A K-8 Blue Ribbon School in Vienna, VA

Be who you are and be that well

Welcome to Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic School which has a long standing reputation for academic excellence and a caring environment which facilitates learning and spiritual, social, emotional and physical growth.

Tuition & Payment Plans


Our mission is to instill and foster life-long learning which promotes growth in the Catholic faith and emphasizes academic excellence inspired by Our Lady of Good Counsel and the teachings of St. Francis de Sales.

We hope you will see that this is an investment in your child to affirm their Catholic identity and instill deep-rooted spiritual values as well as an education geared toward the development of the whole child: spiritually, emotionally, physically, intellectually and socially.

OLGC School Tuition Rates 2017-2018

Registered participating OLGC Parishioners
1 Student $ 6,500
2 Students $ 11.540
3 Students
$ 15,910
4 Students
$ 19,960
Catholic Non-parishioner
1 Student $ 8,230
2 Students $ 12,900
3 Students
$ 16,900
4 Students
$ 20,580
Non-catholic
1 Student $ 9,690
2 Students $ 14,150
3 Students
$ 18,620
4 Students
$ 22,980

Registration Fee: $300 per student (non-refundable). The fee is used to purchase books, instructional materials and lab supplies for your student.

Supply Fee: $50 per student in grades K-5. OLGC provides all of the supplies needed for use in school.

Our Lady of Good Counsel utilizes Smart Tuition for its tuition administration and collection. Parents complete a one-page form to choose their Payment Plan and Payment Options (See below).

Parents have three ways to obtain information about their tuition account:

  1. Call Smart Tuition at 888.868.8828
  2. Use the Smart Tuition automated phone help system at 888.868.8828
  3. Access the secure Smart Tuition website. After enrollment, User account IDs and passwords are provided so that you can make payments, change bank account information, obtain balances and statements and find answers to questions. Email reminders will notify you in advance when automatic withdrawals will be made or credit cards accessed for payments.

Those paying by check will receive invoices when payments are due. If you have any questions about your tuition rate or if you wish to change your payment plan or method, please contact Tom White at 703.896.7405.

Tuition Plans

Tuition Payment Plans & Options

One (1) Time Pay:
Payment due Sept 1st.
$43.00 enrollment fee waived

Two (2) Payments:
Payments due Sept 1st and Jan 1st.
$43.00 enrollment fee added to 1st tuition payment

Four (4) Payments:
Payments due Sept 1st, Nov 1st, Jan 1st and Mar 1st.
$43.00 enrollment fee added to 1st tuition payment

Ten (10) Payments:
Payments due Aug 1st thru May 1st.
$43.00 enrollment fee added to 1st tuition payment

Twelve (12) Payments:
Payments due July 1st thru June 1st.
$43.00 enrollment fee added to 1st tuition payment

Tuition Options

Tuition Payment Options:

What is the best option for you? Some things to consider:

Direct Debit of your Checking or Savings Account (Auto Debit):

It is the most economical. No checks to write. No postage. No Convenience Fees.

No need to remember. You will always be on time as long as funds are available.

If your debit card has one of the Credit Card Company logos listed below in number 2, you can use your debit card. However, it should be recorded in the credit card section of the Tuition Enrollment Form and the Convenience Fee will be charged to you. It is much better to simply take the information from your check.

Credit Card (MasterCard, Discover, or American Express):

No checks to write. No postage.

No need to remember. You will always be on time as long as there is sufficient credit available.

There is an additional Convenience Fee for each transaction.

Direct Pay to Smart Tuition by Check or Money Order upon receipt of your Monthly Invoice:

Must write a check or obtain a money order. Postage required.

If your check bounces for any reason, you will be charged a bounced check fee.

Must remember to mail. If tuition is late, a Follow-up Fee may be charged.

For additional information on Tuition Payments and Fees, consult the Tuition Enrollment Form or contact Tom White at 703.896.7405.

Tuition Assistance

Important Note

Tuition assistance is available. To be considered for any type of tuition assistance, whether from Diocesan sources or Parish sources, you must apply every year using FACTS Grants & Aid. FACTS is the company contracted by the Diocese of Arlington to provide a confidential and objective financial analysis to the Diocese and Pastor in determining a family’s ability to pay for Catholic School Education.

To become eligible for receiving funds from this program, students must satisfy all of the criteria described below:

  • A baptized Catholic or convert officially received into the Church
  • Family resides within the boundaries of the Diocese of Arlington
  • Family is registered and an active member of the parish
  • Student attends or is accepted by a Catholic school in the Diocese of Arlington

There are two deadlines to consider: January 24th for families with BOTH high school and elementary students ; and February 14th for OLGC families with elementary students only . We encourage everyone to apply by January 24th.

If you anticipate that there may be a need for financial assistance, you must contact Tom White, Pastoral Assistant prior to making an application. He can be reached by phone at 703.896.7405.