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 tuition assistance 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 tuition assistance to help students and families seeking a TG education. Currently, over 40 percent of the student body receives tuition assistance.
Please contact Emily Sharockman, Director of Enrollment & Tuition Assistance at 763-586-6323 or email@example.com with questions about tuition and affordability.
- Tuition Assistance & Tuition Aid Data Services
- Payment Plans
- Financing Options
- Tuition Assistance Programs
- Other Volunteer Opportunities for Tuition Assistance
- Multiple Child Tuition Discount
- 529 Plans
The Totino-Grace Board of Directors has set tuition for the 2020-2021 school year at $15,980. 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 $19,450 ($14,325 for 5-day boarding).
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.
Seniors will be issued a $100 graduation fee.
These co-curricular activities require a participant activity fee.
- Hockey: $500
- Show Choir: $450 - $700
Totino-Grace will offer three opportunities for prospective parents/guardians to learn about need-based tuition assistance, tuition assistance programs, and scholarships. Click HERE to learn more and register to attend a presentation.
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 tuition assistance funds in the most equitable way possible.
All families interested in applying for tuition assistance are required to complete a TADS application, which includes a processing fee. Only those directly involved in the tuition assistance 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 tuition assistance 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 February 1, 2020. Tuition assistance award notifications by Totino-Grace are made in early March. Applications received after February 1 will be subject to availability of tuition assistance.
NOTE: TADS does not give grants or scholarships; they process the forms and provide schools with a tool for allocating their own tuition assistance.
Click HERE to access the TADS application and use school code 23326.
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.
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
Totino-Grace high school awards over $100,000 in academic and leadership scholarships annually to incoming ninth grade students, as well as international students.
Click HERE to learn more about Totino-Grace scholarship, applicant criteria, and important dates and deadlines.
Submit scholarship questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
529 plans can now be used for private high school tuition.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was signed into law in December 2017 and became effective January 1, 2018, expanded the ability to use 529 plans to pay for up to $10,000 annually in tuition expenses at private high schools. 529 plans offer tax-free earnings growth and tax-free withdrawals when fund are used to pay for qualified expenses. Prior to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the definition of qualified expenses was limited to costs associated with attendance at an accredited post-secondary institution. While 529 plans offer federal tax-free withdrawals, states are currently reviewing the impact of the federal tax change to determine whether updates to state legislation are required.
Click HERE to visit the MN Department of Revenue site for K-12 education credit and subtraction information.
Click HERE for a 529 fact sheet from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and NCEA.
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
- Demonstrate (determined by TADS) high financial need
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 email@example.com.
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 2019-2020 academic year. Payment information can be modified by contacting Janet Moser in the Business Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 763-571-9116 ext. 220.
Please contact the Totino-Grace Business Office at 763-571-9116 ext. 220 with billing questions.