Tuition, Finances & Fees
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Tuition, Finances & Fees
At ICS, we understand the financial sacrifices each family makes in order to ensure their child receives the very best education available. While it is difficult to put a value on an ICS education, we work to ensure tuition expenses are closely managed and that all families are aware of the financial aid and grant opportunities available to them.
2023-2024 Tuition Rates
|Grade Level||Tuition Rates||Tuition Rate with
ICC Parishioner Grant
|Half-Day Pre-K3 and Pre-K4||$6,100||$5,600|
|Half-Day Pre-K3 and Pre-K4||$10,225||$9,225|
|Kindergarten – Grade 5||$10,225||$9,225|
|Grades 6 – Grade 8||$10,525||$9,525|
ICC Grant for Immaculate Conception Parishioners
Tuition grants of $1,000 per student will be awarded to parishioners of Immaculate Conception Church if the following requirements are met:
- Families must complete and submit all required parish registration forms to the Parish Office.
- Families must demonstrate a commitment to the parish with regular and frequent attendance at Saturday/Sunday Mass at Immaculate Conception Church.
- Families must demonstrate consistent offertory contribution either via use of offertory envelopes or electronic funds transfer. Cash contributions cannot be considered.
- Families must be active and contributing parishioners for one year as of August 1st prior to the first day of school in order to be eligible for the tuition grant. Parishioner eligibility is reviewed annually and cannot be prorated.
For the purpose of school registration, ONLY families who are parishioners of ICC and fulfill the above-described standards will be granted the ICC Parishioner Grant. The school and/or parish reserves the right to audit and adjust any tuition selection status. Should you have a question regarding the parishioner status, please contact Mrs. Joanne Power in the Parish Office by calling 410-427-4700 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration Fee: $100
Includes Archdiocesan and Immaculate Conception School registration costs.
Technology Fee: $125
Primarily covers the cost of electronic parent communication (PowerSchool, Constant Contact Alert Solutions, etc.).
HSA Dues: $20
Annual Home School Association membership dues.
Covers the cost of workbooks for various subjects such as religion, vocabulary, and reading.
* Middle School 1:1 Device Fee: $550
For all students entering 6th grade and first-time enrollees entering 7th or 8th grade, this fee covers the purchase of the middle school device and associated apps and instructional software.
* Graduation: $175
For 8th grade students only.
The ICS Extended Care program is available to all ICS students in grades Pre-K to 8th as space allows. Additional details can be found on the Extended Day page of our website, under Student Life.
Payment with New Student Registration and Current Student Re-enrollment
Accepted and re-enrolling students must secure and confirm their placement by submitting a non-refundable, non-transferable $400 enrollment deposit and completing all required online enrollment forms. This payment is credited against the balance due for tuition and fees.
All families are required to create an account with FACTS to manage their tuition payments at the time of contract signing. Tuition payments begin in June or July depending upon the payment plan chosen by the family.
Financial Aid and Grants
The financial commitment and sacrifice families undertake in deciding to send their children to a Catholic school is always understood and appreciated. And although paying for education is first and foremost the responsibility of a family, each school, parish and the Archdiocese of Baltimore devote significant funds each year to financial aid programs that help assist families. In turn, our school communities benefit by attracting students that otherwise would not be able to attend our schools. ICS families can access two main channels of financial assistance: The Archdiocese of Baltimore and Immaculate Conception Parish.
Some students may also qualify for area grants and scholarships, some of which are listed in the next section of this page.
Financial Aid – Important Dates for the 2023-2024 School Year
FACTS is the tuition management and grant and aid platform used by the schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The grant and aid application is housed on the same platform for every school, parish, and the Archdiocese of Baltimore assistance program. Therefore, a family need apply only once for possible support from these various sources. To learn more about FACTS and complete an application for financial aid, please visit online.factsmgt.com.
Applications for financial aid will be accepted for the 2023-2024 school year beginning late this fall, typically extending from November through February. Please check back here for more information in the coming weeks.
Financial Aid and Grant Award Distribution
Financial aid and grant awards are generally communicated in late April or early May. All families, regardless of faith, are eligible to apply to the Archdiocese of Baltimore for tuition grants and financial aid each year. The money awarded by the Archdiocese will be distributed under the following priorities: first to current recipients of financial aid, and secondly based upon the financial need level of the family. Aid awards typically range in the $500 to $1000 level.
