WAYS TO SAVE                                                   

Saint Michael School provides many opportunities to save on tuition costs. Some programs can be started before a child is even enrolled; other programs offer friends and family members the opportunity to earn savings toward student tuition.

Tuition Scholarships

There are tuition scholarships for families who qualify. To apply for a tuition scholarship for your SAINT MICHAEL SCHOOL student, you must complete a Private School Aid Service form. The form can be completed either online, through PDF , or in paper form. There are a limited number of paper copies available at the school office. Any applications postmarked after the deadline of November 20, 2015 are not considered for Diocesan or Parish scholarships, and may reduce the amount of financial aid awarded. 

PSAS Codes: Saint Michael School – 0540

Whichever format you use to complete the form, once it is complete you will need to mail it to PSAS this fall.

Private School Aid Service 

P.O. Box 89434

Cleveland, OH 44101-6434

Scholarship programs are available to qualifying Saint Michael School (students who are members in good standing with the parish. To apply for parish scholarships, please complete the Private School Aid Service (PSAS) form. The form must be postmarked by March 1, 2015 to be considered for scholarships. The form can be completed either on your computer in a .pdf form (PSAS Student AidForm 2014-2015), or in paper form. See the Financial Aid section above for complete details. 

Welcome Scholarship 
All new students in Preschool through 11th grade can receive a Welcome Scholarship regardless of need
Preschool: $250 per student
K-8th: $750 per student
9-11th: $1000 per student
If you do not have any children currently enrolled in a Diocese of Grand Rapids Catholic school, the Welcome Scholarship is available to you. Print and complete the Welcome Scholarship application today! 

Questions about the Welcome Scholarship? See if yours is answered here.

Bishop's Scholarship Fund

Bishop Walkowiak has increased the amount of available scholarships for diocesan Catholic schools to $1 million. Learn more about the Bishop's Scholarship Fund.

Parish Support
If you are a member of one of our surrounding parishes in the Diocese of Grand Rapids that does not have a school and you have met that parish’s member requirements, you may request Parish Support. To request support, please complete a Parish Investment Form and have it signed by your parish’s Business Manager or Pastor, then return it to the SAINT MICHAEL SCHOOL Business Office.

Saint Michael School has partnered with Benefit as a free and easy fundraising solution!

Benefit is a free iPhone and Android app that allows you to shop at places like Target, Starbucks, Amazon, Walmart and many more, while giving up to 20% of every transaction back to your SMART tuition account. Just shop like you normally do. When it comes time to checkout, instead of pulling out your credit card, pull out the Benefit app and purchase a digital gift card that you redeem instantly. 

For instance, buy $200 worth of back to school clothing at Gap, and $16 (8%) goes back to your SMART tuition account. It doesn't cost you a dime beyond what you were already going to spend. It's raising funds without fundraising!

Download the app and select Saint Michael School as your chosen beneficiary to start giving today.

For more information go to www.benefit-mobile.com/consumers. Feel free to forward this email to family and friends. The more people who participate, the more funds we can raise.

A campaign has been created for each family at Saint Michael School. This will allow you , your friends and family to earn credit towards your child's tuition. You can also contribute to the Saint Michael School General Tuition Assistance fund, if you do not have a family to donate to.

Have a great month and let's continue to Pay With Purpose!