Tuition at Aquinas High School

A four-year Aquinas education is the best investment a parent can make. We are committed to making a private Catholic school education at Aquinas accessible to all families.

See how Aquinas has been making a Catholic education attainable for families of all faiths since 1957.

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Affording Private School Tuition at Aquinas

Thanks to scholarships, generous community gifts, and Church subsidies, we are able to make a Catholic education affordable for many families in Augusta and surrounding areas.

Customized Tuition

At Aquinas, everyone benefits from customized tuition rates designed to meet varying need levels. We’ll take into account your family’s unique financial situation to tailor tuition costs to an amount you can afford. 

To apply, simply submit an application through FACTS, a confidential third-party financial evaluation company. Based on the information provided, FACTS will calculate an affordable tuition rate. Using this amount, we will customize a tuition plan with available financial aid and scholarships. The FACTS application period opens on Jan. 1 and has a priority deadline of March 1, though applications are accepted year-round.

GRACE Scholars Program

Your child could receive up to 80% reduction in tuition through the GRACE Scholars program, a Georgia nonprofit corporation and Student Scholarship Organization that allows Georgia taxpayers to contribute funds in exchange for a tax benefit. The dollar amount of the award varies based on financial need and must be applied for each year. Applicants must complete both the GRACE Scholarship Application and FACTS Grant & Aid Application to be considered​​​​​​​.

Diocesan Financial Aid

The Diocese of Savannah grants several tuition scholarships each year to eligible families. If your child is of African-American, Hispanic, or Native American descent and your family has a demonstrated financial need, you may qualify. Student ethnicity must be indicated on the FACTS Grant & Aid Application, and all paperwork must be submitted by March 1.

Parish Assistance

If you are a registered and active Catholic parishioner, you may qualify for up to $2,500 in funding toward tuition at Aquinas High School. Check availability and procedures with your local parish pastor.

Folds of Honor

The Folds of Honor Foundation offers scholarships for children of service members who were killed in action, missing in action, Purple Heart recipients, or 90-100% disabled due to military service. The foundation also offers awards to children of first responders who were killed or disabled. The application period opens Feb. 1 and the deadline is March 31. Applications require a Private School Verification Form to be completed by Aquinas High School. Please submit the form to the school office with Section 1 completed.

Silent Shamrocks

This charitable giving program is another way our families benefit from financial aid. Through community donations, we are able to pool funds to further our mission of making a private Catholic education at Aquinas affordable for all families. Silent Shamrocks awards are dependent on FACTS Grant & Aid. 

In the most recent academic year, 48% of the student body was awarded more than $686,000 in combined tuition assistance.

Applying for a Private School Scholarship at Aquinas

If you have any questions about applying for financial aid, we’re happy to walk through the process with you. Make an appointment by contacting us online or at (706) 736-5516.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tuition can be paid all at once for the year or on a monthly basis. Rates for the upcoming academic year are listed below.

2024-2025 Tuition Information

Tuition Rate (all grade levels)

$15,600*

All active Catholic parishioners are eligible to receive the Catholic tuition subsidy

$2,500

Tuition for Catholic parishioners who receive the subsidy

$13,100

In addition to enrollment, tuition includes the following for all Aquinas students:

  • Textbooks
  • Yearbook
  • Student Bible
  • Retreats
  • Field trips
  • Admissions to on-campus athletics
  • Testing fees (excluding Advanced Placement exams)

Additionally, dual enrollment programs are free thanks to state scholarship funding.

While tuition includes many items, the costs for the following would be the family’s responsibility:

  • Uniforms
  • Lunch program
  • Study abroad opportunities
  • Athletic fees (vary by sport and equipment needed)

Additionally, fees that could apply apart from tuition include the following:

FEE SCHEDULE

New Student Registration Fee

$300

Returning Student Registration Fee
(Billed to your FACTS Tuition Management account on Feb 15.)

$300

Graduation Fee (seniors only)

$100

NSF Checks (for insufficient funds) and/or FACTS payments

$25

Credit Card Transaction Fee

3%

To complete a FACTS application, you will need the following tax information from the most recent tax year:

  • W-2s 
  • Form 1040
  • All supporting schedules for Form 1040

If you own your own business and do not have income reported on a W-2, you will need to include Form 1040 and all supporting schedules for the most recent tax year.

Eligibility requirements as defined by the GRACE Scholars website are as follows:

A student must meet all eligibility requirements contained in the law under which we operate, and must meet all admission requirements set by the Catholic school of choice.

  • To qualify, all students must be a resident of Georgia and those entering second grade and above must have attended a Georgia public school immediately prior to receiving a scholarship. Those students enrolling in an accredited pre-K program, kindergarten, or first grade do not have to transfer from a Georgia public school.

The Georgia public school attendance requirement may be waived in the following cases:

  • A student who is assigned to a public school that the Office of Student Achievement determines to be low-performing based on the school attendance zone of his or her primary residence, or
  • A student is the subject of officially documented cases of school based physical violence or student related verbal abuse threatening harm, or
  • A student was enrolled in an official home study program for at least one year immediately prior to receiving a scholarship under this law.

Scholarship Checklists:

No, applying for tuition assistance does not impact the admissions process. In fact, students are accepted first, and then tuition assistance is calculated. Additionally, tuition assistance is based on need alone and does not take into account a student’s performance in athletics or academics.

Thank you for considering Aquinas High School for your son or daughter! To get started, you’ll need to create an account on our enrollment portal. Once you submit your application, you can access your admissions or enrollment checklist. We’ll be in touch shortly.

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