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You have an important financial decision to make for your family.  You must decided how to finance you child's tuition at St. Mary's School.  In this web page you will find a summary of some of the returns you can expect from you investment at St. Mary, our tuition schedule and important information about how to afford this investment in your child.

Looking for information on School Choice Scholarships (Vouchers)?What kind of returns will my child receive from an education at St. Mary's School?

  • Values-based teaching grounded in the tradition of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Safe, secure, and peaceful atmosphere of respect is re-enforced by discipline.
  • A community that is extremely involved and strongly values education.
  • Superior education positions you child for a lifetime of opportunity.
  • Open, collaborative communication and decisions based on what is best for students.
  • A wide variety of academic, service, athletic, and other extra-curricular activities.

 Here are some options available to help pay your tuition.

Option #1: Parish Subsidy:  Catholic Families will receive a subsidy application form in their registration packet.  These forms need to be completed and submitted to their Pastor.  See the Tuition Schedule or the Subsidy Application form for current subsidy amounts.  Families of children in Grades K-8 may apply.  There is no fee.
Option #2: Diocesan Assistance: Catholic families who belong to a Diocese of Gary parish and want to enroll their children in any diocesan school, Kindergarten-Gr. 12 may apply. The application for the 2018-2019 school year is available online from 2/19/18-3/19/18 at  Click on the tuition assistance tab and you will be directed to the application.  A fee must be paid for all applications.  DEADLINE March 19, 2018.  Even if you are not 100% certain about enrollment/admission – you are encouraged to apply.  Any awards will be declined later if your children do not attend St. Mary’s.
Option #3: School Choice:  We are a proud participant in the State of Indiana’s School Choice (Voucher) program.  You can visit the State of Indiana site at for more information.  If we have more Choice Applicants than spaces available (by grade), we are required to conduct a lottery for the available seats.  Our Lottery Date, if needed, is set for March 2, 2018.
FACTS Tuition Payment:  All families are required to pay their tuition through FACTS, our tuition management company.  Upon admission, you will be instructed on how to proceed with setting up your tuition account.  You can select a 10-month, semi-annual, or an annual payment plan. Deductions can be made from your checking, savings, and some eligible credit cards. Visit for more information.

Here are some answers to frequently asked financial questions:

Who qualifies for diocesan assistance and how much assistance can I expect? Tuition assistance is based on your family's income, number of dependents and any extenuating circumstances.  Grant awards vary depending on you family's financial situation and well as the amount of funds budgeted for grants by the diocese.

What if my financial situation changes during the school year? In some cases the family's financial situation changes during the school year.  In these cases, the family is encouraged to speak with the business manager immediately.

To set up a tour or for more information, please contact our office at (219) 663-0676

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