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Tuition and Financial Aid

Dear Saint Paul Knights Parents and Guardians:

I hope you are well. Permit me to share some new information regarding domestic student tuition rates and financial aid applications for the 2021-2022 academic year at our Diocesan high school.

The Catholic Schools Office has set the annual cost for Grades 7-8 at $9,450 and Grades 9-12 at $10,200 for Grades 9-12 for the 2021-2022 academic year. Please note these rates are inclusive of activity fees ($650 for grades 7 & 8 and $750 for grades 9-12), and there will be no required registration/processing fee down payment as in the prior school year. All FACTS tuition payment plan agreements will begin in June 2021.

I recognize that these annual costs represent a significant commitment for families. Please know that we make every effort to keep tuition as low as our expenses permit while maintaining the highest educational standards possible within a very competitive environment.

The Catholic Schools Office partners with FACTS, a student financial services provider, in administering Diocesan assistance through the Grant & Aid program. All Grant & Aid applications are thoroughly analyzed by FACTS, and an aid recommendation is sent to the Student Financial Services Director and the Director of Enrollment for review and finalization. Your financial information is held in strict confidence and is used for the sole purpose of determining financial need.

At this time we are currently accepting 2021-2022 aid applications for both newly enrolling and returning families. Only one application per family needs to be submitted and should include all children attending Catholic schools in the Diocese.

In keeping with our mission in Catholic education, we remain steadfast in providing access to students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester through the Adopt-A-Student program, the Catholic Schools Appeal, and Partners in Charity funding provides the single-largest source of student financial aid to our diocesan high school families. Some 55% of families received some form of need based tuition assistance last year with over $1,000,000 in financial assistance provided.

In closing, please know of our collective commitment to limit tuition increases. The sacrifices families, alumni, and generous benefactors make on behalf of our young people are many – and most appreciated. Our primary goal in setting tuition is to offer the best student experience possible in Catholic education while remaining faithful to our fiduciary responsibilities.

If you have questions, concerns or input, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached via e-mail at


David Perda, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools