Totino-Grace

Tuition and Affordability

The Totino-Grace community recognizes the commitment and sacrifice students and families make to receive a Catholic education, and we realize the value in having an economically diverse student population. Therefore, our goal is to help our students and families meet the cost of a great education.

Providing need-based financial aid and non-athletic scholarships is a priority at Totino-Grace. All TG families are expected to financially contribute toward the education of their student at some level. Totino-Grace strives to help families bridge the gap between what they can afford to pay and tuition in a number of ways.

As part of our Lasallian Mission, Totino-Grace awards more than $1,600,000 in financial aid to help students and families seeking a TG education. For 2018-2019, over 40 percent of the student body will receive financial aid.

Please contact Emily Sharockman, Director of Enrollment & Financial Aid at 763-586-6323 or emily.sharockman@totinograce.org with questions about tuition and affordability.

Tuition, Financial Aid, and Scholarships

Tuition

The Totino-Grace Board of Directors has set tuition for the 2018-2019 school year at $15,140. In addition, there is a non-refundable annual re-enrollment fee of $300 and an annual technology fee of $400. For boarding students, room and board is $18,500. 

Included in the annual tuition charge are the following:

  • Books and classroom materials (including art and industrial arts)
  • Participation fees for athletics and activities
  • Free student admission to all regular season sporting events, concerts, and plays held at Totino-Grace
  • All professional guidance and special learning services
  • On-campus parking


The annual technology fee covers the following:

  • Computer and software
  • Extended AppleCare coverage
  • Spec protective case
  • Laptop bag/carrying case
  • Wi-Fi access
  • On-site technology help desk and support
  • Technical repairs and maintenance
  • Annual updates
  • Additional fees may be applied to a tuition account for any lost, stolen, or negligent damage to computers or associated peripherals.


The annual re-enrollment fee helps the school cover the cost of the annual scheduling and registration process and associated software. Because staffing decisions are made based on registration numbers, the re-enrollment fee is non-refundable and is due by February 1.

Financial Aid & Tuition Aid Data Services

Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS) is the company used by Totino-Grace to determine a family's level of financial need. TADS collects a variety of financial information, including income, assets, and expenses, to provide provide the TG Financial Aid Committee with information that will assist with the distribution of available financial aid funds in the most equitable way possible.

All families interested in applying for financial aid are required to complete a TADS application, which includes a $34 processing fee. Only those directly involved
in the financial aid decision-making process or in its administration are
allowed to view TADS applications.

NOTE: All parents are required to submit a TADS application in order for their
student to be considered for a financial aid grant. When a parent does not
work – and there are no children of preschool age or younger or aging parents
at home – a nominal income will be assigned to the non-working parent.

Applications through TADS are due by February 1. Award notifications by Totino-Grace are made in early March. Applications received after February 1 will be subject to availability of aid. 

NOTE: TADS does not give grants or scholarships; they process the forms and provide schools with a tool for allocating their own financial aid. 

Click HERE to access the TADS application and use school code 23326.

Payment Plans

Totino-Grace High School requires tuition and technology fees to be paid through Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). There are several payment plan options for families to choose from: 

  • 12 payments due monthly from July through June
  • 10 payments due monthly from August through May
  • 4 payments due in August, October, January and March
  • 2 payments due in August and January
  • 1 payment due in August


Families may choose the 5th or 20th of the month for their payment due date. Detailed statements are published monthly on the NetClassroom parent portal.

Financing Options

Totino-Grace High School encourages families to explore a number of financing options. Several lending institutions provide K-12 Family Education Loans or Personal Loan options. The price of a Totino-Grace education may seem daunting, but the benefits will last a lifetime. 

Families interested in financing should look into the following lenders.

  • Sallie Mae
  • Wells Fargo
  • U.S. Bank

Scholarships

Totino-Grace high school awards over $100,000 in academic and leadership scholarships annually to incoming ninth grade students. Students interested in applying must have a complete application file and take the placement exam at Totino-Grace on January 19, 2019.

