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Financial Aid

All families are encouraged to apply for financial aid. Financial aid is granted in two forms: tuition assistance and/or work-study. Families applying for financial aid must complete an online application and submit the necessary supporting documentation to SMART AID. SMART AID reviews all submitted information including family income, number of children, expenses, etc., and provides a list of applicants to St. Michael’s, ranked in order of greatest financial need. SMART AID serves as an unbiased reviewer of the information submitted. St. Michael's makes the final decisions regarding financial aid awards.

 

FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILITY

In order to be considered for financial aid, families must meet the following criteria:

  • The family must have an active admissions application to St. Michael’s for the upcoming school year.
  • The family must apply for tuition assistance and the application must be complete AND verified with SMART AID. To be “verified” means SMART AID has received all necessary documentation to confirm the details of the application.
  • If the application is for a returning St. Michael’s student, the family must have a zero account balance by May 31, 2018.
  • The student must maintain a 2.2 cumulative GPA or the financial aid award will be withdrawn.

 

FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION DEADLINE

  • Financial Aid Application deadline for RETURNING FAMILIES for the 2018-2019 academic year is May 11, 2018.
  • Financial Aid Applications for NEW families received after February 9 will be considered after June 1, 2018. 

 

REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

Applications submitted without documentation will not be processed. All required documents must be submitted to SMART AID, not to the school. Documents required to support/verify the application includes the following:

  • Most recent paystubs
  • W-2 forms for all jobs
  • 2017 tax returns: 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ with all schedules
  • 2017 business tax returns (if applicable): 1120, 1120S, 1065
  • Supplemental income documentation: Social Security Income, Welfare, Child Support, Food Stamps, 1099-M Forms, Unemployment, Veterans Benefits, Worker’s Compensation, TANF, etc.

 

PLEASE NOTE: If you are unable to provide any of the aforementioned items, select Document Cannot Be Provided during documentation upload and submit a Special Circumstances Letter indicating which document(s) you are unable to provide and why. This information will be shared with St. Michael's for consideration. 

 

SUBMITTING DOCUMENTATION

Documentation should be submitted at the time the application is completed. Application ID’s must be included on all documents. Failure to include your ID will delay processing of your application. Please be advised that each document must be uploaded separately under the appropriate document type in order for your application to automatically move into the review status. Check off the Document Cannot Be Provided box if you are unable to provide a document. Doing so will enable your application to continue on with the review process.  

 

APPLYING AND CREATING YOUR ACCOUNT 

Please click here and create your account by entering your primary email address as your username. SMART AID will use this email address to contact you in the event that your application is “on hold” for missing documentation. Once you create your username and password, you will receive a verification email. Once you click on the verification link to verify that you are the account holder, you will be able to login using the username and password you created. Please be advised that if you do not click on the verification link that is sent to your email address, you will not be able to login or reset your password.

 

NOTIFICATION OF FINANCIAL AID

Once your application is processed, a financial aid recommendation will be forwarded to the school. All final financial aid decisions, including notification of an award, will be made by St. Michael’s High School.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Students meeting all of these criteria will be considered for financial aid, but it is not guaranteed that by meeting all of these criteria an award will be granted.

 

We strongly encourage all families to submit a financial aid application, whether or not you believe you will be eligible. Families often encounter financial difficulties mid-year, requiring emergency tuition support. However, unless the SMART AID application has been submitted, no financial aid can be considered.


FINANCIAL AID DEADLINE
May 11, 2018 
SCHOOL ID:
14004
 
PHONE SUPPORT:
1-800-360-8027
 
EMAIL SUPPORT:
click here