Tuition and Tuition Assistance
The priority deadline to apply for the tuition assistance program for the 2020-2021 school year is February 16, 2021. After this date, assistance will be offered as available funds allow.
Questions? Contact Sue Fahey or call 541-485-7879.
Guided by our mission and our commitment to be a welcoming community, we strive to offer financially accessible tuition rates. For the 2021-22 school year, the tuition is $12,950 per student.
Families that apply for the program will pay tuition within the assistance range. The amount will be determined based on several factors including income, family size, monthly expenses and other financial resources such as retirement balances or other assets. In addition, students may apply for need-based scholarships through the Marist Foundation.
If you are concerned about paying tuition at Marist, we encourage you to apply for the tuition assistance program. Your financial information will be evaluated by a third party, FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment, as well as the school’s tuition assistance committee. Your tuition and any additional need for assistance will be determined based on this analysis. Tuition contracts (and award letter, if applicable) will be mailed mid-March.
Through the generous support of our donors, we are able to set the tuition range below the actual cost per student estimated at $14,750 for 2020-21. Those with the financial means are asked to consider paying the full cost per student of $14,750. The difference of $1,800 above our top tuition rate makes a huge impact on school programs and is also a tax-deductible donation.
Fall 2021 Tuition Contracts and Registration
Acceptance packages are mailed March 15, 2021. Signed tuition contracts with the full registration fee are due April 2.
Guided by our mission and our commitment to be a welcoming community, Marist Catholic High School strives to offer financially accessible tuition rates to students and families. Although tuition is our largest source of revenue, it does not fully cover the cost of the college preparatory experience Marist offers. We do not receive any financial support from the Archdiocese of Portland, or any local, state, or federal agencies. Generous donations from parents, alumni, and friends of Marist, as well as targeted fundraising efforts by the Advancement Office, provide the remaining support we need to ensure student growth and development at Marist is second to none.
The table below breaks down our three tuition rates. Dollar amounts provided do not include any additional tuition assistance or scholarships.
Because we realize funding a Marist education can be challenging, we encourage all parents to apply for tuition assistance. Marist works with a third party, FACTS Grand & Aid Assessment, to evaluate family income, family size, monthly expenses and other financial resources such as retirement balances and other assets. After assessing the application and supporting information you provide, the tuition assistance committee determines if any aid can be offered, and the dollar amount awarded will be deducted from the student’s overall tuition rate. There is a $40 non-refundable fee to submit a FACTS application and be considered for tuition assistance.
A student who attends O’Hara but is not a practicing Catholic receives $3,000.00 in tuition assistance based on the FACTS application his parents submit. This student’s Marist tuition rate would be $8,950.00, which is the Catholic tuition rate ($11,950.00) minus the awarded tuition assistance ($3,000.00).
A student who attends St. Paul and is a practicing Catholic applies for tuition assistance but is not offered any funding based on the application materials provided. This student’s Marist tuition rate would be $10,950.00, which is the enhanced Catholic tuition rate.
A student who attends a non-Catholic middle school receives $5,000.00 in tuition assistance based on the FACTS application provided by the parents. This student’s Marist tuition rate will be $7,950.00, which is the basic tuition rate ($12,950.00) minus the allocated tuition assistance ($5,000.00).
In addition to tuition, students and families should anticipate the following costs: