All students who attend St. Michael Parish School receive one or more levels of financial assistance from the parish. The cost to educate a child exceeds all tuition rates, regardless of level. Thus, currently, no family pays the full cost of educating a child at St. Michael Parish School. The three levels of parish assistance to school families are:
Level One Assistance to all school families (parishioner and non-parishioner) made available through the Catholic Education Foundation (K-8 Tuition Assistance). All K-8 grade grants funded by CEF will be awarded based upon the assessed financial need of families, performed by a third-party company.
Level Two Assistance to parishioner families (which also includes the assistance described in #1 above, as well as additional assistance for families with more than one child). Eligibility requirements for parishioner assistance include:
attending Mass weekly on the Lord’s Day at St. Michael Church
including the weekly parish stewardship envelope (with or without a contribution), or a printed receipt from our online donation system in the collection basket
volunteering in parish/school activities.
Level Three Additional, needs-based assistance to parishioner families. Completion and submission of financial aid application form in specified time is necessary for consideration for this level of assistance. Decisions by parish administration for such additional assistance are determined based upon but not limited to the following stipulations:
reported recommendations from FACTS Tuition Management Service
level of parish involvement, including Mass attendance, as demonstrated by the donation of the weekly parish stewardship envelope (with or without a contribution)
special, extenuating circumstances causing family hardship
amount of parish resources available
The tuition of participating members of the parish is adjusted for the number of children in the family. All students in grades K-8 pay a non-refundable registration fee of $150 per child in addition to the tuition.
St. Michael Parish uses FACTS Management to process Financial Aid applications.