MANNA TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAMWhat is Manna? Manna is a discounted gift certificate program established to offer participating families a way to earn tuition credit. The goal of the Manna Program is to help families who believe in the Catholic education of their children. This is not a fundraiser, but a way to help reduce your tuition costs.
How does it work? When you purchase $100 of Manna certificates, you get $100 of purchasing power. The Manna program purchases $100 in certificates at a discount, so the difference between what you pay Manna for them becomes a credit on your account. For example, the discount rate on Jewel certificate is 4%. For every $100 of Jewel certificates you buy, Manna pays $96 and you get the $4 difference in tuition credit. Discounts range from 2% to 26%. When you shop at participating stores, you use the certificates the same as you would use cash. Simply hand the certificates to the sales clerk.
Who can participate? Anyone is able to participate. If you had a child at St. Mary School, your credit will go towards your tuition payments. People who have children too young to attend school can begin earning credit for the year the child enters Visitation. Also, friends and other family members like grandparents, or aunts and uncles can purchase certificates in you family's name, which would increase your tuition credit. If you have no children attending the school, your credit will go towards our Tuition Assistance Program helping us offer tuition help to those in need.