Tuition Assistance

Each year families are encouraged to apply for tuition assistance.

This process generally begins in late February or early March of the year before your child will attend our school. In order to be considered for assistance you must complete the requested information on This system allows you to apply for assistance that is given out from the Diocese of St. Petersburg and from St. Raphael Catholic parish/school.

St. Raphael's also works with the Mary C. Forbes foundation to assist Catholic families. The application is distributed in the late spring to Catholic families who meet certain financial requirements.

Additionally, St. Raphael's accepts students who have Step Up For Students scholarships or the McKay scholarship (some restrictions may apply to students using a McKay scholarship). For more information about these programs check out their websites at and

Tuition Rates and Fees 2021-2022

Fees - All fees are non-refundable
Registration:  $200 - current students and $250 - new students
General fee:   $500.00/student
Middle School Technology fee:  $150/student

In parish Tuition Rates

One child 
Two children  
Three children

The parish rate is for registered participating members of St. Raphael Catholic Parish. A review of parish records will be done prior to assigning the parish rate to a family.

Out of parish rate

One child 
Two children  
Three children

The out of parish rate indicates a family who is not a registered supporting member of St. Raphael Catholic Church.

VPK Program

St. Raphael Catholic School will again be participating in Florida’s Four Year Old Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) Program.  The VPK Program provides families with a voucher, which is applied towards the cost of the EC4 tuition.  The VPK reimbursement rate for the 2020 - 2021 school year was $2,478 for the year and we anticipate that it will be the same or slightly higher next year.  The state’s contribution amount will be deducted from the full cost of the EC4 tuition listed below.
Parents are responsible to St. Raphael Catholic School for the remaining balance of tuition if their child stays past 11:15.
The registration and general fees are already included in the EC4 tuition.  Please note our school times for VPK:  VPK will be from 7:50 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., Part-time will be from 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

EC4 tuition

Full cost of EC4 tuition - $6,875.00
VPK only: 7:50-11:15 – no charge – State contribution VPK voucher
Part-time: 7:50-12:30 - $53.00/week plus VPK voucher ($1,907 for the year)
Full-time: 7:50-2:45 – $4,397.00 plus VPK voucher