The goal of our parish community is that every family that desires an excellent Catholic education for their child will have the possibility to provide that, through a working partnership and collaboration between the family and our faith community. We offer many different payment options, and tuition assistance is available.
BISHOP’S SCHOLARSHIPS FUNDS & ST. PAUL STUDENT AID
Bishop Walkowiak has greatly increased the amount of available scholarships for diocesan Catholic schools. All families, whether enrolling for the first time or already enrolled, can apply for Bishop’s Scholarships. New and returning families who are registered parishioners in the diocese are eligible and encouraged to apply for Bishop’s Scholarships.
Smart Aid is the third-party agency used by diocesan schools to evaluate need. Enrolling families need to fill out a Smart Aid application. Families fill out just one application, regardless of the number of K-12 students in their family. The application assures that the family is considered for both diocesan and individual school scholarships. Families can apply at any time.
Additional Student Aid is available to Saint Paul families through the St. Paul Parish & School tuition assistance program and is also done via the application through SMART AID.
Parent Support Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Once your application is processed, a financial aid recommendation will be forwarded to Saint Paul the Apostle offices and staff. All final financial aid decisions, including notification of an award amount (if any) will be made by Saint Paul the Apostle. If you have not received notification regarding financial aid by May, contact the school office.
Our current Tuition Rates can be found here.
529 PLANS: A NEW WAY TO SAVE TAX-FREE FOR K-12
HOW DOES IT WORK?
- An account may be established for the benefit of an individual, and contributions may be made starting at birth and continued throughout the beneficiary’s education.
- Contributions may be made to one or more accounts by one or more individuals without income restrictions on contributors or beneficiaries.
- Money inside of the account may generally be invested in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETFs and other investments.
- As it grows, future income and growth inside of the account is not federally taxed.
- Future taxes if they are used for qualified education expenses.
- Up to $10,000 may be withdrawn annually for elementary or secondary education expenses.
WHAT CAN THE ACCOUNT BE USED FOR?
- Distributions from the account are federally tax-free to the extent they are used for qualified education expenses.
- Qualified education expenses include tuition, books, supplies, tutoring, transportation, computer costs and certain other costs.
- Qualified education expenses are those incurred for elementary or secondary school, as well as college.
WHO CAN CONTRIBUTE?
Parents, grandparents, godparents, aunts, uncles and anyone interested in helping provide for a child’s education.
HOW DO I BEGIN SAVING WITH A 529 PLAN?
- Speak with your financial advisor or tax advisor regarding opening up an account.
- For more information, visit MIsaves.com
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