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Tips for affording a Catholic Education

Each family situation is unique. A Catholic school tuition advisor can provide you with ideas and solutions tailored to your family’s budgetary needs.

Below, Renee Fischman, tuition advisor for Lansing Catholic High School and one of the administrators for the Diocese of Lansing Scholarship Program, shares her insights on the financial aspects parents consider when enrolling their children in a Catholic elementary or high school.

  • You have to believe that a Catholic education is worth the sacrifice. Regardless of income level, the decision for Catholic education reflects what you believe is important for your children. In that way, it as an investment.
  • Communication with school tuition advisors is the key. Our mission is to help families achieve their goal of Catholic education for their children.
  • Check with the school in which you’re enrolling – other aid may be available through the school tuition offices and the parishes.
  • Financial aid is available from the diocese, and is based primarily on income. Currently, Catholic students in grades 6 through 9 may be eligible for $750 and high school students may receive a $1,000 grant. We use a third-party service, the Private School Aid System (PSAS) to determine need. The first step is to fill out the PSAS application, available from the school where you plan to enroll. You will need to include your 2015 W-2 forms and a copy of your 2014 federal income tax return. Applications must be post-marked (or completed online) by March 1, 2016, to be eligible for the 2016-17 school year.
April 13, 2016