School leadership sets registration, tuition and fees on a yearly basis. These amounts are approved by the school board and the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Total charges for the school year include, but are not limited to, the use of state-provided textbooks, student insurance, subscription to the school newspaper and specific school activities and athletic events. Current students re-register for the next school year during February. New students pay registration at the time of acceptance.
Special course related fees are due at the time of student orientation. Certain courses require the use of privately purchased textbooks and/or laboratory fees. Students are responsible for all texts and materials provided for use and must pay for them if they are lost or damaged.
The school reserves the right to suspend students from school for nonpayment of tuition. All indebtedness to the school must be paid in order for students to take exams or to graduate.
The tuition for the 2013-2014 school year is $7,175. Full tuition is payable on May 1. Parents who wish may finance the tuition with a tuition bank loan during the spring. Those who find it impossible to afford full tuition may apply for financial aid after the registration fee has been paid.
A $300 registration/activity fee ($350 for new students) is paid at the time of registration in the spring semester. This fee covers the cost of scheduling students, school student insurance, some testing services, and the admission to athletic events.
The registration fee is paid by applicants upon notification of admission. Any fees received after the published registration deadline will be assessed a $200 late fee. The registration fee for current students is $300 and is due on a specified date in February. Any fees received after the published due date are assessed a $200 late fee.
If a student is not readmitted into Archbishop Rummel High School for academic or disciplinary reasons after the fee has been paid, the school refunds the registration fee. If a student withdraws after paying the registration fee, the fee is not refunded.
A building fee of $650 per student is due on May 1. This fee is refundable only if the student withdraws prior to the first day of the school year.
A $225 senior graduation fee is due on May 1 of the student’s junior year to cover graduation expenses. This fee is non-refundable after the first semester.
Fees are charged for technology, arts, retreats, yearbook, and parents’ club. Each grade level has a course fee in lieu of separate charges for science, speech, reading, and computer science. These fees are due and payable on student orientation days prior to the opening of school.
Many textbooks are supplied free of charge by the state, but there are courses that require paperbacks, additional texts, and workbooks. Most of these books can be purchased online prior to the opening of school.
Transportation to and from school is provided free of charge to residents of East Jefferson (Metairie, Kenner, River Ridge, Harahan, Jefferson). No bus transportation is provided by Jefferson Parish School bus system if students live within a two-mile radius of the school.
Unless granted an exception, students with an outstanding tuition balance may not re-register for the following school year. If a student has an outstanding tuition balance, the school will apply any payment received during the re-registration period to that balance.
Through the generosity of the school’s benefactors and allocations in the school’s operating budget, Archbishop Rummel High School provides financial aid each year to families in need. Financial aid is awarded annually to Archbishop Rummel students who are registered for the following year and have qualified based on financial need. Parents/guardians must apply for financial aid annually by the published deadline.
A student who receives financial aid must perform work as assigned by the Financial Aid Program Administrator. The work performed involves labor on the school’s campus. Work projects must be approved in advance by the Financial Aid Program Administrator and the Principal. The Financial Program Administrator determines the work schedule for each financial aid recipient and is responsible for keeping a daily written verification of the work performed. Both the Financial Aid Program Administrator and the student sign the form indicating the assignment.
Should a student fail to perform his assigned tasks satisfactorily or not make himself available at required times, the work study program is discontinued and the remainder of the tuition is payable in full.
For further information regarding the financial aid process, please contact the school’s Finance Office at 834-5592.