Parishioner Rate

Non-Parishioner Rate

Preschool 3 Year Old



Preschool 4 Year Old






One  1st – 8th Grade Student



Two  K – 8th Grade Students



Three  P4 - 8th Grade Students



Four  P3 - 8th Grade Students



Total or Maximum Tuition


No Maximum


Active Parishioner Definition 

To be considered an active parishioner and receive the reduced rate, you must fulfill the requirements listed below.
I commit to:

  • Growing my faith in Jesus and living a Catholic life.
  • Worshiping at Saint Thomas on a weekly basis.
  • Using offertory envelopes to indicate my presence at worship with my family.
  • Support our parish community’s works and ministries with my prayers, time and talent.
  • Financially support Saint Thomas Parish. The recommended level of financial contribution for parishioners is a tithe of 5% of your household income to Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish and 5% to other charities. Saint Thomas Parish asks that I contribute as God has blessed me, as much as I am able.
  • Understanding that if I fail to fulfill the requirements listed above, our tuition rate will be switched to the higher Non-Parishioner rate, and we will be in jeopardy of losing any scholarships that have been awarded.

Automatic Tuition Payments

We are pleased to offer automatic tuition payments through SMART Tuition for those who wish to utilize a payment plan. To register online, visit


Additional Programs 

Hornets' Nest (After School Program): Please complete the Hornets' Nest Enrollment Form

Preschool Enrichment: Please complete a separate Preschool Enrichment Enrollment Form

Kindergarten Enrichment: Please complete a separate Kindergarten Enrichment Enrollment Form.

Method of Payment: We will collect tuition for the Homework Haven Program and the Preschool and Kindergarten Enrichment programs in accordance with the same method of payment that you chose for your School Tuition.


Welcome Scholarships

The Welcome Scholarship is open to any family who is new to Catholic schools. This gift is offered regardless of need. You are eligible for this scholarship if:

  • You are a registered parishioner in the Diocese of Grand Rapids.
  • Your child will be a new student, preschool-11th grade, in a Diocese of Grand Rapids school for the 2018-2019 school year.
  • You do not have any children currently enrolled in a Diocese of Grand Rapids school.

Welcome Scholarships are limited in quantity and will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis. Visit and select "Scholarships" to apply.


Financial Assistance

Saint Thomas the Apostle School strives to maintain financial accessibility for those who seek Christ centered education. Students requiring financial assistance have the following options:

  • Saint Thomas Education Foundation Grants
  • Diocesan Scholarships
  • Tuition Angel Grant Program

To be eligible for all three of these need-based programs, please complete a Tuition Assistance Application form.  Visit the SMART AID Web site for information and instructions to apply for financial assistance.  

Please contact Sue Ysasi (616.458.4228) at our School Office for further details and assistance.