Saint Joseph


Tuition Policy 2021-2022 School Year

Saint Joseph Catholic School is a Catholic school affiliated with the Archdiocese of Denver and a ministry of Saint Joseph Catholic Church, in Fort Collins, Colorado. The school relies upon tuition, church support, grants and fundraisers to raise all monies necessary to operate. When determining tuition, we try to keep a balance between affordability for our families and the strategic needs of the school. After careful review of all considerations, tuition for the 2021-2022 school year is:

K-8 Tuition Rates – Catholic Affiliated/Unaffiliated
  • 1 student –  $5,960 / $7,070
  • 2 students (each) – $5,660 / $6,720
  • 3 students  (each) – $5,380 / $6,390
  • 4 students (each) – $5,110 / $6,070
Preschool/Pre-K Tuition Rates 
  • Preschool – Saint Joseph Parish $2,420
  • Preschool – Other Catholic Parish $2,620
  • Preschool – Unaffiliated $2,800
  • Pre-K (3 day) – Saint Joseph Parish $4,280
  • Pre-K (3 day) – Other Catholic Parish $4,480
  • Pre-K (3 day) – Unaffiliated $4,950
  • Pre-K (5 day) – Saint Joseph Parish $6,080
  • Pre-K (5 day) – Other Catholic Parish $6,280
  • Pre-K (5 day) – Unaffiliated $7,070
If you register by March 31, you will save $100 off the $400 registration fee. Also, if you refer a friend and your friend enrolls for the 2021-2022 school year, you and your friend will receive a $100 credit in May, 2022.

Tuition Assistance

If you would like to apply for tuition assistance, please click HERE and complete the Variable Tuition Application by April 1, 2021. 

Registration Fee:

The registration fee for K-8 students is $400 per family. Preschool siblings are $85 per student. The registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable and must be paid in full (cash or check) to secure registration.

Saint Joseph Catholic Church Support:

Saint Joseph Catholic School is a ministry of Saint Joseph Catholic Church. The parish provides financial and spiritual support for the school.

Spirit Fundraiser:

SPIRIT is the largest school fundraiser and contributes significantly to the school’s operating budget. As part of your commitment to Saint Joseph Catholic School, each family is encouraged to sell raffle tickets, volunteer, and attend this annual event. Contributing a procurement item for the silent and/or live auction is optional.

SCRIP (gift cards):

The school sells SCRIP (gift cards) to different retail, restaurant, grocery store, and other service providers. We purchase the gift cards at a reduced price and sell to families at face value. This valuable program raises approximately $50,000 a year and is optional. However, utilizing the SCRIP program puts money back into the school and helps keep tuition affordable.


Applications are made to various foundations, such as the Catholic Foundation and the Archbishop’s Catholic Appeal campaign.

Above & Beyond Fund:

This is a fund for families who can afford to contribute a financial amount above and beyond the set tuition amount of $5,784. Any amount paid above required tuition may be a tax-deductible contribution. Your contribution will help offset the difference between the actual tuition cost of $8,000 and the set tuition amount of $5,784.

By registering your child/children at Saint Joseph Catholic School, commitments have been made to have the appropriate number of books, desks, teachers, and more to accommodate your child/ren. As such, should you leave during the school year, you agree to pay for the month you notified Saint Joseph Catholic School of your leaving, and the following month. If you register, but do not attend in the fall, you agree to pay for one month.