Tuition and Value


Investing in a values-based, college preparatory education means an investment in your child’s future! St. Mary's Ryken faculty, staff and administrators are committed to providing the highest quality Catholic education to the students in the Southern Maryland community.

Tuition for the 2021-22 school year is $17,900.

Registration Deposit for New Students 

$450 is due at the time of registration. $300 is applied toward tuition. In addition, the following enrollment fee (s) for Veracross Pay will be charged:   

  • $75 Veracross Pay Annual Enrollment Fee – First child
  • $25 Veracross Pay Annual Enrollment Fee – Second child in the same family
  • $.00 Veracross Pay Annual Enrollment Fee – Three or more children in the same family                 
529 Educational Plans for High School Tuition
Based on tax law, 529 Plans may be used to pay SMR tuition. The tax law allows distribution of up to $10,000 per beneficiary (student) for tuition expenses for private or religious secondary schools (K-12) during a tax year. The 529 account owner can withdraw up to $10,000 for each beneficiary once per calendar year. For further guidance, please contact your tax preparer or broker. A match program is also available through the State of Maryland. Learn more about the 529 program at the Maryland 529 website

Veracross (VC) Pay Payment Plans

Veracross Pay (VC Pay) allows parents to view their tuition accounts, make payments online, view their students’ grades, as well as make donations with one convenient log in.

A variety of payment plans are available to pay tuition automatically. Payments can be made by all major credit cards or automatic bank drafts (ACH). Parents who choose semi-monthly, monthly, quarterly and bi-weekly increments must use VC Pay. 

Returning Families - FACTS Tuition Management will not be used after the 2020-21 school year. All FACTS accounts will be closed on June 30, 2021.  You will need to enroll current students in VC Pay, as well as your new students.

VC Pay is accessible through the Veracross portal for current parents. 

For more information regarding tuition payments, please contact Sharon Mattingly in the Business Office at 301-475-7660.