Tuition & Assistance
An investment in faith-based education means an investment in your child’s future. The Grand Rapids Catholic Secondary Schools (GRCSS) are committed to providing the highest quality Catholic education to families who desire this for their children.
Below is a guide to the tuition rate for 2017-2018. Tuition contracts for the 2017-2018 school, sent out the first week of February after Parish Support, Grants & Scholarships have been awarded will provide the 2017-2018 tuition rates. Families of three or more students are encouraged to contact your school Principal or the Business Office to set a tuition rate that is manageable for your family.
Technology Fee: $175
West Catholic launched a 1:1 educational program in the 2014-2015 school year. Each student is provided an iPad Air device to enhance learning at our high schools.
Parish Support: Instructions can be found in the cover letter and a request form is enclosed.
Parish Support Form-2017-2018
Tuition Assistance & Scholarships (PSAS required): Applications can be found on your school website under the Admissions section or available at your school office or the Business Office. 57% of our families receive income-based tuition assistance. The average tuition assistance amount per student is over $4,000.
*Please contact your Parish Office to find out if your family qualifies for parish support toward your high school tuition. Each parish may have different guidelines for qualification.
There is a non-refundable Registration Fee of $100 for all families with students in 9th through 12th grades. Additional detailed information regarding the GRCSS tuition payment policy is located on the tuition contract.
Grand Rapids Catholic Secondary Schools (GRCSS) offers tuition grants to families in need. In fact, 1 out of 4 CSS families receive tuition grants. The SMART Aid tuition assistance forms are now available to be filled out and only one form is needed to be filled out no matter how many children you have within the K-12 Catholic Schools. Need is determined by an evaluation of an applicant’s tax returns, information provided on the application form and on the Letter of Special Circumstances.
West Catholic School Code – 13306
The Welcome Scholarship is for new families who are registered parishioners in a Diocese of Grand Rapids parish, but whose children were not enrolled in a Diocese of Grand Rapids Catholic school for any period of time during the 2016-2017 school year. Eligible candidates are incoming preschool through 11th graders who fit the above criteria and do not have a sibling currently enrolled in a Diocese of Grand Rapids Catholic school. Prior to applying for the scholarship, applicants must have completed the necessary student enrollment paperwork for the school they wish to attend. Scholarships are limited in quantity and will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis according to the following award levels: preschool: $250, K-8 th: $750, 9th -11th: $1,000. If awards are available, mid-year transfer students will be eligible for a prorated award based on the quarter of entry. Separate forms must be completed for each student (as opposed to per family). Recipients are also eligible to receive additional need-based assistance through the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund and local school scholarship programs
Bishop’s Fund for Catholic Education
The Bishop’s Fund for Catholic Education, an endowed fund within the Catholic Foundation of West Michigan, provides tuition assistance for students attending a diocesan Catholic school. Parents are asked to fill out a PSAS (Private School Aide Service) form, which is used to determine who qualifies for tuition assistance through the Bishop’s Fund. Applications are available through the Business Office or the high school Main Office. Deadline: TBD
GRCSS participates in Scrip. Credits from partner schools may be applied to secondary school tuition. Families must notify their Scrip coordinators of their GRCSS tuition account number and request that credits be applied to their high school tuition.
Get an Early Start
Your high school tuition account may be opened before your child attends high school if you wish to get a jump start on building credits toward your high school tuition. Please contact the GRCSS business office to set up an account at (616) 233-5981.