Other Grant and Scholarship Opportunities
The ICS New Family Referral Program
All families with students currently enrolled at Immaculate Conception School are eligible to receive a $500 Tuition Bonus for new family referrals. Once the new family has completed the 2nd trimester of the school year, a $500 bonus, per referred family, will be applied to the referring family’s FACTS account in April. If tuition has been paid in full at that time, the funds can either be applied to the following year’s tuition bill or issued via a referral bonus check. If the youngest student in the referring family is graduating from ICS, the referral bonus check will be issued in April. Referral bonuses may not exceed the cost of tuition. Please note: If referring a family for the current school year, the acceptance deadline for the full referral bonus to be applied is December 31st. If a new family is referred for the current school year after December 31st, the referral bonus is $250.
First Responder/Military Tuition Grant
Immaculate Conception School is proud to offer a First Responder / Military Tuition Grant as a show of appreciation for the important work undertaken by full-time police officers, firefighters, EMS personnel and active military personnel in the service of their fellow citizens. This $1,000 per family tuition grant is available to both current and newly enrolling families and is renewable each year contingent upon continued verification of employment. Eligible families will be asked to submit employment verification to the Admissions Office in the early spring. For more information, please call 410-427-4903 or email email@example.com.
The scholarship opportunities detailed below are administered outside of Immaculate Conception School and carry unique eligibility requirements and application deadlines.
The Marion Burk Knott Scholarship Fund
The Marion Burk Knott Scholarship Fund awards four-year, full-tuition scholarships each year to Catholic students entering Upper School who excel in academics. Detailed information about the scholarship requirements and application process may be obtained by calling the toll-free telephone number (877-603-9980) or from the website (https://www.knottscholar.org/).
GB Charities (GBC) is a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships to students in the Baltimore metropolitan area. GBC sponsors promising children and adolescents on the basis of financial need, paying their tuition at accredited faith-based schools. To learn more and to submit an application please visit the website (https://www.gbcharities.org/current-scholarships/).
Theresa F. Truschel Charitable Foundation Inc.
Ms. Truschel, who passed away in 2007, specified in her will that a foundation
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program
The Foundation’s Young Scholars Program is designed to nurture exceptional students who have demonstrated, through academic excellence and extracurricular activities that they have the potential to excel. Students apply for the program in 7th grade, enter the program in 8th grade, and continue through high school. Applications are typically due in mid-April. For more information visit their website or apply online at https://www.jkcf.org/scholarships/young-scholars-program.
Daniel Rudd Scholarship Fund
The Daniel Rudd Scholarship Fund is administered by the Office and Board of African American Catholic Ministries in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The scholarship, named after the founder of the National Black Catholic Congress, is open to low income Catholic students, currently residing in the metropolitan area of Baltimore and enrolled in a Catholic school within the Archdiocese of Baltimore. For more information, call 410-625-8472 or email AACM@archbalt.org.
Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship
Awarded through the Institute for Educational Advancement, the Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship is awarded to exceptionally gifted middle school students who have demonstrated academic and personal excellence. The application process takes place when the student is in 7th grade. Read more on the website of the Institution for Educational Advancement (https://www.educationaladvancement.org/programs/caroline-d-bradley-scholarship).
Children’s Scholarship Fund Baltimore
Scholarships are awarded by lottery to qualified Baltimore City families and are only based on financial need. The amount of the award is based on household size and income; they usually cover 25%-75% of a school’s tuition, up to $2,000 per student per year. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning in April each year. The earlier you apply the better your chances of receiving a scholarship! If funds are not available when they receive your completed application they will keep your application on the waiting list. Grants are renewable annually provided that the family keeps up their portion of the tuition payments, the family remains financially eligible, and the child remains enrolled in private school in Kindergarten through eighth grade. Click here to apply.
BOOST – Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today
The state of Maryland enacted the BOOST Scholarship Program in 2016 to give K-12 students from lower-income families an opportunity to find the best educational fit for their needs by awarding applicants with scholarships to attend nonpublic school. Find out more information about BOOST.
Tuition Management and Payment Plans through FACTS
ICS is pleased to work with FACTS in order to provide families with one tool to make tuition payments and complete the financial aid and grant needs assessment process. All families are required to create an account with FACTS to manage their tuition payments at the time of contract signing. Tuition may be paid annually, semi-annually, or monthly through the FACTS website. All applicable processing fees come from FACTS and not from Immaculate Conception School. If you have questions about FACTS, please contact Mrs. Joanne Power at firstname.lastname@example.org.