Tuition & Grant/Aid

Tuition Rates

By choosing a Catholic school, a family is choosing not only to invest in a child's future of college and career success, but more importantly the daily reminder to strive towards eternal reward in heaven. A Catholic school education is a financial investment, and our graduates and their families would attest that it is well worth it!

Tuition and fee information can be found by clicking on the link below. Please also explore the numerous programs that help make Catholic education affordable and accessible for all families who seek it.

2018/2019 Tuition Rates

Grant & Aid

The financial commitment and sacrifice families undertake when deciding to send their children to a Catholic school is understood and appreciated. Although paying for education is first and foremost the responsibility of a family, each school, parish and the Archdiocese of Baltimore devote significant funds each year to financial aid programs that help families with the financial commitment. In turn, our school communities benefit by attracting students that otherwise would not be able to attend our schools.

There are several sources of tuition assistance available to families who apply and meet certain eligibility requirements.

Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance

The Archdiocese of Baltimore devotes significant funds each year to financial aid programs that help families make Catholic school education possible for their children. Tuition Assistance is a need-based analysis of the cost of education vs. a family’s ability to pay. These awards do not need to be repaid. Any student interested in attending a Catholic school may apply for financial aid from the Archdioceses of Baltimore.

FACTS, an independent third party, helps the Archdiocese objectively assess what a family is able to contribute to its student(s) educational expenses. More information is available from the Archdiocesan Department of Catholic Schools at (410) 547-5515 or (410) 547-5587.

Applications for tuition assistance through the Archdiocese of Baltimore for the 2019/2020 school year may be submitted beginning on 11/1/18 by clicking this link for St. Margaret School’s page https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3QDJ0. Please apply early to ensure maximum consideration for tuition grants.

St. Margaret Parish Tuition Assistance

Please make note of these important dates if you are interested in applying for a tuition grant from St. Margaret Parish for the 2019/2020 school year:

Applications Open: November 14, 2018

Last date to Apply: January 4, 2019

2017 tax information will be used

More details to follow.

Who is eligible to apply?

Parents of enrolled St. Margaret School students or parents of new students who have applied and been accepted may apply for a tuition grant. Applicants must be registered parishioners who regularly attend church at St. Margaret Parish and provide regular support at an appropriate level using offertory envelopes or electronic giving.

Active parishioner status is checked as part of the tuition assistance application process and several times during the year. Please refer to the Tuition Assistance Policies on the parish website for additional information.

How does a family apply?

All applications are submitted online at sss.nais.org by completing a Parents’ Financial Statement and providing all required documentation. Both the custodial and non-custodial parent should submit the Parent’s Financial Statement. There is an additional online form for those who own a business or farm.

Questions about the process may be directed to Mary Ann Hultquist, Parish Business Manager, at 410-838-6969 x 115.

Regional/Local Parish Tuition Assistance

Several neighboring parishes also offer tuition grants to school families who are parishioners of those churches. Check with your local parish regarding their policies and filing deadlines.

BOOST (Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today)

The Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today (BOOST) Program provides scholarships for students who are eligible for the free or reduced–price lunch program to attend eligible nonpublic schools.

The BOOST program was established in March 2016 by the Maryland General Assembly.  Information regarding the scholarships and application process can be found at http://www.educationmaryland.o...

Knott Scholarship Funds

Knott Scholarship Funds provide four-year, full-tuition scholarships each academic year. 

General Requirements for 2018/2019:

Student must be a baptized Catholic or convert; student’s family must legally reside in one of the accepted geographic areas*; student’s family must be registered and active in a Catholic parish in one of the accepted geographic areas*; student must currently be in Grade 4 entering Grade 5 in September 2018, or in Grade 8 entering Grade 9 in September of 2018; student must currently be enrolled in a Catholic parish elementary school or have applied for admission to Grade 5 in a Catholic parish elementary school in one of the accepted geographic  areas*; or a Catholic student attending a Catholic, public, private or home school, who has applied for admission to a Catholic high school in the accepted geographic areas*.

Academic Requirements

Student must have a very strong academic record, including straight A’s for the first two marking periods of this coming academic year, as well as outstanding scores on standardized tests.  For a detailed description of these requirements, visit their website: www.knottscholar.org

*Accepted geographic areas are: Baltimore city, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford or Howard counties

Applications for the 2018/2019 school year are due on March 23, 2018

Knott Scholarship Funds

5850 Waterloo Road

Suite 140 Columbia, MD 21045

Phone: 443-325-7884

Maryland State Council Knights of Columbus 

Each year the Maryland State Council of the Knights of Columbus awards several four year Catholic high school scholarships to sons and daughters of members of the Knights of Columbus and to Catholic students in general. 

Presently over thirty young Catholic men and women are enrolled in Maryland Catholic high schools of their choice, through the financial assistance provided by these scholarship programs.          

Interested 8th grade parents and students may obtain specific information and applications by writing to: 

Maryland State Council 

Knights of Columbus 

State Scholarship Chairman 

2008 Copperwood Way 

Fallston, MD  21047 

or at: www.kofc-md.org and clicking on the Scholarship Opportunities link.   

It is important that the student clearly specify that he or she is requesting the high school application and whether the father or grandfather is a member of the Knights of Columbus.  Affiliation with the Knights of Columbus is not required for the O’Brien Scholarship.

The Theresa F. Truschel Charitable Foundation, Inc.

This foundation was established in 2007 to provide scholarships to students attending Catholic schools at all levels, as well as to provide grants to Catholic institutions and organizations helping those in need who require temporary financial assistance to support themselves and their families. Applications for 2017-2018 will be available April 1, 2017 and must be post-marked by April 30, 2017. Awards will be made in June 2017.

For more information, visit theresaftruschel.googlepages.com or write:

The Theresa F. Truschel Charitable Foundation, Inc. 

P.O. Box 19142 

Baltimore, MD 21284

Phone: 410.494.4463/Fax: 410.494.4492

Please contact the Admissions Director (cpleiss@smsch.org) for information on other sources of financial aid that may be available.