Tuition and Affordability

Magnificat strives to provide an affordable education to each admitted student.
We recognize the financial commitment necessary to attend Magnificat 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.

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  • $18,500

    Tuition for 2023-2024
  • $3.2 Million

    Awarded in Tuition Assistance
  • 65%

    of Students Receive Tuition Assistance

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 2024-2025 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, 2023. Families that apply will receive an estimate of financial assistance for their 8th grade student by the end of December 2023.
  • Applying for Need-Based Aid: Current Students

    Applications for tuition assistance for the 2024-2025 school year will be available on our website to current students in January 2024 and due to FACTS by March 15, 2024. Please note that families that apply early for an 8th grade sibling must re-apply with 2023 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. 
    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) and the Angel Scholarship Fund 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 2024-2025 DTA grant, a FACTS application must be filed with 2023 tax year data by the deadline of March 15, 2024.
    For 8th grade students who complete a FACTS application in Fall 2023 using 2022 tax year data, you must also upload your 2023 tax documents by March 15, 2024, to be considered for Diocesan Tuition Assistance.

Magnificat Scholarship Opportunities

Applicants only need to fill out one application, regardless of the number of scholarships for which they are applying. Click below to download the Common Scholarship Application. 

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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 7 or October 17. Students may also submit HSPT scores from another high school to Magnificat by November 15 in order to qualify. Magnificat is not able to accept Pre HSPT scores for the academic scholarship. 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 2028 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 2028. 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.
  • Register for the October 7th Scholarship Test

  • Register for the October 17th Scholarship Test

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

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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 $8,407 per year in tuition assistance for the high school of their choice. Both new and renewal applications for the 2024-2025 school year may be submitted between February 1 and April 30, 2024Click here for more information about the Cleveland Scholarship Program.
  • Traditional 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. 

    Students who reside in Lorain, Elyria, Maple Heights, Bedford, Warrensville Heights, Cleveland Heights, Euclid, East Cleveland, Garfield Heights, 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- NEW Eligibility for ALL Students
    Students who are not eligible for the Traditional EdChoice Scholarship, Jon Peterson, or Cleveland Scholarship may still be considered for the EdChoice Expansion Scholarship. Scholarships start at $950 and increase on a sliding scale based on income with changes implemented in July 2023. Click here for more information
  • 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. 50% of the scholarship money covers the cost of Intervention Services provided by Magnificat. The other 50% may be used for tuition assistance. Click here for more information about the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program.

Annual Tuition

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  • 2023-2024 Tuition: $18,500

    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 regarding Magnificat High School Tuition, Financial Aid, and Scholarships? Contact Mrs. Susan Reighard, Director of Student Accounts, at 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.