APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID
Tuition assistance is available only for registered and active parishioners (practicing stewards) of St. Michael and St. Andrew Church. To be considered for tuition assistance, a complete enrollment packet for admission to the school must be received first. (St. Michael Stewardship Guidelines)
FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment will conduct the financial need analysis only for St. Michael and St. Andrew parishioners for the 2023-2024 school year. To be considered for tuition assistance all required information and supporting documents must be submitted and uploaded to the FACTS Grant and Aid website by Friday, March 3.
North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Program
“The Opportunity Scholarship Program expands school choice in North Carolina through scholarship grants for eligible children in Kindergarten through 12th grade. This program provides funding of up to $6,200 per year for eligible children who choose to attend a participating "non-public school” such as St. Michael Catholic School. For more information about this state-funded program, as well as when and how to apply, please visit the NC State Education Assistance Authority website. The new student application opens on January 30, 2023. The Priority Window closes on March 3, 2023. The application will remain open until August 31, 2023, for students to be considered for the full 2023-2024 school year, as funds remain available.
NC Opportunity Scholarship Overview
K12 Programs: 2023-2024 Eligibility Requirements
Apply for NC Opportunity Scholarship
For Families Already Benefiting from Opportunity Scholarship
African Ancestry Ministry and Evangelization and Native American Tuition Assistance
Catholic school students (K-12th grade) of African Ancestry and Native American heritage in the Diocese of Raleigh are eligible to apply for tuition assistance. The assistance awards are funded by parish second collection donations and a grant from the Black and Indian Mission Office founded by the Catholic bishops of the United States.
• All applicants MUST complete a Catholic school enrollment application and a FACTS tuition eligibility application before this application will be considered.
• Applications open on January 30, 2023, and close on March 10, 2023.
• Decision letters will be mailed to parents no later than May 22, 2023.
• Tuition awards are sent from the Diocese to the applicant’s school.
• View this AAMEN flyer.
St. Michael Stewardship Rate
The StMS Catholic Steward Tuition Rate is designed to support Catholic families in our St. Michael Parish community through a tuition discount. Catholic Steward families are those who are dedicated to raising their children in the Catholic faith and are active in the parish community, and so we work hard to recognize their contributions to our parish and their families by making Catholic education that matches those values more affordable. These active families attend Sunday Mass regularly and serve in the community through the gifts of time, talent, and treasure, and we are grateful for their dedication. View our St. Michael Catholic Steward Tuition Rate webpage to learn more about the guidelines, criteria, and to apply for this rate.
Families of other (local or out-of-state) Catholic parishes with students enrolling in St. Michael School and interested in applying for the stewardship rate must follow the guidance of their own parish and submit a stewardship form for your parish as well as your child's official sacramental certificates.