Tuition Assistance Programs

Student Work Study 
Opportunities are available to all students attending Totino-Grace High School to work on campus during the academic year and over the summer to help offset tuition costs. Priority will be given to students with financial need, but all students may apply and be part of the program. Click HERE to learn about available opportunities and application requirements and deadlines. 

The Eagle Foundation 
The Eagle Foundation Offers current and incoming families the opportunity to fundraise additional monies for tuition accounts by working concessions at various concerts and sporting events throughout the Twin Cities. We have recently extended this opportunity to include our neighboring Catholic elementary and middle schools with earnings directly applied to their current school's tuition. For more information or to be added to the Eagle Foundation distribution list and Volunteer Spot, please contact Eagle Foundation Volunteer Coordinator Angie Burnes at angie.burnes@totinograce.org.

SCRIP 
We have partnered with shopwithscrip.com to offer a scrip gift card program to all of our current and prospective families. The concept is simple: you purchase gift cards for face value from Totino-Grace and our school then earns a percentage rebate from that gift card purchase. For every rebate earned, 80% of the cost will be applied directly to your student's tuition account and 20% will be allocated to general support of the school. Click HERE for complete details of the Scrip program, gift card options, and a step-by-step outline to get started.

Other Volunteer Opportunities for Tuition Assistance

In addition, there are several local organizations providing volunteer opportunities for families with students in tuition charging schools. Contact the organizations below if you are interested in generating tuition dollars through volunteer hours. 

Pioneer Foundation for the Performing Arts 651-484-2656 

Achieving Dreams domevol@yahoo.com

Multiple Child Tuition Discount

Totino-Grace provides a 25% tuition discount for a family’s third, simultaneously enrolled child. 

Families with three or more simultaneously enrolled Totino-Grace students who also qualify for financial aid will receive a minimum 25% tuition discount for the third child unless proven aid needs determine otherwise.

Flaherty Family Foundation

Totino-Grace High School is proud of our strong partnership with the Flaherty Family Foundation (FFF). The FFF provides scholarships to high achieving students with economic need. If an eighth grade student meets the following criteria they will be invited to complete an application:

  • Highly motivated and driven student with a proven academic record including a middle school GPA of 3.5
  • Student is a positive contributor to his/her community, with a desire to attend Totino-Grace
  • Submit a TADS application by Totino-Grace’s February 1 deadline, with all required documents

The strongest applicants will be invited to interview with the FFF and scholarship awards are determined on a case-by-case basis.

This scholarship opportunity offers more than dollars towards tuition; it includes academic support/coaching, college and career readiness, and funding for summer enrichment activities.  The scholarship can be annually renewed when the Scholar/Family meet the required conditions. 

We encourage you to learn more by visiting flahertyfamilyfoundation.org.

If you believe you/your student meets our criteria, please contact Emily Sharockman, Director of Enrollment & Financial Aid at 763-586-6323 or emily.sharockman@totinograce.org.

Continuous Enrollment Information

2018-2019 Academic Year

Changes to the re-enrollment process have been made over the past several years to minimize paperwork for parents/guardians. Continuous Enrollment Agreements remain in force until a student graduates or we receive written notice of student withdrawal.

The annual re-enrollment fee is $300 and will be automatically added to the student's tuition account on February 1. The $300 re-enrollment fee will be due with the next regularly scheduled payment due date (as defined by the payment agreement). 

Current payment terms (i.e. 10-month/12-month, etc.) and payment information will be applied for the 2018-2019 academic year. Payment information can be modified by contacting Janet Moser in the Business Office at janet.moser@totinograce.org or 763-571-9116 ext. 220. 

Please contact the Totino-Grace Business Office at 763-571-9116 ext. 220 with billing questions.

Contact the Admissions Office

Shari Nichols
Director of Enrollment and International Students
763-586-6316

Emily Sharockman
Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid
763-586-6323

Gabby Schauer
Admissions Assistant
763-571-9116 ext. 324

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