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Financial Aid

Saint Mary's High School has a long tradition of creating opportunities for any child to be able to receive a Catholic education. An education from our institution is an investment into your child's future, and we believe it is one of the best investments you can make. With that investment comes the actual cost of our education through our school's tuition. In order to help offset that cost, we have provided a financial aid process for all of our families. Our financial aid process is divided into two areas; Tuition Assistance and Scholarships.
 

TUITION ASSISTANCE

 
Tuition Assistance is need-based and determined by a variety of factors, including family size, income, net worth, number of children for whom the family pays tuition, and other data. This data is collected through FACTS, a third-party company that specializes in collecting and evaluating information.
 
SCHOLARSHIPS
 
Scholarships can be need-based, merit-based, or have other specific requirements for qualification and consideration. In order to be eligible for scholarships, families MUST complete the Saint Mary's Scholarship Application IN ADDITION to the FACTS Tuition Assistance Application.
 
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

 

How are tuition assistance awards determined?

 

As mentioned above, Tuition Assistance is determined entirely from the data that comes from FACTS. The Saint Mary's High School Tuition Assistance Committee will review FACTS applicants and determine the amount of assistance we can provide each family individually based on available funds, how many families apply, and each family's needs.

 

How are scholarships awarded?

 

Much like Tuition Assistance, our Scholarship Committee will review your Scholarship application and the data we receive from the FACTS application to determine which scholarships you will be awarded.

 

Are there scholarships based on specific extra-curricular activities?

 

Yes! On the scholarship application, we will ask you to provide a list of extracurriculars your student is involved with. These answers will help us to determine which scholarships they may be able to receive.

 

How much tuition assistance can my family be awarded?

 

There is no pre-determined level of earnings that will automatically disqualify a family from tuition assistance. Applicants with similar income levels but different factors(number of students, assets owned, etc.) can receive different levels of assistance. Each applicant is treated as an INDIVIDUAL case. Therefore, we cannot give a range of assistance that could be awarded. Awards are determined on a case-by-case basis.

 

How do I apply for Tuition Assistance and/or Scholarships?

 

Applications for the 2023 - 2024 school year are now open, and you can begin the financial aid process by completing your FACTS application(listed above). FACTS will charge a $40 fee to apply for Tuition Assistance. Go to "Parent Login," click "Payment Plan/Financial Aid," create an account, and complete the Application. Once you've completed the FACTS application, you can apply for scholarships by filling out the Saint Mary's Scholarship Application and providing the required information. You can email [email protected] if you have any questions.

 

When do I need to apply by?

 

Our tuition assistance and scholarship applications will close on February 16th, 2023. Applications received after the deadline are not guaranteed financial aid.

 

If I have a student currently attending Saint Mary's High School, do I need to complete the FACTS application every school year?

 

Yes. You must complete your FACTS Application to be considered for Financial Aid every year. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA and remain in good disciplinary standing to be eligible for continuing assistance.

 

When will I be notified whether I have received tuition assistance or a scholarship?

 

For new students, once your child has officially entered the enrollment process in late March, your tuition assistance or awarded scholarships will be listed on your Financial Agreement. For current students, during the enrollment process of their next school year, they will be listed on your Financial Agreement.