Advice on how to pay for private schools

If you would like to help your child realize his or her full potential with a private, religious education, you may be wondering how you can afford this added expense. Considering benefits like superior academics, advanced technology programs, smaller class sizes, and a tight-knit sense of community, private schools may seem like a dream for your family. However, it may be that you still need a few practical tips for funding your child’s education at a private institution.

Apply for financial assistance

Most private schools at any grade offer financial aid programs or other assistance to help parents pay for tuition. Donor contributions also help to curb annual tuition raises to benefit all parents involved in the school.

Consider your savings options

If you already know that you want your child to attend a private school in the future, now is the time to get serious about putting money away for their education. It may be a good idea to consult a financial planner who can help assess your savings and advise you on places to cut spending.

Create a payment plan for tuition

If your biggest challenge in affording private school is paying for tuition all at once, you can likely work out a payment plan that will allow you to take on the cost in more manageable payments. You should not hesitate to speak with the school’s administrators to learn if there are unique programs and payment options that can help you provide your child with the education he or she deserves.

At St. Cletus School, parents may find assistance in tuition payments through a donor-funded program created within the tightly-knit school community. For more information about the tuition structure and advanced curriculum at St. Cletus School, call 708-352-4820 or visit their website.

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