Tuition FAQ

What is the ‘Fair Share’ program?

How much does tuition cost, and how much will I actually pay?

What if I still cannot afford the tuition, even with tuition assistance?

What if my income decreases during the school year?

How can the school afford to educate students without families paying full tuition?

Active parishioners are eligible for tuition assistance, but what is an “active parishioner?”

Will my family receive a tuition refund if our child or children change schools before the school year is complete?

What forms do I need to fill out each school year?

What is the ‘Fair Share’ program?
Fair Share is a program in place to ensure that a Catholic education is available to ALL students who would like one; no student is denied a Catholic education because of inability to pay. In the event that a family belonging to a Midland Cohort parish cannot afford to pay the standard tuition, they are directed to their parish priest for additional assistance options. The Fair Share program allows for each family’s financial circumstances and provides each family with the opportunity (and the dignity) of paying what they can afford.

In response to requests from parents for clarification on how to determine their “fair share,” the following changes were implemented beginning with the 2013/2014 school registration process:

  • Guidance on how to determine a reasonable ‘fair share’ amount, if applicable.
  • More structured financial processes such as monthly invoices and payment timing guidance.
  • Updated registration forms and website.
  • Education for parents regarding the cost per year to educate one student.

How much does tuition cost, and how much will I actually pay?
Please view our Tuition Details page for information on costs and tuition assistance.

What if I still cannot afford the tuition, even with tuition assistance?
If, after prayerful consideration and in light of your family circumstances, you are unable to pay standard tuition or variable tuition based on the Tuition Assistance Chart, we ask that you contact the Saint Brigid Parish Business Office. We will work with you in determining an affordable amount. A copy of your most recently completed 1040 tax return will be required.

What if my income decreases during the school year?
If you face a decrease in income due to job changes, layoff, etc., you must contact the Saint Brigid Parish Business office and your tuition payments will be adjusted to reflect your change in income. Adequate proof of change is required.

How can the school afford to educate students without families paying full tuition?
Since no MACC family pays the full cost to educate their child, fundraising income helps to cover the total cost of education. Your participation in fundraising is both appreciated and important.

Active parishioners are eligible for tuition assistance, but what is an “active parishioner?”
We define an active parishioner and provide other tuition assistance information on our Tuition Details page.

Will my family receive a tuition refund if our child or children change schools before the school year is complete?
If your children change schools before the school year is complete, tuition amounts will be prorated and the unused portion refunded to you (this applies to amounts paid in advance). Book fees are not refundable unless the family has been transferred from the city of Midland due to a job change.

What forms do I need to fill out each school year?
The Registration Form, Family Parish Commitment Form and Family Financial Commitment Form can be found here and need to be completed each school year by new and returning families. Please turn them in at the time of registration with the book fee in order for registration to be complete.