Marquette Catholic High School offers families who qualify tuition assistance via the Francis Fund, named after Pope Francis. This fund is established to help parents who have chosen a Catholic education for their children, and have an obligation to finance that education to the best of their ability. Students who receive Francis funds may also apply for many of the scholarships available. Scholarships are awarded through a separate process.
The St. Francis Fund is administered on a direct grant basis and the grants awarded are automatically renewable; applications do not need to be completed each year. Grants awarded apply only to tuition (not fees or books). Grant award amounts vary according to family need, but generally do not exceed one-half of tuition costs. Grants can be awarded to several members of the same family; one application form includes all of the family’s MCHS students. In accordance with Illinois High School Association regulations, no grants are awarded on the basis of athletic ability.
Eligibility and Procedures for Applying
Only completed and verified applications will be reviewed by the Financial Aid Committee. All information will be considered confidential. Applications received after January 31, 2017 will be placed on a waiting list. Click here to download the instructions below.
A. NEW STUDENT PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING FOR FRANCIS FUND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
B. RETURNING STUDENTS- TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR AUTOMATIC RENEWAL OF FRANCIS FUNDS FOR 2017-2018
C. PROCEDURE TO APPEAL FRANCIS FUND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AWARDS
We recognize that special circumstances occur and that there may be a need for additional funds. Please call the Business Manager or Principal directly to discuss these individual needs.