St. Patrick Catholic School

122 West Street, Portland, MI   (517) 647-7551

St. Patrick School Tuition

Tuition rates are established in the spring of each school year by the Pastor and Administrative Team with the approval of the Finance Council. 


Each student in grades DK-12 receives an annual tuition scholarship from the Father Flohe Foundation. Additional scholarships are available from the Diocese of Grand Rapids and St. Patrick Alumni Fund.


Families are encouraged to participate in the scrip program to help defray the cost of tuition.

2017-18 Tuition:

Grade Level
 1st Child
 2nd Child
 3rd Child
 4th Child
9-12
$5,050
$4,020
$3,040
$1,860
DK-8
$4,325
$3,450
$2,575
$1,350
Preschool 5-day
$2,210
$1,800
$1,340
$775
Preschool 3-day
$1,400
$1,100
$800
$410
Preschool 2-day
$925
$725
$525
$325

*If your high school student is locked in at a lower rate, your tuition statement will reflect that amount.

*All children in the same family, enrolled at the same time, past the 4th child will attend St. Patrick School at no charge.

Additional details can be found in the letter which was mailed on February  23, 2017.  The tuition contract was included with the letters.

If you need financial assistance, please contact Mr. Randy Hodge at the school office (517) 647-7551 or Mr. Mike Johnson at the parish business office (517) 647-6505.

2018-19  Student Tuition Scholarship Information

An email was sent to all parents on October 11, 2017, with information about student tuition scholarships for next school year. The SMART Aid deadline is December 1, 2017, for 2018-19 diocesan awards. The SMART Aid application must also be submitted for parish awards (no deadline).

The application is available online.  We would like to encourage you to complete the application online as it will be more convenient for families. The 2018-19 online instructions for the SMART Aid application are available here. The Online Parent Application instructions for creating a SMART Aid account are available here.  A hard copy of the application can be found here.

Additional Scholarships Available

Welcome Scholarships from the Diocese of Grand Rapids
Bishop Walkowiak has announced that the popular Welcome Scholarships, which were introduced for the 2015-16 school year will be available again next year to families in the diocese who do not currently have children enrolled in a Catholic school.  These scholarships range from $250 for preschoolers, to $750 for K-8 students, and $1000 for high school students. Please spread the word to your neighbors and friends!

Welcome Scholarships are limited in quantity and will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis. Additional scholarships are also available through our school and parish.

Additional tuition programs:

SMART Tuition Management System

St. Patrick School uses SMART Tuition Management, as mandated by the Diocese of Grand Rapids.

Please contact Mike Johnson at 517-647-6505 if you have questions about FACTS.