Tuition & Tuition Assistance
An independent school education is an investment in excellence. The following schedule of tuition and fees has been approved by the Board of Trustees for the 2019-2020 school year. Tuition information for the 2020-2021 school year will be released in February 2020.
Half-Day Preschool (3 year olds)
Full-Day Preschool (3 year olds)
Junior Kindergarten through Grade 4
Grade 5 through Grade 8
Tuition alone does not cover the cost of educating a student at Catherine Cook. Like all independent schools, Catherine Cook conducts annual fundraising programs that contribute to the operating budget and help to cover the gap between actual operating expenses and tuition revenue. At Catherine Cook we have two annual fundraising programs: the Annual Giving Campaign and the Annual Gala. All parents and guardians are expected to participate in both of these fundraising programs each year.
Enrollment Deposit - $2,000
For new students, this non-refundable deposit is applied to tuition and is due with a signed Enrollment Contract.
Re-enrollment Deposit - $2,000
For returning students, this non-refundable deposit is applied to tuition and is due with the signed Re-enrollment Contract.
Several payment options are available for payment of tuition and mandatory fees. The school does not refund tuition under any circumstances beyond the binding date of the contract.
Pay the full year’s tuition and fees by June 1.
Pay half year’s tuition and fees by June 1, and half year’s tuition and fees by August 1.
Eight equal payments due on the first day of the months of May through December for tuition and fees. There is a $300 processing fee for this option.
Eligibility for admission is determined independently from a family's application for tuition assistance. Families who would like to request tuition assistance should complete an online application and submit the requested financial forms to verify the reported information.
FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment conducts the financial need analysis for Catherine Cook. The purpose of the tuition assistance program is to provide financial support to families whose children would not be able to attend an independent school without such assistance. The program is designed to attract and enroll students from diverse economic, cultural, ethnic, and geographic backgrounds and to offer a unique educational opportunity to qualified students whose families lack the means to pay full tuition. For our tuition assistance program to be truly effective, it is expected that families will make their children's education a financial priority.
Tuition assistance decisions are based on each family's ability to finance their child's education as evaluated by the Financial Aid Committee, which uses information supplied by families to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment, our need-analysis provider. Eligibility for admission is determined independently from a family's application for tuition assistance. The school maintains the same standards of academic performance and behavior for recipients of tuition assistance as it does for non-recipients.
Catherine Cook’s tuition assistance awards are grants, which means there is no repayment required.
- Families applying for tuition assistance will need to complete an online application and submit the necessary supporting documentation to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment.
- Applications can be completed online on the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment website. Applicants can apply online beginning November 1, 2019, at FACTS. Applications must be initiated by January 1, 2020, for review for the 2020-2021 school year.
- Submit copies of your 2018 and 2019 W2/1099 form(s)* as soon as available. Applications are not complete until FACTS receives your 2018 and 2019 submitted tax return(s) and your 2018 and 2019 W2/1099 form(s). FACTS may request additional documentation to verify information provided on the application.
- If you have questions or concerns about the application process, you may speak with a FACTS Customer Care Representative at 866.315.9262.
- For specific information regarding FACTS, please view the FACTS Flyer.
*In cases of divorce or separation, both parents must submit all required forms. The family's ability to contribute is based on both parents' income and assets.
FACTS Website Address & Phone Number
For Parents: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/41XZY
For Parents: 866.315.9262.
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. CST Monday-Thursday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST on Friday
Milk is provided to all students, regardless if they bring or buy their lunch. For the Catherine Cook Lunch Program costs $1,275 for the whole year. This includes the entrée of the day, appropriate sides, salad bar, and milk.
There are a variety of programs to care for students while school is not in session between 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Please visit the Campus Life page of our website for more information.