Christopher Columbus High School

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

Tuition

Basic Tuition Information | 2020-21

Tuition: $11,800

Enrollment Fee:
$550 
*
(Due at Registration - includes $50 Smart Tuition fee) – NON REFUNDABLE

Technology Fee: $1,000
*(Due May 2020 - After sophomore year, student turns in his iPad and receives a new one for junior and senior years.)

Textbook Fee: TBA 
*(Due June 2020 - paid directly to EdTech) 

Graduation Fee:
$300
*(12th Grade Only – Fee will be distributed according to selected payment plan.) 

Entering Students

  • Students enrolled for 1st Semester on, or before, Oct. 9, 2020 will be charged full annual tuition of $11,800.00.
  • Students enrolled for 2nd Semester on, or before, Feb. 19, 2021 will be charged one-half annual tuition of $5,900.00. 

Payment Options

All parents must enroll in ‘Smart Tuition’ 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. 
 
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 
SMART TUITION FOLLOW-UP SERVICE FEE: $40 per month, if not paid before 5-day grace period 
FAILED TRANSACTION FEE: $30 each 

WITHDRAWAL POLICY

REFUND DEADLINES:
1st Semester: September 11, 2020           
2nd Semester: January 29, 2021 

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. 

Additional Fees

List of 3 items.

  • MANDATORY COURSE FEES

    FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN CLASSES LISTED BELOW
    (Due November 2020) 

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

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

    ANNUAL PAYMENT PLAN:
    August 1, 2020 $11,800 
    SEMESTER PAYMENT PLAN:
    August 1, 2020 $5,900 
    January 1, 2021 $5,900

    MONTHLY PAYMENT PLAN:
    10 equal payments $1,180 
    (July through April) 

Miscellaneous Information:

List of 4 items.

  • Financial Aid

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 27, 2020 

    Columbus offers financial aid for those families who qualify. Anyone who wishes to apply should visit: www.columbushs.com, My CCHS, Username and password, Resources, Smart Aid

    Applications that are not received by this date will not be considered until all applications have been awarded. Therefore, financial aid will not be awarded if funds have been exhausted. Financial aid notifications are emailed by the end of June 2020. All families applying for financial aid must apply for the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship prior to being considered for school financial aid. Financial aid applications will not be reviewed unless Christopher Columbus High School receives either an award or denial letter from AAA or Step up for Students. 
  • Textbook Purchases

    Students must purchase all required course texts by June 2020. For instructions and additional information, please go to: www.columbushs.com, MYCCHS, username and password, Resources, Ed Tech
  • 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 the CCHS sweatshirts, jackets and other items (i.e., baseball caps, t-shirts, etc.) are available at the school store or the online store at www.columbusexplorers.shop. Official School Uniforms should be purchased at AA & 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.