Since its founding in 1886, Marquette Catholic High School has supported its students and their families with assistance. Integral to the mission of the school since its earliest days has been a commitment to provide a high-quality Catholic education for young men and women from across Northwest Indiana. The school attempts to make it possible for all qualified students - regardless of family income - to attend Marquette Catholic High School.
Marquette makes every effort to make a Catholic education affordable to students by allocating funds for need-based tuition assistance. Financial assistance comes from four sources: the Diocese of Gary, the Marquette Foundation, Marquette Catholic High School, and private donors.
While we understand that it is a sacrifice for any family to send their child to a Catholic high school, all Marquette families are expected to make a serious financial commitment to pay their child's tuition.
There is no standard formula for determining the amount of tuition assistance awarded to a family. Each case is considered individually, assessing various factors. The tuition assistance application becomes available in mid-January and is downloadable from www.psas.org - there is no paper form. This application must be filled out by the parents or guardians of the student and then submitted online.
Several factors are taken into consideration when looking at each application - the level of participation in your home parish, children's tuition, extraordinary family expenses, and family situations. Once PSAS completes their evaluation, the results are sent to the school and are reviewed by the Tuition Assistance Committee. All information is held in the strictest of confidence. Assistance packages come in the form of grants and are applied directly to the family's tuition.
Indiana Choice Scholarships Program
Enrolling your son or daughter in a private institution is a commitment for both the student and the family. We are here to support you as you navigate through this important step of the admissions process. One major source of tuition assistance comes in the form of the Indiana Choice Scholarships Program.
The Choice Scholarships Program provides scholarships to eligible students by utilizing a portion of State funding allocated for that child to follow them to the non-public school of their choosing.
Do you qualify?
- Families below 100% of the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Income Guidelines are eligible to receive a voucher/scholarship for 90% of the tuition support.
- Families below 125% of the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Income Guidelines are eligible to receive a voucher/scholarship for 70% of the tuition support.
- Families below 150% of the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Income Guidelines are eligible to receive a voucher/scholarship for 50% of the tuition support.
For more information, visit www.doe.in.gov/choice
Income Limits and Household Size (for 2019-20)
Household Members Income Limit for a 90% Voucher Income Limit for a 70% Voucher Income Limit for a 50% Voucher
1 $23,606 $29,508 $35,409
2 $31,894 $39,868 $47,841
3 $40,182 $50,228 $60,273
4 $48,470 $60,588 $72,705
5 $56,758 $70,948 $85,137
6 $65,046 $81,308 $97,569
7 $73,334 $91,668 $110,001
8 $81,622 $102,028 $112,433
9 $89,910 $112,388 $134,865
10 $98,198 $122,748 $147,297
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Charles & Joan Mulrenan Scholarship
The Charles & Joan Mulrenan Scholarship was established by Jean Mulrenan ('73) Perrin and Katie Mulrenan ('75) Klopfenstein, daughters of the late Mr. & Mrs. Mulrenan.
The one-time $1,000 scholarship will be offered to a current Marquette Catholic High School student (freshman, sophomore, or junior) who possesses an appreciation for their Catholic education, who is college-bound and has a strong academic focus in his/her learning (3.0 minimum cumulative GPA). All applicants must answer the following essay prompt (250-500 words): What are your future plans (college and/or career), and how will your Marquette education help you prepare for your future?
Applications must be completed by the due date and submitted via email to Mary Kay Mark (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Academic Affairs office. Unfortunately, late applications cannot be accepted.
Application deadline: TBA - Spring 2021
$1,000 discount each student in the immediate family beyond the first child
- Tuition payment: $7,800 per student beyond first
Marquette Catholic High School admits students of any gender, race, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities made available at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, or ethnic origin in the administration of our educational policies or policies related to scholarship opportunities, tuition assistance, athletics, and other school-administered programs.