St. Michael the Archangel Catholic School
Tuition Schedule & Information
Tuition and Fees 2022-2023 School Year
Catholic Steward Rate $7,567
Non-Steward Rate $10,744
St. Michael Stewardship Tuition Rate
The St. Michael 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.
Please review: St. Michael Catholic Stewardship Tuition Rate Guidelines
Families moving into the parish from out of the area and applying to St. Michael School (full-day PreK-8) are welcome to apply for the Catholic Steward rate and should follow their own parish guidelines and submit their Pastor’s approval to the St. Michael Parish Office. Families applying to StMS School for grades K-8 who are registered parishioners of St. Andrew Parish in Apex, Mother Teresa Mission in Morrisville, or St. Mary Magdalene Parish in Apex are welcome to apply for the Catholic Steward Rate and should follow their own parish guidelines and submit their Pastor’s approval to the St. Michael Parish Office. New families applying to StMS who are registered in other Diocesan parishes are welcome to apply by submitting a letter from their Pastor stating that they are eligible according to their Parish criteria and that their Pastor is willing to pay St. Michael the subsidy of $500 per year/per student.
PRE-KINDERGARTEN & KINDERGARTEN
Students presently enrolled in the Pre-K Program at St. Michael School must submit an Online Application for Kindergarten. Enrollment in the Pre-K program does not guarantee a student a spot in Kindergarten at St. Michael School. Students applying for Pre-K must be 4 years old by August 31, 2022, and students applying for Kindergarten must be 5 years old by that date.
ONLINE APPLICATION FEE FOR NEW APPLICANTS
Online Application Fee: (non-refundable)……………. $125.00
Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8……………………………………………..$395.00
(Fee is NON-REFUNDABLE after May 16, 2022)
The instructional fee covers registration materials, rental of hard-cover textbooks and online resources, consumable workbooks, classroom supplies, assignment books, art materials, physical education equipment (playground balls, jump ropes, etc. for use by classrooms during recess times), science lab fees for consumable materials:
DOES NOT COVER FIELD TRIPS, BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL CARE, LUNCH, ATHLETIC PROGRAMS (basketball, volleyball, soccer, etc.), or other after-school activities.
Technology Fee for Middle School Students
Grades 6 and 7 ...............................................................$125*
StMS will phase in a new annual Technology Fee for Middle School students beginning with the 2022-2023 school year. Families of students enrolled in Grades 6 and 7 during the 2022-2023 school year will be assessed a $125 charge from FACTS to cover costs associated with each child's Chromebook, charger, protective cover, security software, and St. Michael School's upkeep and maintenance of the device during the student's middle school years. Upon graduation, each student will then be allowed to keep their Chromebook.
*Details surrounding the Middle School Technology Fee, including next steps for families to pay this $125 fee through FACTS, will be forthcoming upon enrollment.
APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID
FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment will be conducting the financial need analysis for St. Michael parishioners and St. Andrew parishioners applying to St. Michael Catholic School for the 2022-2023 school year. Families who are re-enrolling or newly accepted may apply for financial aid. They will need to complete a FACTS financial aid application and submit the necessary supporting documentation to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment by Tuesday, March 15, 2022. Links to financial aid will be provided upon acceptance.
TUITION AND FEES PAYMENT INFORMATION:
Please review the 2022-2023 Admissions Timeline
Application and Instructional Fee Payment Information
The $125 application fee for new students is due when the online application is submitted.
The initial deadline for all new applicants applying for PreK - Grade 8 is Friday, February 11, 2022. After this date, students will still be accepted, yet the March acceptance/waitlist notifications will be issued based upon the applicant pool prior to the Feb. 11 application deadline.
The online application fee is NON-REFUNDABLE.
The Instructional Fee of $395.00 (subject to change) for returning students and newly enrolling students is a requirement of the online enrollment packet.
The deadline for current students re-enrolling online is Friday, February 4, 2022; the $395 Instructional Fee will be paid at this point.
The deadline for new students in Grades 1 – 8 to complete Online Enrollment (which is different from one’s Online Application) is Tuesday, March 15; the Instructional Fee will be paid at this point.
All online enrollment and re-enrollment will occur through RenWeb’s Online Enrollment.
The Instructional Fee is NON-REFUNDABLE for all students after May 16, 2022 (unless a verifiable job transfer occurs out of the area).
St. Michael School does not accept tuition payments or the instructional fee by check. All payments must be made through FACTS tuition payment.
Families must notify the school in writing if a student is withdrawing from the school.
Registered students who withdraw after the first day of school will be responsible for one additional month’s tuition.
The school will not forward records for students who withdraw with an outstanding balance.
Tuition assistance is available only for registered and active parishioners (practicing stewards) of St. Michael and St. Andrew Church. A complete application for admission to the school must be received first to be considered for tuition assistance.
FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment will conduct the financial need analysis only for St. Michael's and St. Andrew's parishioners for the 2022-2023 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 at www.factsmgt.com/parent-resources/apply-for-financial-aid by Tuesday, March 15, 2022.
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 $5,928 per year for eligible children who choose to attend a participating nonpublic 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.
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, 2022, and close on March 11, 2022.
• Decision letters will be mailed to parents no later than May 23, 2022
• Tuition awards are sent from the Diocese to the applicant’s school.
• View this AAMEN flyer.
St. Michael Church Dr. Charles C. Scott AAMEN Scholarship
Students of African Ancestry attending St. Michael Catholic School may request a scholarship from the St. Michael Church - Dr. Charles C. Scott AAMEN Scholarship Fund. An annual stipend of $500.00 will be awarded to a student of African Ancestry attending St. Michael Catholic School. The assistance can be used for tuition, textbooks, or school supplies. The financial assistance criteria established by St. Michael Catholic School will be used to determine the student most worthy to receive the award thus applicants must qualify for the St. Michael Stewardship Tuition Rate. Applicants must complete the school’s FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment application by May 6, 2022, and add “AAMEN assistance” in the comments field.
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