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Donation allows mid-Missouri school to drop tuition rates

A private high school in mid-Missouri will soon have significantly lower tuition rates. Helias Catholic High School has announced starting next year, tuition will cost almost 40 percent less for some students.

The lower tuition was made possible by private donors.

School officials say the donors want to remain anonymous, but are making a huge impact to the city and the catholic community. They say the goal of the gift is to make tuition at Helias more affordable to families.

Tuition for catholic students will drop from around $4,100 dollars a year to $3,000. Right now, tuition for non-catholic students is $6200. That will go down to under $5,000.

The school’s president said the donors have agreed to maintain this plan for the next five years and perhaps even longer.

Right now, almost 700 students attend Helias High School, but officials tell me they expect that number to rise significantly next school year.

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