Tuition & Affordability
|No. of Students||In Parish Rate||Out of Parish Rate|
- What is the in-parish tuition policy?
- How do I qualify for the in-parish tuition rate?
- What payment plan options do I have?
- How are tuition payments made?
- If I already have a FACTS account do I need to make a new one to apply?
- Who may I contact with questions related to tuition?
All active parishioners are eligible for the in-parish tuition rate. Active parishioners:
1. Most importantly, attend Saturday/Sunday Mass regularly (as determined by envelopes/Faith Direct attendance cards placed in the collection basket at Mass)
2. Support the community by participating in parish and school events
3. Volunteer for parish and school ministries, events and fundraisers; and
4. Contribute to the parish financially, through weekly Mass offerings.
This level of commitment helps parish families encounter Jesus anew. Your financial support also offsets the cost of education and also promotes a meaningful experience for students and parents as part of our parish and school community.
The Church of the Divine Child supports our school community by providing financial assistance for both the Elementary and High Schools in order to make tuition more affordable. Parish membership and participation is reviewed annually in January, based upon the four points listed above, and a determination made as to a families’ eligibility for the In-Parish rate for the following school year.
For more information about joining our parish, please contact Jodi Ann Micallef at 313-277-3100 X222 or at email@example.com. Jodi Ann will guide you through the process and share with you the numerous ways your family can become active in our vibrant parish.
If you are a member of another parish, ask your pastor if your parish is willing to subsidize some or all of the difference between our in-parish and out-of-parish tuition rates on your behalf.
The In-Parish rate is not a discounted rate. Financial support for Divine Child Schools comes from both the parish and from tuition. Therefore, In-Parish families must be registered at Divine Child Church, and are expected to regularly attend Mass at Divine Child, participate in one or more Parish Ministries and/or fundraisers, and make regular financial contributions to the parish. Additionally, in order to be granted In-Parish status, the student(s) must be baptized Catholic.
For the 2023 – 2024 school year, as long as a family is registered at Divine Child Church, and has an envelope number assigned to them, by March 1, 2023, they will receive In-Parish tuition. Thereafter, church attendance will be reviewed annually in January, and a determination made as to In-Parish/Out-of-Parish tuition based on the above requirements.
Finally, if you are a member of another parish, ask your pastor if that parish is willing to subsidize the difference between the In-Parish and Out-of-Parish tuition rate on your behalf. We discourage families from changing parishes for the In-Parish rate.
|100% payment due in May|
|50% payment due in May and 50% due in August|
|30% payment due in May and the remaining 70% paid monthly from July through April (choice of 5th or 20th of each month)|
*Families with two or more children attending Divine Child may make 12 equal payments from May through April with approval from our Director of Enrollment Management & Retention or our accountant.
Divine Child Elementary School tuition is billed through FACTS Tuition Management. Electronic tuition payments are processed directly from a checking or savings account on a selected day of each month (most often the 5th or 20th of the month). Tuition may be charged to a credit card for 2.95% convenience fee. To help families with budgetary obligations, a monthly FACTS payment plan is offered with an enrollment fee of $45.
If this is your first time registering for Divine Child Elementary School, please create a new FACTS account* (even if you had one at your previous school).
*Current DCES families wishing to enroll a new student must apply through their FACTS Family Portal. Do not create a new account. Log in to your existing account, and click on “Apply/Enroll” and select the new student application.
Through the generosity of the Church of the Divine Child and private donations, we are able to offer need-based tuition assistance for families with demonstrated need. Tuition assistance grants are also available to Catholic families through the Archdiocese of Detroit (AOD). To be eligible for both the Divine Child and AOD awards, you must apply for assistance each year. Receiving an award one year does not automatically qualify you for recurring tuition assistance.
The Archdiocese of Detroit offers tuition assistance grants to Catholic families with children in grades K-12 attending a Catholic school. Awards offered depend on demonstrated financial need.
The Church of the Divine Child offers need-based tuition assistance to qualifying families.
Please note that even if you do not believe you are eligible for an AOD grant, it is necessary for you to complete both the AOD application and Divine Child’s Tuition Assistance Application to be considered for tuition assistance from Divine Child. In doing so, we will have the same financial information for all our applicants.