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SMART AID

Muskegon Catholic Central and the Diocese of Grand Rapids work with SMART Aid; a division of SMART Tuition; to provide the needs assessment for all Scholarship and tuition assistance awards.  

  • To access the SMART AID online application and instruction for parents please click on the appropriate link below under "SMART AID Links".
  • When entering information you will be asked for Muskegon Catholic Central’s School Code, which is 12576
  • SMART AID provides a comprehensive service which handles all aspects of the financial aid application and verification process. 
  • The eligibility deadline for completing the SMART AID application for the Bishop’s Scholarship varies, please check with Business Office for deadlines. 
  • Information regarding other forms of financial aid are available on our Tuition Assistance page.

SMART AID Workshops

Muskegon Catholic Central hosts SMART AID workshops in order to assist parents seeking tuition assistance. At the workshop you will be able to complete the SMART AID Application, get answers to your questions about the application process, and check already completed application forms for accuracy. Please contact Carmen Mitchell at (231) 291-0344 to find out dates or schedule an appointment.

Before attending a workshop, please ensure you gather the correct supporting documents listed below and bring the documents with you to the workshop:

Unfortunately applications submitted without documentation cannot be processed.

  • Most recent paystubs
  • Most recent W-2 forms for all jobs.
  • Most recently filed tax return: 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ
  • Most recently filed business tax return (if applicable only): 1120, 1120S, 1065 (if applicable only)
  • Supplemental income documentation (if applicable only): Social Security income, Welfare, Food Stamps, Child Support,
  • 1099-M Forms, Worker’s Compensation, Unemployment, Veterans Benefits, Housing Allowance, etc.
  • If you are unable to provide any of the aforementioned items, please submit a Special Circumstance Letter indicating which document(s) you are unable to provide and why.
  • Expenses Documentation- Please have the following information handy when filling out the application:

     Monthly rent (when applicable)
     Annual Renter’s insurance (when applicable)
     Annual energy expenses (electricity; gas, oil, coal, water, sewage)
     Mortgage information (monthly payment, total still owed, market value)
     Property tax (if not included in tax returns)
     Rental income and expenses

Please note - MUSKEGON CATHOLIC CENTRAL WILL CONTINUE TO COVER ALL FEES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SMART AID APPLICATION FOR ALL CRUSADER FAMILIES.

SMART AID Links

Aplicación SMART AID en Español

Para completar el formulario en línea en español, haga clic en la bandera en la esquina superior derecha de la página de SMART AID y seleccione español. 

Haga clic aquí para obtener instrucciones en español.

 

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