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Tuition and Affordability

Magnificat is dedicated to serve a student body that is economically and socially diverse.
We recognize the financial commitment necessary for a Magnificat education, and have provided over $3.2 million in tuition assistance to our students this year. The primary source of tuition assistance and scholarships comes from the Magnificat Endowment Fund. Income from the fund, along with gifts from alumnae, private donors and several foundations, allows us to make a Magnificat education affordable for everyone. We are committed to helping interested and dedicated students so that they may experience what Magnificat can be for them—an investment that lasts a lifetime.

Tuition Assistance and Scholarships

Tuition Assistance

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  • Applying for Need-Based Aid: Prospective Students

    Prospective students wishing to apply for tuition assistance for the 2022-2023 school year must complete a FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment Application. Completed applications, along with all supporting tax documents, must be sent to FACTS by November 15, 2021. Families that apply will receive an estimate of financial assistance for their 8th grade student by the end of December 2021.
  • Applying for Need-Based Aid: Current Students

    Applications for tuition assistance for the 2022-2023 school year will be available on our website to current students in January 2022 and due to FACTS by March 15, 2022. Please note that families that apply early for an 8th grade sibling must re-apply with 2021 tax information in order to be considered for financial assistance for their current Magnificat student
  • FACTS Application

    Magnificat High School partners with FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment to evaluate family need. FACTS is an independent organization that evaluates a family’s ability to pay tuition and shares this information with schools designated by the family.  Each school independently awards tuition assistance based on their available resources. Deadline to apply is November 15, 2021.
     
     
     
    If you have any questions or problems completing the form, please contact the FACTS Grant and Aid Helpline. Customer support is available 24/7.

     
  • Diocesan Tuition Assistance

    Diocesan Tuition Assistance (DTA) are grants awarded by the Diocese of Cleveland to families demonstrating high levels of financial need.  This aid is supplemental to need-based assistance provided by Magnificat High School.  The Diocese of Cleveland uses the same FACTS application that families complete for Magnificat need-based aid, so a separate application is not required.
     
    To be considered for a 2022-2023 DTA grant, a FACTS application must be filed with 2021 tax year data by the deadline of March 15, 2022.
     
    For 8th grade students who complete a FACTS application in Fall 2021 using 2020 tax year data, you must also upload your 2021 tax documents by March 15, 2022 to be considered for Diocesan Tuition Assistance.

Magnificat Scholarship Opportunities

Please contact the Office of Enrollment at 440.331.1572 with any questions regarding scholarships.

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  • Magnificat Academic Scholarship

    Students who receive the highest scores on the HSPT exam will qualify to apply for an Academic Scholarship and will be invited to interview as part of the application process.  Students may take the HSPT exam at Magnificat on October 9, October 26, or November 13. Students may also submit HSPT scores from another high school to Magnificat by November 13 in order to qualify. Magnificat Academic Scholarships will renew annually for students who maintain a 3.5 GPA and remain in good disciplinary standing.
  • Magnificat Alumnae Scholarship

    Daughters and granddaughters of Magnificat alumnae are eligible to apply for Alumnae Scholarships. Four scholarship winners will be selected for the Class of 2026 on the basis of merit, service and leadership. The scholarships are $2,500 per year and will automatically renew each year, provided the recipients maintain a 3.5 GPA and remain in good disciplinary standing.
  • Magnificat Marian Scholarship

    Marian Scholarships will be awarded to students currently in eighth grade entering the Class of 2026. Scholarship winners are selected based on their exceptional commitment to their faith and service to others. The scholarships are $2,500 per year and will automatically renew each year, provided the recipients maintain a 3.0 GPA and remain in good disciplinary standing.
  • Magnificat Endowed Scholarship

    Scholarships are awarded on a number of criteria including financial need, academic effort, and participation in service and leadership activities. This includes the Lourdes Academy Alumnae Scholarship which is open to one student in each grade whose grandmother is an alumna of Lourdes Academy.  Applicants must also complete a FACTS financial aid application.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Please contact the Office of Enrollment at 440.331.1572 with any questions regarding the following scholarships.

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  • Cleveland Scholarship Program

    Magnificat High School is a school provider for the Cleveland Scholarship Program. All students who reside in Cleveland are eligible to apply. The Cleveland Scholarship is funded by the Ohio Department of Education, and scholarship recipients receive $7,500 per year year in tuition assistance for the high school of their choice. Both new and renewal applications for the 2022-2023 school year may be submitted between February 1 and April 30, 2022Click here for more information about the Cleveland Scholarship Program.
  • Ohio EdChoice Scholarship Program

    Magnificat High School is also a provider for the EdChoice Scholarship Program. The program provides students who attend designated, under-performing public schools in their resident district with the opportunity to attend participating private schools. The Ohio Department of Education funds EdChoice Scholarships of $7,500 per year for high school students. Both new and renewal applications for the 2022-2023 school year may be submitted between February 1 and April 15, 2022.

    Students who reside in Lorain, Parma, Parma Heights, Maple Heights, Bedford, Warrensville Heights, Cleveland Heights, Euclid and Richmond Heights may be eligible to apply. Click here for more information about the EdChoice Program and a complete list of designated schools.

    EdChoice Expansion Scholarship
    Low-income students who are not eligible for the Traditional EdChoice Scholarship or Cleveland Scholarship may still be considered for the EdChoice Expansion Scholarship.   To qualify, family household income must be at or below 250 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.  Expansion applications and income verification forms will be available starting February 1, 2022.
     
    EdChoice Expansion Scholarship
    Low-income students who are not eligible for the Traditional EdChoice Scholarship or Cleveland Scholarship may still be considered for the EdChoice Expansion Scholarship. To qualify, family household income must be at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Expansion applications and income verification forms will be available starting February 1, 2021.
  • Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program

    Magnificat High School provides learning intervention services through the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program. Students who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) from their district of residence are eligible to apply year-round. The amount of each scholarship is based on the disability identified on the student’s IEP as categorized by the Ohio Department of Education. Click here for more information about the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program.

Annual Tuition

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  • 2021-2022 Tuition: $17,100

    Payment Plan Options
    Monthly: 10 payments due each month (July-April)
    Quarterly: 4 payments due (July, October, January, April)
    Semi-Annual: 2 payments due (July & January)

Questions?

Questions regarding Magnificat High School Tuition, Financial Aid, and Scholarships? Contact Mrs. Susan Reighard, Director of Student Accounts, at sreighard@maghs.org or 440.331.1572 x225.
Magnificat High School, a girls' Catholic college-preparatory high school, founded and sponsored by the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, educates young women holistically to learn, lead, and serve in the spirit of Mary’s Magnificat.