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Step By Step Enrollment Process

If you have a child entering Preschool/Early Childhood, please complete the "PRESCHOOL/EARLY CHILDHOOD" enrollment process below. If your child is entering grades Kindergarten through 12, please complete the "GRADES K-12" enrollment process below.

Preschool/Early Childhood Enrollment Steps

Step 1. Schedule A Tour

Campus tours are always available at any time of the year. Tours are a great way to learn more about RCS before submitting an application. These tours provide an introduction to life at RCS. To set-up a tour call (507) 424-1817 or click below to fill out our request a tour form.

Schedule a Tour

Step 2. Apply

Rochester Catholic Schools is humbled by your interest and eager to begin serving you. We thank you for choosing RCS as your partner in the spiritual formation and academic development of your child(ren).

Apply Online


Step 3. Register with Smart Tuition

Rochester Catholic Schools offers a personalized online tuition payment program called Smart Tuition. This program makes paying tuition convenient, flexible, and provides families with multiple payment options.

By enlisting Smart Tuition to assist with our tuition and fee collection process, RCS is able to support our families with efficient and effective practices that fit best into their lives. Smart offers online payments, payment by phone, and a secure way to allow families to schedule one-time and recurring payments from both bank accounts and credit cards. Smart customer service is available 24 hours a day.

To register with Smart Tuition, click on the link below and follow the prompts. Once on this page you will be prompted to search by school name. Please enter Rochester Catholic Schools.

REGISTER WITH SMART TUITION

Step 4. Complete and Send Required Forms

As a licensed preschool, the following forms are required and must be submitted to our office before your student is able to attend. Please complete the following required Enrollment Supplemental Forms and mail or drop off no later than April 15, 2019 at:
Admissions Office
2800 19th Street NW
Rochester, MN 55901

1. Copy of Student's Birth Certificate
2. Student Immunization Form
3. Minnesota Language Survey
4. Schedule your student's Early Childhood Screening at 507-325-4004

Step 5. Optional Steps to Lower Tuition

FAIR Parent Financial Aid Online Application

The FAIR application does not open until February 1, 2019. Please check back at that time to complete your application.

Rochester Catholic Schools uses FAIR (Financial Aid Independent Review) to allocate funds and determine the amount of aid to be awarded to qualifying students through an objective, impartial, and equitable process. FAIR is a nationally recognized leader in confidential objective financial aid assessments for private and parochial schools. All RCS students/families are eligible to apply to financial aid regardless of grade level or faith tradition.

The following information is needed to apply online:

  • School Code: 150
  • Password: rcs150
  • A valid email address
  • Credit card (Visa or Mastercard)
  • Copy of 2018 Income Tax return

For returning users email and password from previous years are still active. If assistance is needed with the processing fee please contact Rochester Catholic Schools Business Office at (507) 289-1702 or email jbarnick@rcsmn.org.

Apply to FAIR



SCRIP Registration Form

If you haven't used this program before it’s easier than ever! With over 700 vendors available at your fingertips, nearly every purchase you make can help you reduce your tuition costs! Using ShopWithScrip.com, you simply purchase full-priced gift cards online to use at your favorite vendors, each with their own rebate, and YOU earn back 75% of these rebates to use towards:

  • Annual Tuition (for you or another family)
  • RCS General Tuition Assistance Fund
  • A Rochester Catholic Parish of your choice

And ... Grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends can use this too!


Learn more about Scrip



Grades K-12 Enrollment Steps

Step 1. Schedule A Tour

Campus tours are always available at any time of the year. Tours are a great way to learn more about RCS before submitting an application. These tours provide an introduction to life at RCS. To set-up a tour call (507) 424-1817 or click below to fill out our request a tour form.

Schedule a Tour

Step 2. Apply

Rochester Catholic Schools is humbled by your interest and eager to begin serving you. We thank you for choosing RCS as your partner in the spiritual formation and academic development of your child(ren).

Apply Online


Step 3. Register with Smart Tuition

Rochester Catholic Schools offers a personalized online tuition payment program called Smart Tuition. This program makes paying tuition convenient, flexible, and provides families with multiple payment options.

By enlisting Smart Tuition to assist with our tuition and fee collection process, RCS is able to support our families with efficient and effective practices that fit best into their lives. Smart offers online payments, payment by phone, and a secure way to allow families to schedule one-time and recurring payments from both bank accounts and credit cards. Smart customer service is available 24 hours a day.

To register with Smart Tuition, click on the link below and follow the prompts. Once on this page you will be prompted to search by school name. Please enter Rochester Catholic Schools.

REGISTER WITH SMART TUITION

Step 4. Complete Release of Student Record Form

Thank you for your interest in Rochester Catholic Schools! In order to best meet your child(ren’s) academic, social and/or behavioral needs, we will be in contact with previously attended schools and review all information pertaining to past school performance. Once a review of information has been completed, we will be in contact with you.

Release of Information Form


Step 5. Complete And Return Required Forms

1. Student Health Information Form
This form should be completed for all new students to Rochester Catholic Schools and those entering kindergarten, 3rd, 6th, and 9th grades.
2. Immunization Records
For students entering Kindergarten and grade 7. To view Minnesota's Immunization Law, please visit the MN Department of Health, or click here.
3. Minnesota Language Survey
This form should be completed for all new students to Rochester Catholic Schools.

Step 6. Optional Steps to Lower Tuition

Rochester Catholic Parish Tuition Grant Application

Our parishes hold Catholic education as a high value and seek to support parish families in their child’s faith development. Parish funds are set aside each year to aid families who have demonstrated that Faith Commitment is important to their way of life.

Your child(ren)’s tuition may be reduced by a parish tuition grant. This grant is only available for students in kindergarten through grade 12 who are registered and active members of one of the six Rochester Catholic parishes, St. Bernard Catholic Church or Church of St. Bridget. Please complete and return it to your parish office.

complete APPLICATION



FAIR Parent Financial Aid Online Application

The FAIR application does not open until February 1, 2019. Please check back at that time to complete your application.

Rochester Catholic Schools uses FAIR (Financial Aid Independent Review) to allocate funds and determine the amount of aid to be awarded to qualifying students through an objective, impartial, and equitable process. FAIR is a nationally recognized leader in confidential objective financial aid assessments for private and parochial schools. All RCS students/families are eligible to apply to financial aid regardless of grade level or faith tradition.

The following information is needed to apply online:

  • School Code: 150
  • Password: rcs150
  • A valid email address
  • Credit card (Visa or Mastercard)
  • Copy of 2018 Income Tax return

For returning users email and password from previous years are still active. If assistance is needed with the processing fee please contact Rochester Catholic Schools Business Office at (507) 289-1702 or email jbarnick@rcsmn.org.

Apply to FAIR

SCRIP Registration Form

RCS Scrip is an easy program used to reduce tuition costs by offering rebates from stores and restaurants you are already buying from!

If you haven't used this program before it’s easier than ever! With over 700 vendors available at your fingertips, nearly every purchase you make can help you reduce your tuition costs! Using ShopWithScrip.com, you simply purchase full-priced gift cards online to use at your favorite vendors, each with their own rebate, and YOU earn back 75% of these rebates to use towards:

  • Annual Tuition (for you or another family)
  • RCS General Tuition Assistance Fund
  • A Rochester Catholic Parish of your choice

And ... Grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends can use this too!

Learn more about Scrip