Tuition & Registration

St. Michael School is a parish-based Catholic School. St. Michael Parish believes that all families should have the option to choose Catholic Education for their children. Reflecting these beliefs, parish and school leadership, the St. Michael School Advisory Board and the Parish Finance Council strive to hold tuition at a rate that allows choice in education.

New Students

New families must register their new students in person, at the school office. A Registration Form/Fee, along with incoming student’s original Birth Certificate and Baptismal Certificate are required.

Returning Students

Returning families, including those with a new student may register and pay registration fee online under the tuition/registration payment page. However, a Registration Form, along with original Birth Certificate and Baptismal Certificate are required for all NEW students.

Payments

  • Tuition and Fees may be paid either in full by August 1st or by making monthly installment payments throughout the school year. If installments are elected, tuition will be billed monthly, with the first payments due August 1st. Statements are sent to each family by the 15th of every month for the month following. Remaining payments are due on the first of each month, September through May. Tuition must be paid in full by May 5th.
  • Payments may be made by check, cash, direct debit through your bank, and Visa or MasterCard. All payments are to be made payable to St. Michael School.
  • All payments are due on or before the FIRST of every month. If payment is not received by the FIFTH of the month, a $25.00 Late Fee will be assessed.
  • Checks returned by the bank marked “Non Sufficient Funds” will be assessed a $25 fee per check. If the bank returns a second NSF check, no further checks will be accepted from your family. You may then pay by cash, cashier’s check, or money order only.
  • At the end of each academic term, if a family is delinquent two months or more and alternative payment terms have not been agreed upon with the Parish Business Office, the student will not receive his/her report card.
  • Furthermore the school reserves the right to deny admission to the student for a new academic term until all financial obligations are met (see Delinquent Financial Obligation Policy). In order for your child to receive a report card, you must be fully current with all monies owed before report cards are to be passed out. If your tuition is paid late, report card(s) may be mailed up to one week after payment is received.
  • If a parent/guardian is having a problem making a tuition payment on time, please call Lisa Zenawick in the Tuition Office to determine whether alternative tuition payments are possible. (Reasonable temporary arrangements for payment will be considered for approval.)

You may only register your student(s) if your tuition account for the current school year is up to date. Your registration will not be accepted if your tuition payments are in arrears and your registration fee will be returned. Your student(s) cannot be enrolled unless your full registration fee is paid at the time you register. Additionally, if your tuition payments are in arrears throughout the year, either by frequency or by total amount due, you may be required to prepay tuition for the following year, in whole or in part. Space will not be saved for your student(s) unless the registration and required tuition, if any, are paid.

Parishioners’ Participation Policy

Tuition is based on an active supporting parishioner status. In order to receive the parishioner rate of tuition a family must be registerd in the Parish at the time of School Registration. Tuition rates for active supporting parishioners are lower due to the parish’s contribution to the school. As an active supporting parishioner, it is expected that you attend mass and contribute to the parish by the use of your weekly envelopes. A regular analysis by the parish (not less than semi-annually) will determine if active supporting parishioner status is maintained.

 

If active supporting parishioner status is not maintained, payments will increase to the non-parishioner rate until the next analysis is conducted. In order to determine non-parishioner rates, add $600 per year for the first student per family and $400 for each additional student (which will be pro-rated based on a ten month period for the period of time such family is determined to be at the non-parishioner rate.)

Tuition Refunds

In the case where a family withdraws their child(ren) from St. Michael School post August 1st, they will be responsible for the entire current trimester’s tuition. Irrespective of when the child(ren) are withdrawn from the School, all tuition refunds will be processed at the end of the school year.

Tuition Assistance

The School provides parishioner families with very limited funding for tuition assistance. Applications are processed through the Private School Assistance Aid Service (PSAS). Applications may be obtained at the school office. All applications must be submitted by May 1st. Financial assistance awards are based on the recommendation of PSAS. Application forms will be treated confidentially; however, the information will be shared with the Pastor and Principal. Assistance is only awarded to parishioner school families based on financial need and on a temporary basis. Further, assistance will only be considered for those families whose child(ren) has/have completed a full year of school in Grades K thru 8. Other extenuating circumstances such as illness or unemployment will also be considered, following assistance guidelines.

Delinquent Financial Obligations Policy

Any family who misses two payments and who has been unwilling to make and/or adhere to alternative arrangements will be subject to actions by the school up to and including non-participation in activities, financial suspension of their student(s), withholding of official transcripts, and/or removal from the school. 8th grade students may be denied participation in graduation activities if all tuition and fees are not current or paid in full by the date of the activity.

 

In addition, in the event a school family’s financial obligations have not been met, (including Parishioner’s Participation Obligation, all fees and Before/After School Care charges), the School reserves the right:

 

  • To withhold the diploma of a graduating student;
  • To deny admission for the student(s) of the delinquent school family to the School for a new academic term;
  • To deny admission for the student(s) of the delinquent school family to the School for the following year.

2017-2018 Tuition Fees

# of Children
Base Tuition(1)
10-Month
Payment2 3
(Aug. to May)
1
$5,185.00
$518.50
2
$9,995
$999.50
3
$14,430
$1,443.00
4+
$18,585.00
$1,858.50

2017-2018 Preschool Fees

 

Age
Schedule
Fee
4-year-old
5 Full Day
$4,565
4-year-old
4 Half Day
$2,560
3-year-old
5 Full Days
$4,565
3-year-old
3 Day (M/W/F)
$2,360
3-year-old
2 Day (T/Th)
$1,980

Additional Fees4

Fee
Registration Fee
$1755
Lunch Supervision Fee
$50
Book/Technology Fee
$175
Eucharist Fee
$50
Confirmation Fee
$75
8th Grade Fee
$2356

Tuition & Registration Forms

New Student Registration

(1) Base Parishioner tuition assumes tuition paid in full by August 1st. Tuition is based on an active supporting parishioner status. Tuition rates for active supporting parishioners are lower due to the parish’s contribution to the school. As an active supporting parishioner, it is expected that you attend Mass and contribute to the parish by the use of your weekly envelopes. A regular analysis by the parish (not less than semi-annually) will determine if active supporting parishioner status is maintained. If active supporting parishioner status is not maintained, payments will increase to the non-parishioner rate until the next analysis is conducted. In order to determine non-parishioner rates, add $600 per year for the first student per family and $400 for each additional student.

(2) There will be a $150 per family processing fee charged for those enrolled in the monthly installment plan. This charge will be added to the first statement.

(3) Checks and credit or debit card payments are accepted and encouraged to be made online. No additional fees are applicable to credit card payments. Cash payments are also accepted.

(4) Except where otherwise indicated, fees are billed and due with the first tuition payment in August.

(5) Funds are due at the time of registration. Registration fee increases to $275 per child for registrations submitted after March 16th.

(6) 8th Grade Fee includes Confirmation, Graduation Reception, 8th Grade Trip, Class T-shirt, Diploma, Class Composite, Cap and
Gown, Ribbons, and 8th grade edition add-on to Yearbook.

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