Tuition Assistance

2015/2016 Tuition:  $13,550

Magnificat offers two methods for payment of tuition: Payment in advance or enrollment in the SMART Tuition Plan. For payment in advance, tuition is billed in June and full payment is due on or before July 1st. A $100 discount is available for payments by cash or check. The SMART Tuition Plan allows you to choose one of the following payment plans:

Monthly - 10 payments due each month July through April
Quarterly - 4 payments due July, October, January, April
Semi-annual - 2 payments due July and January

For more details on the Magnificat High School financial policy, click here.


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 $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.

Qualifying for Assistance

Families should not hesitate to apply for need-based assistance. All applications are evaluated with attention given to a variety of factors, including family assets and family size. Additional consideration is given to families with a number of children at tuition-charging institutions (including day care, as well as elementary and high schools, and colleges).

Families requesting financial aid and applying for scholarships must fill out a Private School Aid Service (PSAS) application each year. PSAS is an independent organization that evaluates a family's ability to pay tuition. The analysis is then sent to Magnificat. The amount of assistance is determined by the school, and is based on family need and available resources.

Please refer to the Scholarship tab on our website for information about the many scholarship opportunities available to prospective students. In order to qualify, students must take the Magnificat High School Scholarship/Placement Exam in Fall 2015 and complete separate applications for the respective scholarships.

Applying for Aid - Prospective Students

Prospective students wishing to apply for tuition assistance for the 2016-2017 school year, must complete a Private School Aid Service Application. The following links may be used to either print the application or to apply online directly to PSAS. Paper copies of the PSAS application may also be requested from the Admissions Office. Completed applications, along with all supporting documents, must be sent to Private School Aid Service by November 10, 2015. Families that apply will receive an estimate of financial assistance for their 8th grade daughter in early January 2016.

Complete the online PSAS application here.      Click on this link to read the Instructions for Applying Online.

Click here to print the PSAS application. 
This form is a state of the art interactive PDF.  You must DOWNLOAD this PDF and save it to your computer before filling it out. To properly complete the form and ensure the information is recorded correctly, you must open it within Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat. (  DO NOT “view” the PDF and attempt to complete it in your browser. This will result in an unusable PDF and/or improperly recorded information. Note: this PDF is NOT an online application, it is an electronic version of the PSAS paper application.

Please contact our Account Representative at Private School Aid Service if you have any questions or problems completing the form:

         Private School Aid Service
         PO Box 89434
         Cleveland OH  44101-6434

         Misael Mayorga Jr. | Account Representative
         440-892-4272 ext 390 | Fax: 440-788-2931

Applying for Aid – Current Students

Applications for tuition assistance for the 2016-2017 school year will be available to current students on PlusPortals and on our website in January 2016 and due to PSAS by March 1, 2016.  Please note that families that apply early for an 8th grade sibling must re-apply with 2015 tax information in order to be considered for financial assistance for their current Magnificat student.