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.

2022-2023 ACADEMIC YEAR
ANNUAL TUITION
FAMILY PORTAL FEE
FACTS FEE
HIGH SCHOOL (GR 12)
6,500
10
45
HIGH SCHOOL (GR 9-11)
6,500
10
45
MIDDLE SCHOOL (GR 8)
5,500
10
45
MIDDLE SCHOOL (GR 6-7)
5,500
10
45
ELEMENTARY (GR 1-5)
5,250
10
45
KINDERGARTEN
5,000
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 families to apply; some are academic based but most are need based scholarships. Schedule an appointment (virtual, phone, and limited in-person) 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.

AVAILABLE FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

EMPOWERMENT SCHOLARSHIP ACCOUNT (ESA)

  • Open to grades K through 12: Arizona Resident, AZ Transfer Public School Student, Reside on Reservation, Active US Military, OR Adoption & Foster Applicant
  • Website: www.azed.gov
  • ESA Office: (602) 364-1969
  • Application Opens: February 5

ARIZONA LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION (ALF)

  •  Open to grades K through 12: 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
  • Website: www.aaascholarships.org
  • Awarded for 3 years (renewal application required early)
  • Application due date: July 12

CATHOLIC EDUCATION ARIZONA (CEA)

  • Open to grades K through 12
  • Website: www.fairapp.com (School Code: 700 // School Password: cea700)
  • Application due dates: April 15 (Round 1) // Aug. 24 (Round 2)
CATHOLIC TUITION SUPPORT ORGANIZATION (CTSO)
 
  • Open to grades K through 12
  • Website: www.fairapp.com (School Code: 800 // School Password: ctso800)
  •  Application Due Dates: May 1 (Round 1) // Jan. 18, 2023 (Round 2)
SOUTHWEST INDIAN FOUNDATION (SWIF)
 
  • Open to grades K through 12
  • SWIF Office: (505) 863-9568
  • Paper application only. Return to SWIF office in Gallup, NM
  • Application due dates: Aug. 1 – Dec. 1

BROPHY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

OFFICE OF DINE YOUTH (ODY)

FRANCISCAN EDUCATION FUND 

  • Open to grades 7 through 12
  • Request application for Dawn Kasuse
  • Application due date: July 10

QUALITY FIRST-FIRST THING FIRST (QF)

  • Open to Preschool
  • Request paper application
  • Application due date: July 15

 

 
SMIS will have no school today, Friday November 4th, due to snow and icy roads.
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