Tuition and Fees 

We want every student to be given the opportunity to attend St. Augustin Catholic School, and we are mindful that for some families the investment may be a challenge. Our goal is to make Catholic education accessible to as many families as possible. 

The true cost of educating a student at St. Augustin is approximately $8,200 for the 2020-2021 school year. Saint Augustin Parish subsidizes the school’s operations at 58% as tuition alone does not cover all expenses. We are grateful for parents who engage in fundraising, the Home and School Association, and the Royal Founder’s members who collectively offset expenses needed to run the school. 

The tuition and fee schedule is approved annually by the school board.

2020 - 2021 Tuition and Fees

Pre-Kindergarten Four-year-old Program

Half Day 4's Pre-Kindergarten: Free

AM class or PM class (AM must be filled before we start a PM session)

St. Augustin Catholic School participates in the statewide Universal Pre-Kindergarten Grant Program which provides free tuition to 4-year-old Pre-Kindergarten students. 100% of tuition is made possible by the State of Iowa Grant Funding.

Full Day option: $300/month (September - May)

AM Pre-K class with PM Transitional Kindergarten class

Transitional Kindergarten Five-year-old Program

(Formerly known as Optional Kindergarten) 

Half Day (AM) 5-year-old Tuition: $300/month (September - May)
Full Day 5-year-old Tuition: $4,300

Kindergarten through 8th grade

Participating, In-Parish Tithing Family Tuition Rates
Members of Catholic parishes without a school receive same rate as In-Parish Tuition
1st student $4,300
2nd student $3,950
3rd student $3,650
4th student $2,850
5th student $2,725

Nonparticipating, Out-of Parish Family Tuition Rate

Per student $8,050

*Participating refers to parishioners of Saint Augustin Catholic Church whose enrolled children are baptized Catholic and who are actively tithing. Nonparticipating families are those who are not actively tithing, not parishioners, or whose enrolled children are not baptized Catholic.

Registration Fees

Registration Fees are due at the time of enrollment and are put towards miscellaneous annual fees such as book fees, technology, Accelerated Reader, testing, student planners, etc. 

Pre-Kindergarten Four-year-old Program 

There is no registration fee for the Pre-K Half Day program.

Registration fee $200/student when participating in the Full Day program 
Full day program: AM Pre-K with PM Transitional Kindergarten

Due by May 1, 2020, or upon enrollment 

Transitional Kindergarten Five-year-old Program

Registration fee $200/student
Due by May 1, 2020, or upon enrollment 

Kindergarten through 8th grade

Registration fee $200/student
Due by May 1, 2020, or upon enrollment 

 

*Please note: Registration fees will not be refunded unless moving out of state.

2019 - 2020 Tuition and Fees

2019 - 2020 Tuition and Fees 

Pre-Kindergarten Four-year-old Program

Half Day 4's Pre-Kindergarten: Free

AM class or PM class(AM must be filled before we start a PM session)

St. Augustin Catholic School participates in the statewide Universal Pre-Kindergarten Grant Program which provides free tuition to 4-year-old Pre-Kindergarten students.100% of tuition is made possible by the State of Iowa Grant Funding.

Transitional (Optional) Kindergarten Five-year-old Program

Half Day (AM) 5-year-old Tuition: $2,250 ($250/month for September - May)

Kindergarten through 8th grade

Participating, in-parish tithing members of Saint Augustin Parish.

One student $ 3,970
Two students $ 7,590
Three students $10,935
Four+ students $13,480

Nonparticipating, out-of parish tuition rate

Per student $7,385 

2019-2020 Registration Fees

Registration Fees are due at the time of enrollment.

Pre-Kindergarten Four-year-old Program

There is no registration fee for the Pre-K Half Day program.

Transitional Kindergarten Five-year-old Program

Registration Fee $125/student due upon enrollment  

Kindergarten through 8th grade

Kindergarten through 5th grade Registration Fee: $315

Textbooks $250
Computer $30
Foreign Language $25
Art $10
K - 5 Total $315

6th grade Registration Fee: $335 

All the above fees $315
Science $20
6th Grade Total $335

7th-8th grades Registration Fee: $585

Book $250
Computer $30
Foreign Language $25
Des Moines Art Center $280
7th-8th Total $585

 

Tuition and Fees are paid through FACTS Online Payment System.

Tuition Assistance

Catholic Tuition Organization (CTO)

Families may be eligible for tuition assistance for students in grades K - 8 through the Catholic Tuition Organization (CTO). The income guidelines for the 2020-2021 school year are available here.  Our parents must reapply each year for tuition assistance using St. Augustin CTO school code: 450 password: cto450.

St. Augustin Scholarships
After applying for CTO funds, if you do not receive an award, contact the school office.  There are scholarships available through our St. Augustin Catholic School Scholarship Account at The Catholic Foundation of Southwest Iowa. Please contact Ms. Kautzky for more information.
Iowa 529 Accounts
Iowa 529 accounts can be used to fund K-12 tuition paid to an accredited State of Iowa School. A 529 Plan is an after-tax investment account that grows tax free if distributions are used toward qualified educational expenses. St. Augustin Catholic School is an accredited State of Iowa School, and our tuition is a qualified 529 account expense. Please speak with your accountant or financial planner for more information on the use of Iowa 529 accounts for tuition.
Iowa Tuition and Textbook Credit
Families can claim a credit of up to $250 for tuition and textbook payments on their State of Iowa income tax return. Use your FACTS tuition payment confirmation as proof of payment (or email Susan Wees in the school office if you need a copy). Please speak with your accountant for more information on your specific tax situation and eligibility.
Transportation Reimbursement
Families with K-8 grade students who live more than 2 miles (one way) from school are potentially eligible to receive reimbursement for transportation expenses from their public school district. 
 
Forms should be completed and mailed to your public school district twice a year. Forms must be postmarked no later than December 1st and May 1st.
SCRIP Rebate Dollars

Available to all school families, gift certificate cards and e-gift certificates to local and national retailers and restaurants can be purchased through the school SCRIP program.  A percentage of each purchase is returned in a rebate split 50/50 between the school and the family. St. Augustin calculates your total rebates earned for the Scrip Fiscal Year, which runs June 1-May 31, and issues participating families a check for 50% of their rebate total. The remaining 50% goes to support the Tuition Assistance Fund and other programs at the school.