Tuition & Aid


Muskegon Catholic Central is committed to providing excellence in Catholic faith formation and academics at an affordable cost for families at all income levels. Thanks to the generosity of the Diocese of Grand Rapids, members of our Catholic Community, and the Muskegon Catholic Education Foundation, a variety of credits are available to reduce your tuition cost including multi-child discounts, parish vouchers, and need-based aid.

Our Admission’s office is available to get you started on your journey to becoming a Crusader! For unenrolled families, please do not fill out the application prior to speaking to the Admission's office, failure to do so will result in a application fee. Please contact the Director of Enrollment, Nicole Spangler by phone at 231.291.0344 or by email for questions or additional information.

If you are an existing Crusader parent and have specific questions regarding your tuition or financial aid awards, please contact the Director of Business Affairs, Bobbi Stratton by phone at 231.291.0395 or by email.

Applying for Need Based Aid

Muskegon Catholic Central and the Diocese of Grand Rapids work with Blackbaud Financial Aid Management to provide the needs assessment for all Scholarship and tuition assistance awards.

The following information will be needed to complete your application.

Aplicación en Español

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Multi-Child Discount

In order to make tuition affordable for larger families, Muskegon Catholic Central offers a multi-child discount to all families with two or more MCC students in grades K-12.

Parishes within the Diocese of Grand Rapids offer a designated amount of support for their students enrolled at Muskegon Catholic Central. The amount for the 2023/2024 school year is $1,550 per student. We have a Printable 2023-2024 Parish Voucher Form that you can complete and take to your parish to be signed by your pastor or parish delegate. Or we have an online form (Prince of Peace Online Voucher Form | Other Parishes Online Voucher Form). Please note that St Mary’s Muskegon has their own form that you will need to pick up from their parish office.

Individual Parishes may have specific timelines for this process, typically between the months of March-April. They may also have additional requirements in order to approve the voucher. Once the family meets their parish’s requirements, the voucher is signed and returned to the Muskegon Catholic Central Business Office for credit to your tuition invoice.

MCEF Scholarship Funds

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, over 20 scholarships are available from the Muskegon Catholic Education Foundation. A student’s financial aid package may be comprised of one or several of these scholarships. Click here for a list of scholarships and the criteria that must be met to qualify for each one. In addition to the criteria listed, financial need is also a determining factor in the award process. Therefore a financial aid application is required to qualify. See "Applying for Need Based Aid" on this page to apply.

Students will receive an initial award letter with a total dollar amount of aid awarded based on the level of need determined by Blackbaud Financial Aid Management. They will subsequently receive an email listing the scholarship(s) that make up their award total.

Diocese of Grand Rapids Aid

Under the direction of Bishop David Walkowiak, the Diocese of Grand Rapids offers the Bishop’s Scholarships to parishioners who are enrolling students in a Catholic School in the Diocese of Grand Rapids.

The Bishop’s Scholarship is awarded based on demonstrated need. The Diocese uses the same Blackbaud online application as Muskegon Catholic Central giving you the convenience of completing just one application to receive aid from both sources.

Families with students in grades K-12 who are new to Muskegon Catholic Central are eligible for a one-time New Family Grant of $250. Families with a preschooler will be eligible the year their student advances into Kindergarten, provided they have not received a New Family Grant in an earlier school year.  No aid application is necessary to qualify.

SCRIP is a term that means ‘substitute money’. When you purchase SCRIP, you are purchasing negotiable gift certificates and prepaid cards that are used just like cash. SCRIP can be used to pay for everyday items such as food, clothing and other essentials. With every purchase you earn dollars to be used to help pay the next year’s tuition. And since you pay face value for SCRIP, these earnings come at no additional cost to you. 

Crusader Cash is a program that allows enrolled and active Crusader Cash families to earn rewards used to offset their tuition. Opportunities to EARN include purchasing SCRIP, selling Wesco popcorn buckets, selling Lakeshore Coupon Books, and more. Families will also have opportunities to win rewards for participating in EARN programs and by volunteering. 

Crusader Cost


Please keep in mind that these are base rates for tuition and do not reflect multi-child discounts, parish vouchers or financial aid that you may qualify for.