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Tuition, Scholarships & Financial Assistance

2019-2020 Tuition & Fees



Grade Level


General Fees (non-refundable)




Kindergarten through 4th grade



5th & 6th grade



7th grade



8th through 11th grade



12th grade (1)



Non-Refundable Registration Fees

New Students

Returning Students






Note: Additional course fees are billed for electives such as Band, Art, AP and Dual Enrollment courses.

(1) For the 2019-2020 school year, Senior Fees are included in the General Fees noted above. 



Obligation to Pay in the Event of Withdrawal or Dismissal

A student is admitted to Holy Cross with the understanding that he will remain for the entire academic year. A student who withdraws or is dismissed after the first day of school forfeits all fees and is charged tuition through the end of the semester in which he departs.  A student who withdraws before the first day of school will have any tuition, but not fees, reimbursed.


Registration Fee Payments

To simplify the re-registration process, we have automated the registration fee payment for continuing students. The non-refundable registration fee of $500 is automatically drafted during your March tuition billing cycle. Registration fees are required to be paid in full during spring registration and are not rolled into the monthly tuition payments. Late fees are assessed by SMART Tuition for payments not received by the due date.


SMART Tuition Payment Options

Tuition and fees are paid through SMART Tuition (SMART Tuition is not a bank loan program). Because SMART Tuition is our payment system for additional activities such as busing and after care, every family is required to set up automatic payments with either a credit card, debit card, or checking/savings account (ACH), regardless of the payment options selected. 


There are two due dates offered – the 5th or the 15th of each month.  New families will select their preference during the registration/enrollment process.  Returning families should review their SMART Tuition account at to verify banking and contact information.  If you have any questions regarding your SMART Tuition login, please contact


Holy Cross School offers two payment options:


Option #1 - Annual Payment Plan Payment of tuition and general fees in full.


Option #2 - Installment Plan

11 installments paid from June 2019 through April 2020 (this option incurs a payment processing fee of $350 per family).

*Your monthly payment is determined by adding your tuition, plus your general fees, and dividing by 11. The $350 processing fee is added to your first payment in June 2019.


Important Notes:

  • If you are a returning family, SMART Tuition will automatically continue your tuition payments for the 2019-2020 school year according to the payment plan you selected for the previous school year.
  • If you choose to pay your tuition in full (“Annual Payment Plan”), an Early Bird Discount of $250 will be applied to your billing. This annual payment (with the discount included) will be auto drafted from your account on May 31, 2019 through Smart Tuition.  If you wish to make the annual payment prior to May 31, 2019, you may do so through Smart Tuition or with Annabelle Signorelli in the Finance Office ( or 504-942-2443).    
  • If you paid in monthly installments last year, SMART Tuition will automatically enroll you in this plan for 2019-2020, and your first draft will take place on either June 5 or June 15. This draft will include your first month’s payment and the $350 processing fee.
  • To make changes to your payment plan, we ask that you please email Mrs. Signorelli ( by April 30, 2019 to give us sufficient time to process your request.

For more information, visit or call 1-888-868-8828. The Holy Cross School code is 13642. If you have any questions regarding tuition payments or SMART Tuition or need assistance with your SMART Tuition login, please contact Mrs. Signorelli (


Multi-Student Tuition Discount  Families with two or more registered students will receive a $150 per student discount on tuition.


Academic Scholarships

Holy Cross School offers academic scholarships for qualifying students.


Criteria: Grades 5-10

Any student with a GPA of 3.5 and a 90% composite on a standardized test or a 90% on 3 out of 5 ACT Aspire subtests will be awarded an academic scholarship of $500 for the following school year.


Criteria: Grades 11-12

Any student with a GPA of 3.5 and a 90% composite on the ACT (the in-house test administered to 10th, 11th and 12th grade) will be awarded an academic scholarship of $500 for the following school year.  To maintain the scholarship for the senior year, 11th graders must maintain a 3.5 GPA.


National Merit Award

Any junior or senior at Holy Cross School who achieves ranking as a National Merit Semifinalist will be awarded a full tuition scholarship for his senior year at Holy Cross. Additionally, any junior or senior who achieves a ranking as a National Merit Commended Student, will receive a $1,000 scholarship.


Need-Based Financial Assistance

To be considered for our need-based financial assistance, families of accepted students will apply and provide supporting documents directly to SMART Aid, an online application form related to SMART Tuition.    


Holy Cross has numerous fully and partially endowed scholarships from which it can provide financial assistance to students and families that qualify.  For a listing of all scholarships, click here.


From the funds available each year, Holy Cross can award various levels of financial assistance based on need, academic achievement, extracurricular participation, community service and other various factors. 


The application process for the 2019-2020 school year will begin on November 5, 2018 and all SMART Aid applications must be completed and submitted into the system by January 31, 2019.  Holy Cross will review all financial aid requests and have all letters of financial aid to students and families by early March 2019.


In addition to scholarship assistance, Holy Cross offers Work Study Awards.  Recipients of Work Study Awards earn an hourly wage, which is deducted from tuition at the end of the summer.  Because some work is strenuous and not suitable for all students, this opportunity is exclusively for high school students. 


Please visit SMART Aid for Parents or contact our finance office for more information.