Tuition and Tuition Assistance
Marist Catholic High School offers over $1 million in tuition assistance annually. Additionally, the Marist Foundation awards nearly 100 scholarships ranging from $500 to $3,000 every academic year.
The Marist Catholic High School Tuition Assistance application for new and returning students in the 2024-25 academic year will be available on November 1, 2023. We encourage families to apply for tuition assistance as early as possible. The priority deadline to apply and provide all supplemental documents is February 14, 2024. New and/or returning families who do not apply during this window will be considered for funding after applicants who met the deadline.
All applicants will be notified in April with a tuition contract and, if applicable, an award letter that itemizes any tuition assistance, scholarship dollars and/or Commitment to Catholic Education funds offered. The deadline to sign and return the tuition contract, as well as pay the annual registration fee, is April 30, 2024, to reserve a spot. A student’s enrollment at Marist in the 2024-25 academic year is not confirmed until the tuition contract and registration fee are received.
Marist offers tuition assistance to families based on several factors. All applications and financial information provided is evaluated by FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment, a neutral third party, as well as Marist’s tuition assistance committee. There is a $40 non-refundable fee to submit a tuition assistance application, and families must reapply for tuition assistance annually.
Questions regarding the tuition assistance program may be directed to the Admissions Office, or to Sharon Myrand in the Business Office.
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.
In addition to tuition, students and families should anticipate the following costs:
Tuition for the 2024-25 school year has not been set by the School Board of Directors but will be posted in January 2024.
The text and examples below are specific to the 2023-24 school year.
$14,200 Basic tuition
$13,200 Catholic tuition – students enrolling from a Catholic feeder school or are practicing Catholics attending church at a Catholic Parish.
$12,200 Enhanced Catholic tuition – students enrolling from a Catholic feeder school and are practicing Catholics attending church at a Catholic Parish.
Because we realize funding a Marist education can be challenging, we encourage 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. There is a $40 non-refundable fee to submit a FACTS application and be considered for tuition assistance. Families need to apply for tuition assistance annually.
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 $10,200.00, which is the Catholic tuition rate ($13,200.00) 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 $12,200.00, 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 $9,200.00, which is the basic tuition rate ($14,200.00) minus the allocated tuition assistance ($5,000.00).