Tuition and Fees

At Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools, we understand that making the choice of private, Catholic education is a commitment for your family. But we also believe that anything truly valuable demands some type of sacrifice. We are committed to making sure that every dollar you spend toward your child's future is worthwhile.

2019-2020 Tuition Rates

  • Iowa Resident and age 4 on or before  
    September 15, 2019                                                      
                  Preschool* Rate - $3,420
  •  Full preschool tuition rate
                  Preschool* Rate - $4,560
         *All preschool children must be 4 years of age, but not older, on or before September 15, 2019. A $100 non-refundable deposit is required for all NEW families with preschool student(s) to secure your child's placement and will be applied to tuition.

      Grades K/TK                Grades 1-8                Grades 9-12            
  •  Supporting Parish Rate                          
 $4,900   $6,048  $8,180
  •  Non-Supporting Parish Rate of $100 is assessed per family.
     (Waived for families paying full tuition).
  •  Non-Catholic Rate of $500 is assessed per family.
    (Waived for families paying full tuition).
  •  Minimum tuition rate of $1,700 per student when full tuition assistance is awarded. This rate is subject to non-supporting parish and non-Catholic fees per family as well as student fees described below.

Academic Fees
Grades K-12    $60.00 Technology Fee per Student         
Grades 9-12:  $100.00 Activity Fee per Student


What does "supporting" or "non-supporting" mean?

A "supporting" parish is one of the 4 parishes in Sioux City that make a financial contribution to our schools every year based on the number of student members each parish has seeking a Catholic education. A "non-supporting" parish is a Catholic parish outside of Sioux City. The following parishes are supporting parishes:

  • Cathedral of the Epiphany
  • Holy Cross Parish
  • Mater Dei Parish
  • Sacred Heart Parish

Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools offers the following payment options:

  • Pay tuition in full for the new academic year by August 1st
  • Online recurring ACH (checking/saving account withdrawal) payments (setup annually through Infinite Campus Parent Portal)
  • Non-recurring electronic payments (setup annually through Infinite Campus Parent Portal)
  • Monthly payments directly to BHCS via cash, check, or major credit card
    *Beginning July 1, 2019, American Express will no longer be accepted