Tuition and Fees
The tuition to attend Saint Peter Catholic School is extremely competitive with other private schools in the area. We seek to achieve the balance of affordable tuition while offering the best education to our students. Education is an investment in your child's future, both spiritually and academically.
Our tuition rates fall into two tiers: the standard rate (SR) and the Catholic discount rate (CDR). The CDR is available to families who are registered Catholic and in good standing.
Annual Tuition for the 2020-2021 School Year for K-8
Sign Up For Tuition Payments Through FACTS
Click here for the 2020-2021 tuition rates for multiple children and PreK rates.
Annual Registration Fees
After School Fees - $25 registration fee per family. Families are billed only for the hours the children attend After School.
"Value for our family has nothing to do with what we pay to SPCS, but what we receive. Our children grow and learn in an environment that is supported by teachers who truly care for them. They have a network of friends who are special to them. These are lifelong friends since PreK and kindergarten. They are growing in their faith, which is something that I am not sure would have occurred if we had chosen public school. SPCS is helping my children to grow as individuals, inspiring them to be good people and challenging them to learn more about the world around them. The cost we pay is just a number, but the value we receive outweighs that cost more than words can express." -- Christine Kowalczyk
The opportunity to attend Saint Peter Catholic School should not be hindered by finances. Tuition assistance can come in many forms.
Tuition assistance from Saint Peter Catholic Church
Tuition assistance is granted on a yearly basis for members of Saint Peter Catholic Church who qualify. The church serves as many families as it can. A new application is required for each year the assistance is needed. A church application must be completed along with an online application in the FACTS program. Applications are due March 1.
Click here for the church application.
Click here for the online FACTS application for tuition assistance.
NC Opportunity Scholarship
The Opportunity Scholarship Program expands school choice in North Carolina through scholarship grants for eligible children in Kindergarten through 12th grade. This program provides funding of up to $4,200 per year for eligible children who choose to attend a participating nonpublic school. Applications can be submitted starting on February 1, 2021. The priority application window remains open until March 1, 2021. For more information, click here.
African Ancestry and Native American Ancestry Assistance
The Diocese of Raleigh Office of African Ancestry Ministry & Evangelization (AAMEN) and Native American Catholic Community provides tuition assistance for Catholic schools in the Diocese. The online Tuition Assistance application for African Ancestry and Native American Ancestry for the upcoming school year typically opens in January. A link to apply will be posted here when it is available.
Using 529 Plans for tuition at Saint Peter Catholic School
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by Congress on December 22, 2017 adds new section 529(c)(7) to permit qualified tuition plans to make nontaxable distributions for tuition in connection with attendance or enrollment at an elementary or secondary public, private, or religious school, up to $10,000 incurred during each tax year, on a per-student basis.
A significant benefit of a section 529 plan is the ability to grow income tax free until amounts are distributed for a “qualified higher education expense,” which now includes tuition and other expenses for attendance at K-12 Catholic schools. Thus, the change benefits those who can and do take advantage of 529 plans.
Click here for more information on how 529 funds can now be used for tuition at Saint Peter Catholic School.