In an amazing act of generosity, a substantial majority of the Roselle Catholic faculty and staff have voluntarily and anonymously elected to give back a part of their salary, which provides tuition assistance to over 25% of the student body.
In these challenging times, an increasing number of our students are in need of financial aid if they are to attend Roselle Catholic. Almost 60% of the RC student body are in need of, and receive some level of tuition assistance -- starting at $350 up to considerably more.
A year at RC now costs $10,850 in tuition and fees (not to mention books and transportation), a sizable sum for just about all of our students' families. While the need is clearly there, the school can't address it without lots of help from its many alumni and friends.
Some of our teachers have decided to confront this dilemma head on. They have started what we're calling "the Faculty/Staff Initiative," whereby our teachers, administrators and support staff can donate a portion of their salary to our Tuition Assistance Fund. Acting voluntarily and anonymously, a substantial majority of the school's employees have elected to participate, and together have pledged approximately $85,000 in payroll deductions over the next ten months to make RC more affordable to deserving students in need of help.
This $85,000 represents tuition aid to just over 100 students. So, the amazing generosity of faculty and staff helps keep 100 or more kids at RC.
Our Office of Development, headed by Director of Development Patrick Collins, is planning a campaign that will ask our alumni and other friends to follow our staff's lead and join them in this special sign of support for our Tuition Assistance Fund.