Tuition & Tuition Assistance

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A Catholic education is a powerful gift. At Saint Joseph Catholic School, we are committed to making a Saint Joseph Catholic School education attainable for all families. We offer a range of discounts, financial aid, and scholarship opportunities to welcome students from across the Tri-Cities area into the Saint Joseph Catholic School family.

Tuition for Academic Year 2024-2025


Non-Catholic JK-8

1 Child   $8,522
2 Children $16,444
3 Children or more $23,966

Catholic JK-8*

1 Child   $7,522
2 Children $14,544
3 Children or more $21,266


*The Catholic Tuition Discount is offered to actively practicing Catholic families and is funded through the shared generosity of our parish and other Catholic parishes that are part of the Diocese of Richmond. To be eligible to receive the Catholic Tuition Discount, your family must be a registered member of a local Catholic parish in the Diocese of Richmond and your students must be baptized and regularly attend Mass on Sundays. If offered an admissions contract, the family will receive a Catholic Verification form for their pastor to sign, verifying the above, in order to receive the Catholic Tuition Discount. This form must be signed annually by the Pastor in order to maintain the tuition discount. If you have recently moved to the area and do not currently have a parish home, we encourage you to reach out to your local Catholic parish.

Thanks to the generosity of donors and the support of our parish, the Diocese of Richmond, and community, Saint Joseph Catholic School is able to offer a range of financial aid and scholarship opportunities. Students may qualify for financial aid or scholarships based on family income, demographics, parish, or other factors. Below are just a few examples:

Education Improvement Scholarship Tax Credit

Through Virginia’s EISTC program, the McMahon Parater Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships for both Catholic and non-Catholic students based on the family’s demonstrated need.

To be eligible, families’ annual household income must be less than 300% of the current poverty guideline (see below). Recipients must also meet one of these criteria: are eligible to enter kindergarten or first grade OR attended a Virginia public school for at least half of the current or prior school year OR were not Virginia residents in the preceding school year OR were prior recipients of an EISTC of an EISTC.

Junior Kindergarten

Because of restrictions from the Department of Education, additional criteria exist for families applying for tuition assistance for Junior Kindergarten.

To be eligible, families’ annual household income must be between 200%-300% of the current poverty guideline (see below). If the family’s income falls below 200% of the poverty guidelines, the parent must certify in writing that they were unable to obtain services at a Virginia Head Start or VPI program.


Parish Sharing

Parishes in the Diocese of Richmond support Catholic schools thorough an annual assessment. These funds are available to students who have been baptized and are registered in a Roman Catholic church.

McMahon Parater Endowment Scholarships

The McMahon Parater Endowment provides scholarships for tuition assistance to Catholic and non-Catholic families seeking a Catholic education for their child.

Weinstein Properties Scholarships

Mr. Marcus Weinstein, founder of Weinstein Properties real estate development firm, created a scholarship to provide tuition assistance for Saint Joseph Catholic School students. This scholarship is dedicated to improving educational opportunities for African American students.

St. John Paul II Scholarship

Provided by a generous Catholic donor, this merit scholarship is awarded to Catholic students entering 2nd-8th grade who have exemplified Christ-centered behavior through volunteer service and academic achievement. This scholarship is based on teacher nominations and is awarded in May of each school year.

Segura Initiative

The Segura Initiative, founded by Bishop DiLorenzo, aims to make Catholic education more accessible for newly arrived Hispanic families in the Richmond Diocese. The program provides tuition support, as well as language support to assist families who may not speak English.

Black and Indian Mission Office Grant

This grant is awarded to Saint Joseph’s from the Diocese of Richmond’s Office of Ethnic Ministries. The funds to be allocated vary from year to year. 

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Families interested in applying for financial aid complete an online application through the FACTS system. By completing one common application, families are considered for all types of aid and scholarships they may be eligible for. Please note, financial aid is awarded to enrolled students. Families interested in applying for financial aid must first complete the school admissions process.

If you have questions or need help completing your application, please contact Mrs. Helene Vaughan, Business Manager.

[email protected] 804.732.3931



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