Tuition and Financial Aid


Below you will find the educational fee and the Tuition scale for Nursery and K-3 for the 2021-2022 school year at St. Mel’s Catholic Academy. There is no tuition for our Pre-K program as it is funded through NYC Department of Education PreK for All. For the 21-22 school year, we will continue to use the FACTS tuition management system.

For Catholic tuition rates, you must be registered at St. Mel’s Parish. Your family should worship regularly and contribute at least $6.00 to the weekly collection by way of your envelope. If you need to register with St. Mel’s parish you can contact the rectory at 718-886-0201.

Tuition is also formulated based on the expected participation of St. Mel’s fundraising. We have three mandatory fundraising campaigns per academic year: Fall Catalog Sale, World’s Finest Chocolate sale, and Walk-a-Thon. Families are required to sell/raise $65 per student for each of the three required fundraising campaigns. If you choose to opt out of the fundraising commitment, a $550.00 fee per family for the year will be added onto your annual tuition.

For more information on tuition payment schedules, online payments, and delinquency consequences, please read our complete tuition plan for 2021-22.

K-3, Catholic

  • One Child – $5,200
  • Two Children – $4,350 per student
  • Three or More Children – $3,700 per student

K-3, Non-Catholic

  • One Child – $6,200
  • Two Children – $5,325 per student
  • Three or More Children – $4,233 per student

Nursery (No tuition for Pre-K for All)

  • Five Full Days – $5,200 per student
  • Three Full Days – $4,600 per student
  • Five Days (AM) – $4,600 per student
  • Three Days (AM) – $4,200 per student

Financial Aid (Leer en español)

Tuition assistance is available! See our flyer here.

Financial aid is available for eligible students in grade K-8 who attend a Brooklyn or Queens Catholic School or Academy.

Families must meet financial eligibility requirements and be registered/enrolled for 2021-22 to be considered. No consideration will be given for a family who has not completed the enrollment process. Only completed financial aid applications will be considered.

TO APPLY: Go to the Scholarships page on the Futures in Education website. Note: Returning Teddy Forstmann recipients will receive instructions from Children’s Scholarship Fund. Do not apply through FACTS!

SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE: March 31, 2021 for families who received an award last academic year; April 30, 2021, for new families.SUPPORT & HELP: FACTS has been selected by Futures in Education to conduct fair and confidential financial need assessments for families that may need assistance paying tuition.

  • FACTS Applicant Support: Phone 866-441-4637
  • M-Th 8:30am- 8pm Est / Fri 8:30am-6pm Est
  • Email at