Tuition/Financial Aid

Tuition
Please CLICK HERE to view tuition information for the 2017-2018 school year. 

Tuition Contract & Payment Plans
A tuition contract is required to be signed each year by a student's parent(s) or guardian(s) and submitted to the Business Office by March 31st. Contracts are emailed to each family or can be found by clicking here.

On this contract, families select one of the following payment plans:

  • Payment-in-Full: Payment in full by June 30th receives a $200 discount.
  • Payment-by-Semester: Semester payments by June 30th and December 30th receive $50 discounts.
  • Monthly Payment Plan: 11 monthly payments from July through May. The monthly payment plan requires an automatic withdrawal from a bank account. Please provide bank account information and choose a payment date (1st or 20th of month or both) on the Automatic Payment Plan Enrollment Form.
  • Financing through Cardinal Community Credit Union: Various terms with required payoff by May each school year.  Contact Rachel Walker at 440-266-2231 for more information.

Additional Fees
A registration fee of $350 for each new student is due at the time of registration and a registration fee of $250 for each continuing student is due by March 31st for the following school year. The fee is used to defray the costs of registration, Program of Studies, technology and the Student-Parent Handbook. This fee also provides students with free admission to all home athletic events and musical concerts. It provides a student ID and yearbook photo, The Lakeline (student newspaper), The Forum (literary magazine), and The Torch (yearbook), class retreats and Senior Turkey Day. Non-refundable.  Click here to pay registration fees online.

An $80 graduation fee is added to each senior's tuition account in July. This fee helps to offset the cost of commencement including the ceremony, cap and gown, diploma with embossed cover, and a final transcript. Non-refundable.

Participation fees help to offset the costs of transportation, officials, uniforms and equipment for each activity. These fees are detailed in the Student-Parent Handbook and are added to tuition accounts at the beginning of each season. To encourage our students to participate in more than one activity, the participation fees per family will not exceed $1,000 per year (not including hockey or swimming).  Click here to pay participation fees online.

Course fees may be incurred due to the nature of some courses. For example, certain courses may require a workbook that corresponds with the text and students in art classes may be asked to purchase various supplies. Students in AP classes are required to take the corresponding AP exam at a cost of approximately $90 each.

Financial Aid (FACTS)
To be considered for tuition assistance from Lake Catholic High School and the Diocese of Cleveland, families must submit a completed application to FACTS

  • Complete the FACTS Application online. 
  • Pick up a hard copy of the application by calling or stopping in the Business Office at Lake Catholic. Mail the completed application and processing fee to FACTS.
  • Families with a new student entering Lake Catholic for the 2017-2018 school year may submit an "early decision" application beginning in October 2016 through mid-January 2017 (utilizing their 2015 tax return).
  • Families with only returning students for the 2017-2018 school year or those that missed the early decision deadline can begin applying for tuition assistance in January 2017 but must apply utilizing their 2016 tax return.
  • Applications for Tuition Assistance from Lake Catholic and the Diocese of Cleveland will be accepted until June 1, 2017 or until funds are exhausted.  Families wishing to submit an application for Tuition Assistance after June 1, 2017 must first call the Business Office.
  • Please note that while all students should be included on the FACTS application regardless of grade, families should check with their other schools to determine the process for applying for financial aid at each school.

Grants and Discounts

Multi-Student Grant: Families who are paying tuition for multiple children enrolled simultaneously will receive a $1,000 grant for their second child and a $3,000 grant for their third child. The fourth child enrolled simultaneously is free.

Alumni Grant: Students who are the children or grandchildren of Lake Catholic alumni receive a $300 grant. Maximum one grant per student, per year.

TRIP - Tuition Reduction Incentive Program: T.R.I.P. is a program through which tuition credits can be earned simply by purchasing gift cards for stores and restaurants.  Credits are applied to tuition accounts in December and May.  You do not have to have a child enrolled at Lake Catholic to participate.  Your family and friends can purchase gift cards and designate their credits to a tuition account or our Tuition Assistance Fund.  Credits can also be designated to a future student’s account!  For more information, visit TRIP North LLC.