Scholarships and Financial Aid
Marian Catholic discounts that cost in an effort to keep tuition and fees as affordable as possible for our families. MCHS offers financial aid to families that qualify based on financial need. Financial aid applications must be submitted each year through the financial aid application website. Maximum consideration for financial aid is available to all families who have submitted their completed applications by June 1. After that deadline, families will be placed on a wait list to be awarded aid as it becomes available throughout the year. Amounts can vary from year to year. Families must have their current accounts paid in full by May 20 in order to be considered for financial aid for the upcoming school year. Financial aid cannot be awarded if there is a past due balance. Students who withdraw are at risk of losing their initial financial aid award.
FUNDING RESOURCES FOR FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Eastern Pennsylvania Scholarship Foundation: Income based. STS financial aid application required. Pennsylvania State Income Guidelines are used when determining eligibility for these funds.
SPE (Special Purpose Entity)
EITC: Educational Improvement Tax Credit
OSTC: Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit
Catholic School Endowment Fund
Bishop’s Annual Appeal: Available to 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students. Candidates chosen based on grade point average as well as family financial need. Financial aid application is required.
Bishop’s Scholarship: Application is completed during a student’s 8th grade year at a partner school of Marian Catholic High School. Amount varies. Award is based on academics, extra-curricular activities, and parish/community/school involvement. Please speak to your school’s Principal for application and requirements.
Bridge Educational Foundation Scholarship: Bridge is an independent non-profit that provides both EITC and OSTC to Pennsylvania families. Application information can be obtained from the MCHS Finance Department. Based on income and requires volunteer hours. Financial aid application is required.
Marie M. Campbell Scholarship Fund: A charitable endowment fund managed by the Schuylkill Area Community Foundation. Distributions from the fund are split between Marian Catholic and Nativity B.V.M. High School at the request of the Campbell family.
No application required, however a financial aid application is required to be eligible for this scholarship. Income based.
Daniel F. Guinan, Jr. Memorial Scholarship: Available to any Marian Catholic student that attends St. Richard’s of Barnesville or
St. Teresa of Calcutta in Mahanoy City. Families can obtain applications from their parish in the Spring. Deadline is May 1 for all applicants.
Miller Memorial Scholarship Award: Available to members of St. Mary’s parish in Coaldale or any resident of Coaldale attending Marian. No formal application is needed, however the Miller family requests the recipient of the award possess compassion, kindness and a will to serve community, church and school. Marian Catholic administration makes the determination and the award is presented at the Academic Awards Dinner held each May.
Transfer Grant: Available to NEW incoming SOPHOMORES and JUNIORS transferring from a public school. Student will receive $2,000 credit towards their Sophomore/Junior year and $1,000 credit towards their Junior/Senior year at Marian Catholic.
Other scholarships may be available to families through outside organizations as well as your parish. All families are encouraged to speak with their local parishes/priests, Knights of Columbus and/or other service based organization in your community.
ADDITIONAL NON-MARIAN RESOURCES
529 Savings Plans can now be used for elementary and high school. Inquire at your financial institution or your employer to see if they offer 529 plans. Independent firms also offer plans to individuals such as, Edward Jones, Vanguard, Fidelity, Wells Fargo, or Charles Schwab. Additional information for each can be found online at the respective websites.
CEO America: visit www.ceoamerica.net for details on the organization and their application process.
All fund amounts can vary from year to year. This can impact the amount of the award extended to each family on a yearly basis.
Families may receive aid from one or more of the varying sources, but are not guaranteed to get money from every source that
Marian Catholic High School has available.