Everyone at McAuley High School appreciates the sacrifices made to aquire a Catholic education. Tuition for the 2013-14 school year is $9,850 plus $600 for the Tablet PC fee. McAuley awards as many scholarships and as much financial assistance as our funds allow. The financial possibilities include scholarships, tuition assistance, and the student work program.
Option 1: High School Placement Test (HSPT) Scholarships
Scholarships are available to 8th grade students who take the placement test required by McAuley. On average, 15% of students taking the test receive scholarships.
Option 2: Apply for Scholarships
McAuley has scholarships, which are not based on the entrance test also available only to 8th grade students. The scholarships are: Legacy, Leadership & Service, and Brilliance of Balance. Future McAuley students can apply for these scholarships in the fall of their 8th grade year. Scholarship entries are typically due to the Advancement Office in November.
In addition, McAuley has scholarships for current students, which are awarded primarily by the scholarship committee. Please note, many of the scholarships require the PSAS to be submitted. For the 2013-14 school year, current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors may apply for four scholarships and/or the Student Council Tuition Grant. Scholarship applications and essays are due by 3:15 p.m. on March 15, 2013 in the Advancement Office.
Option 3: Apply for Tuition Assistance
Financial assistance is available through McAuley High School’s Educational Aid Fund. Families who wish to apply for McAuley financial assistance need only to complete the Private School Aid Service (PSAS) application form, which is available by CLICKING HERE to download. Paper copies are avaiable in the main office. McAuley will use the PSAS form as the basis for distributing assistance from the high school. McAuley funds are provided by the Sisters of Mercy, the McAuley endowment fund, memorials, private donations, McAuction, and the McAuley Fund.
Option 4: Work Credit Program
In addition to the grants mentioned above, McAuley has a work credit program in which students stay after school for one hour each day to clean rooms. There is also a summer work credit program in which students can work for one week. In either case, tuition is credited $8.50 per hour worked. PSAS application is required.
Option 5: Arrange a Tuition Payment Plan
Three methods of tuition payment are available:
1. Pay the entire balance to McAuley High School by June 5, 2013.
2. Pay the amount of cash of your choosing by June 5, 2013, and finance the balance. All students accepted by McAuley are automatically accepted by the bank for financing, if that method of payment is chosen. No credit checks are performed. Interest is charged on amounts financed. The interest rate for the 2013-14 school year has not yet been determined. The interest rate for the 2012-13 school year is 4.35% simple interest. Payment on the amount financed is made directly to FACTS Management in 10 equal monthly installments from July 5 to April 5.
3. Finance all but the registration fee. FACTS Management is utilized for any deferred payment of tuition.
Click here to enter the FACTS Web Site
Forms for choosing the method of tuition payment are mailed to homes in March and must be returned to McAuley by the end of April.
Multiple Child Allowance
A Multiple Child Allowance provides a tuition discount for families with at least three students in archdiocesan high schools. Application is made through the tuition payment plan worksheet which is mailed in March and is due to McAuley by the end of April.