For many families, the cost of a Catholic school education involves planning and sacrifice. We believe that the value of a Gabriel Richard education outweighs the cost and with sufficient planning and assistance, paying for your child's education at GR may be more affordable than you thought.
Through the generous donations of our Gabriel Richard Catholic High School alumni, families and friends, GR is able to provide financial assistance to registered families who qualify. Financial assistance is not a scholarship and is based on a family's financial need. Financial assistance is awarded on an annual basis and families must reapply each year for consideration.
How is financial assistance determined?
Decisions are based upon a family's income level, family size, number of students in Catholic schools, monthly expenses and special circumstances or hardships. The total amount of tuition assistance provided each year is based upon the availability of funds and the number of qualified applicants who apply.
How do I apply?
Gabriel Richard Catholic High School partners with FACTS Tuition Management to determine family eligibility. Families may log into their existing FACTS account to begin the financial aid application. Families who are new to FACTS should create a new account.
Please note: All Catholic families who qualify for financial assistance from the AOD and who wish to apply for assistance from Gabriel Richard MUST apply for the AOD grant to be considered for financial assistance from GR.
Live It, Show It, Share It Scholarship
One of our sponsors, Alliance Catholic Credit Union, is currently running their 5th Annual Live It, Show It, Share It scholarship contest for students who will be attending a Catholic League high school in the 2021-2022 academic year. They are giving away a total of $20,000 in scholarships. Details about the contest can be found on the Alliance Catholic CU website (www.AllianceCatholic.com).
This year, students are being asked to write and submit a modern-day parable that illustrates a universal truth or moral lesson. Students do not need to be members of Alliance Catholic Credit Union to enter the contest. This is something that any student can do.
Ten (10) finalists will be selected and invited to participate in a short interview with a panel of leaders, including representatives from the Office of Catholic Schools, Alliance Catholic Credit Union, and one of the Catholic universities in our area. From there, one (1) Grand Prize winner will be selected to receive a $6,000 scholarship. There will be one (1) $4,500 scholarship for 2nd Place, one (1) $2,500 scholarship for 3rd Place and a $1,000 scholarship for the remaining seven (7) students.
This is a great opportunity for your student. The deadline for entries is Sunday, December 6, 2020. Finalists will be notified in early January. Interviews with the finalists will take place in mid-January. The ten (10) winners will be announced during Catholic Schools Week the first week of February.
If you have questions, please reach out to Jessica McCullen at Alliance Catholic Credit Union, JMcCullen@AllianceCCU.com or (877.950.ACCU (2228) ext. 5406.
Archdiocese of Detroit
Catholic families may apply for a tuition grant offered by the Archdiocese of Detroit through the Stewards of Tomorrow Campaign and the Archdiocesan Endowment. Awards are based on financial need, with award amounts falling into one of the following tiers:
Tier I: $1100
Tier 2: $950
Tier 3: $800
Applications must be completed online and are due by April 30, 2020; a new application is required each year. The Archdiocese of Detroit notifies recipients whose application was submitted by April 30 via email on or before May 30, and Gabriel Richard will apply the grant to the student's tuition.
Please note: Families applying for assistance from the AOD must submit a signed Pastor's Signature Sheet to the school. Please click here for a copy of the form.
To view the Parent Information Letter, please click here.
Some parishes within the AOD offer additional tuition subsidy to help families manage the cost of Catholic high school tuition. The amount varies by parish and is usually received at the beginning of the school year. Families should direct inquiries to their parish's pastor.
Please note: Families who apply for assistance from both the AOD and from Gabriel Richard, do not need to fill out two separate applications. Only one fee will need to be paid to apply for both aid sources.