Tuition & Fees

General Information

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees for K through 8th Grade vary by number of children attending Costa Catholic Academy as well as your family's registration at a local Galesburg Catholic Parish.  Each Galesburg Catholic Parish subsidizes Costa with approximately 45% of their weekly collection, so families who commit to weekly parish contributions are allowed a subsidized tuition rate.


Preschool/PreK tuition and fees are determined by the number of

days (full or half) your child attends preschool every week.



2021 - 2022 School Year

Catholic education is something that we here at Costa Catholic Academy believe is the best education a student can receive. It is also the belief to help assist all families that are in need of any assistance so that they can provide that education for their students. To help maintain the ability to give financial assistance new guidelines are being put into place for everyone wishing to apply. In order to be eligible for any Costa financial assistance, families must apply for FACTS Grant & Aid Application, Spalding Scholarship (for Catholic families only), and Empower Illinois. All applications MUST BE COMPLETED by , May 31, 2021. As always any questions can always be directed to Business Manager 

at 309.344.3151.


Grant & Aid


The FACTS Grant & Aid Application is completed online at Families filing are responsible for the application fee charged by FACTS. Tax documents along with any other requested supporting documentation will need to be submitted to FACTS. They will give directions on this process. All forms and documentation must be received by FACTS by application deadline date May 31, 2021.



The Spalding Scholarship is offered through Catholic Diocese of Peoria. Any family applying must be in active good standing with their parish and enrolled in good standing with a Catholic school. Families will be required to file a FACTS Grant & Aid Application (see above FACTS Grant & Aid), request that their pastor submit a recommendation letter to Catholic Diocese of Peoria Office of Catholic Schools. A step by step checklist is available at, under Catholic Education and then Financial Assistance. The application is not considered complete until all required documents are received by the Office of Catholic Schools on or by April 30, 2021.



  • A family applying for Spalding Scholarship assistance must be an active member in good standing of a parish in the Catholic Diocese of Peoria.

  • The student[s] for whom the aid is being sought must be enrolled in good standing [or seeking to be enrolled] in grades K through 12 in a Catholic school located in the Diocese of Peoria.

  • All scholarship assistance will be based on a family’s financial need objectively assessed: The diocese will use FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment Services to determine financial need.

  • All scholarship assistance will also be dependent upon the recommendation of the pastor that the family is an active member of the parish in good standing.

  • If a student changes schools during a school year, tuition assistance grants will follow the student as long as the student is enrolled in and in good standing in a Catholic school in the Diocese of Peoria and the family is a member in good standing of a parish in the Diocese of Peoria.

  • All awards are for one school year only. A family must apply for Spalding Scholarship assistance each school year.

  • The number of grants and the amount of each grant for the school year will be dependent upon the funds available and the size and need of the applicant pool.

  • Payment of Spalding Scholarship Grants will be made twice a year directly to the Catholic school a student attends. These grants will be applied to the family’s tuition obligation. Tuition assistance grants will be announced by the end of May 2021.

  • If the student receives an Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship for full or partial tuition for 2021-22, (qualifications and application information can be found at, they are ineligible to receive a Spalding Scholarship, and any Spalding award previously granted for 2021-22 will be rescinded.




  • Families interested in applying for tuition assistance from the Spalding Scholarship Fund must complete a FACTS Grant & Aid Application. Filing online is the fastest and most direct method of submitting the FACTS Grant & Aid Application.

  • Filing online is the fastest and most direct method of submitting the application and required supporting tax documents. A family may also obtain a printed copy of the FACTS Grant & Aid Application from the school that their child attends or will attend, and complete it according to directions. The application and supporting tax documents must also be remitted to FACTS by April 30, 2021.

  • The completed FACTS application, the fee ($30), and any required supporting documents are to be filed with FACTS according to their directions.

  • Families must also request the pastor submit a recommendation to the Office of Catholic Schools verifying good standing in the parish.

  • The application process is complete only when the pastor’s recommendation has been submitted to the Office of Catholic Schools and when a completed parent financial aid application, including all required supporting documents and the fee, have been submitted to FACTS. It is important to submit applications and documents as soon as possible. Only completed applications which include supporting documents submitted on or before April 30, 2021 will be considered when Spalding assistance awards are determined.

  • A checklist for a Spalding Scholarship Application as well as a downloadable version of these Protocols and Procedures may also be found below.

Spalding Scholarship


Empower Illinois


The Empower Illinois Scholarship is a tax credit scholarship offered in the State of Illinois. This scholarship is based on a family’s financial need in comparison to poverty levels and on a first come first awarded basis. A family becomes ineligible for any other financial assistance if awarded an Empower Illinois Scholarship based on Empower Illinois’s rules and regulations. Application is completed online at and clicking on Reserve Now tab. Once information is submitted Empower will send an email to ‘Claim Student Account’ that will enable to finish claiming your account and setting up login information. Once logged in the application can be filled out. Emails will be sent by Empower as the application moves through the process, eligibility status and award status. The application must be completed on or by May 31, 2021.


Reminder that in order to be eligible for any financial assistance from Costa Catholic Academy, a family MUST apply for 1) FACTS Grant & Aid, 2) Spalding Scholarship (for Catholic families only) and 3) Empower Illinois Scholarship first. Application deadline for ALL of these is May 31, 2021.


2021-2022 Tuition Costs

Fill out the form below to estimate tuition for the 2021-2022 school year. This is an estimate for informational purposes only.