Tuition and Aid

Tuition Rates for 2017-2018

Parishioner Rates – The parishioner rate applies to families registered as members of a Roman Catholic parish. All affiliations are verified with the Pastor of the church designated on the enrollment form.

Grades 7-8 Grades 9-12
First Child $5,600.00 $6,645.00
Second Child $5,328.00 $6,320.00
Third Child $5,005.00 $5,996.00

Non-Parishioner Rates – The non-parishioner rate applies to families NOT registered as members of a Roman Catholic parish.

Grades 7-8 Grades 9-12
First Child $6,400.00 $7,520.00
Second Child $6,400.00 $7,520.00
Third Child $6,400.00 $7,520.00
Please note, there is a $75 fee due at the time of registration. This fee is non-refundable.

Activity/Participation Fee – The Bishop Grimes Activity/Participation fee applies to all Bishop Grimes students.

The 2016-2017 fee of $250 covered the cost for Art, Technology, Testing (excluding AP exams), and textbooks/workbooks.

The 2017-2018 fee of $450 will cover the above costs in addition to Athletics, Drama/Musical productions, registration fees, BGPO dues, and student class retreats. In most cases this will decrease the overall cost of these activities and allow fees to be added to a tuition payment plan. This will eliminate the need to request activity/registration fees throughout the year for most student activities.

Please note this activity/participation fee is not eligible for tuition assistance. Families will be billed for the 2017-2018 tuition less any assistance received, plus the activity/participation fee. The activity/participation fee is non-refundable.


SMART Tuition

Bishop Grimes uses SMART Tuition as its tuition billing system. All families must fill out a SMART Tuition form regardless of whether or not the family is applying for tuition assistance. A SMART Tuition Form indicating a tuition payment plan for the 2017-2018 school year must be submitted with the student’s application or re-application form.


SMART Aid & Tuition Assistance Program (TAP A)

Bishop Grimes and the Catholic School Office of the Diocese of Syracuse uses SMART Aid to make determinations regarding tuition assistance based on financial need. SMART Aid Applications must be completed online. Instructions are available here. Bishop Grimes’ SMART Aid school code is 11503. If a family is in need of assistance or guidance in filling out the SMART Application, click here to view a helpful instructional video that will walk you through how to prepare and fill out the SMART Aid Application. If further assistance is needed, please call Bishop Grimes’ Tuition Accounts Office (315-437-0356).

Diocesan tuition assistance for Catholic school education is funded by the Hope Appeal.  It is based on financial need. SMART Aid Applications must be completed online. Financial aid must be submitted and completed by March 15, 2017 at the latest for consideration for financial aid awards for the 2017-2018 school year.


Additional Scholarships and Tuition Assistance Programs

There may be assistance available based upon documented financial need and scholastic achievement.  Please contact Bishop Grimes Jr./Sr. High School’s Tuition Accounts Office (315-437-0356) to discuss individual circumstances that will be brought to the attention of the school’s Finance Committee.