The Financial Aid Office of Sacred Heart Major Seminary authorizes tuition grants that are available through a portion of the Archdiocesan Endowment set aside for education (funds raised in the “Stewards for Tomorrow” campaign).  These funds, which are allocated based on particular ministerial service in a parish or Catholic school within the Archdiocese of Detroit, are available for qualified lay students and are to be used for classes taken towards a diploma or degree program at Sacred Heart Major Seminary. Undergraduate students receive a percentage reduction in their tuition, at the rate designated for undergraduate level, Graduate students receive a percentage reduction in their tuition at the rate designated for graduate level. Please note that rates are subject to change.

WHO MAY APPLY?

  • Applicants must be engaged in catechetical ministry.  Examples: DREs, parish catechists, RCIA directors and team members, youth ministers, Catholic School Teachers of religion, high school campus ministers.
  • Applicants must be engaged in this ministry during the semester when they take the class for which they are receiving this grant.  
  • The grants are available to anyone who qualifies and are not based on financial need, but are based on particular ministerial service.
  • To begin the process:

  • Download and complete the form by clicking here:  Tuition Assistance for Catechetical Leaders.
  • The completed form with the appropriate term information must be signed by your pastor or DRE, verifying that you will be a catechetical minister during the semester when you receive tuition assistance.
  • The final step:

  • Take the completed form to SHMS Financial Aid Office just preceding or at the beginning of each term, or fax to (313) 868-7025.  
  • The student will be responsible for any tuition and fees not covered by the Tuition for Catechetical Leaders Award or other financial aid.  

    NOTE: IF A STUDENT WHO HAS RECEIVED TUITION ASSISTANCE WITHDRAWS FROM A CLASS, THE GRANT WILL BE REMOVED AND THE STUDENT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FULL TUITION COST OF THE CLASS THAT HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN.