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SMART AID Workshops

The deadline for the Bishop's Scholarship is December 21st. Prior to the application deadline, Muskegon Catholic Central will host two SMART AID workshops that are designed to help families have access to computers. At the workshop you will be able to complete the SMART AID Application, answer any questions you may have about the application process, and to check already completed application forms for accuracy.

Please consider attending our workshop on Wednesday, December 14th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  in Elementary Room #330 (children are welcome to come along). The workshop is for you to drop-in any time at your convenience.

Before attending the workshops, 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
  • 2015 W-2 forms for all jobs.
  • 2015 filed tax return: 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ
  • 2015 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


For many years, the Diocese of Grand Rapids and Muskegon Catholic Central have utilized Private School Aid Service (PSAS) to provide the impartial needs assessment necessary in the process of awarding Scholarships and tuition assistance. Due to the purchase of PSAS by another vendor this summer, they are unable to deliver the PSAS product. The Diocese of Grand Rapids and Muskegon Catholic Central have decided to transition to SMART AID, a division of SMART TUITION, to provide the needs assessment for all Scholarship and tuition assistance awards for the 2017-2018 school year.  

  • 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 is December 21st
  • Information regarding other forms of financial aid are available on our Tuition Assistance page.

SMART AID Online Application

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.

SMART AID Paper Forms