Tuition & Financial Aid
An Exceptional Education is Affordable
An education at Saint Dominic Academy is built on the four pillars of the Dominican Charism (Study, Prayer, Community, and Service) and prepares our students to share their gifts with the greater world. We strive to make a St. Dom’s education accessible and affordable to all, regardless of family financial circumstances, to ensure that future leaders and problem-solvers emerge from every walk of life. Saint Dominic Academy has the lowest tuition of any private day school in southern Maine and provides financial assistance to over 50% of the students attending. Our financial aid budget supports students with demonstrated financial need. Tuition Loans are also available through Your Tuition Solution.
Tuition and Fees for 2017-18
Pre-kindergarten (age 4 by October 15) is a full day program
- 5 days per week M - F $5,200
- 3 days per week T - W - Th $3,800
Grades K - 6 $5,400
Grades 7 & 8 $7,500
Grades 9 - 12 $12,600
Non-refundable Fees and Expenses
- Registration/Re-Enrollment Fee $150 per student
- High School Textbooks are approximately $500 (estimate)
- Elementary and Middle School books are provided
Saint Dominic Academy uses FACTS™ Tuition Management to process and manage tuition collection. The payment options are a simple, convenient way to meet your tuition obligations and they are completely confidential and secure.
FACTS™ Payment Options are:
Option 1: Payment in full with choice of:
1) Single tuition payment due June 5, or
2) Two tuition payments due June 5 and November 5
Option 2: Ten monthly payments beginning June with the last payment in March through FACTS™.
In FACTS™, you will be asked to set-up automatic bank payments (ACH) drawn on either your checking or savings account. You may choose to have your payments drawn on either the 5th or 20th of each month.
A family seeking financial aid needs to apply every year the student is enrolled, and the amount received may vary from year to year based on your current calculated need, available resources, and the number of applicants.
Financial Aid consists of Tuition Assistance and specific Scholarships. When you complete the FACTS™ Grant & Aid Assessment, you will become automatically eligible for Tuition Assistance (no student essay required) and/or Scholarships (student essay required at the Middle and High School level). Awards are based on your calculated need and meeting the scholarship award criteria. There is no longer a need to apply separately for individual scholarships. How to apply for financial aid.
FACTS™ Grant & Aid Assessment will evaluate multiple financial factors involved in a family's finances and make a determination as to that family's ability to afford a private education. The St. Dom's Financial Aid Committee will then meet to verify the financial need as determined by FACTS™, and award Tuition Assistance packages to students and families.
Non-Scholarship, general Tuition Assistance does not require Middle or High School students to write an essay. It is based solely on the financial needs of the family.
Saint Dominic Academy is blessed to have benefactors and corporate sponsors who believe a Catholic education is an important part of a young person's development, growth, and preparation for the future. Our donors provide scholarships based on general or specific criteria. When completing the FACTS™ Grant & Aid Assessment, you will be asked questions that determine your eligibility for particular scholarships.
To be considered for specific Scholarships, Middle or High School students must upload, through the FACTS Grant and Aid application, a student essay (300-600 words) addressing one or more of the following: (a) ways in which the student has shaped the community of Saint Dominic Academy; (b) ways in which the student’s St. Dom’s experience has shaped his or her life; and (c) ways in which the student has taken or will take what they have learned at St. Dom’s into the larger world.
Your Tuition Solution (an Education Loan Program)
Families may also consider an education loan through Your Tuition Solution. Your Tuition Solution’s convenient payment plans give you a wide range of options such as:
- Financing from $2,000 to $50,000
- Fixed rates as low as 3.99% APR
- Payment terms from 24 to 84 months
- No application fees or initial payment
To learn more about Your Tuition Solution’s flexible plans, compare payment options or apply online, visit www.yourtuitionsolution.com.