P. O. BOX 650 // 1 LUPTON RD // ST. MICHAELS, AZ 86511 // (505) 979-5590

Catholic Education for Preschool through High School

TUITION & FINANCIAL AID

An education at St. Michael Indian School is possible! We strive to offer families affordable tuition and financial aid packages that help defray the costs of attending our school. 

TUITION & FINANCIAL AID

St. Michael Indian School strives to offer affordable tuition for families. Working together with many scholarship organizations and benefactors, attending SMIS is a reality for students who may not otherwise be able to attend our school and obtain a Catholic college preparatory education.

Over 92% of students participate in one or more types of financial assistance. SMIS is currently the least expensive Catholic middle and high school tuition in the state of Arizona. The average cost of education per student in 2021 was $8,140, and our goal is to provide an affordable and quality education to those who would excel in our school.

2023-2024 ACADEMIC YEAR
ANNUAL TUITION
FAMILY PORTAL FEE
FACTS FEE
HIGH SCHOOL (GR 12)
6,750
10
45
HIGH SCHOOL (GR 9-11)
6,750
10
45
MIDDLE SCHOOL (GR 8)
6,000
10
45
MIDDLE SCHOOL (GR 6-7)
6,000
10
45
ELEMENTARY (GR 1-5)
5,500
10
45
KINDERGARTEN
5,500
10
45
PRE-KINDERGARTEN (2,3,4)
5,000
10
45

Student Account managed through FACTS with a $50 usage fee.* $10 ReEnrollment Fee, $25 New Student Application Fee

FINANCIAL AID

Each school year, over $500,000 in scholarships and financial aid is awarded to students from organizations that St. Michael partners with. There are numerous opportunities available for Arizona resident families to apply; some are academic based but most are need based scholarships. New Mexico families have different opportunities available (make an appointment with Student Accounts to learn more about NM Resident scholarship programs).

Schedule an appointment (virtual, phone, in-person, walk-ins available) to review your household qualifications with Scholarship Manager, Dawn Kasuse.Phone: (505) 979.5590 ext. 3033  // Email: Dawn.Kasuse@smischools.org // Monday through Friday 9 AM to 4 PM, after 4 PM by appointment only.

SUPPORT STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

Join us in supporting students facing emergencies through our General Fund. Extend a hand further by sponsoring a second scholarship, covering full tuition for aspiring minds. New Mexico residents lack ample educational support—be the difference. Additionally, limited programs for preschool students hinder early development. Your contribution breaks barriers, fostering a future of limitless possibilities. Together, let’s make education an equal opportunity for all. Donate today and illuminate the educational journey for those who need it most.

Make an online gift or contact our Advancement Office (505)979-5590 ext. 3036

FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

EMPOWERMENT SCHOLARSHIP ACCOUNT (ESA)

ARIZONA LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION (ALF)

  •  Open to grades K through 12: Arizona Readient, Request paper application from SMIS Financial Aid Office.
  • Website: www.arizonaleader.org
  • Online application and paper application
  • Application due date: June 15 
AAA SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
 
  • Open to grades K through 12, Arizona Resident
  • Website: www.aaascholarships.org
  • Awarded for 3 years (renewal application required early)
  • Application due date: July 12, $30 application fee

CATHOLIC EDUCATION ARIZONA (CEA)

  • Open to grades K through 12, Arizona Resident
  • Website: www.fairapp.com (School Code: 700 // School Password: cea700)
  • Application due dates: April 15 (Round 1) // Aug. 24 (Round 2), $29 application fee
CATHOLIC TUITION SUPPORT ORGANIZATION (CTSO)
 
  • Open to grades K through 12, Arizona Resident
  • Website: www.fairapp.com (School Code: 800 // School Password: ctso800)
  •  Application Due Dates: May 17 (Round 1) // Jan. 5, 2024 (Round 2)
 

 

BROPHY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

  • Open to grades K through 8, Arizona Resident
  • Website: www.brophyfoundation.org/apply
  • Application due: Feb. 1 – April 15 $17.50 early applicant fee, After April 15 $35 fee 

OFFICE OF DINE YOUTH (ODY)

FRANCISCAN EDUCATION FUND 

  • Open to grades 7 through 12, AZ or NM Resident
  • Request application at local parish now or with Dawn Kasuse
  • Application due date: July 10

QUALITY FIRST-FIRST THING FIRST (QF)

  • Open to Preschool, AZ Resident
  • Request paper application
  • Application due date: July 15, application available in June 2023
SOUTHWEST INDIAN FOUNDATION (SWIF)
 
  • Open to grades K through 12, AZ or NM Resident 
  • SWIF Office: (505) 863-9568
  • Paper application only. Return to SWIF office in Gallup, NM
  • Application due dates: Aug. 1 – Dec. 1
 
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