Tuition and Fees for 2021-2022 School Year

Guided by our mission and our commitment to be a welcoming community, we strive to offer financially accessible tuition rates. For the 2021-22 school year, the tuition is $15,960 per student.

TUITION COSTS

  • Tuition $15,960
  • Annual Registration Fee $300
    Registration fee for enrollment helps cover online processing services, financial software and digital records maintenance.
  • Activity Fee, due 7/20/21 $250
    This fee helps cover student services and includes the following: ASB card, Campus Ministry retreats, yearbook, and testing fees.
  • Technology Fee, due 7/20/21 $100
    This fee helps cover technology services for the students such as the student server, security and infrastructure maintenance.
  • Books and e-books, due 7/20/21 $250
    A flat fee that purchases access to e-books for each academic year.
  • Laptop, one-time cost for new students only, due 7/20/21 $1,500 (estimate)
  • Total: $18,360 for incoming freshman or transfer students ($16,860 for continuing students)

THE GAP

The JPII tuition amount is set below the total cost of education per student to help make a JPII education accessible for every family. The difference between the cost of education and the price of tuition is the “tuition gap”. This gap is funded through generous donations, the school’s annual appeal, scholarships from Saint Michael Parish and Sacred Heart Parish as well as direct aid through the Fulcrum Foundation.

IMPORTANT DATES

OCTOBER 1, 2021: Early Admissions “Fall Window” opens; applying for admissions occurs fully online.

DECEMBER 31, 2021: Deadline to apply for the tuition assistance program for the 2020-2021 school year.

MARCH 18, 2022: Deadline to enroll for new students, and re-enroll for returning students.

MARCH 20, 2022: Open enrollment continues as space and tuition assistance permits.

Questions about admissions applications? Contact Dan Ashe or call 360-438-7600.

TUITION ASSISTANCE

Pope John Paul II High School is sincerely committed to supporting families in need of tuition assistance. We believe that all qualified students should have the opportunity to benefit from a quality, Catholic education regardless of ability to pay.

For the 2020-21 school year, JPII awarded over $500,000 in tuition assistance and scholarships to families with incomes ranging from $12,000/year to $180,000 and above/year. This was made possible through the generosity of our donors, the support of the Catholic Archdiocese Fulcrum Foundation and St. Michael Parish. JPII’s commitment to accessibility means that over 58% of our school population receives support through tuition assistance or scholarships each year. Sacred Heart Parish has generously joined in supporting student tuition assistance by offering financial need scholarships; Contact Monica Davis or call 360-438-7600

TUITION ASSISTANCE FREQUENCY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I apply for tuition assistance?
The application for the program is online. FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment, an independent company, evaluates the financial information provided and makes recommendations to JPII regarding an affordable tuition rate for each family. FACTS charges a $35 fee to carefully analyze the information within your application. Financial privacy is a growing concern among families. FACTS gathers and secures your supporting financial documents including tax records.

What is the deadline to apply for tuition assistance?
The deadline to complete the application is DECEMBER 31, 2021. Funding after that date may be available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are still seeking tuition assistance as a new family, contact Monica Davis as soon as possible.

What if I do not want to apply for tuition assistance?
The tuition assistance program is optional. If you choose not to apply, you will receive a tuition contract in mid-March reflecting the full tuition rate. Sign your contract and return it with the registration fee of $300 by the MARCH 18, 2022 deadline and your student will be officially registered for Fall 2022.

Who will see my application?
Data from your application is kept strictly confidential. Once FACTS provides the data it will only be reviewed by the tuition committee of the school’s leadership team – comprised of the school’s principal and business manager.

What documents will I need when I apply?
You will need:

> your family’s monthly budget
> most recent tax returns
> your W2s
> copies of documentation for social security income, welfare, child support, food stamps, workers compensation, and TANF, if applicable.

After submitting your application, you need to fax or upload your tax documents to FACTS. (Instructions provided at the end of the application). 

If you are a business owner or self-employed, please include supporting tax schedules or forms that reflect business revenue and expense details (e.g. Form 1120S).

Do I apply for tuition assistance every year?
Yes. Financial situations can change from year to year so we do ask that you apply annually. This ensures that your tuition assistance is reflective of your current financial ability.

What if I’m not sure whether I will qualify for tuition assistance?
We encourage you to apply for tuition assistance if you are concerned about your ability to send your child to JPII due to the cost of tuition. In a typical year, approximately 85% of families who apply for tuition assistance receive a reduced tuition contract.  Annually, more than half-a-million dollars in tuition assistance may be distributed. The determination and calculation of your tuition rate or need for tuition assistance are complex and are based on several factors including family income and size, extraordinary expenses such as medical bills, and tuition paid to other schools. We encourage you to partner with us in the process and not make assumptions that you will not qualify for tuition assistance.

When will I know my final tuition rate?
In mid-March, you will receive notification of your tuition contract that reflects the full rate or tuition assistance rate. When you sign your contract and pay the registration fee ($300) by the MARCH 18, 2022 deadline, your student will be officially registered for Fall 2022.

What if I still cannot afford the tuition assistance amount?
Based on the information you provide in your application, the school may offer you tuition assistance to help you meet your tuition obligation. If you have questions or concerns after you receive your tuition contract, please contact Monica Davis or call 360-438-7600 to schedule an appointment to discuss your student’s tuition.

Is there a multi-student discount?
There is not a tuition discount for multiple students at JPII. However, if you apply we take your total potential tuition obligation into account when determining your tuition rate for each student.

Can I apply for assistance for other fees or school costs?
If you are concerned about the cost of the annual registration fee, a particular activity, or want to talk about payment arrangements, contact Monica Davis.

What if I am having trouble paying my tuition?
We understand that unforeseen issues may come up that strain a family’s ability to pay tuition. If that should happen, we can modify payment schedules to reduce financial distress. Please note there may be a processing fee to make payment plan changes. If a major crisis arises such as a serious illness or job loss, please contact JPII immediately.

READ EXAMPLES OF TUITION ASSISTANCE AT JPII

Below are four examples of tuition assistance awards. Factors considered in determining an amount include family income, household size and other children attending Catholic schools.


A single parent with one student attending JPII. The parent’s income is $36,000. The family received a $12,500 tuition assistance award (including $1,450 from Fulcrum Foundation) for the year.

A family of eight with two students attending JPII. The family income is $96,000. The family received a $7,980 tuition assistance award for each student for the year.

A family of five with two students attending JPII and one attending college. The family income is $175,000. The family received a $7,980 tuition assistance award for each student for the year.

A family of 4 with two students attending JPII, one Freshman and one Senior. The parent’s income is $180,000. The family received a $3,000 tuition assistance award for each student for the year.


Your student’s education is an important investment and the real value is a four-year education
that will prepare your student for college and beyond.