishioner Non-Parishioner
$3,190 $4,751



One Child Two Children Three Children
$3,190 $5,292 $6,866



One Child Two Children Three Children
$4,751 $9,502 $14,253



  • Registration/Re-registration fee of $25 per child (due upon registration)
  • Supply Fee of $40 per child (due by August 15, 2016)

Payment Options

  • To pay tuition in full, directly to Lumen Christi Catholic Schools, by August 15, 2016
  • To pay tuition through Smart Tuition beginning August 1, 2016, Your payment will be divided evenly over 10 or 11 months and will be paid directly to Smart.  There is a $45 Enrollment Fee that may be paid with your first tuition payment and paid directly to Smart or included in your monthly payment at $4.50 per month ($4.09 for 11 months option). NOTE: No payments should made to your school, parish or Lumen Christi Catholic Schools. Please complete the Smart Enrollment application.
  • To go through the DOY Credit Union

Financial Assistance

There are three sources of financial assistance for families with children in our elementary schools:

  1. The Diocese of Youngstown
  2. The parishes that support Lumen Christi Catholic Schools
  3. Lumen Christi Catholic Schools

In all three scenarios, families must complete the FACTS Grant & Aid Application Form by March 17th. You may pick up a FACTS application form at the school office, the diocese or the Lumen Christi office.

In addition, families must complete the LCCS Application for Financial Assistance form by March 17, 2017.  You may apply or obtain a form from the school office or at the Lumen Christi office. You must also complete the  St. Charles Endowment Financial Aid application.