I hope you are settling into the school year routine. Campus is full of energy and it certainly feels like fall is in the air. The Business Office is busy as usual, and below are a few items we would like share with you.
Blackbaud SMART Tuition is in the process of changing their name to Blackbaud Tuition Management. While the name is changing, the product will remain the same. As you are aware, Saint Louis Priory School requires all families to enroll in SMART Tuition for the processing and collection of tuition, lunch and fees. You will find a SMART Tuition link on MyPriory.
This past spring, we integrated all of our enrollment contracts with SMART Tuition. We recently found a glitch or two, and apologize for any inconvenience it has caused. We are currently notifying a handful of families who were previously on auto-pay and were mistakenly switched to invoice only. You will be contacted by Cassandra Roby, student billing and accounts receivable associate, to re-enroll in auto-pay. The invoice-only option is for those who use 529 plans to pay their tuition.
Square Point of Sale
We are working to streamline payment processing for all student activities. The Student Council will be the first to implement Square Point of Sale. Square will allow us to accept debit and credit cards for concessions, ticket sales and other activity fees. We appreciate STUCO’s help in implementing Square.
FACTS Tuition Aid Applications
Fall is just around the corner, and so is the opening of FACTS for tuition aid applications. On Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, you may begin applying for tuition aid for the 2022-2023 school year through FACTS. While you have until Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, to submit your applications (and Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, to add your 2021 W-2s), I urge you to begin the process early. Timely completion of your application will help us distribute our limited financial resources in an equitable and just manner to those most in need.
- New FACTS Users
- Please go to https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/42ZXY
- Click "Create a FACTS username & password" or, If you have an existing FACTS account, please select "Sign In" and use your existing username/password.
- Returning Applicants
- If you have an existing FACTS account, please select "Sign In" and use your existing username/password.
Yours in Christ,
Mrs. Laurie Krieger
Assistant Head of School for Finance and Facilities
CFO of Saint Louis Abbey