Our Lady of Refuge
Catholic School

Our Lady of Refuge Long Beach California Catholic School

Tuition and Fees

2024 -2025 School Year
COMMITMENTS AND FEES FOR GRADES TK-8
The following tuition fees allow OLR to provide children with an exceptional education and ensure student safety:
● 1 Student base tuition $5,420.00
● 2 Students $10,590.00
● 3 Students $15,760.00
● 4 Students $20,930.00
● Annual Registration $400.00 Per student non-refundable
● Technology Fee $175.00 Per student
● PTO Fee $80.00 Per family

The registration fee for each family, if paid on or before March 31st will be $400.00; it will
increase to $450.00 April 1st-April 30th; May 1st and beyond, it will be $500.00.

Participation per family in the following required activities enables OLR to keep tuition as
low as possible:
Service Hours 35 hours ( $40.00 per hour buy out)
Fundraising $800.00 per family
2-Fall Event Tickets* TBD per family
2-Spring Event Tickets* TBD per family

Hot lunch, extended care and after-school extracurricular activities are available at an additional cost.

Tuition and Fees Payment Process:
Annual tuition rates are for students in Transitional Kindergarten through eighth grade. Tuition is
paid to FACTS Tuition Management Company over an 11-month payment plan, July through May
on the 5th or 20th of each month. Tuition paid in full by July 21st will receive a 5% discount. Tuition
paid semi-annually, if 2nd payment is made by Jan. 21st, will receive a 2.5% discount. A late fee will
be assessed for uncollected tuition as agreed through FACTS. There is an annual account fee per
family.
Our goal is to make an Our Lady of Refuge education available for all families. We invite families
in need to apply for financial assistance. Families may also qualify for additional assistance through
the Catholic Education Foundation of Los Angeles. If you have any questions about eligibility and
aid, please reach out to the front office.

Tuition, Fees and Fundraising Expectations break-down:

The actual cost to educate a child is far greater than what our current tuition covers.
The difference is made up largely through fundraising efforts by parents and
parishioners. 

  • The Annual Registration fee covers books, supplies and other educational costs not covered by

    tuition. This fee is paid through FACTS and is non-refundable.

  • The Technology fee covers the SchoolSpeak system, iPads, computer maintenance and software

    upgrades, program licensing and other miscellaneous technology expenses.

  • The Parent Teacher Organization fee is an annual membership fee for each family. This helps cover

    but is not limited to: teacher gifts, classroom party supplies, and student appreciation events hosted

    by the school.

  • “Many hands make light work.” Parent service to the school is a must! Service can be provided

    throughout the year either during school hours or by assisting PTO fundraisers. Service hours must

    have prior approval and be signed off by OLR personnel, a PTO Executive Officer, or the event

    chairperson. If you cannot provide service to the school, you will be billed $40 an hour.

  • Fundraising is essential to all that we do and all that we provide for the children at OLR. Each

    family is required to participate by generating funds. The PTO plans fundraising events throughout

    the school year, such as: Jog-a-thon, Fall Event, Opportunity Drawings, Fall or Spring Dinner

    Dance/Auction, and much more. We have several opportunities throughout the year that we look

    for outside sponsorship. This is a great opportunity to have others help you to meet your goal!

    Most businesses are happy to be event sponsors; it is great advertisement for them. If you choose to

    buy-out of the fundraising obligation, you may add this to your monthly FACTS Tuition payment.

    The fee for Event tickets covers (2) Fall Event Tickets and (2) Spring Events Tickets.Event tickets

    will be billed through FACTS.

Financial Aid

Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) does offer partial financial aid to families that meet CEF’s  income guidelines .  Please speak to the office staff to find out more information about how to apply.

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