Christopher Columbus High School

A Catholic School for Young Men in the Marist Tradition since 1958
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Tuition

Tuition Information | 2022-2023

Student Hardware Policy

Hardware Summary
Each year the Technology Fee is $1000 and will be allocated over selected payment plans as part of the student enrollment process. 
Each student receives their hardware bundle for all 4-years and keeps it upon graduation. The hardware bundle consists of:
  • (1) Apple Pencil
  • (1) Magic Keyboard Case for iPad 
  • (1) iPad Air with AppleCare 
  • (1) Macbook Air with AppleCare  

WITHDRAWAL POLICY

REFUND DEADLINES:
1st Semester: September 9, 2022            
2nd Semester: January 27, 2023 

This policy applies to all students, including families transferring out of town. Upon withdrawal, the student’s account should be current, and the month of withdrawal must be paid in full, or transcripts will not be released.

Payment Options

All parents must enroll with Blackbaud Tuition Management and select a payment plan prior to completing the Enrollment Agreement for their son to attend Christopher Columbus High School. All payments are to be made using the electronic automatic payment option to a bank account or credit card.
 
TUITION PENALTIES:
If tuition is not paid on time, students with an outstanding balance may be withheld from receiving report cards or transcripts, and attending social functions (i.e., Prom, Grad Bash, class trips or other school‐organized trips). Students with severely delinquent accounts may ultimately be required to withdraw from school.
 
LATE TUITION FEE: $50 per month, if not paid in full 
BLACKBAUD TUITION FOLLOW-UP SERVICE FEE: $40 per month, if not paid before 5-day grace period 
FAILED TRANSACTION FEE: $30 each 


Entering Students

  • Students enrolled for 1st Semester on, or before, Oct 7, 2022 will be charged full annual tuition, plus fees as described above.
  • Students enrolled for 2nd Semester on, or before, February 17, 2023 will be charged one‐half annual tuition, plus fees as described above.

Additional Fees

List of 3 items.

  • MANDATORY COURSE FEES

    FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN CLASSES LISTED BELOW
    (Due November 2022) 

    AP EXAMS: $100
    AP CAPSTONE: $150
    AP ADD/DROP: $50
    ART: $100 (Includes supply kit)
    MUSIC/BAND: $175
    EMT: $1250
  • OPTIONAL FEES

    ACADEMIC STUDY HALL: $150 (Per Quarter)
    PARKING: $200 
  • PAYMENT SCHEDULES

    ANNUAL PAYMENT PLAN:
    Grades 9 - 11: August 1, 2022 - $14,500  
    Grade 12: August 1, 2022 - $14,850  

    SEMESTER PAYMENT PLAN:
    Grades 9 - 11: August 1, 2022 - January 1, 2023 - $7,250  
    Grade 12: August 1, 2022 - January 1, 2023 - $7,425  


    MONTHLY PAYMENT PLAN:
    10 equal payments (July through April) 
    Grades 9 - 11: $1,450  
    Grade 12: $1,485  

Miscellaneous Information

List of 4 items.

  • Financial Aid

    All students applying for financial aid must be ACCEPTED AND ENROLLED in order to be considered for an award.

    PRIORITY APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 28, 2022
    Applications received by the PRIORITY APPLICATION DEADLINE, with all supporting documentation, including tax returns, will be reviewed by March 31, 2022.**

    FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1, 2022
    Applications received by the FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE, with all supporting documentation, including tax returns, will be reviewed by May 2, 2022.**

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD NOTICES:
    All awards will be posted on Blackbaud Tuition Management by the dates noted above. However, entering freshmen will receive an email, since their Blackbaud Tuition Management account will not be active at the time.

    LATE APPLICATIONS:

    Applications received after the FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE, with all supporting documentation, including tax returns, will be reviewed in the order in which these are received. Financial aid will be awarded to those who qualify, until funds have been exhausted.

    **ALL FAMILIES APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID MUST APPLY FOR THE FLORIDA TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIP. ANY AMOUNT AWARDED THROUGH FINANCIAL AID MAY BE REVOKED UNLESS CCHS RECEIVES EITHER AN AWARD OR DENIAL LETTER FROM
    AAA OR STEP UP FOR STUDENTS. FAMILIES THAT DO NOT QUALIFY FOR THE FLORIDA TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIP MAY STILL QUALIFY FOR A FINANCIAL AID AWARD THROUGH CCHS.

    Any NEW STUDENT that wishes to apply should visit: www.columbushs.com > Admissions > Financial Aid

    Any CURRENT STUDENT that wishes to apply should visit: www.columbushs.com > My CCHS > Username and password >
    Resources > Blackbaud Financial Aid Management
  • Textbook Purchases

    Textbooks will no longer be purchased separately from EdTech. The textbook fee is as shown above and will be charged through Blackbaud Tuition Management. All students will have access to their textbooks at the beginning of the school year based on information sent by the IT Department during the summer.
  • My School Bucks

    This service is provided by the cafeteria vendor and allows you to pay for your son’s cafeteria expenses using your American Express, Discover, Mastercard or Visa. Participation is voluntary. You may enroll at any time. Cafeteria expenses are paid to the cafeteria vendor not to CCHS. To enroll or for additional information go to: www.columbushs.com, MYCCHS, username and password, Resources, MySchoolBucks.
  • Clothing Store

    Physical education uniform items, as well as CCHS sweatshirts, jackets and other items (i.e., baseball caps, t-shirts, etc.) are available on campus at Br. Kevin’s Clothing Store or the online store at www.columbusexplorers.shop. Official School Uniforms should be purchased at Dennis Uniform located at 8807 SW 132nd Street, Miami, FL.
Christopher Columbus High School | 3000 SW 87 Avenue | Miami, FL 33165 | (305) 223-5650
Christopher Columbus High School is a private, Roman Catholic, college-preparatory high school, conducted by the Marist Brothers of the Schools. We aim to make Jesus Christ known and loved, as we prepare young men for higher education and for their continuous challenge of harmonizing faith, culture and life. We foster a family spirit among all who are committed to the success of the school and promote opportunities to work together as a community of learners. 

Columbus is fully accredited by Cognia and is a member of the Marist Association of Secondary schools, the National Catholic Education Association and the Independent Schools of South Florida.