Tuition and Fees

Tuition rates at the Basilica School of Saint Mary are in line with those at other elementary schools within the Diocese of Arlington. The following tuition rates and fees are in effect for the 2022-2023 school year. Additional standard expenses, for example, acceptance, textbook, and technology fees, also apply. They are subject to change for the next school year.

The Basilica School of Saint Mary uses FACTS as its online tuition and fee management service. Tuition and fees are payable to FACTS in 12 monthly payments, starting in June. There is a $55 processing fee assessed by FACTS for this 12 month payment schedule. The Basilica School of Saint Mary also offers the option of paying tuition and fees in full through FACTS (see additional details below).

For families enrolled in our Extended Day Program, the corresponding fees will be added to their FACTS account withdrawn over 10 months (August - May).

What types of aid are available?

The types of financial aid available are listed below. When you submit your application in FACTS, you are automatically applying for all the categories listed below which apply to your family.  

Basilica School of Saint Mary Tuition Assistance 

Funding for this program is provided by assistance from The Basilica School of Saint Mary, monies donated and designated as scholarship funding, and grants designated for scholarships.  

Eligibility Criteria

  • Students and accepted students of The Basilica School of Saint Mary

  • Pre-K students are not eligible

Qualifications are determined at the school level based on the analysis of information submitted in your FACTS Grant & Aid Application and letter to the Financial Aid Committee.


Barry Ford Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria 
The scholarship is awarded to a Catholic African American student who is a student or accepted student of The Basilica School of Saint Mary and demonstrates a financial need for tuition.    

Diocesan Aid 
Information on Diocesan Aid can be found here.

How do I apply? 

  1. Submit the FACTS Grant & Aid Online Application found here.  There is a $40 processing fee. 
  2. Submit a letter to the school, addressed to the Financial Aid Committee that outlines your need. Please send the letter in an email to our school bookkeeper at

Due Date: March 15, 2023


Will my personal information be kept private?

Yes. The Basilica School of Saint Mary keeps all personal information confidential. Information is evaluated by our Financial Aid Committee, where Confidentiality Statements have been secured.  At the school level, the information is reviewed only by the Principal, Pastor, Bookkeeper, and Parish Finance Director.  

How will I find out if I receive an award?

Families receiving awards will receive a letter from us (emailed in May) with one total amount which includes all of the aid received from each of the categories of aid.

Awards are made for one academic year and are based on each family’s demonstrated financial need. Once these final award decisions have been made, the school will then credit the tuition accounts of approved families.

Families must reapply each year as awards are not carried over year over year.