This is a reminder that the application for the Archdiocese of Detroit Stewards for Tomorrow Tuition Grant is Friday, April 7.
This program is need-based tuition assistance program, operated directly by the Archdiocese of Detroit. It is separate from and in addition to the SMCC Tuition Assistance Program. It is open to any Catholic family who has students attending SMCC or any of our area Catholic elementary schools who are registered and active members of an Archdiocese of Detroit Roman Catholic parish.
The AOD has established a new partnership this year with FACTS Management, the same firm that performs our need-based assessment each year. What this means is that any SMCC family who has already completed the FACTS application for our school's need-based program need not complete another separate form, BUT there are three important additional requirements that MUST be met by the April 7 deadline.
First, all families seeking to apply for the AOD Tuition Grant must have added a "second school" for each of their high school students under the "School Information" check box. You must search for and add "Detroit Diocese - St. Mary Catholic Central HS" in addition to listing "St. Mary Catholic Central High School" as a choice. If you fail to add this second "school" under "School Applying To" checklist, you will not be considered for the aid.
Second, the AOD program requires that you submit your most recent Federal Tax return and W2 forms along with other supporting documentation. This means that if you have completed your 2016 returns you must upload that return, or minimally, you must upload or fax copies of your 2016 W2 and supporting documentation. The SMCC application that most of you completed back in December for our deadline only required your 2015 returns.
Finally, the AOD Tuition Grant application requires the registered and active Catholic family to secure the Pastor's signature on a special form and upload this document with your application's supporting materials. The form can be found here: aod_tuition_grant_-_pastors_signature_form_-_2017.pdf
A cover letter form the AOD providing additional information on the application process can be found here: aod_scholarship_assistance_-_2017.pdf
Please contact Brittney Tam at email@example.com or 734.241.7622 x 121 for more information