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Assistance and Grants

It is understood and appreciated the financial commitment and sacrifice families undertake in deciding to send their children to a Catholic school. And although paying for education is first and foremost the responsibility of the family, St. Catherine Academy and the Archdiocese of Detroit devote significant funds each year to financial aid programs that help assist families. 

Every effort will be made to award some tuition support to eligible candidates. Students may be eligible for a grant each of their four years at St. Catherine Academy; however, families must apply each year. Awards are not automatically renewed.

Our tuition assistance program is designed to bridge the gap between what a family can afford and what it costs to attend St. Catherine Academy. 


SCA awards tuition assistance based on financial need as determined by FACTS Management, an independent third-party contractor. By completing the FACTS form online by March 1, you will be considered for ALL financial assistance grants available from St. Catherine Academy. For more information about the Archdiocese of Detroit Tuition Assistance see information below.

  • Applications for the 2023-24 academic year will be open on November 1.
  • For incoming freshmen, the priority tuition assistance application* deadline is December 16, 2022, then rolling

*Priority tuition assistance applicants will receive their award amount in the acceptance package mailed out on January 27, 2023.

FACTS Requirements and Process

Financial need must be demonstrated.
Applications for assistance from St. Catherine of Siena Academy and the Archdiocese of Detroit must be submitted online using the Facts Student Grant & Aid link on the FACTS SCA login page. The same family application can be used for both SCA and AOD tuition assistance.

There is a $30 on-line application fee.

For additional information, please contact the business office at 248-946-4848 ext 131 or email kisgro@saintcatherineacademy.org.

For more information on the FACTS Management Grant and Aid process, refer to the flyer below. You can also contact FACTS customer care at 866-441-4637

FGAA Flyer St. Catherine Academy

SCA Assistance

St. Catherine Academy Education Grant
This grant is open to all St. Catherine Academy families who show a need for financial assistance.  

St. Philomena Grant – Diocese of Lansing – Priority given to the Livingston Deanery South Livingston/Northeast Washtenaw Parish Grouping: Holy Spirit, Brighton|St. Mary, Pinckney | St. Patrick, Brighton | St. Patrick Parish, Ann Arbor. 

St. Mary Magdalen Grant – Archdiocese of Detroit – Priority given to the Northwest Wayne Vicariate: Holy Family Parish, Novi | St. James Parish, Novi |St. Joseph Parish, South Lyon | St. William Parish, Walled Lake 

The Fr. Elmer Endowment Financial Aid
The Fr. Elmer Endowment Grant offers financial aid for those wanting to attend St. Catherine Academy but are financially unable.  To be eligible for financial aid, a family/student must demonstrate financial need, meet the entrance requirements of the Academy, and be current with all financial obligations due. 

Other Assistance from the Archdiocese of Detroit

The Archdiocese of Detroit (AOD) provides tuition assistance grants to Catholic families who both reside within the Archdiocese of Detroit AND whose children attend Catholic schools located within the boundaries of the Archdiocese of Detroit.

If applying for assistance from the AOD, print and review the two documents below. More information about the program can be found at https://www.detroitcatholicschools.org/tuition-assistance-scholarships and in the Parent Information document linked there (available in both English and Spanish).

  • Parent Information Letter | The AOD Parent Information Letter must be read completely to ensure you understand the program and the timeline for due dates.
  • Pastor Signature Form | The AOD Pastor Signature Sheet is absolutely necessary in order to complete your application.

“An excellent school that brings the girls together more like sisters rather than friends.”

Zina

“I loved every minute at St. Catherine! The friends I made there will always be a part of my family. This school taught me how to be a strong, intelligent, independent woman who is strong in her faith. I am blessed to say I got to experience SCA.”

Alumna, Class of '18

“SCA is authentically and unapologetically Catholic. It’s excellence in academics and athletics is rooted in its mission to pass on the beauty of the Catholic faith in a way that is relevant to the modern world. The result is a constant focus on the character and virtue of its students, challenging them to be the best version of themselves not just academically, but spiritually as well.”

SCA Parent

“Even if there were 10 stars, I would still put 11!”

Katherine

“The school lives up to their mission statement by unlocking the feminine genius in the girls who go there and providing us with the opportunity to discover who we are meant to be.”

MaryKatherine

“The community service, the focus on virtuous living, and the sisterhood really instills compassion and respect for all of humanity.”

SCA Parent

“I LOVE this school. The teachers are excellent. Because the students are so friendly, it’s easy to fit in and make friends even if you have had a tough time at other schools. There is virtually no bullying and it is a very friendly, positive environment. Highly recommended.”

Alumna, Class of '17

“My first day of freshman year was something I never expected, Saint Catherine just felt like home. The atmosphere, staff, and the student body were all so amazing. I knew from the second I came to the school that it was where I was meant to be. I am currently a senior and my experience so far has been one too remember I have grown mentally, physically, spiritually and my journey has been one to remember. I love SCA and all the girls I have met are truly going to be my sisters throughout my life, its an amazing school and is a place I will call home forever.”

Alumna, Class of '18

“I was among one of the very first classes SCA ever had. As a pioneer and a student to be a part of the foundation of clubs and classes that continue today, I am beyond proud of how far the school has come. There were many ups and downs during my four years but an amazing experience overall. Today at college I still look back on and cherish my times at SCA, thankful for the connections, education and sisterhood I acquired. I am looking forward to seeing many more young women carry on the traditions my class and recent classes have set for the future.”

Alumna, Class of '14

“This school has a very strong faith atmosphere! The school is fairly new, but is starting to build a name for itself both spiritually and academically. The faculty and staff rock!”

Student, Class of '19