Variable Tuition

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Catholic Central is committed to making Catholic education accessible to families from a range of economic backgrounds.

We recognize that paying tuition is a considerable investment for most families. That’s why we believe that tuition should not be a “one-size fits all” model or a reason why students cannot attend Catholic Central. We are proud to offer Variable Tuition.

Variable Tuition for the 2024-25 School Year

  • Who Can Apply: Any family who is interested in Catholic Central’s Variable Tuition for the 2024-25 school year.
  • Application Open: October 15, 2023
  • Application Priority Deadline: December 1, 2023

What is Variable Tuition?

Variable Tuition allows families to apply for a reduced tuition rate that is based on their family’s unique financial situation.

While every family is expected to contribute to the cost of tuition and to support Catholic Central High School in some way, the Variable Tuition program offers families an appropriate tuition level, making an excellent Catholic education accessible for more families within our community.

By making a Catholic Central High School education more financially possible, we will have the opportunity to fully utilize our exceptional staff and outstanding facilities and bring a rich diversity of students and families to our schools.

Variable Tuition FAQs

How does Variable Tuition work?

Any family may apply for Variable Tuition. Many factors are considered when determining the tuition amount a family is able to pay, including income, assets, unusual expenses, and the size of the family and are reviewed by a third party company. A recommendation is then sent to our staff for review.

Do I need to apply for Variable Tuition every year?

Yes, each family will need to reapply for Variable Tuition every year. Priority is given to re-enrolling families.

If I do not qualify for Variable Tuition this year, can I apply again next year?

Yes, every family is welcome to reapply for Variable Tuition every year.

Are some families awarded full tuition?

No, every family is expected to contribute to the cost of tuition and to support Catholic Central High School in some way.

Will applying for Variable Tuition hurt my student’s chance of being admitted to the school?

No, our admissions application and Variable Tuition applications are evaluated separately, and an application for Variable Tuition has no bearing on the admission process.

When will I receive confirmation of my Variable Tuition?

Your confirmation of Variable Tuition will depend on when you apply. If you apply by our priority deadline you will receive confirmation in mid-January. After the priority deadline, we will process applications on a rolling basis.

How do scholarships factor into Variable Tuition?

Foundation scholarships will be awarded separately from Variable Tuition.

Who should I contact with questions about Variable Tuition?

Please contact Nellie Richthammer – Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management at or 616-233-5802.

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