To read the Serra Catholic High School Diocesan Finance Policy, please click here.

The cost of tuition for the 2016-17 academic year is as follows:
$8,900 for a Catholic student
$9,400 for a non-Catholic student

In an effort to help defray the cost of tuition, there are various financial aid options for families. Some of these include the Bishop's Education Fund, the Scholastic Opportunity Scholarship Program (SOS), the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC), and individual school aid. Click here for a more detailed description of each type of aid, as well as the steps you must follow to apply for it.

In addition to tuition, effective at the start of the 2016-17 school year, significant changes are being instituted relevant to fundraising and fees.  


The previous fundraising requirement of $350 has been reduced to $100.  Families are no longer required to sell $250 of “stocking stuffer” raffle tickets.  The $100 in fundraising can be fulfilled by participating in the magazine sale, Sarris Christmas and Easter candy sales, purchasing Auction Grand Raffle tickets, or two tickets to attend the Auction. 

 Technology Fee

A technology fee of $125 is being instituted to help offset the substantial costs associated with having daily technology support available to our students.  Furthermore, this fee will cover the maintenance of our wireless network, equipment and Chromebooks, as well as the operation of the printers in the library. 

 Activity Fee

An activity fee of $125 for all students will reduce or eliminate many of the costs associated with supplemental activities.  This fee will completely cover the cost of the following:

  • Class retreats and school-sponsored field trips
  • Dues for the following academic clubs: Robotics, TEAMS, and FBLA (regional competition only)

 The fee will also be used to reduce the cost of following:

  • Campus Ministry activities such as the Franciscan Summer Conference, Appalachian Mission trip and Pro-Life Club
  • The Marching Band and Spring Musical
  • Athletics 
Therefore, we ask every family receiving financial assistance to volunteer a minimum of 20 hours per year.

Please contact Ms. Kathleen McBarron, Business Manager, with any questions pertaining to tuition or financial aid. You may reach her by phone at 412-751-2020, ext. 109, or through e-mail at

Please click here to download the Student Aid Form for the 2016-17 school year. This information will be sent to all registered eighth graders in the coming months. Please read everything carefully and return it promptly.