Affording an OCA Education

Ozark Catholic Academy is committed to making a quality, faith-based education accessible to all qualified students — regardless of financial means. More than 40% of students who currently attend OCA receive some level of support.  OCA offers a competitive base tuition and opportunities for financial aid grants.  Families that have made a commitment to continuing Catholic education for their children by attending and graduating from 8th grade at a Catholic school, may be eligible for the Continuing Catholic Education tuition tier.   See below for details and qualification criteria. All students are eligible to apply for financial aid. OCA uses FACTS for financial aid application processing. We offer all incoming families training to help them complete these applications. 

Follow our financial aid application process below.

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Financial Aid Process

SET UP A FACTS ACCOUNT

Visit the FACTS website and set up an account

COMPLETE THE FACTS FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION- APPLICATION OPENS JANUARY 2, 2022

Depending on your application some or all of the following documents may be required:

  • Copy of U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, supporting schedules, and business returns.

  • Copies of W-2 Wage and Tax Statements.

  • Copies of supporting documentation for household nontaxable Income.

SUBMIT THE FACTS APPLICATION FEE

FACTS charges an estimated one-time non-refundable application fee of $35.00 per household. FACTS accepts all major credit cards (Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover).

Priority Deadline: January 31, 2022

 

Tuition and Fees

Thanks to a generous donor, tuition and fees will remain the same through the 2024-25 school year.

 

TUITION

$9750​

Annual Tuition*

$4875

CCE Annual Tuition*

*Financial aid percentage reduction applies for qualifying families

OPTIONAL FEES

$600

Leadership Trip*

$450

Daily Transportation*

$100/Sport

Athletic Sports*

$25/Club*

*Financial aid percentage reduction applies for qualifying families

MANDATORY FEES

$150

Annual Enrollment Fee

$1200

Annual Education Fee

Mandatory fees are not subject to a financial aid reduction.

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Continuing Catholic Education - Reduced Tuition (CCE)

This donor-sponsored program, announced in February 2020, offers a 50% tuition rate for families who have committed to Catholic education. See below for qualifying criteria and answers to frequently asked questions.

Students Entering Fall 2022

To qualify for CCE Tuition tier, students entering 9th grade must have attended for the entirety of their 7th - 8th grade years at a Catholic School. Students entering 10th - 12th grade must be transferring to OCA from a Catholic school and have had to attend Catholic school consecutively since their 7th grade year.

Students Entering Fall 2023 and After

To qualify for CCE Tuition tier, students entering 9th grade must have attended for the entirety of their 6th - 8th grade years at a Catholic School. Students entering 10th - 12th grade must be transferring to OCA from a Catholic school and have had to attend Catholic school consecutively since their 6th grade year.

Did you know that as of 2018 families can use their 529 savings plans to pay for private K-12 education without penalty? Contact your 529 plan advisor for details.

The Tax Cuts and Job Act of 2017 includes a new provision for families who pay private school tuition. The 529 plan, which is an educational savings plan parents contribute to with after-tax dollars (allowing your money to grow free of any capital gains taxes when used for higher education expenses), has been expanded.  Under the new tax bill, families will be able to withdraw $10,000 each year (per child) to pay for private or religious K-12 tuition. We encourage our families to discuss the 529 plan strategy with your tax professional to see if there is a tax benefit for you.

 

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