Be it known to all who enter here that Christ is the reason for this school. He is the unseen but ever-present teacher in its classes. He is the model for its faculty and the inspiration of its students.


Tuition & Fees

An education at St. Michael School is an excellent value.  Our tuition is one of the best values compared to other Catholic Schools – for the 2015-2016 school year St. Michael charged the third lowest tuition in the Central Ohio area. You should know that our tuition is also based on a $5450 per pupil cost. This means it costs St. Michael’s $5450 to educate each child who attends. This cost is significantly lower than it would cost a public school to educate a child. Also, you are not paying the full amount of the cost, because the Parish subsidizes the tuition of students who attend St. Michael’s. The school is a mission of the parish.

We realize that Catholic School tuition may pose a financial hardship for some families. If at any time, you feel it has become a burden financially for your children to remain at St. Michael School, please contact Sr. Mary Michael or Fr. Dinovo.

Several years ago, the St. Michael community began the School Tuition Assistance Endowment fund to make a Catholic Education accessible to students regardless of their ability to pay.  More information via the school office is available if you would like to learn more about the School Tuition Assistance Endowment.

The St. Michael School Board and the Parish Finance Committee recognize the importance of Catholic education.  Some important points about tuition include:

  • The per pupil cost (cost of educating a child at Michael School) is $5450.
  • The tuition for the 2015-2016 will cover 65% of the cost for the first child, 55% of the cost for the second child, 45% of the cost for the third child.
  • The balance of expenses needed to run the school are borne by St. Michael Parish and feeder parishes (e.g., St. Joan of Arc, St. Peter, etc.).

 Tuition Rates

The 2015-16 tuition rates for St. Michael School will be:

Number of Children All Children Attending Full Time
1 $3,475
2 $6,425
3 $8,825
4 $9,615
5 $10,140
Non-Member Tuition Per Child $5,450

Parents may select any of the following payment methods:

  1. Payment in full before school starts. Under this plan, the tuition bill must be paid in full by August 20.  Semi-Annual or Quarterly Payments will be paid in two or four installments due on August 20, October 20, January 20 and April 20, for example.
  2. Monthly Payments. Tuition will be made in nine monthly installments due on the 5th or the 20th of each month starting August 20 and ending April 20.
  3. Other payment arrangements as approved by the principal or pastor.

Payment Plan

Tuition Payment Schedule

One ChildTwo Children
Due DatePlan 1Plan 2Plan 3Plan 4Plan 1Plan 2Plan 3Plan 4
Three ChildrenFour Children
Due DatePlan 1Plan 2Plan 3Plan 4Plan 1Plan 2Plan 3Plan 4
Five+ ChildrenNon-Member - Each Child
Due DatePlan 1Plan 2Plan 3Plan 4Plan 1Plan 2Plan 3Plan 4

Invoices through FACTS

Parents must enroll in the FACTS program and may make payments according to one of the options described on 2015-2016 Tuition Payment Schedule. Payments will be automatically deducted through the bank account designated when enrolling in FACTS. No invoices will be offered through FACTS. All families are expected to pay the enrollment fee that is required by FACTS.

Please note: Any changes in your banking information must be changed with FACTS to eliminate problems with electronic withdrawals.

Agreement Requirements

Parents will be expected to sign the 2015-2016 Tuition Payment Agreement designating their choice of a tuition payment plan at the time designated.  The Tuition Payment Agreement needs to be filled out online no later than Friday, May 15th. Please be prompt in returning this form, as it is vital in planning for the upcoming school year.

Penalties for Insufficient Funds

A $30.00 fee will be assessed when there are insufficient funds available for tuition payments.

Non-payment of fees will result in the same penalties as non-payment of tuition.

Other Considerations

Optional tuition payment arrangements may be made in cases of extreme hardship or other unusual circumstances based on prior arrangements with the principal or pastor.  These arrangements will usually consider factors such as: (1) the nature and anticipated duration of the hardship, and (2) communication with the principal or pastor in advance of tuition due dates.

Although non-payment of tuition may result in penalties as severe as refusal of admission or graduation, the primary purposes of this policy are not to impose additional hardships on the parents of our students.  To insure a more predictable cash flow for the school, we request each family to choose one of the payment plans above or contact the principal or pastor to make other arrangements.

Support from Your Parish – “Subsidy”

In general, the difference between the average pupil cost (total costs to run school divided by the number of children – which for this year is $5,450 per child) and the tuition charged to contributing members of a parish is paid for by that parish (and in essence – every parishioner who supports their parish).  Those families not endorsed as contributing members by a parish will be charged tuition at the non-member rate.

Diocese of Columbus (Diocesan Policy 3130.0). These requirements are as follows:

  1. They must be registered in the parish
  2. They must be recognized by the Pastor as a family participating in the sacramental life of the parish
  3. They must contribute time and talent to the ministries of the parish; and
  4. In agreement with the Pastor, they must regularly contribute an appropriate portion of their annual income to the financial support of the parish