A Lourdes Education is WIthin your Reach
Thank you for considering an Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School education! We stand firm in the belief that a Lourdes education will provide lasting value throughout your child’s life.
Different experiences and perspectives shape and define our dynamic learning environment. Our commitment to financial aid is rooted in the belief that a school community that welcomes a wide spectrum of families enhances the educational experience of all students.
We understand that sending your child to a private school is a significant investment for your family. We are grateful for your commitment to Lourdes, take your investment seriously, and strive to keep tuition rates affordable and fair for all families while providing the best educational experience.
Please click here or on the graphic to view our tuition rates.
We offer sibling discounts and need-based tuition assistance, and the parish offsets part of the cost of our Catholic students.
Tuition covers just 72% of the cost of education
We are grateful to those in our community who give generously and allow EVERY student to receive a phenomenal Lourdes education at a discount. Their support helps to make up the difference and keep our school affordable.
Our Lady of Lourdes is committed to making tuition as affordable as possible without sacrificing quality.
Lourdes offers limited, need-based financial aid in the form of tuition discounts. We ask you to prayerfully consider your family’s real ability to sacrifice for your child’s education and encourage parents who are concerned about being able to pay the full cost of tuition to apply for financial aid. Need-based tuition assistance is awarded annually from both the school and the Catholic Diocese of Richmond.
About 1/3 of our students receive tuition assistance. Approximate financial awards can be viewed below.
All students must submit a financial aid application to be considered for grants. Completion requires these steps:
- Apply for aid. Applications are submitted to a confidential third-party vendor, FACTS, which conducts an independent evaluation.
- After completing the application, you must send the substantiating documentation to FACTS. No application will be reviewed or given consideration until all supporting documentation has been submitted.
- The Financial Aid Committee at Lourdes receives the evaluation and makes decisions concerning allocation of funds.
Many factors such as household income and expenses, assets and debt, and the number of children in a school that requires tuition are all considerations in determining tuition assistance awards.
Renewal is not automatic or guaranteed as funds may vary and the family’s finances may change.
Financial Assistance is Confidential
Approximate Financial Awards
- Family Income of $75,000: $1,000 aid award
- Family Income of $50,000: $3,000 aid award
- Family Income of $30,000: 50% of tuition
Ready to Apply?
(note that this is a separate application from the admissions application):
Additional Options for Families
Virginia’s state-sponsored 529 plan is designed to help families make saving for education and other post-secondary programs a reality. Your 529 plan can also be used to pay for qualified private school K-12 tuition expenses.
A 529 is a tax-advantaged investment plan operated by a state to encourage saving for education expenses. As there is a risk when investing, please talk with a financial advisor.
The Flo Malek Scholarship Fund offers a one-time scholarship to two current Lourdes rising 5th-8th grade students who live as a disciple of Christ. The first place student will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship and the second place student will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The awards are applied toward the total tuition costs for the upcoming school year.
Flo Malek of Glen Allen was the Founder and Director of the Florettes Majorettes, a Richmond institution. She was a teacher, coach, dear friend, second mom, and an inspiration to countless young people during her leadership. She was a mainstay at all local parades, baton competitions, at America’s Youth on Parade held at the University of Notre Dame, and school performances of her students. Flo worked tirelessly to continue the sport of twirling by organizing the Virginia State Baton Championship with other board members. She was dearly loved by many and her legacy will continue to live on. As much as Flo loved twirling and her students, her family was by far the true sparkle in her life. She was married to her husband, Rick Malek, for 57 years and had two loving daughters, Lisa Cirillo and Lynette Musick, who are both graduates of Lourdes. Rick and Flo were also the legal guardians to Rick Their and Brenda Their Evans, who they raised and loved as their own children. Flo was an avid animal lover and adored their dog, Jackson, and her kitties, Mamma and Miss Muffet. Ms. Flo was a very giving lady with a kind heart who spent endless hours guiding her students who became family to her.
Our Lady of Lourdes School and the Financial Aid Committee understand that not all family circumstances can be conveyed in the aid application.