Tuition & Payment Plans

Our Lady of Good Counsel school community unites to learn, live, love and serve in the Salesian spirit. We inspire lifelong learners to thrive in a global community, recognize and love God’s presence in all, serve others with humility, and live Jesus.

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.

As a school community, we have collectively continued to face the challenges of Covid-19.  Our OLGC teachers are remarkable. With their dedication and resiliency, we have sustained in-person learning.   Each day, our teachers and staff offer a comprehensive and creative approach in the classroom that engages each student differently, wherever they may be in the learning process. We celebrate and aim to retain and hire the most qualified and skilled teachers, especially ones who are able to differentiate with their Catholic faith in the classroom.

As we have come to this pivotal moment, it is vital that we re-evaluate teacher pay structure, simplify tuition rates, and increase the pool of financial aid monies.  Approximately 95% of every tuition dollar goes directly towards school staff salaries and benefits, which leaves very little to address operating expenses.  In the simplest of terms, an increase in tuition for the 2022-2023 school year will directly impact our ability to acknowledge the incredible talent of our teachers and staff and bolster our team where appropriate.  The following K-8 and preschool tuition rates were unanimously approved by our Parish Finance Council. 

2022-23 Tuition Rates


We appreciate your support and trust as we continue our ministry of teaching your children.

All New Student application packages require a non-refundable $500 tuition deposit per child.  (The deposit will be refunded if we are unable to accept your child.) The tuition deposit will be posted to your last month’s tuition for the upcoming school year.

All Tuition payments and fees are made through Smart Tuition. This allows each family the ability to choose their payment schedules over various installments offered (one-time, 2, 4, or 10 monthly payments). Parents complete a one-page form to choose their Payment Plan and Payment Options. 
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.

If you have any questions about your tuition rate or if you wish to change your payment plan or method, please contact Directory of Finance, 703.896.7402.