Tuition and Financial Aid

St. Bernard encourages families of all income levels to apply for acceptance to the school. The school believes that all students deserve the opportunity to receive the highest quality education. Each year St. Bernard awards over $500,000 in tuition forgiveness to qualifying students. For those families that qualify, St. Bernard may potentially be able to assist with up to 70% of total school expense! Financial need is evaluated by an outside third party organization known as TADS and is handled on a case by case basis. St. Bernard will not arrange a tuition agreement with any family or individual prior to the completion of a TADS application. Students who are awarded aid are required to maintain an 80 or above total semester average in the 5 core classes – plus foreign language if one is taken. In addition to offering tuition forgiveness St. Bernard accepts students enrolled in the Scholarships for Kids program, an independent scholarship granting organization approved by the State of Alabama. To learn about eligibility and other requirements for financial assistance please contact the business office at 256-255-5830 or via email at sprice@stbernardprep.com.

 

Please contact and submit your financial aid information at www.mytads.com. Use the St. Bernard School Code: 01003. You will be asked if your child has been accepted to St. Bernard (you may reply “yes” even though official acceptance has not been granted). St. Bernard will be notified that you have completed the application and will receive a report indicating your family’s qualification. This may take up to 14 days.

Tuition Sheets

2018-2019 Domestic Student Rates

MIDDLE SCHOOL (Grades 7-8)

Day Student Tuition $6,560.00
5 Day Boarding/Tuition $22,010.00
7 Day Boarding/Tuition $25,870.00

 

HIGH SCHOOL (Grades 9-12)

Day Student Tuition $10,220.00
5 Day Boarding/Tuition $25,670.00
7 Day Boarding/Tuition $29,530.00

 

Boarding Students who remain on campus during long holidays will be charged $50/day in residence and $100/day for overnight travel outings; those holidays are as follows: Thanksgiving (November – 8 days), and Spring Break (8 days in March or April) Usually SBP can accommodate students during the Christmas holiday (19 days beginning with the last exam day): if so the charge for the Christmas holiday is $75/day, $100 for overnight travel days.

 

5 Day Boarding Students will be charged $50/night when they remain on campus over a weekend, EXCEPT when a student stays for an approved school event that takes place on a Saturday: in this case the student will be charged $25 for Friday Night IF they leave campus by noon on Saturday. If the student chooses to stay both nights of the weekend the normal charge of $50/night will be billed.

 

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Type of Payment Payment Due Date
Single Full Payment Paid at St. Bernard Prep School July 25, 2018
Installment Payments thru FACTS (2 or 10 installments) Set up by June 30, 2018
*2 installments in July and December, 10 installments beginning in July with the last payment due in April

 

Financial Aid may be available. All Grants are based on financial need: financial need is determined by an outside agency, TADS. Please submit your application for financial aid using the link for TADS on our school website. www.stbernardprep.com Deadline to apply for Financial Aid is April 30, 2018.

 

PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE FOR ASSISTANCE:
Mr. Brendan Flannery, Director of Admissions admissions@stbernardprep.com 256-255-5890
Mrs. Stacey Price, Business Manager sprice@stbernardprep.com 256-255-5830

2018-2019 International Student Rates

MIDDLE SCHOOL (Grades 7-8)

Boarding/Tuition $38,515.00 USD

 

HIGH SCHOOL (Grades 9-12)

Boarding/Tuition $42,175.00 USD

 

Boarding Students who remain on campus during long holidays will be charged $50/day in residence and $100/day for overnight travel outings; those holidays are as follows: Thanksgiving (November– 8 days) , and Spring Break (8 days in March or April)

 

Usually SBP can accommodate students during the Christmas holiday (19 days beginning with the last exam day): if so the charge for the Christmas holiday is $75/day, $100 for overnight travel days.

 

The International Boarding/Tuition fee covers one academic year (2 semesters, August –May) and includes all regular costs as follows: Tuition, Room and Board, Textbooks, Lab Usage and Misc. classroom materials, Regular U.S. transportation to/from airports and test sites.

 

The Yearly Expense Deposit will be held in an account for your student. This money is on deposit to cover expenses incurred by your student including but not limited to: Damage to dorm room, lost keys, health insurance, and extra boarding fees for holiday breaks. Any balance remaining at the time of graduation will be refunded to you. At the beginning of each school year we will require a deposit be made to the account to bring the balance back to $2000.00. This account is not to be used for personal travel charges, incidental personal expenses, or school uniforms/supplies.

 

School Uniforms should be purchased from Educational Outfitters. www.educationaloutfitters.com Please see the uniform requirements listed on our school web site. www.stbernardprep.com (Student spending accounts, for incidental expenses, may be set up with our business office. Please contact Mrs. Price if you wish to set up an account for your student. We do not recommend that boarding students keep more than $50 cash in their room.)

 

Medical Insurance coverage is required for all SBP students. SBP will acquire a medical insurance plan for all international students, and will deduct the premium payment from your Expense Deposit account.

 

PAYMENT SCHEDULE

Type of Payment(all amounts in USD) Payment Due Date
$1,000.00 Non-Refundable Deposit Due prior to I-20 being issued.
Balance of Tuition/Board July 25, 2018
$2000.00 Yearly Expense Deposit July 25, 2018
*2 installments in July and December, 10 installments beginning in July with the last payment due in April

 

PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE FOR ASSISTANCE:
Mr. Brendan Flannery, Director of Admissions admissions@stbernardprep.com 256-255-5890
Mrs. Stacey Price, Business Manager sprice@stbernardprep.com 256-255-5830