Tuition and Scholarships

We believe an investment in education should be affordable

Here at St. Mary's, we offer tuition assistance based on the following: Salvatorian Academic Grants, family need-based financial aid, and proven leadership and volunteer activity.

No student should be denied a quality education due to inability to pay. To make a quality education available to those who want to prepare themselves for college and beyond, St. Mary’s High School:

  • Keeps tuition affordable
  • Offers approximately 35 scholarships to incoming freshmen
  • Offers Tuition Assistance/Financial Aid Program
  • Provides a Student Work Program





2023-24 Tuition

Tuition policy

St. Mary's Parents are encouraged to be familiar with the Tuition policy for the 2023-24 school year.

Tuition Policy 23-24

Tuition Policy for the 2024-25 school year is coming soon.


The current tuition for the 2024-25 school year is $13,800.00. There is a $500.00 non-refundable enrollment fee required at registration this reserves your spot at St. Mary’s for incoming freshmen and transfer students and a $250.00 non-refundable enrollment fee for returning upperclassmen. The enrollment fee is part of the tuition package and is deducted from your tuition total.


For the 2024-2025 school year, St. Mary’s High School will partner with FACTS Management Company to provide tuition payment plans to fulfill and manage your tuition and fee payment obligations.  The majority of the Catholic schools in the Diocese of Buffalo work with FACTS to provide a more flexible and responsive experience for your convenience and our office’s efficiency.

All families will be participating in this program since it’s our new billing and payment platform. You will receive an email from FACTS with an invitation to sign on for a payment plan.  Since you may have not received an email from FACTS before, please check your email program’s Spam folder.  You’ll also be able to access your FACTS account throughout the year here.  You can choose how you can receive payment reminders (through email or text or both).  When you receive the email, you’ll be able to click the link to visit your FACTS profile, review the information, and then choose how you’re going to fulfill your tuition obligation.

We offer three options for tuition payments. They are as follows:

  • Pay in full- if you pay in full with cash or check by April 1st, you will receive a 2% discount. Paying by credit card does not allow for the 2% discount
  • Quarterly plan- June 5th, September 5th, December 5th, and March 5th
  • 12-month plan- June-May with two payment options (5th or 15th)


A yearly technology fee of $300.00 is required.  A Chromebook is issued, and students keep upon graduating. You can find a copy of the agreement here.

Each family is required to sell 4 Bash for Cash tickets at $50.00 each, or if you have multiple children at the school, families must sell 6 tickets also at $50.00 each.

Families must also pay an Activity Fee of $500.00 to cover several things like referee fees, uniforms, moderators, club consumables, coaches’ stipends, etc.

For questions about tuition, call Melanie Adams, the Director of Tuition & Financial Aid, at 683-4824, ext. 326.


To recognize students for academic, community service achievement, and/or leadership qualities and to help lessen tuition costs, St. Mary’s offers several scholarships to incoming freshmen. To be eligible for scholarships, the Admissions Exam must be taken at St. Mary’s High School during the applicant’s eighth grade year.

For more information on Scholarships, please contact Andrea Drabik, Director of Enrollment, or by calling (716) 683-4824, ext. 311.

Tuition Assistance

St. Mary’s offers several options for tuition assistance to those who express a need.

  • Multi-child Discounts for families with two or more students
  • Need-based Financial Aid is available to all St. Mary's families

Student Work Program

Funds are available to students wishing to participate in the student work program. Students may work toward their tuition, performing light maintenance duties, to earn credit. Applications will be available soon.