Tuition Assistance & Scholarships

 

Marian High School wishes for every student to have the opportunity to receive a well-rounded Catholic education. With the rising cost of education, we are committed to helping families provide a Marian education for their student(s). Marian offers awards in the form of tuition assistance and scholarships which are not required to be repaid.

 
MARIAN TUITION ASSISTANCE

Tuition assistance awards are based on financial need. Marian High School utilizes the FACTS Grant and Aid Application as a tool to determine eligibility for assistance.

For all Tuition Assistance Program questions, contact the Marian Business Office.

APPLICATION DEADLINE MARCH 25, 2019

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

In order to be eligible for tuition assistance applicants must meet the following criteria:

1) Complete FACTS Grant and Aid Application Process:

    • Submit a completed electronic FACTS Grant & Aid application,

    • Provide most recent tax information as required on FACTS application,

    • Pay $35 application fee to FACTS;

2) Be a currently enrolled Marian High School student;

3) Incoming freshmen must have an active admissions application on file;

4) Demonstrate a need as determined by FACTS and the Marian Tuition Assistance Committee; and

5) Be on non-probationary status.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • The FACTS application can take up to two weeks to process after receipt of the application.

  • Incomplete applications will be delayed in processing.

  • All required information must be submitted to FACTS Grant and Aid.

  • Do not submit application information directly to Marian.

  • Upon receipt of the application, FACTS will send applicants a confirmation. FACTS will also send applicants notification of any missing or incomplete information.

  • A FACTS application is also required for the vast majority of privately funded scholarships.

  • Marian does not require a separate FACTS application for tuition assistance and scholarships. A completed FACTS application for tuition assistance will also be used to apply for privately funded scholarships.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

APPLICATION DEADLINE MARCH 25, 2019

 

Applications for tuition assistance for the 2019-2020 school year can be completed online with FACTS Grant & Aid starting October 1, 2018. Need-based tuition assistance is only available to qualified families who complete an application through FACTS.
  • A completed application must include 2018 W2s and/or 1099s as well as completed 2018 tax returns.
  • Until W2s and tax returns for 2018 are available to submit, W2s and tax returns for 2017 should be submitted. Any assistance granted will be conditional until the 2018 returns are received by FACTS.
  • Families who are new to Marian High School can initiate the tuition assistance process, but the student must be officially admitted to Marian High School before being notified of any potential assistance.
  • Returning families must reapply for tuition assistance each year.
 
Tuition assistance funds are limited and based on the timeliness of your application. The application deadline for priority consideration to receive tuition assistance for the 2019-2020 school year is March 25, 2019.
  • Completed applications including the above-mentioned tax documents received by this date will be reviewed first.
  • Completed applications received after this deadline will be considered as financial resources remain available.
  • Applicants will be notified of financial awards decisions via email in May.

 

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

Privately-funded scholarships are awarded to students based on need, academic excellence, leadership, service, talent and other criteria. Scholarship applications are now available for the 2019-2020 school year under the respective scholarships.

For all scholarship program questions, please contact the Marian Business Office.

Three types of scholarships are available to Marian students:

  1. Indiana Choice Scholarships - Voucher Program
  2. Marian community scholarships
  3. Michiana regional scholarships
Every scholarship has its own target group and application requirements. It is imperative that the applicant take time and diligence in completing the application(s) to ensure all information is properly submitted.

Important Information about Scholarship Applications

 

Students are urged to take time and diligence when completing scholarship applications. Responses should reflect the history and criteria of what the scholarship represents. Completed applications are forwarded to committees and/or donors for review.

  • Students are asked to apply for a maximum of two scholarships.
  • Students are not guaranteed to receive any scholarship award and may be awarded only one scholarship.
  • Many of the scholarships require the FACTS application. If a FACTS application has been completed for tuition assistance for the upcoming school year, a second FACTS application is not required.

 

INDIANA CHOICE SCHOLARSHIPS - Voucher Program

The Indiana Choice Scholarship Program, sometimes referred to as the voucher program, allows eligible families to use a portion of state funds that would have been spent on their children in their assigned public school district to attend a private school that has opted to participate in the IN Choice Scholarship Program.

Qualifying for The Indiana Choice Scholarship Program

 

MARIAN COMMUNITY & MICHIANA REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

The following is a list of scholarships available through the generosity of members of our Marian community or organizations who support and value Catholic education.

Marian Tuition Scholarships

Julius A. Decio Educational Fund for Marian High School at the Elkhart County Community Foundation - awarded to students at Marian High School who reside in Elkhart County.

Mike and Connie Dillon Marian Legacy Fund at the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County - awarded once every four years to an child or grandchild of a Marian alumnus who will be an incoming freshman and is renewable for three years of high school at Marian.

Sister Pat Gavin Scholarship - awarded to an 8th grader from St. Monica's Parish for freshman year at Marian.

Heather Anne Hammer Memorial Scholarship at the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County - awarded to an incoming freshman and is renewable for three years of high school at Marian.

Diane R. Killilea Memorial Scholarship at the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County - awarded for a Marian student's junior year and renewable for senior year.

Knights of Columbus Scholarships - Scholarships and requirements vary. Please see local councils for further information.

Anthony David Moore Memorial Scholarship at the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County - awarded to a graduating senior every four years with demonstrated leadership and a cumulative GPA of 2.5-2.9. The scholarship is renewable for three years of college.

Josephine Sommerer Scholarship - awarded to an 8th grader at St. Anthony's School for freshman year at Marian.

Additional scholarships may be available to area high school students through community foundations and organizations.

 
 
 
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