Tuition Contract & Payment Plans
A tuition contract is required to be signed each year by a student's parent(s) or guardian(s). Incoming families will be asked to complete a tuition contract at the time their student registers for classes for their first year at Lake Catholic. For continuing students, contracts are distributed to each family with course selection materials in February and are due with the course selection form to secure the student’s placement in their selected classes.
On this contract, families select one of the following payment plans:
- Payment-in-Full: Payment in full by June 30th receives a 2% discount.
- Payment-by-Semester: Semester payments by June 30th and December 30th receive a 1% discount for each payment.
The tuition contract for returning students will now be a part of the re-enrollment process. The entire process, including the tuition contract, will be available by March. The contract for new students is below:
Monthly Payment Plan
There are 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.
Cardinal Credit Union Financing Options
Financing is available through Cardinal Credit Union. Various terms apply with the required payoff by May of each school year. For more information, contact Kim Rowan at 440-266-2264 or visit CardinalCU.com.
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 when they submit their course selection for the next 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, literary publications, class retreats, and Senior Turkey Day.
A $100 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.
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 $1,200 per year (not including fees paid directly to Lake Catholic).
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 $95 each.
To be considered for Tuition Assistance from Lake Catholic High School and the Diocese of Cleveland, families must submit a completed application to FACTS.
Families with a new student entering Lake Catholic for the 2022-2023 school year may submit an "early decision" application beginning in September 2021 through mid-January 2022 (utilizing their 2020 tax return).
Families with only returning students for the 2022-2023 school year or those that missed the early decision deadline can begin applying for tuition assistance in January 2022 but must apply utilizing their 2021 tax return.
Applications for Tuition Assistance from Lake Catholic and the Diocese of Cleveland will be accepted until May 31, 2022, or until funds are exhausted. Families wishing to submit an application for Tuition Assistance after May 31, 2022, 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.