Tuition and Financial Aid

St. Michael Indian School strives to offer affordable tuition for families. Working together with many scholarship organizations and benefactors, attending St. Michael is a reality for students who may not otherwise be able to attend and obtain a Catholic, college preparatory education.  
Over 80% of students participate in one or more types of financial assistance. SMIS is the currently the least expensive Catholic middle and high school tuition in the state of Arizona. The average cost of education per student in 2013 was $6,300+ and our goal is to provide an affordable and quality education. Multi-child family discounts apply to all grades. The second eldest child discount is 10 percent and the third eldest child discount is 15 percent.A discount of 5 percent is allowed for tuition paid in full by August 15, 2018. Tuition is due on the 15th of each month from August thru June and must be paid through FACTS Management. 
Yearly Tuition
First Child
Second Child
High School (Gr 9-12
$ 4,500
$ 4,050
$ 3,825
Junior High (Gr 6-8)
$ 4,000
$ 3,600
$ 3,400
Elementary (Gr 1-5)
$ 4,000
$ 3,600
$ 3,400
$ 4,000
$ 3,600
$ 3,400
$ 4,000
$ 3,600
$ 3,400
Each school year over $500,000 is awarded in scholarships and financial aid from organizations St. Michael partner with. There are numerous opportunities available for families to apply. Some are academic based with most being need based.
To learn more about the programs available contact Dawn Kasuse, Enrollment/Scholarship Manager, 505.979.5590 Ext. 3033, Office Hours 8 AM to 4:30 PM
Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) – Open to Grade: K-12th
ESA Office: (602) 364-1969
Application Due Date: March 1
Arizona Leadership Foundation (ALF) – Open to Grade: K-12th
Online Application & Paper Application
Application Due Date: June 15
AAA Scholarship Foundation – Open to Grade: K–12th
Awarded for 3 years – Renewal application required yearly
Application Due Dates: June 6, 2018
Catholic Education Arizona (CEA) – Open to Grade: K-12th  
Website:    School Code: 700    School Password: cea700   
Application Due Dates: April 17 (Round 1) and August 17 (Round 2)
Catholic Tuition Support Organization (CTSO) – Open to Grade: K-12th
Website:    School Code: 800    School Password: ctso800   
Application Due Dates:  May 18, 2018 (Round 1) and September 28, 2018 (Round 2)
Southwest Indian Foundation (SWIF) – Open to Grade: K–12th
SWIF Office (505) 863-9568
Paper application only. Parents return to SWIF office, located in Gallup, NM
Application Due Dates: August 1, 2018 – December 1, 2018
Brophy Community Foundation - Open to Grade: K-8th
Application Due Date: April 15, 2018
Office of Dine Youth (ODY) – Open to Grade: 9th-12th
ODY Office: (928) 871-6518/6882 
Paper application only – Return to ODY office
Application Due Dates: June 29, 2018 (1st Semester) and January 2019 (2nd Semester)
Franciscan Education Fund - Open to Grade: 7th-12th
Please see your Parish for an application
Application Due Date: July 9, 2018
Quality First – First thing First (QF) – Open to Grade: PreK3 & PreK4 only
Paper application only
Application Due Date: July 15, 2018
TOPS for Kids (TOPS) – Open to Grade: K-12th
Phone: (480) 414-TOPS (8677)
Application Due Date: August 1, 2018