Catholic Education Subsidy Information

The deadline for registered parishioners to submit requests to Fr. Ed for financial assistance for all Catholic schools, including home schools, for the 2018-2019 school year is Monday, June 18, 2018.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Fr. Ed wrote about what constitutes parish membership in an article that was stuffed into the May 6, 2018 bulletin. Parish membership will be assessed based on the criteria in that article. If you did not have a chance to read that article, you may download a copy by clicking here.

To apply for assistance from the parish, please send an email or letter (email if at all possible) to Fr. Ed (fr.ed@ctkcc.net) with the subject line “Parishioner School Subsidy Request.” The request should include the following information:

  • The specific dollar amount being requested
  • The name of the student for whom it is being requested
  • The school that will receive the payment

Example: “We are requesting $750 for Jimmy Jones who will be entering 10th grade at Fr. Gabriel Richard High School.”

Fr. Ed must receive the email or letter by Monday, June 18, 2018. The parish grants will be determined immediately after the deadline.

REMINDER: You must first apply to your respective school, including filing the necessary financial assessment forms. After the school has notified you of its financial aid award, if any, then, if additional financial assistance is needed, apply to the parish for assistance.

Home schoolers can apply for financial aid to cover any expenses that are relevant to homeschooling. Send an email or letter (email if at all possible) to Fr. Ed (fr.ed@ctkcc.net) with the subject line “Parishioner School Subsidy Request.” The request should include the following information:

  • The specific dollar amount being requested
  • The name of the student for whom it is being requested
  • The purpose for the assistance

Example: “We are requesting $150 for Jimmy Jones for homeschooling books.”

Fr. Ed must receive the email or letter by Monday, June 18, 2018.

The basic guidelines for receiving this aid are given below.

  1. The parish’s assistance is limited to registered parishioners of Christ the King with students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
  2. Financial assistance is available to students of any Catholic school recognized as a Catholic school by either the Diocese of Lansing or the Archdiocese of Detroit. This includes independent Catholic schools such as St. Catherine of Siena Academy and Huron Valley Catholic School, as well as diocesan schools such as Father Gabriel Richard High School and parish-based schools such as St. Francis Elementary School. Because the Diocese of Lansing now recognizes homeschooling as an acceptable Catholic education option, we also make financial assistance available to home schoolers.
  3. The assistance for Catholic schools is limited to help with tuition. Other Catholic school fees and expenses are not eligible for the parish assistance.
  4. The assistance is limited to tuition associated with the 2018-2019 school year. No assistance is available for previous years’ expenses.
  5. The amount of the school assistance a given family receives will be based on three factors: the amount budgeted by the parish for Catholic education assistance; the amount of actual need determined by the financial assessment; and the amount requested.
  6. Only those families whose requests are received by Fr. Ed by the deadline of Monday, June 18, 2018, will be considered.

If you have any questions, please direct them to Fr. Ed at fr.ed@ctkcc.net.