We are pleased to announce that The St. Michael School of Clayton now welcomes your payment by MasterCard® and Discover® for tuition and annual giving. Each payment received via credit card will be assessed a convenience fee equal to 2.7%. There is no convenience fee for Annual Giving. Click here to give to annual giving.
The St. Michael School of Clayton has registered with the card companies for this special program available to schools and government entities. It has become a popular program at many colleges and universities.
Background and Policy
Paying tuition with credit cards has been an option requested by parents for some time. Parents have cited the desire to take advantage of rewards, cash back, and low interest rate programs, as well as the flexible monthly repayment option credit cards offer. We recognize that wisely used, payment by credit cards can be a convenient and prudent financial vehicle for parents.
The St. Michael School of Clayton is committed to providing a range of payment options to accommodate the preferences and financial circumstance of different families. The credit card payment policy encourages all families to carefully weigh the myriad of payment options on the market, and make a financial sound choice that fits their present and anticipated financial status.
Used without care, credit cards can burden families with debt. The St. Michael School of Clayton recognizes that this risk is not unique to credit cards. A similar and equal risk exists from tuition loans and cash payments that result in the family placing other expenses on credit card to compensate.
Thus, we have determined that by offering an additional payment option, and by encouraging families to investigate, research, and choose the best option for their family, we are empowering families to do what is best for them.
How It Works
As stated above, please note that The St. Michael School will assess a convenience fee on top of your total invoice amount. The form (or payment portal) will ask you to initial your understanding and acceptance of this policy, as well as our refund policy.
If you have any questions about this new policy, we request that you send them to us via e-mail to Lori Timmons: Ltimmons@stmichaelschool.org