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Registration/Tuition

Registration for the 2018-2019 school year is currently underway. Please contact the School office for a registration packet and to schedule a tour of the school.  Students entering Kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before September 1.

The School Finance Committee is dedicated to a faculty salary structure that would help to keep quality teachers and maintain the excellent educational experience offered at Mater Dolorosa School. The tuition 2018-2019 tuition rates are shown below.  The schedule below reflects active parishioners who support their parishes and donate throughout the year.  Check with your parish to verify your financial donation responsibility.

2018-2019 K – 8 TUITION PAYMENT SCHEDULE 
                                                                 

 

*Our Lady of the Cross has increased their student sponsorship to $500 per child.  Our Lady of the Cross Parishioners also receive $275.00 discount per individual child’s tuition for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th child. 

Tuition may be paid either in full by August 15, 2018 or paid in tuition payment plans of either 10 months or 12 months managed through FACTS tuition management .  Applications and Tuition Payment Method forms are available in the office or may be printed online.  Please register with FACTS if you choose to use the payment plans.

NEW STUDENT APPLICATION                 PAYMENT METHOD FORM

SCHOOL SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM

In order to encourage enrollment in our schoo,l Mater Dolorosa School is offering a $500.00 one-year matching incentive program to all current families with children attending Mater Dolorosa School for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic years. This incentive program is an opportunity for MD parents to save on tuition while increasing enrollment.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Financial assistance is available to qualified families.  Please see:

(2018-2019Finance Aid Application Requirements and Process

(2019-2020) Financial Aid Application Requirements and Process 

 
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS FINANCIAL AID OFFICE
DIOCESE OF SPRINGFIELD
65 Elliot St
PO Box 1730
Springfield MA 01102-1730
Phone: 413-452-0827
Fax: 413-785-5449

A financial aid form must be completed online at FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment (www.factstuitionaid.com). 

  • Step 1: Click on Applicant Sign In
  • Step 2: New users select Create an Account; or returning users enter their existing Username and  Password. 

Diocesan Requirements – School Tuition Aid (Grades K-12) 

  • Must be an active member of a Catholic Parish in the Diocese of Springfield (that is, attends Mass and financially supports the parish).Must demonstrate financial need within the Diocesan guidelines
  • Must complete a new application form each year
  • The financial aid is given apart from other assistance program available to children of teachers in our Diocesan Schools
  • Schools may offer their own financial aid assistance programs
  • Tuition Aid is not available for Pre-K students

Completed applications will be processed beginning March 15, continuing on the 15th of each month (as long as funds are available).  The process involves the financial aid office consulting the pastor with regards to membership and financial support.  After pastor consultation, acceptance/denial letters are sent to families.   Student names are sent to the schools with the amount of financial aid awarded.  The “normal” amount of aid given to a high school student can be as high as $1,000; while an elementary student may receive as much as $1,000.

Financial Aid Appeal Process 2018-2019

Financial Aid Appeal Process 2019-2020

Service Requirement

Parents/Guardians are required to volunteer 10 hours of service per family at Mater Dolorosa School or Our Lady of the Cross Church. If a family chooses not to complete service hours, a $200 donation or $20 per hour donation to the school will be assessed at year's end. Areas in need of volunteers are:

  • PTO & School Functions (PTO meeting attendance does not qualify as volunteer hours)
  • CYO (Coaching and Game Day Help)
  • School Classroom Volunteer
  • School Office Volunteer
  • After School Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Facilities Improvements (i.e. painting, landscaping, licensed electrician, etc.)
  • Marketing Committee
  • Fall Festival
  • Father/Daughter Dance
  • **Chaperoning Field Trips DOES NOT qualify as service hours. ***

 

Please click here for: SERVICE HOURS FORMS

Do you have a special skill you would like to share with the school? Please contact Mrs. Rex at (413) 532-2831 or e-mail her at mrs.rex@materdolorosaschool.org.