Below you will find documents and links regarding tuition, tuition assistance, and latest announcements.
The Diocese of Oakland wants to make Catholic identity available to as many families as possible. Tuition assistance for qualified students whose families cannot pay full tuition fees is available inside the Diocese from Family Aide - Catholic Education (FACE) and outside the Diocese from the Bay Area Scholarships for Inner-city Children fund (BASIC). (See the left side of this page.) Look for more information in the spring newsletters and family envelopes, or call the programs directly.
The parish, not the school, sets the criteria for the following three tuition rates.
Catholic Rate - The Catholic rate applies to all Catholic families except those who qualify for the active parishioner rate of St. Bede Parish.
Active Parishioner Rate - We consider active parishioners of St. Bede Parish to be families that use their time and talents to support the Parish. This includes, but is not limited to, attending weekend Mass regularly, participating in service to the parish, (e.g. eucharistic minister, lector, music ministry, usher etc.), and financially support the parish (a minimum of $40.00 per month) in the first plate collection through the twelve-month calendar year. Parish contributions are tax deductible.
Non-Catholic Rate – The Non-Catholic rate applies to families who are not Catholic.
Tuition payments are due on the first of each month and considered late on the fifteenth of the month. We will allow a five-day grace period. However, after the twentieth of the month, we will assess a non-reversible late fee of $35.00
Tuition payments can also be broken up into semi-monthly payments, due on a designated date agreeable between the principal and the family. (Examples: 5th & 20th of each month, 1st & 15th of each month.) The five day grace period will still be applied to the final due date of the month.
You must send payments directly to St. Bede Catholic School. You may make payments via mail, over the phone, or in person. Payment methods are as follows:
In the event of a financial difficulty, it is the parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to communicate directly with the principal. Should payment not arrive by the designated grace period, we will consider the account delinquent.
We expect families having serious difficulties meeting the tuition or other contractual obligations to communicate with St. Bede Catholic School in a clear and timely manner.